This Week’s Extras

Royal Hats

Queen Silvia and Princess Benedikte of Denmark both wore black straw hats for the funeral of Alice Trolle-Wachtmeister on Wednesday. The younger Swedish princesses were in hair bows and bands.

On July 12th, Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako attended the 53rd National Blood Donation Promotion convention in Akita. Crown Princess Masako wore an ice blue bumper hat to match her suit.

Crown Princess Masako, July 12, 2017 | Royal Hats

Queen Sonja wore a white wool beret with wool flower trim to open Riddu Riđđu, an international indigenous festival in Kåfjord in Nord-Troms (Royal House of Norway)

Grand Duke Guillaume sported a fedora at Wimbledon (Luxarazzi)

During Ascot week, there was some discussion about Mike Tindall’s new silk hat. Here’s an interesting snipet from The Telegraph:

At the Oliver Brown top hat stand, salesman Charlie Mingay is doing a solid trade in antique, one-of-a-kind toppers. He explained: “The looms that makes this sort of plush silk have been out of production since 1968, so there is a finite supply, and a very high demand.” The most expensive of the black hats on display is £8,000. As of Friday morning he had sold eight, including one to Mike Tindall. The former England rugby captain has a surprisingly small bonce: a size seven. Or, as Mingay put it: “Big guy, peanut head.”

On July 9th, Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko attended the 100th anniversary of the National Welfare Committee in Tokyo. Empress Michiko repeated her large white raised rim saucer with pale grey bow.

Empress Michiko, July 9, 2017 | Royal Hats

I’m seeing boater hats are popping up all over the place (see here, here, here, and here!). Here are the other hats that caught my eye this week (I’d love to see what you are liking- please share in the comments!):

Colourful fedoras from Canadian brand The Saucy Milliner and vibrant trilbys from British Milliner Jess Collett
Beautifully sculpted black straw and crin hat by Texan milliner Bay Willow
Statement cocktail hat from Susanne Juul
Beautifully frayed sinamay rose cocktail hat from Bounce Your Millinery


 Royal Hats

Lovely photos of Crown Princess Victoria and her family taken today at the continuation of her 40th birthday celebrations at Solliden Palace in Borgholm

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8 thoughts on “This Week’s Extras

  1. I don’t think Queen Anne-Marie attended the funeral of Countess Alice Trolle-Wachtmeister. The lady pictured in the link is Baroness Kirstine von Blixen-Finecke, who in 2015 succeeded the Countess as Mistress of the Robes.

  2. Mike Tindall’s topper sounds extra-special indeed.

    I love the two-toned Borsalino boater, but I’m intrigued by mcncln’s thought that they are hard to wear. Now I’ll have to look through the archives.

    Beautiful pictures from CP Victoria’s birthday, and we shouldn’t overlook Prince Oscar’s cap!

  3. GD Guillaume’s colourful fedora: It doesn’t go with his tie but I don’t care, his hat is outstanding among those gents.
    Mike Tindall report: fascinating.
    CP Victoria: no hat :(, but what a wonderfully flattering dress in a beautiful soft colour! a very positive style trend for Victoria.
    The boater trend is exciting. However, it seems to be one of the hardest looks to pull off – very few wearers IRL seem to know what to do with their hair and what outfit will complement this hard-edge style. I’m curious to see if any of our royals will tackle it (again).
    HQ, I love your coloured straw selections from The Saucy Milliner and Bay Willow. The frayed hat from Mind Your Bonce Millinery reminds me of the frayed trend, especially the frayed flowers, of the very early noughties. I don’t mind it, but I do think that in 2017 the trend is too recent to read as anything but dated.

  4. Such great pictures! Thanks, Hat Queen! And, congratulations on your eagle eye spotting of Mike Tindall’s vintage topper! Verified!

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