This Week’s Extras

Last weekend, Princess Yoko wore an ivory silk covered bowler for a visit to Yasukuni Shrine. On April 29, Princess Hanako wore a wonderful yellow hat for an award ceremony at Ueno Royal Museum.

On Tuesday, The Duke of Gloucester took part in Anzac Day commemoration in a black bowler hat.

Also on Tuesday, Princess Amalia attended the Seville Fair in a red floral headpiece.

There have been rave reviews for the “Hats Made Me” millinery exhibition that opened this week at the Stockwood Discovery Center in Luton, the millinery manufacturing center of the UK. If you’ll be in the UK between now and December, don’t miss it.

The following new millinery designs caught my eye this week (see the comments for more):

A very pretty new portrait of Princess Yoko of Mikasa was released this week


Princess Alexandra’s veil is absolutely beautiful! We’ll look at today’s religious ceremony in depth on Monday.

Images from social media as indicated 

23 thoughts on “This Week’s Extras

  1. Princess Akiko at Heian Shine on April 15

    Princess Hanako on April 28

    Princess Akiko at a vintage car road race last September

  2. Lovely portrait of Princess Yoko. I almost didn’t recognize her without a hat

    Princess Alexandra looks just beautiful. I’m glad for this close view of her sparkling veil.

    Rafa Peinador’s hat is stunning — hope it gets a good bid.

    I was completely enchanted by The First Ladies of Time, but then I saw that it was AI. No fair!

    • Mitten Mary, I looked at the AI “First Ladies of Time” photos more closely a second time, and was not enchanted by them either. I actually got the same feeling I get when I see wax figures from Madame Tussauds Museum.

  3. Cannot see all the hats you shared, Royal Hats! I click on the link and am told not available. Perhaps it’s just me?

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