This Week’s Extras

The Duchess of Northumberland hosted the Prince of Wales for a day away of engagements on September 12 in a white pompom trimmed grey wool tam o’shanter

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Back on September 15, Princess Helene of Yugoslavia (granddaughter of Regent Prince Paul of Yugoslavia and King Umberto II of Italy) and  married Stanislas Fougeron in Villeprevost, France. In the final photo below, you’ll see Princess Lea of Belgium in the second row in a cream floral trouser ensemble with wide brimmed hat.

The Prince of Wales in military hats on September 22 to present a new Guidon to The Queen’s own Yeomanry and this morning to present medals to members of The Royal Regiment of Scotland’s Black Watch 3rd Battalion.

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The Duchess of Cambridge atttended her friend Sophie Carter’s wedding last weekend in a cornflower blue silk flower and crin bandeau headpiece from Juliette Botterill. It’s such a pretty colour but the combination of this design with the matching dress and coat reads too twee for my liking.

Crown Prince Frederik visited Frederikshavn in military uniform on Monday to celebrate the city’s 200th anniversary

King Carl Gustaf visited several sites in Östergötland on Thursday in his trusty brown fedora hat. 

Princess Hisako and Crown Princess Masako both wore hats in fresh green hues this week- Princess Hisako officially closed the 7th Special Olympics National Summer Games in Aichi on Wednesday in this cream hat with green hatband and starburst bow while Crown Princess Masako wore this pistachio green bowler with brocade hatband on Thursday at the World Social Science Forum in Fukuoka.

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Princess Camilla of Bourbon-Two Sicilies brought her daughters to a Fashion 4 Development event in New York. Her younger daughter, Princess Chiara, sported a red feathered fascinator.

The following new millinery designs caught my eye this week:

Camel felt beret with amazing leather applique and pearls from Scottish brand Angels & Insects Edinburgh
Luxuriously beautiful plum velvet percher hat with crin pleated ruffle from British milliner Jane Taylor
Silk abacca twisted bandeau headpieces from Australian brand Millinery By Mel
Striking black lace covered fedora with silk orchid trim from Dutch milliner Wies Mauduit
Raspberry felt hat with jaunty brim and relaxed crown from Danish milliner Susanne Juul
Stunning white percher with black floral trim from Guangzhou-based brand Vivian Blooms
Ice blue saucer with eye-catching, sliced leather curvy trim from Munich milliner Nicki Marquardt
Pink pearlescent leather percher with fuchsia flower from Tasmanian milliner Cessiah Alice
Black and white houndstooth straw percher with black ostrich pouf from Brisbane milliner Meg Rafter
Whimsical (and very tall!) design of pleated crin ruffles in rainbow hues from British milliner Bundle McLaren

 

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Much has been written about the Duchess of Sussex’s first charity project in support of the Hubb Community Kitchen. Take time to read the cookbook’s forward (see it here)– clearly written in her own voice, it’s compelling and beautiful.

Mike and Zara Tindall joined the first leg of the Blue Marine Foundation fundraiser cycle ride from London to Monaco last week (they joined in from London to Dover).

Prince Albert and Princess Charlene brought along Princess Gabriella and Prince Jacques for a ceremony yesterday to christen two yachts.

Beautiful images shared from the Duke of Cambridge’s visit to Africa this week


We end this week with another stunning landscape photo from James Ogilvy. Have a great weekend, everyone!

Photos from social media and Getty Images as indicated; Sankei and The Asahi Shimbun via Getty

 

11 thoughts on “This Week’s Extras

  1. Lovely to read the D. of Sussex’s introduction to the Community Kitchen Cookbook. She expresses her thoughts and feelings very freely and very well.
    And thank you, Hat Queen, for featuring my black lace fedora!

  2. A few more hats from Princess Helene’s wedding:
    Princess Léa of Belgium:
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    Princess Hermine of Clermont Tonnerre:
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    • Prince Serge of Yugoslavia and his wife Eleonora Rajneri:
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      Princess Maria Pia of Bourbon Parme:
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    • Princess Tania of Bourbon Parme:
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      Princess Amelie of Bourbon Parme:
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    • And the mother of the groom, Marie-Christine Fougeron, wore a wonderful green hat:
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  3. I do agree about Kate’s blue headpiece, it’s just an overly matchy look and a bit matronly. Shame as the individual pieces are quite good.

    Camilla B2C’s daughters are a hoot; they’re her absolute mini-mes…

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