Inventory: Princess Stéphanie’s Pink Hats

Since joining the Grand Ducal family nearly eight years ago, the Hereditary Grand Duchess has stepped out in several pink hats:

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Designer: unknown; Sylvia Martinez; Sylvia Martinez
Introduced: June 23, 2014; June 23, 2017; June 23, 2018

 4.  5. 
Designer: both are Sylvia Martinez
Introduced: June 23, 2019October  16, 2019  

Some of you may remember back in 2016, Spanish-born, France-based milliner Sylvia Martinez participated in an exhibition attended by Prince Guillaume and Princess Stéphanie. Sylvia took the opportunity to create two custom hats for the Grand Duchess and Hereditary Grand Duchess that she presented at this meeting. Stéphanie wore the hat designed for her in May 2017 (the hat designed for the Grand Duchess is the marvelous #5), kicking off an ongoing collaboration with Sylvia  that includes four of the pieces seen above. While I do like to see royals try designs from different milliners, Sylvia’s beautifully detailed work has helped Stéphanie find her own millinery style- she really shines in those bright pink perchers, doesn’t she?

Which pink hats in Princess Stéphanie hat closet are your favourites?

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Monday Multiples: Queen Mathilde

 Queen Mathilde has, so far, paired her Fabienne Delvigne designed textured woven pink calot with multi-looped side bow with two pink frocks:

Look #1: With a pink curved seam sheath dress with deeper dusty pink ultrasuede sleeves and neckline by Esmeralda Ammoun worn May 19, 2016 during a Jordanian state visit

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Look #2: With a floral printed pleated neckline midi dress with unlined floating sleeves by Giambattista Valli worn on a trip to Germany, July 10, 2019

Which dress do you prefer most with this hat?

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This Week’s Extras

Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako attended the Autumn Equinox Festival at the Three Palace Sanctuaries on Tuesday
Princess Elisabeth completed the first 4 weeks of training in a year-long military course, earning a Blue Beret along with 180 other students. Her parents attended the ceremony yesterday, her father awarding the beret and her mother making a statement of solidarity in a repeated Elvis Pompilio royal blue calot with feather trim (see photos from its last outing here)

The following new millinery designs caught my eye this week:
Chic and sleek red felt hat with silk piping hatband by US brand Suzanne Couture Millinery
Navy Harris tweed covered beret percher with leather sash and statement flower by British milliner Karen Geraghty
Stunning cream straw sidesweep with silk hatband bow and orchids by London-based milliner Joaquina Pereira
Purple felt halo bandeau with diamanté-studded veil overlay by Scottish milliner Maggie Mowbray
Shaped plastic hat with individually formed flower brim by Australian brand Victoria Jane Millinery
The most wonderful texture on this vibrant green hat with overlapping bow trim by British milliner Edwina Ibbotsen
Lilac straw trilby with crin knotted hatband and purple net veil by Czech milliner Jolana Kotabova
Blue ombre  draped Paris cloth ring headpiece by Australian brand Natalie Jane Millinery
Rose pink felt cloche with lavish feather and floral trim by British milliner Lynn Leach
Vintage silk velvet casque headpieces in autumn hues with beautiful top stitching by British milliner Dillon Wallwork
Adore this punchy mulberry and turquoise colour blocked felt boater by London-based Maria Monica Millinery
Exquisite sense of movement on this coral feather covered teardrop percher by Australian milliner Jill Humphries

The Danish monarchy released a regal new portrait of Queen Margrethe (love her in this shade of blue!)
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I dag offentliggøres et nyt officielt gallaportræt af Hendes Majestæt Dronningen 🇩🇰⁣ ⁣ Portrættet er taget i anledning af Dronningens 80-års fødselsdag i april i år og efterfølger det seneste officielle portræt fra 2012. Der er tradition for, at regentportrætter med mellemrum udskiftes, ofte i forbindelse med særlige begivenheder, jubilæer eller runde fødselsdage. Portrætterne er derfor også en del af fortællingen om Danmarks statsoverhoveds liv og virke.    ⁣ ⁣ Det nye portrætfotografi af Dronningen i Kuppelsalen på Fredensborg Slot er skabt af fotograf Per Morten Abrahamsen i sommeren 2020 og viser Majestæten i galla med Elefantordenen i skærf, Frederik 9.s ordensportræt, Dannebrogordenens storkommandørkors og Elefantordenens bryststjerne. Desuden bærer Dronningen sit Perlepoire-sæt bestående af diadem, halskæde, ørenringe og broche med brillanter. Sættet har Majestæten gennem tiden båret på flere officielle gallaportrætter.⁣ ⁣ Portrættet, som er indfattet i en nydesignet ramme af dansk eg med Kongekronen øverst, vil fremover kunne ses ophængt i blandt andet statslige institutioner, herunder ambassader og konsulater samt på danske fartøjer.⁣ ⁣ 📸 Per Morten Abrahamsen, Kongehuset ©️

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Princess Charlene looked fantastic in a sparkling Jenny Packham gown for the Monte Carlo Gala for Planetary Health on Thursday
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Princess Beatrice was at Windsor Castle this week to see the display of her wedding gown, which is now open to the public (on a side note, she also stepped out this week in the most fantastic Cynthia Rowley embroidered dress)
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Very happy news from Princess Eugenie and her husband, Jack
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Jack and I are so excited for early 2021....👶🏻

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Sir David Attenborough dropped in on the Cambridges for an outdoor screening of his new movie. He brought Prince George a fossilised tooth of a giant shark, personally excavated during a family holiday in Malta in the late 1960s

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Most Veil?

There was a time when a stylish hat always included a veil. Thinking about the recent veils we’ve seen on royal hats (mostly as decoration than face covering) has piqued my curiosity, dearest readers- which royal hats carry the largest swaths or most statement-making veils? 

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Crown Princess Mary’s Folketinget Hats

The new session of the Folketing (Danish Parliament) commences the first Tuesday of October each year with Queen Margrethe and members of the Danish royal family attending the first sitting of the house. With the 2020 opening session just two weeks away, it’s great time to look back at all the hats Crown Princess Mary has worn to this event:

Chocolate felt pillbox with knotted bow in 2004; Tan felt gentle sidesweep in 2006 repeated in 2007 with lilac flower

Burgundy felt Philip Treacy cloche in 2008; Grey felt upturned brimmed hat by Suzanne Juul in 2009; Black hat with straw brim, felt crown and feather trim by Suzanne Juul in 2010

Natural straw calot with bow and flowers by Suszanne Juul in 2011; repeat of the black Suzanne Juul in 2012 and in 2013

A royal purple felt pillbox with feather trim by Jane Taylor in 2014; Black felt Suzanne Juul calot with feather studded leaves in 2015; Royal blue felt hat with side feather plume by Suzanne Juul in 2016

Repeat of the purple Jane Taylor pillbox in 2017; Black velvet  bumper with side feathers by Suzanne Jull in 2018; Pink bumper calot by Suzanne Juul in 2019

It’s a fairly dark hued group, save for a pair of autumnal tan designs and the pink bumper from last year. The royal blue plumed hat in 2016 is one of my favourites thanks to it’s dramatic shape and stunning hue, and the purple pillbox is lovely as well. Which pieces stand out most to you?

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