This Week’s Extras

Royal Hats

On Monday, Empress Michiko attended the 70th anniversary of the Japanese Nursing Association in Tokyo in a mushroom grey rimmed saucer with green and grey plaid origami bow. Also that day, she and the Emperor attended a ceremony to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the enforcement of Local Autonomy Act- her hat was a repeated white saucer with dark olive ombre bow and floral embellishment

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On Wednesday, members of the Imperial Royal family attended a memorial service for late Prince Norihito of Takamado (Princess Hisako’s late husband, father of Princess Tsuguko, Princess Ayako and Mrs. Noriko Senge) was held at Toshimagaoka Imperial Cemetery in Tokyo. As expected, those in attendance wore demure black brimless hats (Imperial Family Of Japan).

For the second day of her state visit to Ghana yesterday, Queen Margrethe repeated her white straw hat

Grand Duchess Maria Teresa helped Princess Stéphanie try on a cosy knitted hat (with gigantic pompom) yesterday when the two visited an international bazaar and the resulting photos are quite sweet

Respected Norwegian royal reporter Kjell Arne Totland‏ reported this week that Crown Princess Mette-Marit has returned to work after treatment for Benign Postional Vertigo. This condition, which leaves one feeling like feeling like their head is spinning from the inside, could explain Mette-Marit’s millinery choices (or lack thereof) in recent years. 

The new millinery designs that caught my eye this week included:

Natural straw saucer with striking twist ‘flames’ from Australian milliner Marilyn Van den Berg
Striking fuchsia percher with frayed navy tulle pouf by Bundle McLaren
Red straw boater with floral applique trim by Tasmania based Cessiah Alice
Emerald felt fedora with jewelled fuchsia hatband from Jess Collett
Sweet pink straw percher trimmed in a mass of pink crin calla lilies from Goldust Millinery
Large dotted saucer slice hat from British milliner Nerida Fraiman
Black felt boater with veil from Texas based Milli Starr Millinery
Rust velvet felt percher with orange and red origami trim from Sarah Cant
Sharp navy fedora with side bow custom made by The Saucy Milliner for Sophie Trudeau
Dramatic red garbo hat in Peachblossom felt from Philip Treacy

And from Jane Taylor, this purple velvet percher with dusty rose and purple ombre pleated crin ruffle. So luxe.

 Royal Hats

A thanksgiving scene from the lens of James Ogilvy. I hope all you American readers had a wonderful holiday!

2 thoughts on “This Week’s Extras

  1. I just looked up benign positional vertigo. It seems very unpleasant, and with no certain cure either. I do hope Mette-Marit can find relief.
    Maria-Theresa and Stephanie’s fun at the fair brought a big smile to my face.
    And James Ogilvie’s landscape photo is like a classic painting — beautiful.

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