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Philip Somerville

Philip Somerville was chosen by the Princess as her personal milliner and designed countless hats for her. His obituary in The Sunday Times said of his influence on Princess Diana's fashion sense: "he helped to mold her style "and with it the country's taste in hats".


Black Velvet Beret

Designed by Philip Somerville, this 100% cotton velvet beret was made for Princess Diana around 1985. The hat was later donated to her late grandmother's charity, the Countess Cynthia Spencer Hospice in Northampton, near Princess Diana's family seat.


Visit The Princess Diana Museum to learn more about this item and the collection it's in within the gallery.

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