This Week’s Extras

Empress Masako in a white silk covered hat for the opening ceremony of the National Cultural Festival and National Arts & Culture Festival for People with Disabilities in Niigata on Monday.
Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit in cosy hats while on a visit to Dovrefjell on Tuesday
Sheikha Moza Bint Nasser looking characteristically glamorous this week for meetings at Georgetown University and the World Bank

Princess Beatrix and the Prince of Wales attended a parade on the Ginkelse Heide on the outskirts of Arnhem this morning to commemorate the the 75th anniversary of ‘Operation Market Garden’ in September 1944 which marked the beginning of the liberation of the Netherlands. Princess Beatrix wore a black straw bumper hat and the Prince Of Wales wore the burgundy beret of his uniform of Colonel in Chief of The Parachute Regiment
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Josine Droogendijk, author of the “Mode Koningin Maxima” (Queen Maxima’s Fashion) blog, wrote a fascinating post this week about all 234 of Maxima’s hats!
The following new millinery designs caught my eye this week:
Midnight blue trilby with piped hatband and peacock feathers by British milliner Bundle MacLaren
Fantastic sculptural ikat-print turban with vertical lift by Australian milliner Meghan Briton
Handpainted purple and gold fedora from Italian hatmaker Borsalino
Acid green straw boater hat with black trim and silver stars by Australian milliner Cynthia Jones-Bryson Millinery
Black and white percher and scarlet fur felt teardrop beret with double bow by British milliner Tracey Miller
Delicate blue silk floral headpiece by Australian milliner Meredith McMaster
Black straw percher with gravity-defying trim by German brand Hutkunst Ana
Wonderful parade of designs from Dutch milliner Wies Mauduit (I adore this black lace brim!)
Such unique, angular trim on this tangerine straw hat with printed brim from Aussie brand Contempromental Millinery

And from Irish milliner Caithriona King, this natural straw saucer with soaring pink trim

Princess Kako wore a beautiful kimono on Monday in Austria to meet President Alexander Van der Bellen
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And we close with this stunning sunset portrait of Princess Tatiana of Greece, taken by Prince Nikolaos

Photos from social media as indicated

14 thoughts on “This Week’s Extras

  1. I’d like to ask you to make some correction. Princess “Kako” visited Austria and Princess “Kiko” is her mother. (It’s a little confusing!)

  2. Prince Charles and Princess Beatrix at the 60th anniversary of the Battle of Arnhem in 2004

  3. Ok, Shanon, what do you think of the blue trilby for CP Victoria? I think the sportiness would suit her. I don’t remember seeing Princess Beatrice in a bumper, but the copper crown of the Rubina Millinery would be great with her hair. And the blush Alana English for Sophie’s Ascot line-up?

    Hoping the Japanese Enthronement brings many royal guests in new hats!

    • – GREAT choice for the Bundle MacLaren trilby mittenmary! CP Victoria would look great in it for both the color and sportiness you suggest.
      – Another great choice for the Rubina Millinery black and copper bumper. Princess Beatrice would look sharp in that. I’m so glad they added a photo of the hat on the model as it gives a really good perspective of scale. It’s a nice design.
      – The Countess of Wessex would look divine in the blush Alana English, as would the Duchess of Cornwall. I would also suggest from the Monaco Royal House: Princess Charlene or Beatrice Borromeo. The brim’s peek-a-boo slant would suit either of these chic ladies. The spray at the end of the twist reminds me of baby’s breath. So pretty!

      Other insights:
      – Just a beautiful ikat-print on the Meghan Briton turban. The movement on this headpiece is just stunning.
      – The navy felt top hat percher with ostrich feather pouf by Mind Your Bonce Millinery (fabulous name!) is fun and youthful. I can see Princess Beatrice having the confidence to wear this, and I think it would be so perfect for Lady Margarita Armstrong-Jones
      – I love the scarlet fur felt teardrop beret by Tracey Miller. It reminds me of the Philip Treacy Queen Maxima recently wore to Prinsesdag. This is a style we have seen on the Duchess of Sussex, and she would look gorgeous in this color.
      – Now that’s a presentation Wies Mauduit! Just a stunning lineup of beautiful hats! I’m on my 20th view of this video. The black hat is stunning! I love the see-through brim and I think it would look amazing on the Countess of Wessex. The green hat is so beautiful, and that color and shape would look so pretty on Hereditary Duchess Stephanie. The black lace on the brim is also so very lovely. I’m going with the Countess of Wessex on this one as well.
      – I really like the geometric trim on the tangerine straw hat by Contempromental Millinery. I love this hat for it’s funky vibe. I think CP Mary would look awesome in this, or it would be a good choice for Lady Gabriella Kingston
      – The Caithriona King saucer with soaring pink trim is so perfect for Beatrice Borromeo or Zenouska Mowatt. What a dynamite design!

  4. Sheikha Moza Bint Nasser looks fabulous as ever. She is dressed to kill at every occasion (although “to kill” doesn’t sound very friendly).

    Thank you for featuring my model line-up from the Prinsjes Hatwalk. It was a sunny, joyfull occasion and I was lucky to have such a bunch of beauties to show my hats!

    • I can agree with you on half of Sheikha Moza’s outfits since the Victorian/Dynasty blouse looks way overdone for me. Love the sleek lines of the blue, though.

      Count me among the fans of your black lace hat as well as your other Hatwalk designs. Hope your efforts bring some new customers your way!

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