This Week’s Extras

Queen Margrethe in her royal blue felt beanie hat with black patent leather cuffed brim on Wednesday to award the “Queen’s Clock” military honour
Princess Hisako and her eldest daughter, Princess Tsuguko, wore cream hats to visit the Meiji Shrine this week. Earlier in November, Princess Hisako wore a streamlined black hat to present the Emperor’s Cup at the 75th All Japan Rubber Baseball Tournament in Okayama.

The following new millinery designs caught my eye this week:
Black felt trilby with the most perfect bow by British milliner Rachel Trevor Morgan


Green straw beret percher with cut feathers and surprise applique lace flowers by British milliner Rachel Dunn
Grey felt trilby with coral embroidered flowers and silk hatband by Kenyan milliner Lali Heath
Sky blue scalloped straw disk with raised back, silk bow and veil by British milliner Stephen Jones
Navy felt button percher with lovely velvet butterflies by American brand Art of Hats
Burgundy felt hat with extended, pointed brim (love the zigzaggy slim hatband!) by Russian milliner Lia Gureeva


Angular felt hat with fantastic felt and patent leather twists by British brand Rebecca Couture Millinery
Tweed and velvet halo bandeaux headpieces with stunning floral spray trims by London-based milliner Guilia MIo
Tall cloche in cognac felt with double black hatbands with folded bow by Russian milliner Svetlana Kvarta
Black beret percher cocktail hat with waterfall diamond trim by British milliner Victoria Grant
Dramatic black straw saucer overlaid in floral embroidered tulle by British milliner Lucy Bowler


Wonderful new photo of Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh taken by British photographer Chris Jackson and released for their 73rd wedding anniversary this week. The card they are reading was from their great-grandchildren Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.
To further celebrate this anniversary, The Royal Collection Trust shared this wonderful overhead shot of the Queen on her wedding day.

Photos from social media as indicated

10 thoughts on “This Week’s Extras

  1. Congratulations on your 50th anniversary, Virginia!

    Regarding the hats, I’m going to ask a possibly silly question. In the Twitter posting from Prisma of Princess Hisako attending the baseball tournament, when the left-hand photo is enlarged, I see something pinkish that appears to be on the right side of the hat, like a flower or some sort of decoration, or maybe it’s something pinkish on the wall of the stadium that just accidentally looks like it’s part of the hat, but if it’s on the wall, I can’t imagine what it might be. If it’s a flower, then it’s definitely not the other black hat suggested by Jake. Does anyone else see this, or am I imagining things?

    • It’s so hard to tell with these photographs. You could be on to something. I think the rim shape of this hat is also slightly different than Jake’s straw suggestion, making me also suspect these are different hats. But, we need a closer look to be certain.

  2. Oops…forgot to comment on the beautiful and dramatic black straw saucer overlaid in floral embroidered tulle by British milliner Lucy Bowler. That is a showstopper and I’d love to see Princess Eugenie in it.

  3. – I adore the black felt trilby with the most perfect bow by Rachel Trevor Morgan. I think this would be fabulous on Princess Anne.
    – the green straw beret percher with cut feathers and lace flowers by Rachel Dunn would look so lovely on St Patrick’s day on the Duchess of Cambridge.
    – love the shape of the felt and patent leather twists by Rebecca Couture Millinery. I’d love to see Princess Charlene in this.

    What wonderful photos of HM The Queen and Prince Philip on their anniversary and wedding day. Congratulations and many happy returns!

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