Japanese Royals in Brazil

Japan’s Prince Fumihito and Princess Kiko travelled to Brazil last week  for an official visit related to the 140th anniversary of the diplomatic relations between these two countries. On Monday, January 27, 2014, the royal couple put a wreath at Commemorative Monument to Japanese Inmigration to Peru at Campo de Marte in Lima. Princess Kiko wore a smart white square-crowned hat with small upturned brim for this event.

Princess Kiko, January 27, 2014 | The Royal Hats Blog

Last Friday,  Princess Kiko payed homage to Argentina’s national hero Gen. Jose de San Martin in Buenos Aires. She wore a similarly shaped hat in black with a wide velvet band around the crown. Neither of these hats are particularly interesting- a slight disappointment after the vibrant and more daring hats we saw from the Japanese royal ladies at New Year (see here and here).

Princess Kiko, January 31, 2014 | The Royal Hats Blog

What do you think of these two hats?

Photos from Andino via Corbis and Corbis

4 thoughts on “Japanese Royals in Brazil

  1. They’re fine, just really boring. Almost all the hats worn by Japanese royal ladies, apart from the Empress’s little saucers, wouldn’t look out of place on the heads of schoolgirls (if you look at pictures of Japanese girls’ school uniforms, you’ll see they almost all feature a similar hat, although usually worn a bit further back with elastic under the chin!).

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