Here is an extract from the book. It looks very different in the book as I could only upload the text and pictures seperately not the PDF of the book. But you can get some idea of the content! Happy reading.
HATS, HATS, HATS –THE ULTIMATE HAIR ACCESSORY
Even if Kate doesn’t change her hairstyle much, there is one thing on her head that she embraces and changes regularly – and that’s the hat! Wearing a hat is all part and parcel of being a member of the royal family
and Kate has certainly showed herself to be fearless when it comes to wearing them.It’s not hard to see why Kate, sticking to strict royal protocol, has looked every inch a princess in the making whilst attending significant royal engagements with William.
‘A HAT INSPIRES CONFIDENCE IN THE WEARER.’
Rachel Trevor Morgan
THE ROYAL FAMILYSETTING A PRECEDENT
‘THE QUEEN WEARS HATS FOR SEVERAL REASONS. ONE, IT CONFORMS TO A STRICT ROYAL PROTOCOL. SECONDLY, IT KEEPS HER HAIR IN PLACE AND MAKES SURE SHE DOESN’T HAVE A BAD HAIR DAY. AND THIRDLY BECAUSE IT KIND OF GOES WITH THE OUTFIT.’
British fashion writer Hillary Alexander
Boy, do the royals love a hat! Kate will have looked to the likes of the Queen, Camilla and Zara Phillips for guidance on appropriate headwear that befits a member of the royal family.
Queen Elizabeth usually wears a hat whenever she makes a public appearance and, like Kate, she has always managed to use hats to makeherself stand out from the crowd. A hat allows the Queen to be instantly
visible to everyone and to be seen from all angles. The Queen is said to take a great interest in her hats and a replica of her head is said to be kept at her milliner’s workshop. Her current milliner is Rachel Trevor Morgan, who has designed hats for the Queen for several important celebrations and high-profile events including her 80th birthday, her Diamond Wedding celebrations and for the races at Ascot. Judging by the
wonderful designs the Queen has showcased through the years, one can only imagine there is a small but vague brief for the milliner: it must match the outfit, it must flatter and the brim must be off her face.If anyone is going to be a hat muse for Kate, it’s going to be the Queen!
The daughter of Princess Anne, Zara Phillips, who is 11th in line to the throne, was crowned Celebrity Hat Wearer of 2008, taking the crown from Kate who had won it the previous year. The award is given annually by Luton’s millinery industry and has featured Zara twice in the past five years. On Zara’s choice of past hats, Philip Wright, from the milliner Walter Wright Ltd, said ‘Zara has opted for the more masculine but highlyfashionable trilby and fedora hat styles, together with some of the neat, chic, 1920s-inspired designs. But she’s also gone for some fairly extravagant styles which are both fashionable and fun.’Zara, the stylish equestrian, who favours Philip Treacy, could prove to be a positive style inspiration on Kate…and a contender for the bestdressed royal lady!
Princess Anne is known more for her penny-pinching ways and fashion faux pas than her sense of style. In April 2009, at the monarchy’s Easter service, Princess Anne stole the show with her crazy bonnet. Instead of opting for a demure, classic hat, she sported a wicker bonnet with moulded fruits and berries on the back, which she accessorised with a matching headscarf. Fashion Editor Erica Davies claimed the ‘vintage’ (read: old and tatty) straw monstrosity would have been ‘more suitable for working in a paddy field’! And according to Davies, Princess Anne’s style ‘lives in a parallel universe to the royal world.’And while perhaps true most
of the time, it would appearKate has drawn inspiration from some of Anne’s less controversial hats!