This Week’s Extras

Last Sunday, Beatrice Borromeo Casiraghi wore a burgundy velvet bandeau to Giorgio Armani’s Pre-Fall 2020-2021 Collection show.
The same day, Princess Tsuguko wore a hat in pleated pink printed silk with a mini rolled brim to take in the final match of the Japanese Squash Championship in Yokohama.

Also last Sunday, Queen Elizabeth repeated a turquoise straw Rachel Trevor Morgan designed hat to attend church.

On Monday, Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako hosted the second Daikyo-no-Gi grand banquet. The Imperial Princesses were in attendance in a colourful array of hats.

On Wednesday, Princess Akiko attended the Japanese Chrysanthemum Flower Festival in Niigata in what looked like a burgundy fedora.
Lady Amelia Windsor shared photos of herself this week sporting casual winter hats- see here and here.
On Thursday, Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako arrived in Mie Prefecture for a 3-day visit. For their arrival, Empress Masako wore a white hat with wide, beaded headband and kicky trilby-style brim. Yesterday, the couple visited Ise Grand Shrine to report recent enthronement and Daijosai ceremonies and worship. Arriving there, the empress repeated a cream jacquard silk bumper hat shown below. She and the emperor wore traditional dress for the ceremony (see photos here and here)

The following new millinery designs caught my eye this week:
Spectacular navy & silver pearl covered button percher with sleek feather trim by Irish milliner Teresa Nugent
Scarlet felt hat with pork pie crown, trilby brim and silk hatband
from British milliner Rose Collins
Pale lilac straw saucer with deep purple silk bias binding and bow explosion by British milliner Dillon Wallwork
Interesting cutwork (with peek-a-boo sequins) on this grey felt cloche by German milliner Stefani Garbrecht
Great colour and shape on this deep raspberry felt fedora by British milliner Tracey Miller
Stunning “Climbing Rose” headpiece in pale, tawny pink from Australian milliner Jill Humphries
Russian milliner Denis Gulyaev’s chic take on a trilby in mustard yellow with twisting charcoal floral & net trim
Grey felt unstructured beret with wonderful cut scroll trim by British milliner William Chambers
The most wonderful textured fuchsia and purple buclé fabric covered pillbox by Australian milliner Chris Mullane
Lovely tones in this rust felt fedora with copper hatband & golden feathers by Dutch milliner Amélie D’Hooghvorst
Fantastic denim blue straw bandeau with swirling feather trim by British milliner Isabella Josie
Pair of elegantly trimmed red felt beret perchers from Zambian-Dutch milliner Alice Ng’andwe Vermeulen
Such a darling tan and black houndstooth check cloche by Scottish milliner Maggie Mowbray

And from Surrey-based Karen Geraghty who works under the ‘Mind Your Bonce’ label, this midnight blue beauty with Dior brim and angular crown trimmed with sparkling winter night sky and shooting star.

Lovely group photo captured of the Grimaldi royal family members present at Monaco’s Fête Nationale celebration on Tuesday.

Royal photographer Chris Jackson took the most beautiful portrait of the Duchess of Cornwall this week during her and the Prince of Wales’ visit to New Zealand
We end this week with this gem from Queen Elizabeth.

Photos from social media as indicated

3 thoughts on “This Week’s Extras

  1. My hat standouts from this post:
    — Beatrice Borromeo Casiraghi — showing just how elegant a bandeau can look.
    — Empress Michiko: her white hat with the trilby style brim suits her very well, especially the rounded shape of the crown, and the pronounced curve of the brim, which give it a very fresh and light appearance. And she looks stunning in the particularly gorgeous colours of this week’s’ junihitoe robes.
    Finally, I really enjoyed the clip showing an excerpt from Queen Elizabeth’s speech. Love her dry sense of humour!

  2. Empress Masako wore a short-brimmed hat covered in gold silk to return to Tokyo today

  3. Great photos of Beatrice Borromeo. She looks elegant as always.
    I love the different colors and styles of hats on the Japanese Royal Ladies.
    I really like Empress Masako’s hat. It has a fun, but elegant vibe. She looks wonderful.
    Terrific photo of the Monaco Royal Family. Great to see all the ladies’ full outfits, and very rare for us to see a full family photo. Great find HQ!
    Beautiful photo of the Duchess of Cornwall!
    Fun video of HM The Queen! Great to see she’s full of wit after a rough week.

    – Love the navy & silver pearl covered button percher with sleek feather trim by Teresa Nugent. It’s just gorgeous! Lady Kitty Spencer?
    – I can see Queen Maxima in the stunning “Climbing Rose” headpiece in pale, tawny pink from Jill Humphries
    – I love the mustard yellow color on the Denis Gulyaev trilby. I think Queen Mathilde would look great in this.
    – I love the feather trim on the denim blue straw bandeau by Isabella Josie. I’d be interested to see it on the Duchess of Cambridge.
    – The Duchess of Sussex would look amazing in either of the red felt beret perchers from Alice Ng’andwe Vermeulen. The color is stunning.
    – Beatrice Borromeo could pull off the chic tan and black houndstooth check cloche by Maggie Mowbray. The style is fantastic.

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