This Week’s Extras

Royal Hats

Thanks to reader Avery who forwarded this report of Princess Hisako of Takamado in a sweet straw hat to open a Dali exhibition earlier this month (News 24)

The Belgian Royal Family spoted cycling through Brussels last weekend for national Car Free day

Queen Sonja in a smart rain cloche to host an outdoor movie premiere in the palace garden with 12,000 guests. (Royal House of Norway). This event, which concluded King Harald and Queen Sonja’s silver jubilee celebrations, featured Erik Poppe’s Oscar nominated movie “King No” about King Haakon and the German invasion of Norway in 1940  You can read more about the film here or watch the trailer here.  

The Duke of Kent is also visiting Canada and looked most handsome in a kilt and tam yesterday in Brampton, Ontario


 Royal Hats

The Countess of Wessex’s blog about her amazing fundraising ride from Edinburgh to London is a great read that you shouldn’t miss (British Royal Family)

Excellent feature (with photos and considerable video) on Prince William’s work, work environment and colleagues (BBC)

And speaking of the Cambridges- they are due to arrive in my part of the world this afternoon. Here is their detailed itinerary for the coming week (Government of Canada). Before you get your hopes us- this will be a fairly informal tour and I don’t expect to see Kate in anything more formal that a fishing hat.

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