Quick note before we get into the news- I’m setting off on vacation today until October 20. I have prepared a post to keep you entertained each day while I am away and have kept comments open for you to chat among yourselves and share any hats worn that day. Between the Danish opening of parliament next Tuesday and the Dutch state visit to Portugal the week after, there will certainly be hats for you to share and discuss. See you in three weeks!
King Carl Gustaf and Prince Carl Philip of Sweden in military berets on Tuesday in Sörmland
The Duke of Cambridge accompanied Queen Elizabeth to church last Sunday in Scotland
Princess Annemarie of Bourbon Parma in a large, rounded beige pillbox in Italy
Queen Rania and King Abudllah attending their nation’s annual Flag Parade yesterday held at the Royal Hashemite Court’s Al Rayah parade ground.
Princess Kiko in a simple, cream, short brimmed hat with pleated ecru hatband this week in Chile.
A number of new designs stood out to me this week:
Stylised black and white fedoras with saucy brims from Melbourne based Jill and Jack Millinery
Striking red looped ‘half turban’ with black and cream poppies from Louise MacDonald
Major statement halo hat in orange and turquoise straw from Felicity Northeast millinery
Retro fuschia felt hat with black patent leather hatband and bow from Rachel Trevor Morgan
Citrus hued leather percher with oversized magnolias from Melbourne based Murley & Co. Millinery
Stunning vertical saucers in black felt and gold straw from Irish brand Montgomery Millinery
Black boater with lace applique trim from Melbourne based Ezara/J Millinery
Red felt fedora with detachable flower trim from Bundle MacLaren
And this beautiful black teardrop cocktail hat with crin trim from Tracy Miller Designs.
Charming retelling of a young photographer’s sitting with the Queen at Balmoral (Guardian)
Saudi King Salman made a landmark decree this week that will allow women some long awaited freedom (Reuters)
Queen Rania shared this sweet snap this week in celebration of Princess Iman and Princess Salma’s birthdays
Prince Albert and Princess Charlene attended the inaugural ‘Monte-Carlo Gala For The Global Ocean’ gala on Thursday night in what might by my favourite evening look for the princess to date.
The Dutch monarchy released stunning new portraits of Queen Máxima, Princess Amalia, Princess Alexia and Princess Arianne, taken by Erwin Olaf
We end the week with a clip of Prince Harry watching volleyball at the Invictus games, seated next to Hayley and Emily Henson, wife and daughter of Harry’s friend, former Invictus athlete David Henson. So sweet.
And one more I missed- On September 30, Princess Hisako attended the 29th Super Housing Fair in Nagasaki. Her white boater hat with lime green trim is adorable!
I also missed Princess Benedikte’s visit to Gardehusarregimentets Hesteskadron on September 28 in her repeated raspberry felt hat with concentric circles and black feather trim.
It was lovely, thank you! I’ve just located some more photos of Princess Annemarie’s modified pillbox hat which appears to have black faux stress marks over it. It’s a very odd combination with her white eyelet dress.
Princess Annemarie also wore a bright pink headpiece during this visit
I hope you have a lovely holiday, HatQueen, and thanks very much for all the preparations you’ve made for our entertainment over the next three weeks!