Catching Up

We have some hats to catch up on:

July 3: Princess Akiko in a natural straw hat with wide pink hatband for a cultural visit. 

July 4: Queen Margrethe repeated her apricot straw hat with navy hatband for Rebildselskabet’s 110th anniversary

July 8: Crown Princess Kiko wore an ivory hat with high, rounded crown and short kettle brim with tall hatband at a convention in Tokyo.

July 14: Crown Princess Kiko repeated an ice blue silk covered pillbox for a Red Cross event in Tokyo and Princess Hisako wore an interesting draped purple hat with flying bows for a technology award ceremony.

July 15: Princess Takamado in a cornflower blue hat with curved brim overlaid in pleated white organza at a Tokyo art exhibition.

July 18: Queen Margrethe repeated her navy and white hat arriving on the royal yacht Dannebrog to take up residence at Graasten Castle.

July 21: Emperor Naruhito carried a black silk top hat while Empress Masako wore a white silk bowler hat and Crown Princess Kiko wore a white silk covered pillbox for visits to Meiji Shrine.

July 22: Princess Kako also visited Meiji Shrine in a domed pillbox hat covered in ecru silk with back bow.

July 22: Prince Joachim and Princess Marie in straw fedoras at the Tour de France.

July 23: Duchess of Cornwall wore a new white straw Philip Treacy picture hat at Ascot Racecourse

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July 23: Princess Anne in a casual natural straw trilby with navy hatband while Princess Yoko repeated a blue brimless hat.

July 25: Princess Yoko at Meiji shrine in an ivory bowler hat. 

July 29: Vice Admiral Timothy Laurence in a brown fedora at the Commonwealth Games

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August 3: The Earl of Wessex in a dapper fedora with red and navy hatband at the Commonwealth Games

Have I missed any?!

Images from social media as indicated 


7 thoughts on “Catching Up

  1. Camellia, Princess Alexandra and Queen
    Margrethe…look wonderful….three outstanding ladies , as are all of the ladies pictured here.
    Grand group. Thanks.
    May I add what a lovely summer day we are having in Ontario.

  2. A great roundup of the past month’s hats, HatQueen.

    In addition to the ballcap worn by Anne that Jimbo pointed out, we also saw Edward and Kate also sporting the same style recently:
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    Charles carried a panama straw fedora, but apparently didn’t actually wear it (insert annoyed face emoji) on 27 July:
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    Alexandra was out in one of her navy and white portrait hats on 1 August . . .

    . . . and in her repeated camel and black boater on 3 August:

  3. WOW! Great catching up, HQ!

    As a rule, most of the Japanese Imperial ensembles, exquisite and elegant as they are, leave me rather flat. However, Princess Hisako’s purple hat livened up the proceedings for me – it has a theatrical vibe to it which is quite enjoyable.

    I didn’t remember Margrethe’s hat, so I dug back to 2006, and viola (where is the accent grave on my keyboard?) there it was!

    Margrethe: July 21, 2006: Sonderborg
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    Princess Anne: July 13, 2022: St. Andrews, Scotland (does this count as a Royal hat? Ha Ha)

  4. What a lot to look at!

    I like Camilla’s new hat, as always she and Philip Treacey make a good partnership, but it would take someone keeping meticulous records, as you do, HatQueen, to know that it is new…

    Princess Hisako is always very elegant, and I really like the little purple hat that’s a bit different from the standard Japanese royal family model. (Although to be fair, Princess Yoko’s is also out of the ordinary!)

    I love Queen Margrethe’s navy and white look. The hat contributes to a really elegant and polished looking overall ensemble.

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