This Week’s Extras

Princess Yoko repeated her Zarny circle tiara headpiece last Sunday during her visit to Myanmar.
Crown Princess Kiko in a pale, neutral modified bowler hat last Sunday for the 43rd National Tree Growing Festival opening ceremony in Ginowan
On Monday, Princess Beatrix attended a symposium at the Council of State in The Hague in a repeated iridescent plum straw bumper hat.
Queen Mathilde added a new red hat this week- see how it compares with her other red hats in this updated post.
The following new millinery designs caught my eye this week:
Magenta parisisal straw blocked beret percher with unique coiled flying twist by Australian milliner Jill Humphries
Two galleries (here and here) of impeccable felt hats by Japanese millinery brand Maxim
Amazing vintage shape on this dark green bumper hat with scalloped brim by British milliner Beverley Edmondson
Raspberry felt rounded beret percher with streamlined felt flower trim from London-based milliner Siana Yewdall

Chic midnight blue felt hat with off-center peaked crown and wide hatband from Czech milliner Jolanta Kotabova  

Lovely photo holiday greeting from the Norwegian (the adorable gingerbread Royal Palace model was made by children from Fridheim kindergarten in Oslo), and Belgian royal families


Happy news from Bhutan- during a speech on the nation’s 112th National holiday, King Jigme announced that he and Queen Jetsun are expecting their second child early next summer
 More lovely Christmas photo greetings (both involving vintage transport!) from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall


The Duke of Sussex sent a cheery message to a children’s bereavement charity

This year’s sweet video greeting from Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel, Princess Estelle and Prince Oscar

We wrap things up this weekend with new photos of the Queen, Prince of Wales, Duke of Cambridge and Prince George, preparing Christmas puddings for a charity supporting the Armed Forces.

Photos from social media as indicated

12 thoughts on “This Week’s Extras

  1. Wonderful hats this week. I especially like th3 Maxim hats. I love cloche style hats and the one that was remade from the Grandmother’s hat was particularly beautiful with the flowers. There were many hats I saw I would be delighted to find under or on my Christmas tree this year.
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all my fellow hat lovers.

  2. I initially read the first item as “Zany,” which would certainly be big news in the world of Japanese royal fashions!

    It’s always good to see Princess Beatrix, and plum Is a lovely color for her.

    The floral trim on the Ann Gilder is beautiful! Hoping that the Maxim hats catch the eye of the Japanese royals. I know their hats are usually covered in silk and carefully matched to their ensembles, but the felt would work for less formal occasions. Love the fabric more than the shape of the Philip Treacy — what do you think, Shanon, maybe Zara? Great story and result on the re-made vintage hat by Lifted Millinery. And, of course, a stunning boater from Wies!

    Lovely Christmas greetings, especially the video from CP Victoria and family, Oscar looks very proud of be contributing sound effects.

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