Swedish State Visit To Jordan

Earlier this month, King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia paid a state visit to Jordan. For their arrival in Amman on November 15,  Queen Silvia wore a new fuchsia silk covered pillbox hat with flat bow at the back.

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On its own, the hat’s classic shape is contrasted well with it’s bright hue. I’m not a fan of shiny fabrics on hats (for me, matte is more sophisticated!) and the rest of ensemble…. well, I’ll pass on that.

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Designer: unknown
Previously Worn: This hat is new

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British Royals Mark Remembrance Day

On Thursday, November 10, Queen Camilla visited the 94th Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey in her textured black beret hat with statement green feather.
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Designer: Philip Treacy
Previously Worn: Mar 29, 2022; Nov 5, 2011May 8, 2020May 1, 2019;  May 22, 2012Nov 20, 2010Nov 14, 2010May 5, 2010Dec 14, 2009Nov 5, 2009Oct 9, 2009Dec 2, 2008Dec 14, 2007

On Friday, November 11, the Duchess of Gloucester repeated a black beret for a Service of Remembrance at the National Memorial Arboretum.

Designer: unknown
Previously Worn: Sep 19, 2022; Nov 11, 2021

On Sunday, November 13, members of the British royal family attended the National Service Of Remembrance at The Cenotaph in central London.

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Queen Camilla repeated her new black velour felt beret hat trimmed with sweeping curve of vertically placed black lace applique and birdcage veil. It’s a stunning addition to her wardrobe.

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Designer: Philip Treacy. Coat by Fiona Clare. 
Previously Worn: Sep 19, 2022

The Princess of Wales wore a new streamlined felt hat with straight-sided crown and downward facing cartwheel brim. The hat is trimmed with a braid-trimmed silk hatband. The hatband’s restrained placement, simply overlapped at the back, beautifully shows off its detail and the sleek lines of the design.

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Designer: Philip Treacy. Coatdress by Catherine Walker. 
Previously Worn: This hat is new

The Countess of Wessex repeated a crepe covered calot cap with bow around the back.

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Designer: Jane Taylor “Aphrodite Headpiece in Black Crepe.” Coat by Catherine Walker
Previously Worn: Sep 12, 2022

The Duchess of Gloucester repeated a black veiled straw pillbox.

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Designer: unknown
Previously Worn: May 4, 2019; Jun 9, 2018;  Mar 19, 2013Jun 20, 2011Oct 9, 2009Jun 03, 2006

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Danish Royal Events This Month

On Friday, November 11, Queen Margrethe opened an exhibition at the Moesgaard Museum in Aarhus. She repeated a plaid bumper hat with pyramid shaped crown and layered feather trim around the raised brim.  I think it’s been over a decade since this hat made its last public appearance. 

Designer: unknown. Likely Per Falk Hansen.
Previously Worn: Oct 6, 2009 and others

On November 12, the Danish royal family celebrated the 50th anniversary of Queen Margrethe’s accession to the throne. For this event, she wore a new hat covered in the same fabric as the ensemble’s coordinating suit. The smaller-scale hat has a short brim and is trimmed with a slim hatband and double spray of grey and pink-tinged feathers on the side.

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The colour is fantastic and hat’s smaller scale (along with ruffled grey silk blouse and that gorgeous fur wrap) keep the overall look from falling into pink overload. The jaunty brim adds life and lift to the piece, as do the beautifully dimensional feathers and its impeccable construction. It’s such a great hat for a celebratory occasion such as this.

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Designer: Mathilde Førster
Previously Worn: this hat is new

Crown Princess Mary repeated a deep plum bandeau headpiece. The angular design features an elevated center and is covered with tiny sequins that give it great texture.

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Designer: Jane Taylor  Metallic Sequin Headband from AW 2019
Previously Worn: Dec 9, 2019

Princess Benedikte wore an ivory beret with bow on the side.

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Designer: unknown
Previously Worn: this hat is new

November 13 saw Princess Benedikte travel to Geneva for the 75th anniversary of the Danish Church in Switzerland. For this event, she repeated a feather covered hat that I’d really like to see at closeup view!

Designer: unknown
Previously Worn:  Oct 11, 2020 

On November 15, Queen Margrethe celebrated the 400th anniversary of Denmark’s Jewish history with a visit to the Danish Jewish Museum and a celebratory service in the Synagogue in Krystalgade in Copenhagen. She repeated her bright blue stemmed beanie hat with black patent leather cuff brim. 

