Hitachi Imperial Couple Travel to France

Prince Masahito and Princess Hanako of Hitachi departed for Paris today to attend the Laureate Announcement Ceremony of Praemium Imperiale. Princess Hanako continued her recent streak of chic millinery with this small white brimless hat. The graphic shape, with straight sides, domed crown and diagonal band around the side of the hat, is a rather modern departure for a Japanese princess but I thought it was so interesting. Hanako wears hats with strong shapes very well and I hope this is a trend she will continue.

Princess Hanako, July 14, 2014 | Royal Hats

Designer: unknown
Previously Worn: I believe this is a new hat

Photo from ANN News

6 thoughts on “Hitachi Imperial Couple Travel to France

    • Almost, she’s his sister-in-law, married to his younger brother Prince Hitachi. She herself was born into an aristocratic family and was very very distantly already related through marriage to an uncle of her husband, I believe. Anyway, she’s very elegant and very active, especially considering she’s 73. Rarely wears a hat that I dislike.

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