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The Queen of England Is Also the Queen of Hats

And her headpieces are far from boring.
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The Queen of England is known for her love affair with statement-making headwear. From neon blue sun hats to brightly colored turbans, these are a selection of her best.

March 13, 2017


Queen Elizabeth wears a pale yellow top hat with a navy blue rim, and a blue and yellow feather ball.

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June 15, 2016


In honor of her 80th birthday, the Queen arrives at St. Paul's Cathedral in a white top hat accessorized with white flowers and feather detail.

November 24, 2016


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The Queen picks a vivid-hued hat to match her purple outfit.

October 17, 2015


The Queen surprises us again with an orange knit top hat complete with orange feathers.

July 14, 2010


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Her Majesty with a smile as bright and glowing as her aquamarine top hat.

July 8, 2010


She hosts a garden party at Buckingham Palace in a pale purple and highlighter blue hat.

July 21, 2004


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She wears a green sun hat with a blue polka dot ribbon as she explores different cheeses at The Royal Welsh Show.

May 14, 2002


The Queen's broad-rimmed, pale blue hat was designed with fabric to match her suit.

September 22, 1998


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The Queen visits Malaysia in a hat with twirling gray and cream-colored ribbons along the rim.

August 7, 1996


She doesn't just wear rimmed sun hats. Here, the Queen dons a floral turban-style headdress.

May 7, 1993


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Only Her Majesty can pull off something as eclectic and fifties-themed as this retro polka dot hat.

June 2, 1992


She wears a rose pink, classic pillbox hat in Leicester Square, London.

May 15, 1991


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Fashionably on point as always, the Queen matches her yellow and white dress with a yellow hat.

August 8, 1989


Visiting the Isle of Man, she sports a colorful hat with a paisley design at the top.

October 18, 1892


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To match her fun polka dot dress, the Queen accessorizes with a blue polka dot feathered hat.

January 1, 1980


The Queen changes things up a bit with a green tam o'shanter.

February 24, 1989


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She brightens up the day in a robin egg blue sun hat trimmed with faux cherry blossom flowers.

June 6, 1968


The Queen in full bloom wearing a floral cap.

January 1, 1960


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Continuing her love of floral headpieces, Queen Elizabeth II wears a wrap hat sprinkled with small flowers during her visit to Malta.

May 26, 1949


Not yet a queen, Princess Elizabeth begins her love affair with unique hats in this pleated chapeau.

January 1, 1928


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A young Princess Elizabeth, later to rule as Queen Elizabeth II, in an adorable bonnet.

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