This Week’s Extras

The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester attended the Founder’s Day Parade at Royal Hospital Chelsea on Thursday, the Duke in military uniform and the Duchess in her repeated pale grey straw beret.
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Queen Margrethe repeated her white straw hat with upturned brim on Friday for a visit to Skibelund Krat.
The following new millinery designs caught my eye this week:
Headpiece of deep merlot silk feathers studded with crystals by Russian milliner  Anna Andrienko
Incredible texture on these feather covered hats in pink and turquoise by Australian milliner Cynthia Jones Bryson
Adorable straw flowers on this braid hat by Spanish milliner Felix de Martin
Love the couture folded pleats on this dotted silk tulle covered turban by Australian milliner Jill Humphries
Whimsical green flying bow wired headpiece by Australian milliner Enza Geddes
Powder blue high crown bowler with silver silk binding and hatband by US brand Gannon Hat Company
Ecru fedora with pompoms and black crin extended brim by Australian milliner Belinda Osborne
Unique straw hat with split brim rolled into calla lilies by Dutch milliner Marilène De Zomer
Delightful natural straw braid hat with ribbon lily-of-the-valley by German milliner Anne Schneider
Red straw beret with fan and statement feather by British milliner Louise Pocock
Light and lovely lemon silk organza ruffled peach basket percher hat by Australian milliner Lisa Hughes
Magenta straw brimmed hat with vibrant handmade silk flowers by Scottish milliner Leanne Cairns
Blush leather bandeau with wonderfully balanced, sweeping jinsin bow by British milliner Rachael Nixon
Ethereal hat with tall crown and rounded brim in woven sea grass by Dutch milliner Marianne Jongkind
Statement headpiece of flying feather birds by American brand Suzanne Couture Millinery
The most charming ivory and pale jade sisal boater hat with bow by French milliner Béatrice de Beauvoir

 

Interesting interview with Dame Frances Campbell-Preston, former lady-in-waiting to the Queen Mother

Princess Delphine designed a Lamborghini which will race in the third stage of the DTM championships in Zolder, Belgium

And finally, lovely photos from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge for the UK’s Big Butterfly Count initiative.

Images from social media as indicated 

2 thoughts on “This Week’s Extras

  1. Interesting read from Dame Frances Campbell-Preston. I recently read Margaret Rhodes’ The Final Curtsey. It’s fascinating getting a glimpse into the life of the Queen Mother.

    – I like the straw hat with split brim rolled into calla lilies by Dutch milliner Marilène De Zome for Queen Margrethe
    – The Duchess of Cambridge for the red straw beret with fan and statement feather by British milliner Louise Pocock. I think this feather could be added to the tallest feather challenge as well!
    – I agree with MittenMary about the magenta straw brimmed hat with vibrant handmade silk flowers by Scottish milliner Leanne Cairns for the Duchess of Cornwall. That is one gorgeous hat!
    – I love the ivory and pale jade sisal boater hat with bow by French milliner Béatrice de Beauvoir for either of the York Princesses.

  2. Since many expressed wishes for Camilla to change it up a little, I’m selecting the magenta brimmed straw by Leanne Cairns for her. It’s not too far from her standard look, but a different shape and dazzling color.

    Lovely photos of Charlotte and the butterflies! And it’s so good to see Margrethe making the rounds in her summery white and navy.

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