This Week’s Extras

Queen Silvia celebrated Swedish National Day, along with the king, in Ludvika last Thursday in a repeated ivory felt calot hat with silk flower and brown feather trim. Festivities later in the day saw the Queen and adult princesses in folk costume with traditional white cotton folded hats.

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Also on Thursday, Prince Harry was in uniform to preside over the annual Founder’s Day Parade at the Royal Hospital Chelsea (a retirement and nursing home for former members of the British Army). Royal Hospital residents, known as Chelsea Pensioners, wore their distinctive tri-corn hats.
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On Thursday, Emperor Emeritus Akihito and Empress Emerita Michiko conducted rites related to the abdication at the Musashi Imperial Graveyard in Tokyo. The empress emerita repeated a slate grey veiled saucer with knotted bow.
On Saturday, members of the Imperial royal family attended the 5th anniversary memorial ceremony for Prince Katsura. The Imperial royal women, who included the Empress, the late Prince’s mother, Princess Yoriko and sister,  Yasuko Konoe (formerly Princess Yasuko of Mikasa) all wore black hats.


Infanta Elena and her father, King Juan Carlos, attended the men’s singles final match yesterday at the French Open Tennis tournament in Paris in summery straw fedora hats
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The following new millinery designs caught my eye this week:
Wonderful dusky pink embellished bandeau (see the detail!) by Scottish label Angels and Insects Edinburgh
Exquisite veil on this black button percher with white silk flowers from British brand Lock & Co.
Elegant coral sinamay teardrop with crin layered bow by Irish milliner Edel Black
Fantastic pink straw boater with animated bow & hand-dyed pheasant feathers from British milliner Ian Bennett
Adore the shape and movement on this royal blue straw veiled headpiece by Irish brand Marc Millinery
Wonderful black percher with white oversize pinwheel flower by London-based Spanish milliner Rafa Peinador
Prettiest textured straw button percher with ombre straw ruffle by British milliner Ellie Vallerini
Trios of lovely lilac and pale grey designs by Italian milliner Guiliana Mio
Love the unique swirling curves this denim blue straw design from British label John Boyd
Cream straw button percher with amazing ombre fuchsia & aubergine crin trim by British milliner Tracy Miller
White and yellow marabou feather fluff hat by London-based milliner Awon Golding

Great family photo released by the Danish court on the occasion of Prince Joachim’s 50th birthday

The Duke of Edinburgh celebrates an incredible 98th birthday today and I’m sure you join me in wishing him the happiest of birthdays.
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And finally, Royal Ascot is only a week away…

 

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7 thoughts on “This Week’s Extras

  1. Princess Beatrix during the celebration of the 250th anniversary of the Batavian Society of Experimental Philosophy at the city hall in Rotterdam.

  2. Happy Birthday Prince Phillip! Fabulous hat he’s wearing!

    Love the fun photos from Sweden’s National Day!

    So great to see the Emperor Emeritus Akihito and Empress Emerita Michiko looking elegant as always.

    Great fedora on Infanta Elena.

    What a fabulous family photo of Prince Joachim’s family.

    The dusky pink embellished bandeau by Scottish label Angels and Insects Edinburgh is fit for Queen Beyonce!
    I’d like to see Autumn Phillips in the veiled black button percher with white silk flowers from British brand Lock & Co.
    Really, really love the coral sinamay teardrop with crin layered bow by Irish milliner Edel Black. I think it’s a style that the Duchess of Sussex wears so well and the color would look elegant on her.
    The pink boater by Ian Bennett is a standout. I think Princess Eugenie would look amazing in it.
    The royal blue straw veiled headpiece by Irish brand Marc Millinery would be perfect for Princess Beatrice.
    The black percher with white oversize pinwheel flower by London-based Spanish milliner Rafa Peinador would be perfect for Princess Haya at Ascot.
    I cannot choose between the trio of lovely lilac and pale grey designs by Italian milliner Guiliana Mio. The York Princesses would look divine in all.

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