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The Most Beautiful Royal Hats

18/01/2020

You have probably wondered why the members of the royal family wear hats on public events. You have seen Queen Elizabeth II stepping out in public events with her many colourful hats, princess Diana also used to wear hats on different occasions and since the world became obsessed with Kate Middleton, hats became a favourite accessory among women. Even when Meghan Markle became part of the royal family, we got obsessed with her outfits including the elegant hats.

But why do all these women wear hats on official occasions?

The royal protocol indicates that royal women must wear hats to all official occasions, including weddings. Such tradition dates back in the 50s when you would rarely see a lady showing her hair, because it wasn’t appropriate for her to go in public like that, according to BBC.

But times have changed and so has fashion. We now see Princess Beatrice, Princess Eugene, Kate Middleton, Meghan Markle and many more, attending official events showing off their beautiful hair by wearing an elegant and wonderful hat that matches their outfit.

Members of the royal family need to follow specific rules when it comes to the way they dress. They differ from all of us. In the end what’s the point being a royal if they are just like us?

In this post we decided to show you some of the most beautiful hats worn by women of the royal family.

2019
The Duchess of Cambridge attended Royal Ascot in a simple, powder blue hat and matching lace dress.

 

2019
Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex wore a chic pillbox hat to the Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey.

 

2019
The Duchess of Cambridge opted for a floral hat to match her pastel yellow ensemble at Trooping the Color.

 

2019
Queen Elizabeth wore a powder blue and yellow dress paired with an elegant hat with yellow flowers and blue feathers at Royal Ascot.

 

2018
The Duchess of Sussex attends the Royal Ascot in a whimsical black-and-white Philip Treacy hat.

 

2018
Duchess Meghan arrives for her first Trouping the Colour in a blush cap.

 

2018
Queen Elizabeth wore a pea green hat with purple feathers and embellishments to the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

 

2016
Queen Elizabeth II

 

2014
Queen Elizabeth II

 

2012
Zara Phillips wears a gray felt cap with bow decorations for the Cheltenham Horse Racing Festival

 

2011
While in Ottawa for Canada Day, the Duchess of Cambridge opted for a festive hat that features maple leaves, an emblem of the country.

 

2011
Kate Middleton wore an angled hat to the annual Garter Ceremony.

2007
In Wales, Queen Elizabeth donned a two-tone hat with a delicate flower embellishment.

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2005
Queen Elizabeth wore a felted gray hat to match her coat.

2003
Queen Elizabeth II

1997
Queen Elizabeth II

1995
The Queen wore a floral-accented cap to the re-opening of Westminster Abbey after its restoration.

1995
Princess Margaret

1992
Queen Elizabeth II

 

1991
Princess Margaret in an extravagant feathered headpiece.

 

1990
Princess Diana stood out in purple and red among the top hat-wearing crowd at the Royal Ascot.

 

1990
Princess Diana often wore coordinating ensembles designed by Catherine Walker and milliner Philip Somerville. Here she wears a sage green pairing by the designers.

 

1989
Princess Diana

 

1989
Princess Diana in a Phillip Somerville blue turban hat with white brim while in Dubai.

 

1989
Princess Diana wore a pink jacquard suit, designed by Catherine Walker, and a matching Philip Somerville hat during a visit to Northampton.

 

1989
Princess Diana sported a black and white Catherine Walker suit with a stylish black hat to attend a memorial church service.

 

1987
On a trip to Berlin, Princess Diana wore an Escada coat and a two-tone hat designed by Philip Somerville.

 

1985
A blue pillbox hat complemented Princess Diana’s Bruce Oldfield suit during a visit to Canberra, Australia.

 

1983
Princess Diana

 

1983
Princess Diana wore a white feathered hat with a green, mixed-print dress while on tour in New Zealand.

 

1982
Queen Elizabeth, Princess Diana, and Queen Elizabeth sit in Buckingham Palace after Prince William’s christening. The three paired their colorful dresses with matching hats for the occasion.

 

1981
Princess Diana donned a red hat with a fishnet veil during a visit to Guilford Cathedral.

 

1978
Princess Anne

 

1977
Queen Elizabeth met the crowd during her royal tour of New Zealand wearing a green hat trimmed with flowers.

 

1975
Queen Elizabeth stood out in Mexico in a yellow polka dotted cap and a matching dress while meeting local children during a state visit.

 

1975
Princess Anne

 

1973
Princess Margaret opted for a unique peacock hat which matches the green collar of her coat at Royal Ascot.

 

1970
Queen Elizabeth met the crowd during a royal tour of Australia wearing a tasseled hat and a chic yellow dress with a matching coat.

 

1964
Princess Margaret wore a pink straw hat at Kensington Palace following the birth of her daughter, Lady Sarah Armstrong-Jones.

 

1948
Princess Margaret and the-future Queen Elizabeth II

 

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