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.


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.


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.