Battle Of Britain Anniversary Service

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall attended a Service of Thanksgiving and Rededication at Westminster Abbey yesterday on the 81st anniversary of the Battle of Britain.

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For this event, the Duchess repeated the pale aqua blue hat with parabuntal straw domed crown and sinamay sidesweeping wide brim she debuted at Ascot in June. The design is trimmed with a padded silk hatband and knotted bow at the side, secured with a blue covered button.

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It’s a scale and style of hat we’ve seen often on Camilla and while it makes a beautifully proportioned statement of its own, it does not compete with the star of the ensemble (that coat!).

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Designer: Philip Treacy. Ribbon trimmed coat and cream dress by Bruce Oldfield. 
Previously Worn: Jun 15, 2021

What do you think of this hat on its second outing?

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This Week’s Extras

Princess Beatrice in a lovely green knotted velvet bandeau headpiece (it’s the “Rachel Knotted Velvet Headband by Jennifer Behr) for a charity event

King Willem-Alexander opened the National Holocast Names monument in Amsterdam today
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The following new millinery designs caught my eye this week:
Elegant ivory abaca straw cloth and folded vintage ribbon pillbox by Australian milliner Louise Macdonald
Sky blue bubble pillbox-turban covered in rosettes by British milliner Edwina Ibbotsen
Love the texture and pattern on this ivory crocheted bucket hat from British handmade accessory shop 2308store
Pearl trimmed stunner by Australian milliner Rebecca Share
Vibrant red and magenta felt hat with flexible shape by Dutch milliner Miriam Nuver
Adore all the texture on the braided flower trim on this bandeau by Australian brand Belle Folie Lifestyle
The prettiest pale aqua sinamay saucer with trailing bow by British milliner Sarah Cant

Vibrant green, blue and magenta boater with “splash” cutouts by Dutch milliner Wies Mauduit
Natural straw Breton with leather flowers by Australian milliner Michelle Robinson
Fabulous red bonnet with shirred brim by Finish millinery brand Brevatar Hats
Black straw bandeau with feather studded veil and green bow by Australian brand Sassy Hats
Adore the gum flowers on this grey felt fedora with braided hatband by Australian milliner Lisette MarginIi
Black beaded vintage net halo headpiece
by Dutch milliner Joke Velema
Whimsical scarlet buntal button with rolled brim and veil by Australian milliner Lisa Hughes
Ice blue sinamay brimmed hat with sienna twists by British milliner Vesna Pesic
Fantastical take on a top hat in green sinamay with trimmed feathers by British milliner Nara Taylor

 

Handsome portrait of Prince Daniel released for his 48th birthday and a lovely shot of the Norwegian and Swedish heirs and their families on vacation together.

Princess Delphine designed the Pink Ribbon for this year’s Belgian campaign

Lovely new portrait of the Countess of Wessex

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Dutch Queens Open Tech & Care Projects

Queen Máxima opened the National Superfast computer ‘Snellius’ in Amsterdam yesterday, repeating a bandeau headpiece of overlapping pale pink silk petals.

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It’s not the most dynamic look we’ve seen on Máxima, it’s a pretty one, framing her face in the most lovely way and combining well with the rest of her pale pink ensemble.

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Designer: Fabienne Delvigne
Previously Worn: May 13, 2021May 14, 2014; March 10, 2011

Princess Beatrix was in Capelle aan den IJssel yesterday to open a care organization. She repeated a dark woven pillbox with large crin bow at the back.

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The standouts on this hat are it’s scale and texture, which is just so interesting.

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Designer: unconfirmed. 
Previously Worn: June 9, 2018; April 19, 2012; likely others

What do you think about this repeated pair of millinery designs yesterday in the Netherlands.

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Opening of Swedish Parliament

Members of the Swedish royal family attended the opening of parliament yesterday, arriving by carriage in the traditional dress code of black and white.

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Queen Silvia the white silk crepe covered calot hat with double stitched seams, black velvet flower and curled black feathers she wore for the German state visit last week.

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Designer: Kerstin Carlefalk
Previously Worn: Sep 7, 2021Sep 25, 2018

Crown Princess Victoria repeated a headpiece of overlapping black and white bow butterflies.

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Designer: Malinda Damgaard 
Previously Worn: Sep 10, 2019; Sep 13, 2016Oct 19, 2015Sep 15, 2015

I love a crisp black and white look and enjoy the dress code for this annual event. What do you think of the headwear?

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Queen Máxima On The Move With Sideswept Hats

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima visited the municipalities of Deventer, Raalte and Olst-Wijhe yesterday for a day of events themed around collaboration.

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For these visits, Queen Máxima wore a new hat in burgundy sinamay with a sidesweeping brim and double layered hatband tied in a side bow..

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The colour is lovely and pairs well with her printed green dress (who knew leaf green and burgundy could work so well together!). However, there are visible construction issues with the brim’s finished edge, which is horribly wobbly. That’s not an issue of material but, unfortunately, one of very poor technique and completely ruins what could have been beautifully sweeping lines on the hat.

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Designer: Fabienne Delvigne. Dress by Natan.
Previously Worn: This hat is new

Today, Queen Máxima opened the House of Culture and Administration of the municipality of Midden-Groningen in Hoogezand.

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For this event, she repeated a warm brown straw picture hat with high upswept slice brim. The hat is simply trimmed with a Petersham ribbon hatband tied in a loose bow at the side.

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The brim edge here is not perfect but looks much better than the first hat. That’s because of the bias brim- if you look closely at the brims of the two hats, the weave of the straw on the brown hat is in an x shape around the face, as opposed to a + shape on the burgundy hat. The brown hat is likely blocked from a parasisal capeline (see one here) which is woven in concentric circles and as such, places all points around the brim on the bias. Because woven materials stretch on the bias, it’s then possible to block the brim into a super smooth surface.

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Designer: Fabienne Delvigne. Dress by Zeus + Dione
Previously Worn: Jul 7, 2021;  Jul 2, 2019;  May 25, 2018;  Feb 18, 2017; Nov 28, 2016Nov 1, 2016; Sep 14, 2016; Jun 2, 2016; Apr 21, 2016Mar 10, 2016
Comparison pairings with other outfits: see here

Thoughts about these two hats?

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