Multiples: Crown Princess Mary

Crown Princess Mary’s has paired her elegant black and white floral Ralph Lauren dress with three different hats so far:

Look #1:  With a tan straw beret/calot hat with bow by Susanne Juul worn June 5, 2010 in America and  for Flag Day on September 5, 2014 (with a tailored black jacket)

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Look #2: With a blush straw brimmed hat with removeable straw rose worn November 22, 2011 to arrive on a visit to Australia

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Look #3: with a natural straw brimmed hat with multi-looped bow and feathers worn August 17, 2017 to open a flower festival in Odense

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Which hat do you prefer most with this dress?

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Hat From the Past

Royal Hats to April 5, 1939 and a wonderfully dramatic halo brimmed hat worn by Princess Martha of Norway on a visit to America.

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This Week’s Extras

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Not a royal hat in sight this week (unless you’re counting Crown Prince Frederik’s bicycle helmet)
The following new millinery designs caught my eye this week:
Darling hat in coffee and tan vintage straw by British milliner Kate Thomas
Beautifully embroidered blue silk beret with crin swish by Australian brand Maker Millinery
Adore the exuberant straw butterfly and leaf trim on this jade straw pyramid by Australian milliner Rebecca Carswell
Statement black bandeau with flying leather avant garde vines by British milliner Sarah Cant
The most fantastic shape on this wide brimmed blue straw design by German milliner Nicky Marquardt
The loveliest sense of movement on this red straw design by Italian brand Gallia e Peter
Whimsically jaunty design in pink and blue straw with colourful feathers by American milliner Conney Borda
A recycled black straw beret with trimming that is the epitome of spring by British milliner Anne Tomlin
Ivory felt beret studded with black pompoms by Australian milliner Christine Waring
Charming colour blocked blush and pale grey felt bowler from Danish brand Andersen & Berner
Striking red felt boater with laser cut red & black leather flowers and stacked hatband by Australian brand My Hat Millinery
Fantastic crown shape on this tan staw fedora with flower hatband by French brand House Laurette
Love the edgy vibe on this black felt stylized trilby with zipper hatband by Czech milliner Jolana Kotabova
Pale mauve button percher with hydrangeas and spring green twists by British brand Rebecca Couture Millinery
Fantastic tower of bright blue feather flowers by Australian milliner Cynthia Jones-Bryson
Astounding period silk bonnet with wired brim by British theatrical milliner Lauren Martin

Congratulations to Prince Louis of Luxembourg on his engagement to Scarlett-Lauren Sirgue.

 

We end this week with beautiful words from the Princess Royal about her dad

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Remembering The Duke of Edinburgh

Buckingham Palace announced this morning, “It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has announced the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle.”

Prince Philip was two months from his 100th birthday. There is much to be said about him but I will leave those words to the one who knew him best.

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“If I am asked what I think about family life after 25 years of marriage, I can answer with equal simplicity and conviction, I am for it.” The Queen’s Silver Wedding speech at the Guildhall, November 1972.

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“During these years as your Queen, the support of my family has, across the generations, been beyond measure. Prince Philip is, I believe, well-known for declining compliments of any kind. But throughout he has been a constant strength and guide.” The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee address to Parliament at Westminster Hall, March 2012.

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“All too often, I fear, Prince Philip has had to listen to me speaking. Frequently we have discussed my intended speech beforehand and, as you will imagine, his views have been expressed in a forthright manner. The Queen’s Golden Wedding Anniversary speech at Banqueting House, London, November 1997.

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“I take this opportunity to mention the strength I draw from my own family. The Duke of Edinburgh has made an invaluable contribution to my life over these past fifty years, as he has to so many charities and organisations with which he has been involved.” The Queen’s Golden Jubilee speech at the Guildhall, June 2002.

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“I don’t know that anyone had invented the term platinum’ for a 70th wedding anniversary when I was born. You weren’t expected to be around that long.” The Queen’s 2017 Christmas message

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“Even Prince Philip has decided it’s time to slow down a little—having, as he economically put it, “done his bit”. But I know his support and unique sense of humour will remain as strong as ever.’” The Queen’s 2017 Christmas message

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“He has, quite simply, been my strength and stay all these years, and I, and his whole family, and this and many other countries, owe him a debt greater than he would ever claim, or we shall ever know.” The Queen’s Golden Wedding Anniversary speech at Banqueting House, London, November 1997.

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We wish the entire British royal family our deep sympathy and join them in celebrating Prince Philip’s remarkable life.

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Hat From the Past

Royal Hats to Queen Margrethe’s 18th birthday on April 16, 1958. For this coming of age milestone, she wore a lovely floral frock with matching calot hat. Photos from the time are all in black and white but, thanks to the Danish Monarchy, we have a view of it in full colour.

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Next week we’ll celebrate Queen Margrethe’s 81st birthday with another inventory of her hats- what colour would you like to see?

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