This Week’s Extras

Royal Hats

Princess Anne, Zara and Mia Philips in casual hats at the Gatcombe Park Horse Trials (Getty)

Sweet photos of Prince Laurent and Princess Claire with their twin princes making Limburg pies in a Hasselt bakery (Svenskdam)

The Duchess of Cornwall in one of her ‘old faithfuls’ at The Prince’s Countryside Fund Raceday at Ascot Racecourse last weekend (Getty)

Great interview with Canadian milliner David Dunkley (who trained under Rose Cory, longtime milliner of the Queen Mother) who shares a secret about the Queen Mum’s hats (The Globe and Mail)

Royal Hats

The Duke of Edinburgh spotted driving a carriage around the town of Windsor this week (Daily Mail)

Review of Crown Princess Mary’s fashion on her recent trip to Japan (Royal Order of Sartorial Splendour)

Interesting photo gallery of Queen Elizabeth II and the 12 Prime Ministers of her reign (so far) (Getty)

5 thoughts on “This Week’s Extras

  1. This Week’s Extras was loaded with interesting stuff as usual, so thanks for all the information HatQueen. My favourite articles were the David Dunkley interview (I had never heard of him before), and the review of Crown Princess Mary’s Japanese tour clothes. It was such a shame that she didn’t give us a single hat! Thanks for the link TiarasRUs says: April 5, 2015 at 5:19 am. I agree that this raspberry cloche would be ideal for Princess Eugenie.

  2. If anyone is interested to see more designs by David Dunkley here is a link. I could picture many Royals in some of these hats.

    We were saying it’s the Year of the Cloche, and I found this amazing pink cloche on David Dunkley’e website that I adore, and I reckon it would be perfect for Princess Eugenie, in it’s color and design features.

  3. I enjoyed reading the material in all the links HatQueen. The Princess Royal’s fedora looked a bit old and battered that she wore to the Gatcombe Park Horse Trials, but then again it was pouring down so she wouldn’t want to wreck a good hat. Maybe she should have followed Zara and Mia and worn a wooly hat instead. It was good to see some of the Belgian Royals having fun baking. I wish the Duchess of Cornwall would ditch the Paddington Bear hats, as she has worn these a bit too much and the set of hats is too similar. I really enjoyed the interview with David Dunkley. It’s always fun to get the milliner’s perspective. The Duke of Edinburgh is still sprightly for 93 years doing his carriage driving, and long may he continue. I was surprised Crown Princess Mary wasn’t wearing any hats on this tour of Japan. She wore some elegant dresses and her pink snakeskin look coat was eye-catching, though I didn’t like the black pants teamed with it, and it was collarless, which is one of my pet hates regarding coats. I enjoyed looking at the different fashions and hats worn by QE2 in the photo gallery with hr 12 PMs. Happy Easter everyone!

  4. I always enjoy the extras. This week I loved the pictures of the Belgian royals, and the interview with David Dunkley. It is always fascinating to have a look inside the creative mind, and to see some of the designs. What struck me most about the photos from the Gatcombe Park Horse Trials was how much Princess Anne and Prince Charles resemble each other. I hadn’t noticed it before. Maybe it was that her expressions and his are similar: that grimace was one I have seen on Prince Charles frequently! It is odd that I have seen pictures of them for years and not noticed the family resemblance until now. Little Mia Tindall is a beautiful child. She looks so much like her mother did when she was very young, and she is growing so quickly. It seems like just yesterday that I was looking at pictures of Zara, and now I am looking at pictures of her daughter. Before I know it, she will be married and I will be seeing pictures of her daughter!

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