Queen Silvia in black straw hat with lovely twisted hat band detail at yesterday’s funeral of Carl Adam “Noppe” Lewenhaupt, a very close friend of the King since childhood (Svenskdam)
On March 22, members of the Imperial family joined the Emperor and Empress a concert by music college graduates at the Imperial Palace. Princess Kiko wore a blue bumper hat, Princess Kako a white bowler, Princess Nobuko a large white toque and Princess Akiko, a white trilby with sea foam green hatband. The same day, Princess Hanako attended the 75th Award Ceremony of All Japan Youth Invention and Innovation Exhibition. She wore a pale blue felt hat with jauntily upturned short brim. (Imperial Family Of Japan)
On March 29, Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko offered prayers for Emperors Showa and Kojun at the Imperial Musashi Mausoleum in Hachiōji, Tokyo. The Empress wore a grey saucer with raised rim around the back and a folded bow at the side.
Don’t worry- I haven’t forgotten Prince Felix’s confirmation in Denmark yesterday. We’ll look at the hat and headpieces from this event in a full feature post tomorrow.
Adorable snap of wee Prince Jigme Namgyel of Bhutan enjoying the snow with his father King Jigme Khesar and grandfather King Jigme Singye
We enjoyed the hats from this week’s two state visits- here’s a peek at the formal fashion
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Photos from IBL; The Asahi Shimbun and The Asahi Shimbun via Getty; Biglobe
I really like Queen Silvia’s black hat. It manages to be interesting but couldn’t in any way be seen as frivolous, which is sometimes a danger with royal black hats for solemn occasions ( in terms of laying their wearers open to negative comments).
Het Loo Spring Garden link has been changed! Through your link I found out I had forgotten to categorize!
Thanks, Netty! Link is updated.
The polka dot hat does look like a lot of fun!
Definitley a happy hat!
Anyone else find it odd that Princess Beatrix opened an exhibition on her hats sans hat!?!?