This Week’s Extras

Royal Hats

Queen Margrethe repeated her red bumper hat to present “The Queen’s Clock” military award yesterday (Danish Monarchy)

Amazing shot of three generations of Mountbatten/Hicks women taken Tuesday at Countess Mountbatten of Burma’s funeral. India Hicks also shared this article about her aunt (Town & Country)


Princess Anne, as Colonel of The Household Cavalry Regiment, The Blues and Royals, inspected the Regiment’s Kit Ride Pass Off in Hyde Park yesterday. Earlier this week, she and Sir Timothy Laurence were in Bermuda for The America’s Cup

Reader Amanda shared some pictures on her blog of the Stephen Jones Millinery Exhibition at the St. Louis Art Museum (thanks, Amanda!)

Sarah, author of Swedish Royal Fashion blog, shared this amazing hat repeat

A number of hats caught my eye this week:

Jane Taylor’s navy straw hat with short crown, raised back brim, flowers and curled quills
Montgomery Millinery’s pink disc with hydrangeas and silk twists with lovely natural straw brim binding
Very pretty pastel straw fedora hats by Canadian hatmaker, The Saucy Milliner
Tina-K-Hüte’s navy straw saucer with monochrome folded trim
Neil Grigg’s black lace hat with scalloped edge
Anna Bella Millinery’s modern and strikingly trimmed saucers
Marine And Deerfield’s casual, straw, summery designs at East Village Hats in New York. I want the navy one!

 Royal Hats

The King of Bhutan shared another adorable snap of his young son, The Gyalsey 

A lovely new portrait of Princess Marie painted by Mikael Melbye was unveiled this week

The entire Belgian royal family joined Queen Paola on Thursday for her 80th birthday (see her spectacular cake here)

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And finally, I’m bursting with pride that the first female ever to Captain The Queen’s Guard during Changing the Guard was Canadian Soldier Captain Megan Couto on Monday this week. What a great honour for Canada’s 150th birthday.

6 thoughts on “This Week’s Extras

  1. Stunning portrait of the Mountbatten ladies.

    Wonderful selection of hats. I was dubious about the pastel straw fedoras, but they look so fresh. That black lace number is for Princess Haya.

  2. “This week’s extra’s” never fails to be such a great read, with too many good items to mention. But the highlight for me is always your pick of the latest millinery designs :).

  3. That is one green cake (especially in the close-up)! I presume she likes that color. But hey, at 80 years old, you can have any color of cake you desire. Happy Birthday!

    Hat Queen, I am curious to know which blue hat you would desire from Marine and Deerfield… but the link goes to Anna Bella’s hats.

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