This Week’s Extras

Princess Anne in military uniform on Friday to visit the 30th Signal Regiment to mark the 71st anniversary of The Queen’s Gurkha Signals.
The following new millinery designs caught my eye this week:

Delicately beautiful pillbox entirely covered in small blooms by London-based milliner Merve Bayindir
Large tan straw teardrop saucer with black veil and multicoloured butterflies by Czech milliner Jolana Kotabova
Green velvet halo bandeau with beaded trim by American brand Suzanne Couture Millinery
Natural and blue straw layered percher with beautiful silk abaca flowers by Australian milliner Sandy Aslett
Textural bandeau headpieces of overlapping jewel-tone straw feathers by British milliner Bee Smith
Wonderfully simple yet striking white straw cloche with navy applique trim by New Zealand milliner Anel Heyman

Lovely silver button percher with dimensional lace trim by London brand John Boyd millinery
Straw crowned boater with perspex brim and blue butterfly trim by British brand Bundle MacLaren
Camel mariner cap with removable brass floral trim by Italian brand Borsalino
Pale green straw wide brimmed hat painted with bird and vines by Spanish artist Lidya Diaz
Amethyst velvet wrapped turban by London-based Irish milliner Philip Treacy
Charming Bee hat – honey parasisal straw, wired honeycomb and buzzing straw bees – by British milliner Karen Geraghty


The Hereditary Grand Duke and Duchess of Luxembourg were joined by family yesterday for the christening of their son, Prince Charles, at the Abbey of St. Maurice in Clervaux
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The Earl and Countess of Wessex and family took part Great British Beach Clean on Southsea beach in Portsmouth, today
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“Colour From the Soul” photo from James Ogilvy

Photos from social media as indicated

2 thoughts on “This Week’s Extras

  1. Lovely to see Princess Anne out and looking sharp in her uniform.

    Such sweet photos of little Prince Charles. His parents and extended family look so delighted.

    Lovely to see the Wessex family out cleaning the beach and being interviewed. They seem so close knit.

    mittenmary, I agree with you that the Karen Geraghty “Charming Bea” hat would look so charming on our favorite Bea.

    – I love the small bloom pillbox by Merve Bayindir. It would be perfect for CP Mette-Marit or CP Mary.
    – I would love to see the Lidya Diaz paint straw wide brimmed hat on Princess Eugenie or the Countess of Wessex.
    – I was hoping you’d feature the stunning velvet turban by Philip Treacy. It’s so beautiful and luxurious. Queen Maxima would look incredible in this.

  2. Splendid painting by Lidya Diaz, fun to see after our recent dive into painting on hats.

    Love the honeycomb element on the Karen Geraghty percher — and how perfect is that for Princess Bea?

    Great job by the Wessex family! Lady Louise is almost as tall as her mom now.

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