This Week’s Extras

Queen Elizabeth attended church last Sunday in Scotland, accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh, in her ecru silk embroidered wool hat with diagonal crown and wired sequin flower trim by Angela Kelly.

Empress Michiko in a mushroom greige saucer hat with coordinating silver threaded plaid bow on Monday for the International Academy for Production Engineering General Assembly at the University of Tokyo

The Danish Crown Princely family in traditional costume Thursday on the first day of their visit to the Faroe Islands. On Friday, Crown Prince Frederik sported a smart plaid cap while Crown Princess Mary kept warm in a knit hat and the family looked very smart at a reception they hosted aboard the royal yacht Dannebrog

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Princess Beatrix opened a Huis Doorn sculpture exhibition Friday afternoon in a bright blue straw bumper hat

The following new millinery designs caught my eye this week:

Mulberry felt percher beret covered in jewel centered orchids from British brand Jenny Roberts Millinery
Fascinators CAN be so pretty! Love the movement on this one’s pearl trim from Bristol milliner Annabel Allen
British milliner Dillon Wallwork showing that beige is not necessarily boring with this large, veiled straw design
Adore the colour blocking on this black, blue and plum jeweled fedora from US brand Lifted Millinery
Pink straw percher with beautiful white leather flowers from Yorkshire milliner Justine Bradley Hill
Striking black felt beret made by British milliner Claire Catchpole who specializes in vintage designs
Basket weave, heart shaped straw percher hat with veil from Danish milliner Susanne Juul
Perfect cream bow on this cocoa straw summer hat from LA-based brand Elmira Hats
Fuchsia lace headpiece with chartreuse feathers & curled quills from Australian milliner Neil Grigg

 Royal Hats

Our friends over at Luxarazzi linked to this  interesting Irish interview with Archduke Imre of Austria about his family’s imperial legacy.

Beautiful shots shared by the Swedish royal family of their summer vacations

Princess Estelle formally started school this week and looked to be taking the transition with an effortless smile

Prince Alexander of Sweden undertook his first royal engagement in Södermanland (his duchy) on Thursday to officially open his namesake walking trail and an observation deck at Gisesjön in Nynäs nature reserve park.

We wrap up this week with a rooftop view shared by the British royal family of the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace.

6 thoughts on “This Week’s Extras

  1. Always good to see Princess Beatrix. She really owns this shade of blue. I’m intrigued by the hatpin, which looks like a handmade glass bead.

  2. How wonderful to see Prince Philip out and about so soon after his surgery! Thank you, Maja, for that link to the article with so many additional photos. I was surprised that Sophie was not wearing a hat — I had gotten the impression that hats were more or less required for royal women at Craithie Church.

    Lovely to see Empress Michiko also. Between her and HM, this seems to be the weekend for neutral colors!

    • Sophie and/or Louise have been at Balmoral for three Sundays and they haven’t worn a hat for any of their church visits. I don’t remember Sophie forgoing a hat at church with the Queen before.

  3. Be still my beating heart! What a beauty the Elmira Hall hat is along with the other views on the Instagram link. The Dillon Wallwork hat is another beauty – the close-up picture of the roses is quite beautiful.

  4. > Seeing the Japanese imperial couple always brings a happy smile to my face. And there’s something about Empress Michiko’s unique style which seems to connect perfectly with who she is and works every time. Lovely hat and suit.
    > Archduke Imre’s observations – well worth reading.
    >I’m really noticing the wonderful quality of the trims on the featured hats this week. Those leather roses on hat #5 Justine Bradley Hill are amazing!

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