This Week’s Extras

Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella in sweet summer hats to cheer their mum’s participation in the Calvi to Monaco Water Bike Challenge in support of her charitable foundation. Prince Jacque’s monogrammed cap is very sweet!
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Queen Margrethe repeated a cream felt hat with peach wool covered curved brim today to open an outdoor museum at Trundholm Mose, Odsherred, site where the famous Bronze Age “Sun Chariot” figure was found in 1902.
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Et af verdens væsentligste bronzealderfund blev fundet i Trundholm Mose i 1902, da husmand Frederik Willumsen første gang pløjede sin jord og fandt det, der siden er blevet kendt som Solvognen. Bronzefiguren, der forestiller en sekshjulet vogn med hest og guldbelagt solskive, er i dag et nationalklenodie, der kan opleves på Nationalmuseet i København. Men selve fundstedet i Nordvestsjælland har indtil nu været et utilgængeligt område for besøgende.⁣ ⁣ Det blev der lavet om på i dag, da Hendes Majestæt Dronningen i regnvejr indviede den nye kultur- og naturattraktion Solvognens Fundsted, der formidler historien om figuren fra den ældre bronzealder. Attraktionen er en del af Geopark Odsherred, der er Danmarks første og eneste UNESCO-certificerede geopark. Parkens særlige opgave ligger i at bevare og formidle områdets særlige landskab, og Dronningen besøgte også Geopark Odsherred for fire år siden under sit sommertogt i kommunen. Her fik Majestæten præsenteret planerne for den attraktion, der i dag kunne indvies.

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Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel hiked the Jämtlandstriangeln trail last weekend to advocate best ways to access nature
The following new millinery designs caught my eye this week:
Amazing how a cream straw trilby can be utterly transformed with a dotted veil. By Czech milliner Jolana Kotabova
Green straw bandeau with stunning floral and feather trim by Australian milliner Cessiah Alice
Elegant charcoal button percher with dip-dyed black stripe bow by British milliner Karen Geraghty
Indigo shibori dyed straw hat with hand embroidery by Australian brand Somewhere Here

Dior brimmed showstopper with hand sewn black and white braid brim by Australian milliner Christine Waring

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#30dayshatseptember #hattember #millinerymaterials RACELLO BRAID #racellobraid 🖤"Curved Brim with a Petit Crown"🖤 Inspiration from the '50s NEW LOOK. Made by hand sewing black and white braid to form the brim, that sits on a little beret underneath. Topped with a white straw petit crown.🔱 DERBY DAY READY....for sale enquiries 0416623788 or message me. Fits all. @hattember @hatters_millinery_supplies @millineryaustralia @millineryinfo #handmadeincanberra #originaldesigns #ethicallymade #imadeyourhat #keepingitlocal #ilovecanberra #racellobraid #handsewn #blackandwhite #lovecreating #wearahateveryday #sustainable #slowfashion #wearahateveryday #womeninbusiness #stayingconnected #millineryfriends #derbyday #virtualmillinery #virtualparades #newworld #myfamily #thinkingdifferently #enduringdesigns #grateful #walkingalongsideeachother #supportmylocalcharities @karinyahouse 💗 @roundaboutcanberra 💗 THANK YOU all 💌 hat lovers for your support and continued hat wearing 💌 Christine xx

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Black felt teardrop percher with emerald and ivory silk abaca statement bow by British milliner Camilla Rose
Charming ecru and dusky pink straw boater with floral trim by American brand Victoria Regina
Navy and emerald felt fedoras that come to life with patterned hatbands by British milliner Jess Collett
Whimsical white and yellow straw brimmed hat with oversize feather daisies by Canadian milliner David Dunkley
Fantastic texture on this folded purple, gold and lime patterned-ribbon bandeau by UK brand Florey Millinery
Lovely jade straw and crin hat custom made to precise specifications by Dutch milliner Wies Mauduit (see front view here)
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~L'oeil du caméra~ Back view of a special hat for a special person. The brief was as follows: the hat had to be elegant enough for racing events and such, sturdy enough to travel, not too big, and, most important, to leave the right side of the face free for the wearer to take photographs with a professional camera. The idea of a camera eye inspired me to extend the brim into a swirl, turning round the shallow half crown at the back of the hat. #laplusbelle_hoeden #wiesmauduit_bespokemillinery #handmadehats #dutchdesign #millinerytutor #theeyeofthecamera #racewear #couturehats #designerhats #standoutfromthecrowd #hoeden #chapeau #hautemode #slowfashion #millinerymaker #instasuccesclub

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Stunning black pleated crin headpiece with Lady Amherst feathers & vintage crystals by British brand John Boyd Hats
Streamlined felt hat with flat topped crown in the loveliest shades of blue by Dutch milliner Myra van de Korput
Pale gold straw freeform hat with crin edge and dramatic black quills by British milliner Lucy Bowler
Navy parasisal beret percher with bronze levitating leaves by Australian milliner Lauren Ritchie
Tall mustard felt cloche with black beading and a decidedly 1960s vibe by New York brand Genevieve Rose
Whimsical beret in vibrant crin stripes by American milliner Amy Fowler. It’s so happy!

