This Week’s Extras

Empress Masako, Princess Mako and Princess Kako in demure hats on June 16 to mark the 20th anniversary of Empress Kojun’s death

On Wednesday, Queen Margrethe wore her apricot straw hat with navy hatband to open the recreation of an early Viking era 61 meter long great hall/building for a king or chieftain
On Thursday, the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall received French President Emmanuel Macron for a visit to commemorating the 80th anniversary of General de Gaulle’s ‘Appel’ speech which sparked the start of French Resistance. For this visit, Camilla repeated her ivory straw sidesweeping picture hat with navy straw crown cuff and ivory silk knotted bow.
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The following new millinery designs caught my eye this week:
Silver straw pyramid with cream and red Japanese silk flowers by Australian milliner Felicity Northeast
Denim blue straw beret percher with rainbow trim by London-based milliner Vesna Pesic
Guipure lace stylised top hat with cerise silk flying bow by Australian milliner Neil Grigg
Retro striped straw bucket hat with veil and bow by Australian brand That Millinery
Lilac straw bandeau with rolled edge flower by France-based brand Elegance Ahead
Navy extended brim straw cloche by Russian milliner Lia Gureeva
Pale pink sculptural headpiece based on a rose by British milliner Awon Golding
Striking royal blue lace halo bandeau by Australian brand Get Racy
Vintage lilac and cream straw hat with striking teal and purple hatband by Italian milliner Marianna Sanua
Navy extended brim straw cloche by Russian milliner Lia Gureeva
Pale purple hat with webbed brim and pink roses by Hong Kong brand Noeleen Millinery
For our dear gents, a charcoal felt fedora with taupe hatband and brim stitching from Hornskov København

Fantastic shape and dimensional, striped hatband on this impeccably finished design from Dutch milliner Wies Mauduit

King Willem Alexander his usually good-natured self, adapting to social reality with an elbow greeting
New photos of the next generation of Luxembourg royals, taken from a Paris Match interview with the Grand Duchess
Wonderful photos of the Duke of Cambridge with his father and children, taken by the Duchess of Cambridge and shared today on William’s birthday

Photos from social media as indicated

10 thoughts on “This Week’s Extras

  1. Wonderful to see some of the Japanese Imperial Family out again, even if it’s for a solemn occasion. The Empress looks quite regal in pearl white, and I’m glad to see everyone wearing a mask.

    Something seems off with the brim on Margrethe’s apricot-colored hat; do we think’s it’s been handled a bit much recently? (I noticed it looked a bit bent during its last outing) At any rate, a good one to bring back out as royal hats slowly make a return.

    I saw pictures of Camilla and Charles meeting Macron, but not where she was wearing this hat. A great choice for this outing, but since the feathers went away it just doesn’t wow me in the same way it once did unfortunately.

    And nice to see William sporting a flat/driving cap in the photo celebrating his birthday; gives me a little hope we may see more hats on him in the future!

  2. Thank you HatQueen, for featuring my Toboggan hat. And thank you for a week full of online Ascot delight! I didn’t have time to comment much, but loved browsing through all the pics. So many people really made an effort to dress for the occasion, very good for morale!

    I love the wonderful guipure topper by Neil Grigg and all Awon Golding’s hats.
    The reconstructed Viking hall is very interesting, would be a perfect film set. The pictures of Prince William with his father and with his children are lovely, but what surprises me is the jacket the Prince of Wales wore during the visit of President Macron: not exactly an advertisement for British tailoring. How strange!

  3. This is a packed post Hat Queen! Nice to see so many Royals out and about.

    – Empress Masako looks so chic, even in her face mask. Her hat is lovely.
    – Camilla’s hat is lovely. Nice to see her out and wearing a fabulous hat!
    – King WA is really fun! What a great sense of humor.
    – sweet photos of the Luxembourg royals.
    – fabulous photos of the Duke of Cambridge and his kids. They are so fun and shows what a wonderful relationship they have.

    – I saw the silver straw pyramid hat with cream and red Japanese silk flowers by Felicity Northeast. I would love to see this on one of the Japanese Royals.It’s so unique and beautiful.
    – I could see Zara Tindall in the denim blue straw beret percher with rainbow trim by Vesna Pesic
    – Awon Golding is really having a moment. She knocked it out of the park at At Home Ascot. The pale pink sculptural headpiece is so stunning. She looks so amazing in her own creation. I think the royal who could wear this almost as fabulously as Ms Golding does is Princess Haya.
    – what a beautiful color on the webbed brim and pink rose hat by Noeleen Millinery. I can see this on the Countess of Wessex.
    – Wies’ utterly fabulous “Le Toboggan” design would look spectacular on Queen Maxima. What a beautiful, stunning, fun and chic hat Wies! Congratulations! As a Canadian, I love the name of the hat. We use toboggans here all the time in the winter. 🙂

    • Thank you for your compliment Shanon. I am not often completely satified with the outcome of a hat, but this one turned out exactly as I had it in mind.

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