This Week’s Extras

Royal Hats

Queen Elizabeth in a very familiar (and much worn) blue hat for church last weekend at Sandringham. Princess Anne repeated a brown fur brimless hat.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge wrapped up their visit to Norway yesterday with some more winter recreation with Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit. William sported the Navy Snow Star Bobble Hat from Gandys London while Kate wore the cream chunky knit Jasmine Beanie from Barts.  Crown Princess Mette-Marit wore the black Caid deluxe cashmere knit hat from Zadig & Voltaire.

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Lady Amelia Windsor styled for editorial shots in a bead trimmed beret

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The following new millinery designs caught my eye this week:

 Unexpected addition of brim studs on trilby hats from UK milliner Jess Collett
Simply elegant winter white saucer with crystal detail from Scottish milliner Maggie Mowbray
Royal blue oversize fedora with emerald hatband from Oxfordshire based Nicola de Selincourt
Fascinating 3D printed red halo hat (finished with real ribbon ties) from Australian brand Jill and Jack Millinery
Interesting shape on this blue straw hat with peaked crown and oval brim from German milliner Nicki Marquardt
Wonderfully luxe updated take on a newsboy cap in green felt by UK based Mind Your Bonce
Orange straw show stopping sculptural cocktail hat from British milliner Tracy Chaplin
Stunning denim blue saucer with dark feather trim from London based Bundle McLaren

And the loveliest red straw picture hat with dancing bow from Australian milliner Louise MacDonald

 Royal Hats

Lovely new portraits released for Princess Beatrix’s 80th birthday, including a spectacular set with her grandchildren. Click on the photo sets below to enlarge.


King Felipe of Spain celebrated his 50th birthday by awarding the Princess of Asturias with the Order of the Golden Fleece in a ceremony at the Royal Palace


The Prince of Wales showed his excellent timing (and impressive ribbon cutting skills) opening the restored Cotswold Canals in Stroud

Princess Charlene shared this sweet first moment of Princess Gabriella learning to ski.

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Princess Gabriella’s first time on skis (Age 3)

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14 thoughts on “This Week’s Extras

  1. I’m so pleased to see the furry and knit hats continue to appear.
    >Princess Anne’s simple hat works a treat with the flourish of her romantic cape-coat – the whole effect is spot on. Some younger blonde royals would look also good in this outfit – Zara, Beatrice and especially Autumn come to mind.
    >Katherine shows yet again how to choose a beanie with style to complement one’s jacket, while her companions model the non-stylish options. She is looking radiant in recent pics, and her mastery of winter hat style highlights this so well!

  2. I adore the photos of Princess Beatrix and her grandchildren hanging off the balcony. So charming!

    The white hat from Scottish milliner Maggie Mowbray is so stunning. I would love to see that on a Royal head – Zara Tindall or Autumn Phillips.

    The red 3D hat reminds me so much of something Princess Margaret wore.

    My Grandmother used to have a hat in the exact same olive green felt that is seen in Mind Your Bonce hat. I’ll have to search for it. It’s a little worn around the edges, but a beautiful 1940’s style.

    Great “Round Up” as always Hat Queen! Thank you!

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