Mourning Millinery

Numerous hats have been worn over the past 11 days of mourning since Queen Elizabeth’s passing:

September 10: Princess Beatrice in an embellished headband to admire flowers and tributes left outside Balmoral Castle.

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September 11:  Princess Anne wore a repeated black beret with net veil overlay and feather trim by Amy Morris-Adams for the arrival of the Queen’s coffin at Holyrood House in Edinburgh from Balmoral

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September 12: The King, The Princess Royal, Vice Admiral Timothy Laurence and the Earl of Wessex were in military uniform for the procession of The Queen’s coffin from the Palace of Holyroodhouse along the Royal Mile to St Giles’ Cathedral.

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They were joined by Queen Camilla and the Countess of Wessex.

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Queen Camilla: Repeated black straw hat with feather wrap by Philip Treacy
Countess of Wessex: Repeated black felt button percher with draped silk abacca bow by Jane Taylor. 

September 13: Princess Anne attended a prayer service at  St Giles Church and accompanied her mother’s coffin from Scotland to RAF Northolt.

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Princess Anne: Repeated silk covered pillbox with ruffled bow at the back 

Queen Camilla accompanied the King on a visit to Northern Ireland.

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Queen Camilla: Repeated straw brimmed hat with side bow by Lock & Co. 

September 14: King Charles, The Prince of Wales, The Princess Royal, the Earl of Wessex, the Duke of Gloucester  and Vice Admiral Timothy Laurence wore military uniform to follow the Queen’s coffin from Buckingham Palace to the Palace of Westminster. They were joined by the Duke of Sussex, Earl of Snowdon, Peter Philips, Duke of York and members of Queen Elizabeth’s staff.

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At the Palace of Westminster, the group was joined by the British royal family.

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Queen Camilla: New black straw hat with wrapped hatband by Philip Treacy
Princess of Wales: New Black Pillbox Halo in Crepe by Jane Taylor
Duchess of Sussex: New Black Veiled Beret Fascinator with ribbon trim by Stephen Jones
Princess Beatrice: New Waterfall Bow Band by Justine Bradley-Hill
Princess Eugenie: New ‘Galilea’ Headpiece in Black by Emily London
Countess of Wessex: New ‘Aphrodite’ Headpiece in Black Crepe by Jane Taylor
Lady Louise Windsor: New Felt Beret with Quill in Black by Whitely
Zara Tindall: New bespoke by Juliette Botterill

September 16: King Charles, The Princess Royal, the Earl of Wessex and the Duke of York stood vigil at their mother’s coffin in the Palace of Westminster.

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They were joined by members of the Royal family, the York Princesses, Duchess of Gloucester, Lady Rose Gilman, Princess Alexandra, the Countess of St. Andrews, Lady Helen Taylor and her daughters, Lady Frederick Windsor, and the Tindall and Philips families in hats/headpieces.

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Queen Camilla repeated her new black straw hat with wrapped hatband on a visit to Wales with the King.

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The Prince and Princess of Wales visited to Army Training Centre Pirbright in Guilford.

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Princess of Wales: Repeated black felt saucer with raised brim and curled trim by Lock & Co.

September 17: The Prince of Wales, The Duke of Sussex, Princess Beatrice, Princess Eugenie, Lady Louise Windsor, James, Peter Phillips and Zara Tindall stand vigil at their grandmother’s coffin in the Palace of Westminster.

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Princess Beatrice: Repeated Waterfall Bow Band by Justine Bradley-Hill
Zara Tindall: New ‘Darcey’ Black Velvet Veiled Headband (without the embellishments) by Bee Smith

Empress Masako wore bumper hats departing for and arriving in London

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September 18: Queen Silvia of Sweden and Crown Princess Marie-Chantal at the Palace of Westminster.

 

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Multiples: Queen Elizabeth

In the late 1960s, Queen Elizabeth wore a turquoise silk coat atop a yellow and turquoise floral dress with two very different millinery looks:

Look #1: In Malta in1967 with a yellow straw braid hat with upturned brim.

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Look #2: At the Epsom races in June 1968 in a  blue silk chevron turban.

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Which look do you prefer?!

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Thanks to longtime reader Jimbo for forwarding these photos and suggesting a comparison!

