1852 Royal visit

GREAT MEETING ON THE OCCASION OF HER MAJESTY’S VISIT TO BANGOR
Royal family to visit Bangor on the 13th October.
The chairman suggested that the women of Wales should appear in their National Costume. Let them wear the hats they had worn so long and not bonnets which were becoming fashionable now (cheers).
North Wales Chronicle, October 8, 1852

The Queen, Prince Albert and the Prince of Wales (in Scottish costume), visited the Menai Bridge. Stayed at the Penrhyn Arms, Bangor.
The Times, 7.10.1852

The women have turned out in their best hats, and as the weather is magnificent, there is no distressing drawback upon the loyal enthusiasm, from any apprehension that these singular head-pieces will get damaged.
The Times, 15.10.1852

Two young ladies, – the Misses Sidebottam, nieces to Miss Roberts of the George Hotel [Bangor] dressed in the Welsh costume [were presented to the Queen]
North Wales Chronicle 15.10.1852