This Week’s Extras

Royal Hats

Princess Ubol Ratana of Thailand (below left) photographed at the Cannes Film Festival last weekend in an interesting gold spray headpiece while Infanta Elena (below right) was spotted in another fedora at another bullfight (Bekia)

Princess Ubol Ratana, May 14, 2016 | Royal Hats  Infanta Elena, May 15, 2016 | Royal Hats

Princess Marie repeated her very pretty black fascinator at the funeral of a friend (Billed Bladet)

The Swedish King in his trusty fedora for a meeting of the World Wildlife Foundation (Swedish Monarchy)

The little Phillips girls having great fun in their straw hats at the Windsor Horse Fair last weekend (Daily Mail)

Another great video from Fabienne Delvigne showing a behind-the-scenes look at Queen Mathilde’s two new hats

Royal Hats

Princess Haya released a lovely portrait with her children, Sheikha Al Jalila and Sheikh Zayed (Svenskdam)

Queen Elizabeth and the Duchess of Cornwall were in their glittering finery for Wednesday’s opening of Parliament

Photos from Guillaume Collet/SIPA via Newscom; Bekia; and Getty as indicated


6 thoughts on “This Week’s Extras

  1. Given that Elena was attending a bullfight, her hat is the least of my concerns. Why is this still allowed?

    • While the focus here will always remain on the royal hats, you ask a good question that I’m afraid I cannot answer. I believe numerous regions in Spain have banned bullfights but in other areas, it remains a historically-rooted part of Spanish culture. Perhaps readers more familiar with this aspect of Spanish culture can share some insight?

      • It was a bit of a rhetorical question, but of course other insights are welcome. I’m afraid the cultural defence doesn’t really cut it for me – it’s hideously cruel and shouldn’t be happening.

  2. I don’t think the fedora suits Infanta Elena at all well, though in itself it is an attractive hat. I thought the queen bore up remarkably well, having to haul around a heavy train and a very heavy crown. The Duchess of Cornwall looked as handsome as I have ever seen her; she certainly wears the Greville tiara very well.

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