This Week’s Extras

The Prince of Wales in a smart plaid cap (notice the pattern matching!) Last weekend to host an event for traditional craft of Hedgelaying.

Queen Sonja and Crown Princess Mette-Marit in black headbands for the funeral of Norwegian social justice advocate Kim Friele.
Zara and Mike Tindall in cozy knit hats on Monday at a Christmas event at Legoland Windsor.
On Wednesday, Princess Beatrice joined other members of the British royal family for  “Together at Christmas” community carol service at Westminster Abbey in a burgundy velvet knotted bandeau headpiece by Jennifer Behr.
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On Friday, Princess Anne repeated a her chocolate fur pillbox with pompom on top of the crown to review the Sovereign’s Parade at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.

Two Russian royal hats in Paris yesterday- Princess Victoria Romanoff in a red beret to receive the order of Saint Mary of God for charitable work and Grand Duke George in a dapper fedora for the christening of Prince Joachim Georges Laurent Napoléon Murat, first son of Joachim, Prince of Pontecorvo and Princess Yasmine (the Murat family lineage is explained here). 
The following new millinery designs caught my eye this week:
Fabulous pillbox studded with black organza leaves and feathers by Wales-based Spanish milliner Andrea Carrillo
Amazing 22-meter long spiral design of buckram suede and wire by London-based Australian milliner Lisa Tan
Burgundy felt bandeau with oversize felt rose trim by Swedish milliner Maja Vensson
Wonderful handpainted brim on this navy boater by Spanish millinery artist Lidya Diaz
Classic and beautifully proportioned charcoal wool felt beret by British brand Lock & Co.
Stunning and oh-so wearable black beaded bandeau by Pariesienne modiste Clotilde Toussaint
How fantastic is this couture coat and matching turban by Thomas von Nordheim?!
Perfect pattern matching on this plaid newsboy cap by Spanish brand Nana Golmar
Adore the vibrant jewel-tone flowers on this electric blue felt button by British brand Gemma J Millinery
Beaded felt soft berets by German brand Hutmanufaktur
Who says practical, warm hats need to be boring? Not Estonian brand Kan Kan Hats with this red and green felt design!
Dramatic feathers on this black felt formed beret by London-based milliner Merve Bayindir
Wonderful plaited brim edge on this design by straw plaiter Veronica Main to wear for her MBE this week!
This floral patterned design (hand painted by the looks of it) by Japanese milliner Shingo Hasobe is exquisite!


Sweet snaps of Prince Charles meeting St. Nicholas

Lovely new portraits released for Princess Amalia’s 18th birthday along with a sweet, less formal family snap. 

And finally, Christmas greetings from the Cambridge family! 

Images from social media as indicated 

7 thoughts on “This Week’s Extras

  1. A Royal Millinery Academy would be awesome! (But maybe somewhere else besides Sandhurst?)

    A non-hat comment on the opening item (event for traditional craft of Hedgelaying) — my husband and I a few months ago dived into a binge-watch of all of the episodes of “Midsomer Murders”, which having been on for 22 seasons has quite a few episodes — one per day, so they’re all starting to fade together in my mind, but I could swear that one we watched not long ago had hedgelaying somehow figuring into the plot!

  2. It might just be thanks to social media we see more, but I’m glad Rebecca Victoria Romanova is showing off some great hats and I hope this continues in the future (and always glad for another male royal hat with George’s fedora).

  3. On the Princess Anne item…….MrFitzroy’s selective scrolling dylexia kicked in, and read the line as:

    “Today The Princess Royal visited The Royal MILLINERY Academy Sandhurst….”

    Wouldn’t it be great if there WERE such a thing!

    Festive Holliday wishes to our Dear HatQueen, and all who enjoy the site!!

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