British Royals Attend Service of Thanksgiving

Members of the British royal family attended a Service of Thanksgiving celebrating the life of The Lady Elizabeth Shakerley CVO (also known as Lady Elizabeth Anson). Born at Windsor Castle to Thomas Anson, Viscount Anson (1913–1958), and his wife, Anne Bowes-Lyon, Lady Elizabeth was a grand-niece of the late Queen Mother and cousin to the current queen. She passed away in November 1, 2020 at the age of 79.

The Countess of Wessex repeated her black fur felt pillbox trimmed with a sweeping embroidered feather applique.

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Designer: Jane Taylor. Dress by Emilia Wickstead
Previously Worn: Nov 8, 2020 

The Duchess of Gloucester (shown in the second photo in the gallery below) repeated her new black sinamay hat with wide, upturned pleated brim trimmed with a slim double hatband.

Designer: unknown
Previously Worn: Jun 14, 2022; May 25, 2022

Princess Alexandra wore a new hat in crisp navy and ivory straw. The domed navy crown sits atop an ivory crown sideband and brim with a wide navy hatband to create a blocks of graphic contrast. The hat is wrapped in navy net veil.

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Designer: likely Rachel Trevor Morgan. 
Previously Worn: I believe this hat is new

Princess Michael of Kent wore a grey felt angular brimless hat – let’s call it a beret variation –  paired with a looped lilac bow in the back of her hair.

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Designer: unknown
Previously Worn: I believe this hat is new

Lady Gabriella Kingston wore a wide brimmed hat in pale blue sinamay. The sloped crown shape is mirrored in the design’s sidesweeping brim and the hat is beautifully trimmed with a wide hatband, pleated fan bow and silk flowers.

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Designer: unconfirmed
Previously Worn: I believe this hat is new

The Duchess of York wore a padded black velvet headband

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While Princess Beatrix did not wear a hat to this event, it’s worth noting her friendship with Lady Elizabeth, who was one of the bridesmaids at her wedding! Lady Sarah Chatto and Lady Helen Taylor also attended, although not in hats.

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Hat From the Past

Royal Hats to June 20, 1944 and this wonderful image of Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent, with penicillin discoverer  Sir Alexander Fleming at St Mary’s Hospital. The jaunty shape of Princess Marina’s hat is memorable, as it’s floral and veil trim.

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Last Week’s Extras

Last Monday, Princess Beatrice was photographed in an embellished black headband from Modo Band Collective
The following new millinery designs caught my eye this week (see the comments for more):


Fantastic photos from the 18th birthday celebration of Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway
Great interview with the Duchess of Cornwall in Vogue UK for her 75th birthday

Wonderful photo of the Duke of Cambridge and his children released for Father’s Day.

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Ascot 2022 Overview

Here is an index of the royal women’s hats we admired at the races this year (men’s hats are included at posts with their spouses ). Click on the photos below to link back to feature posts – the final hat in each group links to that day’s wrap-up post.

Tuesday, June 14
 
Wednesday, June 15
Thursday, June 16
Friday, June 17

Saturday, June 18

Ascot 2021 Day 5: Round Up

Today’s royal carriage procession was led by the Duke of Kent in the first carriage in his well worn black top hat

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Notable hats at the races today with royal connections:

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Sophie Henderson and Lady Caroline Rake

These additional hats caught my eye today:

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Bozena Jankowska in a dress of her own design and Rachel Trevor Morgan hat

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Gail Hayden-Staph in her own design; Paola Dello Stvologo


Desleigh Lobsey in her own design


Painted straw extended brim saucer by Shandana de la Riviere

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Titilayo Filani; Tamara Holmgren


Jockey Megan Nicholls in AW Collection


Gill in her own design under label Gillys Millinery

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Susan Bender Whitfield; Georgia Toffolo in Edwina Ibbotsen


Alexandra Betram in Bombini Studio


Multiple designs from Irish milliner Marie Claire Ferguson

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Charlotte Hawkins; Rosie Tappner in Rachel Trevor Morgan

And in case you missed it… we end the week with this gem from Thursday and sneak peek of the Tindall’s hats planned for next year…

 


We have come to the end of another wonderful week. For the last time I ask, dear readers, which hats stood out to you most today?

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