This Week’s Extras

Princess Benedikte in a new brimless hat covered in feathers last Sunday at memorial service and wreath-laying in Spentrup to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Denmark’s WWII liberation
The Akishino princesses were in black hats today for the ttended the funeral of former Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone


Princess Charlene shared this sweet snap of Princess Gabriella in a velvet headband with bow, in a cuddle with her brother
The following new millinery designs caught my eye this week:
Lovely lavender felt beret with feathers by London-based milliner Merve Bayindir
The most exquisite halo bandeau of ecru cut feathers, pearls and beads by Irish milliner Michelle Kearns
Sassy burgundy stylised trilby with silk binding and back bow by Czech milliner Jolana Kotabova
Pale yellow straw hat with windowpane brim and side trim by Australian milliner Catherine Kelly
Turquoise straw teardrop percher with veil and stunning feathers by Australian milliner Jill Humphries
Bright pink felt fedora with dotted hatband by France-based Spanish milliner Sylvia Martinez
Deep blue button percher with peacock and pheasant feathers by UK brand SB Millinery
Statement yellow oversize dome with fringed seams by Australian milliner Stacey Hemera Roberts
Chic leopard print felt cap with black velvet bow by UK brand Marrison Millinery
Sweeping silk pink, lilac and cream silk abacca design (see side view here) by Australian milliner Souri Sengdara

Luscious leaf green silk abacca head wrap with oversized flying bow by Australian brand Fox millinery
Charming textured natural straw percher with oversize white leather flower by Tasmanian milliner Cessiah Alice
Nude pink feather covered beret with gold quill & statement feather flowers by UK-based Stephanie Elizabeth Millinery
Bold pyramid hat design covered in red feathers by Australian milliner Cynthia Jones Bryson
Ombre dyed aqua straw boater (notice the beautifully dyed silk binding and hatband!) with feather wrap. By Australian milliner Stephanie Spencer

The Danish monarchy released four new portraits of Prince Christian to mark his 15th birthday
King Philippe welcomed his sister, Princess Delphine, for a meeting at Laeken Castle. Their joint statement not only recognizes Delphine’s title, but feels like the start of something good. Her interview on 60 Minutes Australia, taped before this meeting, is edited toward the sensational in my opinion, but still worth a watch.
Lovely to see the Spanish royal family this week at events for the Princess of Asturias awards and Spanish National Day
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4 thoughts on “This Week’s Extras

  1. Princesses Nobuko, Hisako and Tsuguko also attended the funeral of former Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone.

  2. Happy Birthday Prince Christian! I always thought he favored Prince Frederick looks-wise, but the photo of him smiling is all CP Mary.

    Lovely to see King Philippe and Princess Delphine starting to formulate a relationship. It can’t be easy and I wish them all the best.

    Lovely to see the Spanish RF showing a united front. So nice to see Queen Sofia there as well. The Infantas are very stylish dressers, and I hope they add hats to their beautiful outfits some day.

    – I saw the Jolana Kotabova burgundy trilby and couldn’t help but be reminded of the Duchess of Cambridge’s burgundy felt trilby with back bow she wore to Christmas 2011. You know the one we always want her to rewear because it’s so fabulous! Ms Kotabova’s is an updated version.
    – I love the Catherine Kelly pale yellow straw hat with windowpane brim. I could see Lady Frederick Windsor (Sophie) in this.
    Fun fact after I was typing this (while watching The Chronicles of Narnia ) Sophie Winkleman popped up as “older Susan” right at the end! So this choice of hat for her was solidified. 🙂
    – The turquoise straw teardrop percher with veil and stunning feathers by Jill Humphries would look great on Zara Tindall.
    – I can see noone but Princess Haya for the statement yellow oversize dome with fringed seams by Stacey Hemera Roberts
    – I really like the textured natural straw percher with oversize white leather flower by Cessiah Alice. This would be so charming on Lady Louise.
    – Princess Eugenie for the bold pyramid hat design covered in red feathers by Cynthia Jones Bryson

    • Shanon, I had the same thought about that trilby! Maybe if the Duchess doesn’t want to wear the 2011, she’ll pick up this one. And in the “reminds me of” category, isn’t the lovely Michelle Kearns halo reminiscent of the Duchess of Cornwall’s wedding headpiece?

      As always, your selections are perfect!

      • mittenmary, you are spot on with Michelle Kearns’ hat! It did remind me of the Duchess of Cornwall’s wedding headpiece, but I forgot to mention that. I knew you would though!

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