Today, Princess Kako attended a memorial service for victims of the 1923 Great Kanto Earthquake at the Metropolitan Memorial Hall in Tokyo. She wore a sedate black silk covered hat with wide hatband and short kettle brim.
Also today, Queen Elizabeth was joined by Princess Anne and Vice Admiral Timothy Laurence for Sunday service at Crathie Kirk in Scotland. The Queen repeated a raspberry Rachel Trevor Morgan hat with sidesweeping short brim and felt feather trim. Princess Anne wore a new brown felt trilby with extended brim and what looks like a spray of feathers on the side by Amy Morris-Adams, different from the very similar brown trilby with side bow she wore for the first time LAST Sunday.
White straw boater hat with lace overlaid brim by German brand MATAdesign
Exquisitely dramatic black lace headpiece by UK-based Italian milliner Guilia Mio
Pink buntal button with delightful ruffled swoosh from Australian milliner Rachel Henry
Rust felt pillbox with black pleated ombre trim by British milliner Jane Taylor
White percher with swirling black feathers from British milliner George Durdy
Copper straw hat with relaxed crown, wide brim and feathers by German milliner Nicky Marquardt
Purple silk abaca turban with magenta leather orchids by Australian brand Murley and Co.
Emerald silk covered button percher with crin ovelay and gold feather by Czech milliner Jolanta Kotabova
Cream and poppy red straw hat with marvelous side sweeping brim by Dutch milliner Myra van de Korput
Fantastic black straw hat with rainbow tipped ostrich feathers by Anthony Peto Chapelier
We end this week with an August 27 performance”The Swan” by Saint-Saëns by Empress Emerita Michiko and flutist Karl-Heinz Schütz (jump to 0:30 to start)
Photos from social media as indicated
The photos from Princess Ingrid’s confirmation were wonderful. I adore the traditional outfits, and, in particular her bunad.
I’m impressed by Pierre Casiraghi donating his boat and sailing with Greta Thunberg. I can’t imagine how arduous that journey was. She sure is a wonderful force for change.
What a lovely performance by Empress Emerita Michiko! It’s wonderful to see her talents on display.
– The green felt cloche by Contempromental Millinery is quite lovely. It would look lovely on Princess Marie.
– I really like the ruffled swoosh on the pink button by Rachel Henry. It has such beautiful flow. Lady Louise would look lovely in this.
– Jane Taylor’s rust felt pillbox is luxurious. I adore the unusual color. I think the Countess of Wessex could wear this color well.
– What a stylish copper straw hat with relaxed crown by German milliner Nicky Marquardt. The color and crown shape remind me of the 1930’s style. I think CP Mary or Queen Mathilde would wear this so well.
– Beautiful, vibrant colors on the silk abaca turban by Australian brand Murley and Co. I love orchids and these are exceptional. Queen Maxima would look beautiful in this.
– What an exquisite poppy red straw hat with side sweeping brim by Myra van de Korput. I’m fascinated by the brim. It’s quite beautiful. This would look so lovely on Queen Mathilde, or CP Mary or the Countess of Wessex
– The black straw hat with rainbow tipped ostrich feathers by Anthony Peto Chapelier is a riot. Princess Haya could pull this stylish hat off.
– I love the yellow straw picture hat by The Essential Hat. Queen Maxima would look wonderful in this.
Princess Astrid also wore a hat at the confirmation, but it’s hard to find photos of her I can share.
You can see her in this post, as well as better photos of other hatted royals in attendance:
Infanta Elena on August 27
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Crown Princess Mary’s hat is definitely not a calot or pillbox, it’s a headwrap.
Great photos of the Norwegians. I especially like the image of Princess Ingrid showing off her bunad with a twirl. How extra-special to have her grandmother help with its creation.
Any event with kimonos is a treat, and the African ladies brought some beautiful textiles, too.
Last week, I noticed the drama in the new designs; this week, I’m especially appreciating the unusual colors — copper, soft emerald, purple with magenta, rainbow ostrich feathers, and especially the lime-accented blue from Wies.
And how lovely to see the Empress Emeritus pursuing her music in retirement!
This edition of royal news is particularly interesting. Thanks again HQ!
I love the beautiful traditional Norwegian dresses, each one different and all so colourful. Interesting to learn more about these bunads.
Charming video of Empress Emerita Michiko, comforting to think that life is somewhat more relaxed for the Imperial couple after their retirement.
I love the sunny, yellow and technically complex spring hat from The Essential Hat/Catherine Ellen.
And thank you for featuring my “Dimanche” hat!
Wies- I wanted to say that I really admire how you took a traditional millinery shape on the “Dimanche” hat and updated it with a very modern colour scheme. The pale blue, navy and lime works so well!
…and the patterning created by the honeycomb veil over the lime is so sharp!
Thank you, HatQueen.
The disadvantage of such a bold colour scheme is that it would only work with outfits in certain hues, where the hat could be the focus point. When making my collection I can do as I please, but in real life, people usually want their accessories to fit in with clothes they already have!
I’m sorry to hear that, Wies! I would think that such a gorgeous hat would certainly merit the purchase of a new dress!
Well, I think I would certainly want new dresses with every hat I bought, only I don’t think I could afford my own hats if I had to buy them.
Here’s another view of Crown Princess Victoria’s headpiece
She has worn something similar in green, but I prefer this one since the color shows up so beautifully against her hair.
Indeed- one of my favourites on her! See it here. As far as headpieces go, both are great.
Crown Princess Victoria’s dark green hat is also by Örjan Jakobsson.
Princess Astrid of Norway has a similar one in blue. I wonder if it’s by the same milliner.
Yes, I reported it as such, under his “Parant Parant” label.
Princess Astrid’s hat with similar blue flowers isn’t from Jakobsson- he only makes headpieces so far.