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
Designer: both are Sylvia Martinez
Introduced: June 23, 2019; October 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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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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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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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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