The Hats of the Queen, Hardback Book

The Hats of the Queen Hardback


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The Hats of the Crown examines 50 iconic headpieces adorned by the Queen during her reign, uncovering the royal, political and fashion landscape of the time. In her 70 years in power, Queen Elizabeth II has made her mark on history, navigating the ups and downs of the past century and wearing many hats - literally and figuratively. In 1933, little Elizabeth, sits in a carriage alongside her grandfather King George V, wearing a round, pink hat hemmed with flowers.

In 2020, the year the world fell into crisis with the covid pandemic, the sovereign dons a very similar hat.

Nearly 100 years have passed between these two images, a century of politics, diplomacy and fashion, which is told, in these pages, through the little-known story of the Queen's hats. With a foreword by royal correspondent Alastair Bruce, The Hats of the Crown is a beautiful and informative look back on the life and times of her majesty through these iconic accessories.