This Week’s Extras

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.

On June 8, Princess Yoriko of Mikasa and her granddaughters, Princess Akiko and Yoko, donned black veiled bumper hats for a memorial service for the late Prince Yoshihito of Katsura who passed away in 2014 (Imperial Family of Japan)
Autumn Philips in a casual straw trilby last Sunday, June 10, watching polo at the Beaufort Polo Club
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King Harald and Queen Sonja visited the county of Nordland on Tuesday. The queen donned a weather-proof red fedora hat for the visit.

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.

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


 Royal Hats

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.

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Photos from social media and Getty as indicated

11 thoughts on “This Week’s Extras

  1. What a comprehensive and fascinating roundup. It takes me several days to investigate it all, so I don’t always get to make a timely comment, but I do appreciate every post. Thanks!

  2. C P Victoria’s headband seems very plain and not very exciting and her earrings are just ok but her best accessory is Prince Daniel – he looks terrific !

  3. Just look at Princess Anne in that uniform – doesn’t she look great ? Look at the nipped in waist and the red lipstick – ( gosh she looks like her mother there ) – looks like she’s enjoying it !

  4. I admire Julia Ogilvy very much – she is such a smart lady. She always looks so “put together” and of course her hats are fabulous !

  5. Princess Kiko visited the Imperial Palace for the customary rituals before traveling abroad on June 1st

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