Hat From the Past

Royal Hats to this day in 1935 when a young Duchess of York opened the Middlesex Hospital in London in a lace gown and wide bow trimmed picture hat with fascinating circular cutouts (or an underlay of silk printed with large dots?) on the brim.

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Hats From The Past

Royal Hats to another pair of newlyweds, on honeymoon in a casual pair of hats, ninety-five years ago this month.

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Hat From the Past

Royal Hats to the early 1980s and a marvelous flowered turban worn by the Queen Mother.

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Hat From the Past

Royal Hats 40 years ago on this day when a beloved queen wore a signature halo brimmed hat in the most glorious shade of cobalt blue velvet complete with coordinating ostrich feather poof. Simply divine.

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Hat From the Past

Royal Hats to this day, 20 years ago. We usually think about the Princess of Wales, Duchess of York or other ‘younger’ royals as ones who embraced the polka dot craze in the late 1980s and early 1990s. I adore that the Queen Mother got in on the trend as well.

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Hat From the Past

Royal Hats seventy-eight years to November 9, 1939 when the Queen Mother visited evacuated children in the Sussex countryside. Her hat is a fascinating structure with brim curved up around the top of a calot base, seas all covered liberally in feathers. One of the photos below is mirrored from its original (the bottom one I`d guess, based on brooch placement) but the views still give a good look at this most interesting hat.

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Hats From the Past

Royal Hats to September 3, 1989 when members of the British royal family attended the Braemar games. While the Queen Mother’s peacock blue halo brimmed hat with feathers is a familiar shape and style for her, Princess Diana’s plaid pyramid is a bit perplexing

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