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Philip Somerville
Born
Philip Douglas Frank Somerville

(1930-02-12)12 February 1930
Winchester, Hampshire, England
Died 14 September 2014(2014-09-14) (aged 84)
Occupation Milliner
Notable credit(s)
Royal Warrant from the Queen, 1995.
Prince Harry and Kate Middleton
Kate Middleton, seen here with Prince Harry, hired a Philip Somerville hat in 2008 that sold for over £3,000 at a charity auction in 2012

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.


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