Over the past two days, Crown Princes Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako of Japan have attended the UNESCO World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development in Nagoya City. Crown Princess Masako’s attendance at such events is cause enough for celebration, dear readers, but that’s just the beginning. She attended, looking confident in an elegant oxblood suit with matching hat. The flat brimmed hat, with a slightly squared crown, was trimmed with a double band around the crown, I believe in the same fabric as her suit. Imagine- a Japanese royal hat in a saturated colour and a brim?! Such is the realization of our royal millinery dreams! Most of us are not-so-secret cheerleaders of the Imperial Crown Princess and I suspect, dear readers, you’re going to join me in giving Masako a standing ovation of happy claps for this hat.
Previously Worn: I believe this hat is new
Photos from Sankei
Perfect in every possible way…
Happy claps indeed HatQueen! Fabulous hat and marvelous outfit aside — CP Masako looks relaxed and radiant — no trace of the ‘deer in headlights’ look that was often visible in her rare appearances a few years back. Congratulations to her and the Crown Prince, let us hope this is a trajectory that continues! Kampai! A few more photos here: https://imperialfamilyjapan.wordpress.com/
The Crown Prince and Crown Princess both look marvelous. Her hat is wonderful and I love the happy smiles that both of them are wearing.
Most excellent to finally see some color in the wardrobe from the Japanese, and even more excellent it’s Masako!
Crown Princes Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako of Japan both look elegant and happy, and it’s sweet how they color coordinated their outfits. I loved the oxblood color of her suit and hat trim, it was striking and suited her very well. I liked the elegant simplicity of her brimmed hat, and this style suits her very well. I would happily wear the entire outfit. Masako definitely deserves a standing ovation of happy claps for this hat as you stated HatQueen. Hopefully we will see a lot more of her in future.
Wonderful hat and overall outfit. Agree with other posters that seeing the crown princess looking so well is the best part of it all.
Just wonderful to see that picture, The hat, the suit, everything is great, but seeing them looking so happy is the best ever!
Oh!!! She looks so lovely and that color on her!!!! Wow!! Jumpy claps, cheers, flags and all over yelling FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I’m clapping too. Not in love with the shoes, but the rest of the outfit — particularly the hat — looks excellent.
Jumpy claps, foo! Bring on the trampoline!
Yes indeed, colour aplenty (perfectly described as oxblood HQ!!). The suit is very nicely tailored and the double band of matching fabric on the darker background of the hat is very understated – as is the norm for the Japanese Royal Family – but quite chic. The Crown Prince looks very pleased to have his wife by his side after what can only be described as some obvious difficult times. Continued Good Luck to the both of them. Thanks for the post.
She looks fabulous! And he appears to be so proud of her. I don’t recall, was he in attendance at Madeleine’s wedding? Here’s hoping we get to see them both in Sweden next summer!
She looks beautiful! Love the hat and the color on her. While it is not a huge departure in style, from what most of the royal women in the family wear, it is designed with enough details to make it stand out.
It is wonderful seeing her out with her husband. They always look so cute together. I remember the wedding photos and thought she was a stunning bride.
The Crown Prince and Princess look amazing. They both look so happy, and it is wonderful to see her out and about and looking so well. I really like the hat, and it adds to the cheerful mood. The Imperial family always looks so dignified and at peace.
So lovely to see CP Masako in action. All the more delighted to see that CP’s tie & pocket hankerchief matches what CP masako wears!
Aw so nice. Best hat ever.
Her hat speeks thousands of words, those that HatQueen already wrote down. Such a hapiness to see her so confident!!
And what a great, colour-matched couple.
Oh yes, it is delightful to see her again and so soon after the Dutch visit. I love her entire outfit, hat looks nice on her and the suit, wow I can’t say enough how great to see her. Her smile says it all……..she is on her way back and I am really glad.