Philip Somerville

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Philip Douglas Frank Somerville (12 February 1930 – 14 September 2014) was an English milliner (hat maker). He was best known for making hats for members of the British Royal Family, including Elizabeth II, Diana, Princess of Wales and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge. He also created headgear worn by two James Bond female villains. For his work, he was given a Royal Warrant by the Queen.

Somerville was born in Winchester, Hampshire. He was an actor in Australia with little success. When becoming a milliner, he was partly trained in Auckland, New Zealand.

Somerville died on 14 September 2014 at the age of 84.[1]

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  1. "Philip Somerville - obituary". The Daily Telegraph. 16 September 2014. Retrieved 28 September 2014.

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