It’s rumored that Queen Elizabeth never wears the same hat twice. If she does, she waits years to wear one again, and evidently, there’s a spreadsheet recording her exact outfit each day. So, what does she do with all of those hats? A one-time-only exhibit showcased the many hats and handbags she wore during public engagements. If you couldn’t make it to that exhibit, this epic timeline of Queen Elizabeth’s wackiest hats will fill you in.
With hundreds of outfits and accessories to choose from, it’s no wonder Queen Elizabeth‘s stylist needs spreadsheets to keep track of them all. But if you think Her Majesty’s wardrobe is meticulously managed to prevent inadvertent repetition, think again. The queen is well aware that the clothing and accessories she wears can deliver subtle messages without saying a word.
The royal staffer tasked with maintaining spreadsheets to track the queen’s wardrobe is none other than British milliner, Angela Kelly. Her official albeit cumbersome title is Personal Adviser to Her Majesty, meaning she is responsible for curating and designing the Queen’s wardrobe. In addition, Kelly also serves as the Queen’s assistant.