This Week’s Extras

Crown Princess Victoria in a casual straw hat on Monday in Australia

Crown Princess Kiko in a palest icy blue pillbox on Wednesday at a national health conference

Another outing for King Carl Gustaf’s handsome black fedora and Queen Silvia’s hat with chocolate velvet crown and fur brim.

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

New portraits of the Grand Duke and Duchess of Luxembourg and Princess Alexandra released this week for their wedding anniversary and birthday.

Sweet photo released for Princess Astrid’s 91st birthday

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This Week’s Extras

Princess Hisako in a sharp black brimmed hat with pleated teal silk hatband, flowers and beaded triangle (a repeat of her pointed collar, I believe) for the Japanese Orchid & Flower show on Wednesday.

Princess Beatrice spotted on Wednesday in a burgundy velvet padded headband by Isabel Manns


King Carl Gustav and Queen Silvia kicked off the first of 21 visits celebrating the King’s Golden Jubilee this year yesterday to Södermanland County. Queen Silvia wore a cozy faux fur brimmed hat while King Carl Gustav wore a sharp black felt fedora.

This new millinery design caught my eye this week (see the comments for more):

The combination of flora of the four nations of the UK – the rose of England, the thistle of Scotland, the daffodil of Wales and the shamrock of Northern Ireland –  to form the shape of St Edward’s Crown on the official coronation logo released yesterday is so fittingly beautiful.

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This Week’s Extras

Last weekend, Princess Hisako wore a caramel trilby to present the Japanese Women’s Football Championship.

On Thursday, an exhibition about the Danish royal yacht Dannebrog was attended by Crown Prince Frederik, Count Ingolf and Countess Sussie, who wore a chocolate hued hat with fur trim.

Yesterday, Princess Maria Laura of Belgium wore a burgundy braided headpiece to the wedding of Princess Anne-Hélène d’Arenberg to Xavier Rehman-Fawcett. See a gallery of this event over at Point de Vue.


Remembering the incredible straw hats of American milliner Ignatius Creegan who passed away last year. For new millinery designs caught my eye this week, scroll through the comments.

Lovely three generation portrait released by the House of Orange for Princess Beatrix’s 85th birthday


Princess Maria Carolina of Bourbon-Two Sicilies celebrated her birthday with a new portrait and a very pretty new tiara.


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January’s Extras

On  Friday, January 13, the funeral of Maximilian, Margrave of Baden saw numerous royal guests, mainly from German royal houses.

Row 1: Valerie Margravine of Baden, StephanieMargravine of Baden, Princess Caroline
Row 2: Princess Sibilla, Princess Ekaterina of Hanover, Princess Sarvath of Jordan, Princess Mahkameh zu Schaumburg-Lippe
Row 3: Princess Sophie of Liechtenstein, Princess of Prussia, Countess Bettina Bernadotte & Philipp Haug
Row 4: Princess Katharina of Hohenzollern; Princess Ursula of Bavaria, Floria of Hesse, Sumaya bint al-Hassan

Zara and Mike Tindal attended the Magic Millions Raceday on Saturday, January 14. Zara wore a lovely mint straw beret percher with Swarovski crystal trimmed sinamay bow and quills by Australian milliner Meg Rafter. Her look was styled by Kimberly Gardner.

On Thursday January 19, Princess Hisako wore a new hat covered in ivory silk floral jacquard with jaunty upturned brim and an aqua hatband.

On Friday, Empress Masako repeated a pale greige hat with cafe au lait hatband for an annual Imperial Guard inspection

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Princess Anne in warm fur hats Wednesday on a visit to Estonia and yesterday for a walk to church at Sandringham.
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Princess Akiko attended a flower exhibition Friday in a grey hat with upfolded brim on one side. On Friday, Princess Hisako wore a jaunty purple felt hat with feather trim for a tableware festival.

On Saturday, Zara Tindall wore a bead embroidered peacock blue velvet headpiece by Jess Collett to Festival Trials Day at Cheltenham Racecourse.

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

There was a glittering royal wedding recently in Brunei.

There are been other noteworthy royal events and beautiful hats to admire- please share your highlights in the comments.


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This Week’s Extras

Queen Mathilde wore a black lace veil on Wednesday to Pope Benedict’s funeral at the Vatican.
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Princess Kako wore a black silk covered hat yesterday for a memorial on the anniversary of Emperor Showa’s death.

King Carl Gustaf attended a societal security conference today with his trusty brown fedora in tow.
Princess Akiko was in a black hat with vibrant blue hatband today for the Japanese University Rugby Football Championship Final.


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