Last Saturday’s Trooping the Colour ceremony in London included two more royal hats! Prince Sebastian of Luxembourg, in the blue plumed hat of the Irish Guards and Prince Joseph Wenzel of Liechtenstein, in the red plumed hat of the Coldstream Guards, both participated in the parade.
King Harald and Queen Sonja visited the county of Nordland on Tuesday. The queen donned a weather-proof red fedora hat for the visit.
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Kongeparet innledet i formiddag fylkesbesøket til Nordland i Sørfold. Fokus under besøket var realfagsdagen der alle barna i kommunen deltar - fra barnehaven til 10. klasse. Besøket avsluttet med at barnehavebarna utfordret Kongen og Dronningen til å spille et matematisk dataspill. En utfordring Kongeparet tok på strak arm. Foto: Det kongelige hoff #kongehuset #kongen #kongharald #dronningen #dronningsonja #fylkestur #straumen skole #sørfold #nordland
Crown Princess Victoria arrived for the annual Polar Music Prize Wednesday night in a stunning red Stylein gown beautifully accessorized with an edgy Maria Nesdotter gold plated silver headpiece and floral earrings.
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Kronprinsessan Victoria bar förutom sin röda klänning diadem och örhängen. ⛓ Är utsmyckningarna på diademet i själva verket hårdrockshyllande nitar? ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Foto: HENRIK MONTGOMERY/TT ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Crown princess Victoria wore a tiara and earrings.
Yesterday, Princess Anne, in her role as Commandant-in-Chief of the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry (Princess Royal’s Volunteer Corps), unveiled a sculpture as part of the UK’s WWI centenary commemorations. She dressed in period uniform for the event- a uniform that suits her handsomely!
The following new millinery designs caught my eye this week:
Cream straw halo brimmed design with beautiful pearl centered bows from London-based Merve Bayindir
Black straw button percher with veil and statement floral trim from UK milliner Bundle McLaren
Silver straw bergere with lace trim and silk ribbons from Irish milliner Teresa Nugent
Graphic royal blue and white perspex, vinyl & straw saucer from British brand Martha Lynn Millinery
Fuchsia straw button percher with explosion of pink, orange and white feathers from German milliner Nicki Marquardt
Sleek, sculptural vertical twist percher in rosy taupe shantung silk and white crin from UK milliner Dillon Wallwork
Prettiest ombre blue beret percher with delicate floral trim from British milliner Sarah Cant
Raspberry straw mushroom brim picture hat with bows and painterly roses from UK brand Fi Graham Millinery
Handsome blue and white straw fedora with striped hatband from Ghanan milliner Velma Owusu Bempah
Princess Alexandra’s daughter-in-law, Julia Ogilvy, recently graduated from the Harvard Divinity School. She gave an address in chapel back in March about an event that ignited her passion for social justice and started her on a path back to study. (Harvard University).
Fascinating and insightful interview with fashion historian Kate Strasdin on the “Dressed” podcast on the fashion of Queen Alexandra. Strasdin’s book, Queen Alexandra: Inside the Royal Wardrobe was published last year following a decade of reseatch. The interview is certainly worth a listen!
And finally, the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall were in Ireland and Northern Ireland this week. I love that for their walk on Derrynane beach in County Kerry yesterday, the Duchess kicked off her shoes to enjoy the feel of sand beneath her toes.
Photos from social media and Getty as indicated