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Entirely Real Photos: Queen Elizabeth Rocks A Jaunty Hat On Maundy Thursday

Queen Elizabeth II smiles as she greets Archbishop of York John Sentamu as she arrives for Maundy Thursday Service at York Minster on April 5, 2012 in York, England. Chris Jackson/Getty Images hide caption

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Queen Elizabeth II smiles as she greets Archbishop of York John Sentamu as she arrives for Maundy Thursday Service at York Minster on April 5, 2012 in York, England.

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It's very easy to imagine Queen Elizabeth II as dowdy, owing to the fancy purses and whatnot. So it always pleases me when she whips out a bright, fanciful hat like this. This is a great hat. Victoria Beckham would wear this hat. If I ever become Queen, this is completely the hat I am going to wear every day. Of my life. As Queen.