Hat From the Past

Royal Hats to this day in 1992 when the Princess of Wales wore this wide brimmed Philip Somerville hat on a visit to Egypt. The matching width of stripes on the hat and Catherine Walker suit are so effective (and proof of obvious collaboration between fashion designer and milliner). It’s hard to believe 25 years has passed.


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Hat From The Past

Royal Hats to this day, thirty four years ago, and a sky blue calot hat worn on the Princess of Wales’ first tour of Australia. Calot hats are, by nature, fairly simple shapes but the twisted edge, net tulle veil and silk flower on the back of this John Boyd design made it anything but boring.

Hat From The Past

Royal Hats to thirty-one years ago yesterday and a fabric-wrapped, maroon felt pillbox hat worn on a visit to Cumbria.

An announcement was made on Saturday from Kensington Palace that a statue of the late Princess of Wales will be commissioned this year by her sons. In honour of this year’s 20th anniversary of her death, I’m going to start including photos of Diana’s hats in these flashback posts. I understand that for some of you, she remains a polarising figure but I trust that comments about her, her former husband and his current wife will all remain respectful.
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