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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Multiples: Queen Maxima

Queen Máxima has worn her statement grey silk oversize flower headpiece with swaths of tulle by Belgian milliner Fabienne Delvigne with three ensembles to date:

Look #1: With a grey and almond woven skirt and coat with frayed edge collar, sleeves, hem and belt and a grey silk plated blouse with long lace sleeves worn for Princess Alexia’s christening on November 19, 2005

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Look #2: with a textured grey boat neck swing top and darker grey pencil skirt by Natan worn November 4, 2014 on a visit to South Korea

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Look #3: with a Natan designed gown in transparent slate grey/blue silk brocade printed with large roses worn October 21, 2019 for the Imperial Enthronement  

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Which ensemble do you think pairs best with this eye-catching headpiece?

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Most Flowers?

As some of us prepare to trot out our Easter bonnets this weekend, I thought it might be a fitting time to consider flower trimmed royal hats. We’re already looked at Queen Elizabeth’s hats bedecked with the most blooms but, dearest readers- what other hats on other royal heads have the most flowers?

To increase the challenge of this discussion, all hats shared must have at least 10 flowers- any size, shape, colour or variety but there must be at least 10!

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Multiples: Princess Eugenie

Princess Eugenie has paired her green floral Erdem ‘Bernette’ dress with two different hats. As we offer belated wishes for her 31st birthday last week, let’s peek back at the hats paired with this frock:

Look #1:  With a black panama straw boater hat with vented brim trimmed with white silk duchesse origami flowers by Sally Ann Provan worn June 21, 2018 to Ascot

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Look #2: With a Juliette Botterill designed navy straw pillbox hat wrapped with a silk abaca plait worn for Maundy Thursday service at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle on  April 18, 2019 

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While high, ruffled necklines can be tricky to pair with a hat, the open vent on this boater and brimless nature of the pillbox make them both work. Which hat do you prefer most with this dress?

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Multiples: Grand Duchess Maria Teresa

Grand Duchess Maria Teresa celebrated her 65th birthday yesterday. We’re honoring this milestone today with a look at a pair of vibrant Fabienne Delvigne hats in her millinery closet:

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Cherry red straw curved disc with looped bow worn for Luxembourg National Day, June 23, 2017 

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Pink straw curved disc with looped bow worn for Prince Sebastien’s Sandhurst graduation, August 11, 2017 

While the downward curve of appears to be a little more pronounced on the second hat, the nearly identical scale and repeated flat bow trim on two waved disc hats makes them firmly twins for me. Fascinatingly, it’s not just the hats that are twins- so are the coat shapes and the dresses, the red with an upper bodice of lace and the pink with purple sequins. The Grand Duchess does not often wear hats and these two were worn back to back in 2017, making their similarities even more peculiar.

This is not the first instance of the Grand Duchess ordering a particular millinery design in two colours- what do you think of this repeated design in her wardrobe?

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