This Week’s Extras

Imperial princesses in ivory silk covered hats on Thursday to attend the Autumn Equinox Festival at the Three Palace Sanctuaries.

On September 17, Queen Margrethe visited the Army Officers’ School at Frederiksberg Castle to unveil two new art projects aimed at supporting the dissemination of officers in the Army. She repeated her navy felt hat with rounded crown, gently raised kettle brim and wide silk hatband with tied bow at the side.

The following new millinery designs caught my eye this week:

Wonderful leather designs by Australian milliner Tracy Mackinnon
Headpiece of three outstanding flower poufs by Australian milliner Lauren J. Ritchie
Stunning mocha straw fedora by British milliner Louise Pocock
Statement peach straw top hat with feather flowers by Dutch milliner Josemieke Crebolder
Bandeau headpiece of hand rolled red organza ruffles by British milliner Rachel Trevor Morgan
Simply exquisite pink feather headpiece by Australian milliner Belinda Osbourne
Fuchsia button with deep orange silk tulip trim by British milliner Anne Tomlin
Black percher with crin brim and fantastic feather flowers by Australian milliner Rebecca Share
Scarlet sinamay saucer with burnt feathers by London-based milliner Merve Bayindir
Adore the colourful trim on this bandeau headpiece by Irish milliner Laura Hanlon
Love the asymmetrical brim on this sinamay design with navy bow by British milliner Stephen Jones
Silver sinamay button with mixed satin & sinamay twists by British brand Lomax and Skinner
Wonderful lines and texture on this sage fine straw fedora by Australian milliner Jill Humphries

 

Wonderful photo of the Luxembourg extended royal family taken before a concert on what would have been the late Grand Duke Jean’s 100th birthday

 

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Hat From the Past

Royal Hats to September 16, 1950. Prince George Valdemar of Denmark (eldest son of Prince Axel) married Anne, Viscountess Anson, daughter of the Hon. John Bowes-Lyon and Hon. Fenella Hepburn-Stuart-Forbes-Trefusis (yes, THOSE Bowes Lyons. Anne was a first cousin of Queen Elizabeth II). The ceremony at Glamis Castle saw the bride in a most wonderful calot hat with curled feather trim.

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Milestone Birthday: Princess Märtha Louise

We wish Princess Märtha Louise of Norway a very happy 50th birthday today and celebrate this milestone with a look back at some of her hats and headpieces:

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New portraits of the princess were released by the Norwegian monarchy to mark this occasion but, not surprisingly, without hats.

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Prinsjesdag 2021

The Dutch parliamentary year officially opened today with the presentation of the government’s 2022 spending plans and a speech from King Willem-Alexander to members of the Senate and House of Representatives in the Grote Kerk in The Hague.

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As for Prinsjesdag events in the past, court dress was observed by royals in attendance. Queen Máxima topped a her tailored blouse and ballgown skirt with a repeated a pleated tomato red calot/turban.

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It’s a strong look for her, although the crisp pleats previously seen in this hat seem to have been lost since it’s initial two outings.

Designer: Fabienne Delvigne. Skirt and blouse by Natan. 
Previously Worn: Oct 11, 2018; Feb 3, 2015Oct 1, 2013

Princess Laurentien paired her silver and gold brocade gown with a circular headpiece of layered grey and gold sinamay that expanded in pillowed layers around one side of her head.

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The shape is a great take and expansion on the bandeaux so popular at present and the design creates such beautiful movement around Laurentien’s face.

Designer: Eudia (Evelien Gentis-Smit). Gown by Hardies.
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What do you think of this pair of millinery designs today in The Hague? Jump to this post to see all of Queen Máxima’s past Prinsjesdag hats. 

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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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