This Week’s Extras

Princess Mabel in a black bandeau headpiece at Bishop Desmond Tutu’s funeral yesterday
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Empress Masako in a warm ivory silk hat with raised brim and Princess Aiko in a blush silk pillbox with braided trim around the top and a silk flower yesterday arriving to wish the Emeritus emperor and empress a happy new year.

The following new millinery designs caught my eye this week:
Vibrant rainbow raffia halo headpiece by Australian milliner Rebecca Share
Striking fedora with ecru felt crown and black felt brim by French milliner Laurence Bossion
Charming Union Jack sparkling percher by American milliner Laura Del Villaggio
Love the vibrant and unexpectedly assymetrical hatband on this grey trilby by British brand Sahar Millinery
Astounding scrollwork braid Kokoshnik headpiece by German milliner Nicki Marquardt
Wide brimmed hat in ecru panama straw and sinamay by British milliner Tracy Mackinnon
Gorgeous mulberry felt brimmed hat with velvet hatband by American brand Bay Willow
Astounding scrollwork braid Kokoshnik headpiece by German milliner Nicki Marquardt

Congratulations to Princess Maria Laura of Belgium on her engagement to Mr. William Isvy.

Lovely new photos of Princess Kako released for her 27th birthday


And to you, dearest readers, my heartfelt wishes for a joy, health and hat-filled New Year. Thank you for making Royal Hats a part of your circle.

Images from social media as indicated 

5 thoughts on “This Week’s Extras

  1. HatQueen, I haven’t commented on the Extras posts recently, but I wanted to say that I really missed your new design picks in November. Of this bunch, I really like the simple drama of the Laurence Bossion fedora.

    Princess Mabel looks as though she is really feeling the loss of Desmond Tutu.

    How nice to have a royal wedding to look forward to! I hope Maria Laura will allow photographs released.

    Best to all for 2022!

  2. Greetings and wishes for a Happy New Year to all my friends at the Royal Hats blog, and many thanks to Hat Queen for bringing us such beautiful (and informative) millinery splendor week after week! My apologies for absence from commenting recently, but this has been a very busy time of year IRL (in real life) and I hope to get back to the opinionating very soon!

  3. Very best wishes for 2022 to you and the RH community; thanks very much, HQ, for all you do to make life more enjoyable!

  4. Happy New Year all! Congrats to Princess Maria Laura and her fiance! Princess Kako looks lovely in her bright blue coat, but I think I detect a bit of melancholy from the loss of her sister from the phone front. That mulberry felt brimmed hat with velvet hatband from Bay Willow is luscious looking! I can see Maxima looking fantastic in that one!

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