Royal Babies in Hats

It could happen at any minute.  Maybe it already has.  A new royal baby.  Britain and the world are pacing the virtual waiting room – a new Queen or King is about to be born.

blog royal baby crown cape

Almost every new baby leaves the hospital wearing a little baby beanie hat.  Will Kate & William’s   baby be wearing a crown?  I looked back at a few royal babies (and youngsters)  to see what type of headwear they wore – from heavy ornate bonnets to light and lacey – here’s what I found:

Denmark's new Prince and Princess (twins) in 2011.

Denmark’s new Prince and Princess (twins) in 2011.

Baby Princes Albert (George VI) and Edward (Edward VIII) in prams circa 1895

Baby Princes Albert (George VI) and Edward (Edward VIII) in prams, c.1895

1-yr old future Queen Elizabeth and her cousin, 1927

1-yr old future Queen Elizabeth and her cousin, c.1927

Queen Alexandra and 7 of her grandchildren - all wearing hats, c. 1904.

Queen Alexandra and 7 of her grandchildren – all wearing hats, c. 1904.

Britain's Princes William & Harry

Britain’s Princes William & Harry

Princess Anne

Princess Anne

Royal Peter, son of Princess Anne - quite dapper, don't you think?

Royal Peter, son of Princess Anne – quite dapper, don’t you think?

John John Kennedy - the Kennedy family, our version of a Royal Family

John John Kennedy – the Kennedy family, our version of a Royal Family

Queen Elizabeth, c1928 - soon to be Great-Grandmother

Queen Elizabeth, c.1928 – soon to be Great-Grandmother

There is a rich heritage of snazzy hat wearers in this family – from Duchess Mom Kate to Princess Grandmother  Diana, Queen Great Grandmother  Elizabeth, and Prince Uncle Harry.

Uncle Prince Harry, aka Angry Bird

Uncle Prince Harry, aka Angry Bird

There’s a crown waiting.  But I’m hoping this new little one comes home in a soft beanie, or maybe Uncle Harry’s Angry Bird hat.

 

 

 

 

 

 

About Viki Spector

Viki Spector has worked at Village Hat Shop since 1999 as Manager of the Old Sacramento store and in recent years, General Manager of all the 'brick and mortar' stores. Now turning her knowledge of the hat industry and retail to writing and editing for the online channel. Born in the Missouri Ozarks and landing in northern California via Chicago with a background in art, advertising and raising 3 kids, Viki brings a unique perspective to this side of the business. And people have always told her she looked good in hats.