These 10 Images Shows That Queen Elizabeth Proved That Hats Make the Perfect Outfit

Here's a crazy stat: Queen Elizabeth II has worn 5,000 hats over the duration of her reign

You’d expect the Queen of England to wear many hats, in the metaphorical sense — with Parliament to oversee and traditions to uphold, Queen Elizabeth has been England’s figurehead for nearly 65 years. But, quite literally, the Queen really does wear a lot of hats, 5,000 over the last 50 years, to be precise. It’s safe to say that when it comes to headwear, the Queen wrote the rulebook.

CREAM CRUSHED VELVET


On a tour of Australia in March 1954, Queen Elizabeth II stood on the balcony of the Government House. Dressed in a deep emerald gown and and a cream crushed velvet headpiece, she looked like a dancer straight out of Swan Lake.

BLACK TULLE

Before departing Australia in 1954, 28-year-old Queen Elizabeth donned a slim-fitting lace dress to a garden party. It’s rumored that she carried around the parasol simply because it matched her sheer, black-tulle hat. Looks like the Queen made a few sacrifices in the name of fashion, just like the rest of us.