Hats From The Past

Yesterday, Princess Anne attended the annual Not Forgotten Association Christmas Party, a national tri-service charity which provides entertainment, leisure and recreation for the serving wounded, injured or sick and for ex-service men and women with disabilities. While she did not wear a hat, Buckingham Palace released two nostalgic photos of a royals at this same event- below is a young Duke and Duchess of York in 1921 and the late the late Princess Mary (daughter of King George V and Queen Mary) in what looks like the 1940s. The resemblance between Princess Mary and Queen Elizabeth is remarkable- as are the hats!

Hat From the Past

Royal Hats to this day in 1965 and a blooming turban worn by Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, on a trip back from Jamaica. We’ve seen many millinery styles come back in (and out of!) fashion over the ensuing 51 years- all, perhaps, except this one.

Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, February 26, 1965 | Royal Hats

Arriving back in London from a trip to Jamaica, February 26, 1965

Photo from New York Daily News Archive via Getty

Hat From the Past

Royal Hats 45 years ago today, Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, was photographed on the occasion of her 70th birthday with her grandchildren Prince Edward (later the Earl of Wessex), Lady Sarah Armstrong-Jones and Viscount Linley. Her hat was a marvellous pompadour casque made from triangles of multi-coloured pastel silk organza trimmed with tiny silk blossoms of lily of the valley.

Photo from Getty as indicated