On Thursday, Princess Hisako unveiled a statue of her late husband, Prince Takamado
Princess Kiko celebrated her 54th birthday yesterday. The Imperial Household Agency released some lovely new photos to celebrate her birthday.

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Hats From the Past

Royal Hats to September 5, 1932, 88 years ago, and a very sweet tam-sporting Princess Elizabeth returning to Balmoral Castle from attending Sunday morning service at nearby Crathie Kirk with her grandparents. Queen Mary’s pleated toque hat is embellished with fabric leaves and a diamond brooch, an addition that also seems to be on her granddaughter’s tam, in mini version.

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Painted?

During our recent look at Princess Anne’s inventory green hats, discussion about her green straw hat painted with feathers threw out a challenge (thanks JamesB!) to find other painted royal hats. So I pass this to you, dearest readers- which royal hats can you recall that have painted embellishments? 

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At Ascot Racecourse on July 27, 2013


Visiting an Experimental Farm in Ottawa on July 5, 1982

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Swedish Opening Of Parliament 2020

King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia attended the opening of fall session of Riksdag (Swedish Parliament) in Stockholm yesterday.  This year’s event was scaled back because of the coronavirus and additional family members did not attend.

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Queen Silvia continued the black and white dress code traditional to this event, topping her bouclé with a repeated white straw calot hat. The hat is trimmed with a multi-looped white bow on the side studded with silver sparkles and wrapped in burnt white feathers. While the textured suit may lend itself more naturally to a more wintry hat, this one stands on its own for a warm late summer day, the silver trim picking up faint sparkle in the weave of the bouclé.

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Designer: Fabienne Delvigne. It is the “Premier rendez-vous” design. 
Previously Worn: Sep 30, 2014; April 5, 2014; May 22, 2013; May 29, 2012; April 16, 2010May 23, 2009April 22, 2009April 15, 2008

What did you think of Queen Silvia’s hat for the opening of parliament yesterday?

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Danish Crown Prince Couple Commemorate Flag Day

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary took part in Flag Day ceremonies in Copenhagen on Saturday, remembering members of Danish forces who have lost their lives in service to their country.

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🇩🇰 ”Altid frejdig når du går”.⁣ Den kendte salme sluttede i Holmens Kirke tidligere i dag den officielle markering af Flagdag for Danmarks udsendte, hvor Deres Kongelige Højheder Kronprinsen og Kronprinsessen deltog i en⁣ mindegudstjeneste for danske faldne i international tjeneste.⁣ ⁣ Tidligere på dagen lagde Kronprinsparret en krans på Kastellet. Flagdag for Danmarks udsendte blev højtideligholdt første gang i 2009, og formålet med dagen er at hædre de personer, der er eller har været udsendt på en mission af Danmark samt at anerkende den professionelle indsats, som de yder og har ydet i en række af verdens konfliktområder.⁣ ⁣ 📸 Foto: LARS H. LAURSEN, ALLER FOTO OG VIDEO ©

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For this commemoration, Crown Prince Frederik was predictably attired in military uniform with cap. Crown Princess Mary repeated her black felt beret-calot trimmed with black felt and feather leaves on the side and a black net birdcage veil.

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The trim on this hat has been added over it’s past two outings; while it’s subtle, as far as trims go, the hat benefits from it, softening it’s previously stark lines and framing Princess Mary’s face in a lovely way. Paired with her gorgeous blue coat, the black hat lends that slight bit of gravitas to the ensemble that so fits a memorial event such as this one.

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Designer: Susanne Juul. Coat by Søren Le Schmidt. 
Previously Worn: Feb 20, 2018; Oct 31, 2017; Apr 13, 2016Oct 6, 2015;  May 4, 2015Apr 8, 2015May 9, 2014Nov 8, 2012;  Nov 7, 2011

Every royal hat we see this year is one to be thankful for- what do you think of Crown Princess Mary’s black hat on Saturday?

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