The Royal House of Norway released a new photo of Princess Ingrid last weekend, taken by her father Crown Prince Haakon, to mark her 14th birthday.
King Carl Gustaf in his trusty fedora and Queen Silvia in a fur hat on Tuesday for their visit to Kiruna (Swedish Monarchy)
Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel, Princess Estelle and Prince Oscar in cosy knit wool hats to open a multisports facility in Daniel’s hometown on Thursday. The prince also donned hockey gear for a charity match.
Her Majesty Margareta, Custodian of the Crown, celebrated her nation’s Union Day on January 24 in a black wool hat with a brown fur cuff bumper brim (Royal Family of Romania)
Princess Kiko wore a new black felt cloche with diagonal crown wrap on Wednesday to the Japanese Olympic team’s send off to the Pyeong Chang Olympics. While so similar to Queen Elizabeth’s diagonal wrapped crown cloche hats, this one somehow feels much more modern and sleek.
Also on Wednesday, Princess Alexandra wore a black hat with grey faux fur cuff brim for a visit to The Old Moat Garden Centre in Epsom.
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Yesterday, Princess Alexandra, Patron of Richmond Fellowship, visited The Old Moat Garden Centre in Epsom. The Princess toured the centre and met with people who are supported by The Old Moat, as well as Richmond Fellowship volunteers and staff members. HRH was also presented with a posy which was made by the centre's service users. The Old Moat, which is run by Richmond Fellowship, offers people with mental health problems the chance to enrol on training and work experience programmes. These include courses on contract gardening, vegetable and fruit production and barista training.
The following new millinery designs caught my eye this week:
Feathered Philip Treacy masterpieces here and here on the Valentino show runway in Paris
Interesting shape on this teardrop saucer with silk rose trim by Jane Taylor
Black leather button with net veil brim and cream leather flowers from Australian brand Jill and Jack Millinery
Two brimless designs from Bundle McLaren with a wonderful feather flourish and green feather overlay
Lavishly trimmed cocktail hat by Australian brand Millinery by Mel proves brown hats aren’t always boring
Classic black straw upsweep with white feather flowers from Marilyn Vanden Berg
Bumper with the most charming bow in the loveliest shade of blue from UK brand Mind Your Bonce
Sharp red straw boater with striped navy and white ribbon trim from Australian milliner Julia Watson
Simple, wearable but beautiful grey felt hat with upturned brim from Dutch milliner Myra van de Korput
A trio of whimsically embellished helmets from New York milliner Carol Markel
And an exquisite lace, silk flower and net veil headpiece from Vivienne Sheriff’s upcoming summer collection.
Congratulations to Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank on the announcement of their engagement. While we’ve yet to hear details, this means potentially two major hatted events (in addition to Trooping the Colour and Ascot etc.) for the British Royal Family in 2018. BRING ON THE HATS.
Peek at the lovely photo King Albert and Queen Paola used for their Christmas card this season
Prince Jacques of Monaco and Princess Gabriella of Monaco accompanied their parents last night for the annual ceremony of Sainte-Devote
We end this week with a The Prince of Wales reading “My Heart’s In The Highlands”, shared in honor of poet Robert Burns’ birthday yesterday.