Luxarazzi writer Svenja provided excellent coverage (here, here, here, here and here) of last weekend’s marriage of Hereditary Prince Ferdinand of Leiningen and Princess Viktoria Luise of Prussia – both descendants of Queen Victoria. There were some very memorable hats along with an impressive bridal tiara. (Confessions of A Castelholic)
Carina Axelsson shared this self-portrait taken while walking her dogs in her chocolate Tyrolean hat
Princess Michael of Kent in a safari hat in PR photos for her new book about raising an orphaned cheetah as a teenager in Mozambique
Princess Sirindhorn of Thailand in a tall crowned white cloche hat
Princess Beatrix opened the new Simavi office in Amsterdam yesterday in a repeated rusty brown hat with pyramid shaped crown
Hats that caught my eye recently:
Striking royal blue beaded cocktail hat with peacock feathers by UK based Butterfly Millinery
Three pink beauties from Australian brand Jill and Jack Millinery – a boater, a leather headpiece and a bowed percher
Luxurious jewel-tone felt trilbies from Goldust Millinery
This button percher with the most exquisite straw leaves from the Danish studio of Susanne Juul
Unusual headpiece of layered squares of crin in different shades of blue by William Chambers Millinery
Black and white laser cut stunner from New Zealand milliner Claire Hahn
Royal blue teardrop beret percher with effortlessly flying feathers by Rosie Olivia
And from the studio of legendary milliner Stephen Jones- a thread spool top hat variation and a trio of tandem boater hats in the most luminous lamé organza, modelled by longtime members of his staff. Bonkers but brilliant.
Prince Harry arrived in Toronto ahead of today’s opening of the Invictus games to fit in visits to mental health facilities and rub elbows with athletes (even acting as an alarm for one Aussie athlete catching a nap). For Canadian readers, the Invictus Opening Ceremony will be broadcast this evening on CTV.
Sweet self-portrait shared by the Crown Prince and Princess of Norway