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Queen Elizabeth II's Epic Easter Hats Through The Years

Serving royal Easter fashion like no other!

When we think of Easter fashion, the first thing that pops into our minds is hats.

Elaborate headpieces in pastel-colored hues have become the must-have accessory for church ladies on the religious holiday. And there’s no other royal who takes this tradition as seriously as Queen Elizabeth II.

Her Majesty’s reputation for choosing expertly crafted hats over crowns has resulted in her wearing over 5,000 hats during her reign, according to ABC News London. She’s worn designs by some of the top milliners such as Frederick Fox, Philip Somerville and Rachel Trevor Morgan.

In a 2007 letter to Somerville, the Queen expressed her gratitude to the late hat maker for his loyalty and patience. She wrote, “I am very glad to hear that you will still be able to work for me ... I know how difficult business can be nowadays ― specially with matching fabrics for someone like me who must be almost the only person who wears hats constantly!”

As we get ready to step out in our finest threads on Sunday, it’s only fitting that we recognize the Queen of Easter hats, Queen Elizabeth II. Scroll down to check out her biggest and brightest hats, and tell us which one you like most in the comments section.

1987
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Queen Elizabeth II and the Queen Mother attend the Easter service at St George's Chapel, Windsor. They are accompanied by the Dean of Windsor.
1988
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Queen Elizabeth II attends the Easter service at St George's Chapel, Windsor.
1989
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Queen Elizabeth II, young Prince William and the Dean of Windsor attend the Royal Easter Service at St George's Chapel, Windsor.
1991
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The Queen attending the Easter service in Windsor. She is wearing a hat by milliner Frederick Fox.
1992
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Queen Elizabeth II and her grandson, Prince William, leaving St George's Chapel, Windsor, after the Royal Easter service.
1995
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Queen Elizabeth II attends Easter Sunday church service at St George's Chapel in Windsor.
1998
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Britain's Queen Elizabeth II leaving St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle this after attending the traditional Easter Service.
2000
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The Queen chatting as she leaves St George's chapel after the Easter service.
2001
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The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh arrive for the Easter church service at Windsor Castle.
2003
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Queen Elizabeth II arrives for the Easter church service held at St George's Chapel.
2004
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Queen Elizabeth II is seen after an Easter Sunday service at St. George's Chapel in Windsor.
2005
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Queen Elizabeth II departs after attending the Easter Sunday service at St George's Chapel, Windsor.
2006
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Queen Elizabeth II departs Easter Sunday church service at St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle.
2007
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Queen Elizabeth II attends an Easter service at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle.
2008
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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II leaves St. George's Chapel in the grounds of Windsor Castle in Berkshire after attending the Easter Mattins service.
2009
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Queen Elizabeth II attends an Easter church service at Windsor Castle.
2010
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Queen Elizabeth II attends the traditional Easter Sunday church service at St. George's Chapel.
2011
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Queen Elizabeth II attends the Easter service at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle.
2012
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Queen Elizabeth II attends the Easter service at Windsor Castle.
2013
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Queen Elizabeth II receives flowers from local children as she leaves the Easter service at St. George's Chapel.
2014
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Queen Elizabeth II leaves after attending the Easter service at St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle.
2015
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Queen Elizabeth II attends the Easter Service at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle.
2016
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Queen Elizabeth II leaves in a car after attending the Easter Mattins service at St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle in Windsor, England.
2017
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Queen Elizabeth II attends the Easter Day service at St George's Chapel in Windsor, England.
2018
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Queen Elizabeth II attends the traditional Easter Sunday church service at St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle on April 1 in Windsor, England.
2019
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Queen Elizabeth II attends the traditional Easter Sunday church service at St. George's Chapel on April 21 in Windsor, England. Easter Sunday this year coincided with Queen Elizabeth II's 93rd birthday.
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