Why do women of the royal family always wear hats?

Photos of Kate Middleton with a hat or a cap on her head, we could show you dozens. As for Meghan Markle, she followed her future sister-in-law during the traditional Christmas Mass with her first appearance in a brown hat by Irish designer Philip Treacy – who split the critics. The Queen of England’s headdresses can be counted in the hundreds, are the subject of speculation and many bets at the bookmakers.

But why do women of the British royal family never go hatless at important events? According to the BBC, this is a protocol dating back to well before the coronation of the current queen, in 1952. At the time, it was not well seen for women of a certain standing to show their hair in public. Moreover, the royal family is not the only one to follow this rule, since the whole English bourgeoisie loves to wear a hat as soon as the opportunity arises. One thinks in particular of the very popular race Ascot, which gathers every year all the gratin, and which has almost turned into competition of the most original hat. But for Elizabeth II, Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle, we put more on traditional.

The marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, which will take place May 19, will also be an opportunity for all the nobility to be creative and chic to have the most beautiful bibi. What will be the color of the queen’s hat? The bets are open, to your predictions!