This Week’s Extras

Royal Hats

King Carl Gustaf in his trusty fedora last weekend for a visit to Vilhelmina

The Belgian King and Queen with their four children, all in cozy hats while on a skiing holiday

Crown Prince Haakon has been spotted at numerous Winter Olympics events in Pyeong Chang this week in a navy wool hat with Norgwegian flag. On Wednesday, Crown Princess Mette-Marit visited the site for the future Cathedral of Hope, to be built with recycled plastic gathered from the ocean, in a floppy navy wool hat. (Royal House of Norway)

Tatiana Santo Domingo Casiraghi shared this throwback photo to a past visit to Carnival in Rio in a floral crown

The following new millinery designs caught my eye this week:

Oversize pale blue saucer with crin brim edge and pastel trim by UK milliner Merve Bayindir
Jewel toned trilbys with textural patterned hatbands by new UK brand Karasu London
Exquisite design in pleated pink crin from Munich based milliner Nicki Marquardt
Très chic rain hat in maroon water repellent cotton from Australian milliner Helen Kaminsky
Sculpted sky blue straw saucer percher with lace trim from UK brand Layla Leigh Millinery
Coral straw boater with bows and net overlay from Australian brand Jill and Jack Millinery
Striking tri-colour blocked oversize fedora with flying bow from UK milliner Lisa Tan
Teal leather pillbox base percher with giant spring bloom from Tasmanian Cessiah Alice Millinery
Lovely use of black net on this felt design with pork pie crown from Australian milliner Meg Rafter

I don’t imagine we’ll see these on royal heads but the saucer and percher designs trimmed with food by Israeli milliner Maor Zabar are most certainly memorable.

 Royal Hats

Princess Märtha Louise, who is an accomplished equestrian, showed that talent for this sport has passed to a new generation of Norwegian royal family members with this video of her daughter Leah’s first international competition.

The entire Danish royal family joined Queen Margrethe to watch soldiers from the Royal Guard bring Prince Henrik’s remains to Parliament’s church in Copenhagen last night, where it will remain for members of the public to visit until Monday.

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19 thoughts on “This Week’s Extras

  1. King Carl Gustaf of Sweden during Olympic Games on February 17
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  2. Prince Albert at the Olympic games on February 18
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  3. Oh, my, that Merve Bayindir saucer is just dreamy. The Maor Zabar food hats may not be very royal, but I hope they appear at Ladies Day at Ascot.

    Lovely to see the Danish royal family. It’s so important to be together in hard times.

  4. Princess Hisako attended the Hockey Japan League Awards on February 12th:

    Princess Kiko visited Hiroshima on February 13th-14th:

    Princess Nobuko attended a forum for Women’s Healthcare Awareness and Menopause Network Society on March 5th:

    • Thanks, Maja but Princess Nobuko’s event is from 2016.

      For those interested, here’s a closer look at her forest green pillbox with giant ric rac trim. The same trim is on the collar and cuffs of her lace dress and isn’t something we often see on a royal hat!

      • Thanks, HatQueen! When I looked at this larger photo on my laptop, I could see the detail of both the hat and dress quite well. For some reason, it’s barely visible on my tablet.

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