Welcome to the Royal Forums Clairgee! I think you've probably realized by now that you've hit on a royalty message board that is not only fun and informative but also one that doesn't pander to gossip, respects and knows about copyright violations as well as confidentiality agreements and is based on factual more so than fictional information (well sometimes reposts of articles the Daily Mail can be quite laughable though).
HM has always been known for her hats and in my opinion, one thing I've really enjoyed about seeing photos of her in recent years is that her hats are totally gorgeous, unique and suit HM to perfection.
You should be very very proud of your mother and it is something that will stay with you for a lifetime and what a tale to tell your grandchildren!
“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.”
― John Lennon