Elizabeth II(Elizabeth Alexandra Mary), who is born on 21 April 1926, is Queen of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms. Elizabeth was born in London as the first child of the Duke and Duchess of York, later King George VI and Queen Elizabeth. She was educated privately at home and began to undertake public duties during the Second World War, serving in the Auxiliary Territorial Service.
In 1947, she married Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, a former prince of Greece and Denmark, with whom she has four children: Charles, Prince of Wales; Anne, Princess Royal; Prince Andrew, Duke of York; and Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex.
Elizabeth, only 13 years old, fell in love with her future husband, Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark, at the Royal Naval College in Dartmouth in July 1939, and they began to exchange letters. Actually, Philip is the cousin of Elizabeth. However, Queen Elizabeth, Elizabeth’s mother, was firmly opposed to Elizabeth and Philip’s love, because Philip was not a real prince at all, he was the descendant of Germany royal family. Regardless of the strong disagreement from Queen Elizabeth, they engaged when Elizabeth was 21 years old.
In November 2017, new portraits of Queen Elizabeth II and her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh Prince Philip, were released to celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary. In the photos, Queen Elizabeth II wore the “Scarab” brooch in yellow gold, carved ruby and diamond that was given to her by Philip in 1966 and designed by Andrew Grima. Their love is so great.
We can say that Queen Elizabeth II is a trendsetter in Britain. She sticks to her fashion uniform of a coat dress accessorized with a hat, gloves and pearls and the queen always manages to keep her signature look fresh. She loves especially hats.
There is a photo of the queen at the age of two.
Designers who design hats for the British royal family include Rachel Trevor-Morgan(she designs many hats for Queen Elizabeth II), Philip Somerville, Philip Treacy, Frederick Fox, Gina Foster, Stephen Jones and so on. Since 2006, Her Majesty The Queen has worn Rachel’s hats on many high profile occasions: Royal Ascot, Her 80th birthday celebrations at St Paul’s, Her Diamond Wedding celebration at Westminster Abbey, meeting George Bush in Washington and so on. Rachel also designs hats for other members of the Royal family, such as Kate Middleton.
In 1982, the Queen wore an ostrich feather hat; the Queen wore a pink top hat. In 1992, the Queen wore a Pillbox Hat, which looked formal paired with suit. The hat became popular because of Jacqueline Lee Kennedy Onassis, the wife of the 35th President of the United States, John F. Kennedy, and the First Lady of the United States from 1961 until his assassination in 1963.
The Elizabeth II is also a faithful fan of flower. Her hat is full of floral decorations.
The Queen also loves bowknots. We can see the decoration on her hats.
You must be amazed at the lady’s hats. If you want to be a little different, a hat may a good accessory. I recommend the beret hat, simple but fashionable.