Princess Hisako visited Fukui Prefecture Monday and Tuesday this week to participate in the 130th anniversary ceremony of the Japan Red Cross Fukui Prefecture branch; She also visited the Red Cross Hospital, Sakai children’s science museum and a life-size dinosaur exhibit at JR Fukui Station. Princess Hisako wore two hats during the visit,a simple white straw design with pleated hatband for the anniversary ceremony and for the other engagements during the visit, a more interesting black and white straw design with pork pie crown and wide brim. I believe both hats have been previously worn.
Duchess of Castro shared this snap, with her husband on holiday in Portugal, in a straw summer hat
The following new millinery designs caught my eye this week:
Lemon yellow straw trilby designs with feather trim from British brand Vivien Sheriff Ltd.
Large pink straw saucer with stunning black feathers from Irish milliner Suzanne Ryan
Lovely purple beret percher with straw and feather leaves from Australian milliner Karen Bailey
Natural straw hat with amazing, floating straw flower trim from French milliner Laurence Bossion
Punchy orange sideswept straw disc with floral circle from Dublin-based Ashleigh Myles Millinery
Huge white sidesweep saucer with flowers and silk organza ruffles from Rachel Trevor Morgan
Such a pretty and textural cream halo bandeau with flowers from Australian milliner Danica Erard
Blue and mint picture hat with a layers of texture from London based Turkish milliner Merve Bayindir
Lilac snakeskin saucer with swirl of black feathers from London based Awon Golding Millinery
Surprised that the unveiling of a new statue of Queen Elizabeth in Gravesend, Kent on Thursday hasn’t been picked up more in royal news circles- what do you think of the likeness? (On The Thames)
Princess Mako’s fiancee, Kei Komuro, has quietly gone to study law in New York. Well, almost quietly, until the Imperial Household Agency staged a press conference to correct a minor detail and completely blew the ‘quietly’ part. Do you also smell interference from the IHA? (New York Times)
Fantastic photograph of Prince Harry’s visit to Lesotho last month, taken by Chris Jackson
Great snap taken by Crown Princess Mary of her family at the beach
We end this week with this delightful clip of The Band of The Royal Logistic Corp. playing an apt tune after the changing of the guard ceremony at Buckingham Palace. So fun!
Photos from Sankei