Designer: unknown
Previously Worn:  Mar 17, 2021; Nov 18, 2020; Nov 13, 2019; Mar 13, 2019; Nov 21, 2018; Oct 3, 2017; Nov 16, 2016; Apr 25, 2016;  April 5, 2016; Mar 18, 2016; Mar 9, 2016; Nov 20, 2015; Mar 9, 2014; Apr 6, 2013Mar 21, 2013Oct 23, 2012Oct 20, 2010

The following day, Queen Margrethe attended Watch Parade of the Royal Life Guard to present “The Queen’s Clock” military award and later, receive an honorary speech making award. For these events, she repeated her blue plaid trilby with navy hatband. The combination of trilby and fur coat is so confidently chic!

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Designer: 
Previously Worn: Apr 22, 2022; Nov 17, 2021; Nov 13, 2021; Oct 29, 2021; Sep 30, 2021

Last Friday, 25 November 2022, Queen Margrethe attended the University of Copenhagen’s annual celebration to mark it’s 1479 founding. She repeated the pink hat worn for her jubilee, shown at the top of this post. 

Designer: Mathilde Førster
Previously Worn: Nov 12, 2022

Which of these hats stand out to you most?

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Italian State Visit to the Netherlands

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima hosted a two-day state visit from the Italian president and his daughter this week. For their arrival on Wednesday, Queen Máxima repeated a charcoal felt brimmed hat with sharply upturned slice brim.

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It’s a streamlined look for the Dutch Queen… but not as vibrant as we’re used to seeing her wear. On this occasion, I think the burgundy pillbox worn by Italian first daughter Laura Mattarella stood out a little better.

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Designer: Fabienne Delvigne. Dress and coat by Natan.
Previously Worn: Nov 25, 2020; Oct 10, 2018Feb 8, 2017Feb 16, 2016Dec 8, 2015Mar 19, 2015Feb 17, 2015Apr 5, 2014Jan 30, 2014Oct 16, 2013Oct 5, 2013

Yesterday, Queen Máxima topped a camel coat and slate blue dress with a chocolate felt button percher trimmed with striped feathers and a pair of chocolate fur pompoms.

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It’s the second new smaller-scale percher we’ve seen Máxima debut in as many weeks, and it’s great to see her experimenting with new shapes.

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Designer: unknown. Dress by Natan, coat by Max Mara. 
Previously Worn: This hat is new

Thoughts about this pair of hats this week in Italy?

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Imperial Royal Hats Last Week

It was another busy week of hats for the women in the Imperial Royal family last week:

For an October 23 Nobel Prize lecture on water sustainability, Princess Hisako wore a ruby bumper hat.

On Wednesday, October 26, Crown Princess Kiko wore a simple black brimmed hat for a memorial event in Tokyo. The same day, Princess Hisako attended an interior design show in a green suit and ecru braid hat trimmed with green flowers and buds on the side.

Empress Masako wore a pale beige brimmed hat with cafe au lait hued silk hatband for the GEA International Conference on Thursday, October 27

Princess Kako attended a series of rites at Wakamiya Shrine on Friday, October 29 in an ivory bumper hat with bow at the back.

On Saturday, October 29, Crown Princess Kiko wore an ivory hat with double brim – one covered in the same fabric as her suit- for the opening of a Sports Festival.

Also on October 29, Princess Akiko of Mikasa stood out at a rugby match in a red brimmed hat with black hatband and ecru spray of feathers on one side.

Princess Hisako paid a 2-day visit to Tochigi Prefecture October 30-31 to attend the National Sports Festival for Persons with Disabilities. On the first day of the visit, she wore a black hat with short, curved brim trimmed with a feather on the side.

For the closing ceremony on Monday, October 31, she wore a pale grey hat with shallow crown, trimmed with a lighter grey hatband and curving spray of burgundy feathers on the side.

Princess Hisako arrived for a 2-day visit to Hiroshima on Saturday, November 5, to attend events for the 8th Special Olympics Japan Summer National Games. On this day, she wore a pale grey silk covered hat with ruched wide hatband trimmed with an ornate silver buckle.

On Sunday, November 6, Princess Hisako wore another smart grey felt hat, this one with flared crown and upturned brim. This design is trimmed with purple and grey stacked hatbands and a purple and grey plaid bow at the side.

Do any hats stand out here for you?

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