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Inventory: Crown Princess Mette-Marit’s Blue Hats

We’re diving into Crown Princess Mette-Marit’s wardrobe today for a look at all of the blue hats and headpieces. Here they are in the order of introduction:

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Designer: all are unknown
Introduced: May 31, 2001; Apr 9, 2005; May 10, 2005

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Designer: Philip Treacy; Philip Treacy; unknown
Introduced: Oct 27, 2005; Jun 6, 2006; Jun 20, 2006

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Designer: Philip Treacy; unknown; Stephen Jones for Jil Sander
Introduced: Feb 7, 2007; Sep 13, 2007; May 17, 2012

10. 11.
Designer: Prada headband; unknown
Introduced: May 31, 2012; April 30, 2013

12. 13. 14.
Designer: Mona Strand; unknown (Prada brooches) Jennifer Behr
Introduced: Sep 2, 2014; Jan 17, 2016; Jun 23, 2016

These design deserves mention as well:

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It’s quite a collection of navy! I’m not complaining- I adore this classic colour and the Norwegian Crown Princess wears it well. The standout for me here is #7 with its beautifully sweeping brim and presence that just isn’t possible with the smaller headpieces Mette-Marit usually chooses. The #11 beaded headpiece has also grown on me over the years while I’m happy to leave a few of the odder shapes in the past.

What stands out to you in this group of blue hats?

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Inventory: Princess Beatrice’s Yellow, Gold and Orange Hats

We’re diving into Princess Beatrice’s wardrobe today for a look at the yellow, gold and orange hats she has stepped out in:

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Designer: Philip Treacy; Rachel Black
Introduced: June 19, 2010; December 23, 2012

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Designer: Sarah Cant; Misa Harada;  Vivien Sheriff
Introduced: June 19, 2014; June 21, 2014; June 23, 2017

We do not see a lot of yellow or orange hats worn on royal heads and Beatrice’s auburn hair suits them well. The gold feather flowerss on #1 are absolute stunners, the orange felt “Dorito” stands out in memory for its modern, unique shape and I adored the pairing of #4 gold saucer with bold fuchsia dress. While #5 is technically a cream hat, the statement orange feathers made it impossible not to include here! The other two that deserve mention here are this pair of blue and orange hats by Laura Apsit Livens.

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Worn at Royal Ascot on June 18, 2015 and June 16, 2016

Which hats here do you remember most fondly?!

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Platinum Jubilee Service of Thanksgiving Part 3

Members of the Gloucester and Kent families were also in attendance today at St. Paul’s Cathedral for the Platinum Jubilee Service of Thanksgiving.

The Duchess of Gloucester repeated her blue sinamay hat with wide, upturned pleated brim.

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Designer: unknown
Previously Worn: March 29, 2022

The Duchess’ daughters, Davina and Rose, both wore navy headband headpieces. The Countess of St. Andrews is also shown in the gallery below in a pink cloche with flat top crown trimmed with a tan hatband and spray of feathers.

The Countess of St. Andrews is also shown in the gallery below in a pink cloche with flat top crown trimmed with a tan hatband and spray of feathers.

Lady Helen Taylor wore an ivory sinamay pyramid shaped hat trimmed with layered waves of crin. Interestingly, she wore a black version of this same design in March this year to the Duke of Edinburgh’s Service of Thanksgiving.

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Designer: Stephen Jones
Previously Worn: This hat is new

Princess Alexandra repeated her deep blue sinmay hat with ruched hatband and a spray of feathers on the side. The hair pairs so well with her embroidered tapestry coat.

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Designer: Rachel Trevor Morgan
Previously Worn: Mar 14, 2022

Julia Ogilvy wore an ivory sinamay saucer with ivory feather flowers and a swirl of cut apricot feathers.

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Designer: unknown
Previously Worn: I believe this hat is new

Princess Michael of Kent repeated her arctic silver white silk covered pillbox hat with large ostrich feather plume around the back.

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Designer: John Boyd
Previously Worn: June 19, 2019; May 18, 2019October 12, 2018June 13, 2015;  Oct 18, 2014Jun 16, 2014

Lady Frederick Windsor wore a crescent shaped padded bandeau covered in deep fuchsia silk, trimmed with a spray of deep purple and pink silk flowers on one side. It’s such a vibrant design that made a superb statement with her belted magenta dress.

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Designer: Laura Cathcart Millinery. Beulah London dress
Previously Worn: This headpiece is new

Lady Gabriella Kingson wore a light apricot sinamay beret percher. The design is trimmed with matching silk flowers and a pearl-studded birdcage veil.

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Designer: unknown. Catherine Walker dress. 
Previously Worn: This hat is new.

That wraps up today’s event! Which hats stood out most to you?

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