Danish Golden Jubilee: Extended Family & Royal Guests

Princess Benedikte used the occasion to debut a new hat in biscuit colour straw with wide cartwheel brim and straight-sided crown. The hat is trimmed in a bias hatband in the same woven fabric as the ensemble’s coat, looped on the side in a bow. While I’d have preferred the hatband to be a little shorter, the overall look is still wonderfully elegant.

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Previously Worn: this hat is new

Princess Alexandra of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg wore a lilac silk covered halo bandeau headpiece trimmed with an arc spray of feathers and side bow.

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Princess Nathalie of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg repeated her mother’s cream sinamay hat with wide upsweeping brim. We’ve previously seen this hat trimmed only with a wide sinamay hatband and it’s a nice change to see the large silk rose in apricot hues that Nathalie added to link the hat with her dress.

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Designer: Mathilde Førster 
Previously Worn by Princess Benedikte: Jun 23, 2021; Jun 2, 2018

Queen Anne-Marie of Greece wore a cream straw pillbox trimmed in a swath of dotted ivory net tulle and pleated circles of pink and beige straw.

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Previously Worn: I believe this is new

Princess Alexia of Greece and Denmark wore a headpiece of pink silk ruffles studded with pink feathers.

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Princess Theodora of Greece and Denmark topped her pink dress with a seafoam green sinamay folded disc trimmed wtih a feather and sinamay flower. Princess Nina of Greece and Denmark wore a rounded half hat covered in midnight blue velvet, trimmed with a large navy silk bow.

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Countess Sussie of Rosenborg (wife of Queen Margrethe’s first cousin Count Ingolf wore a white felt rounded beret trimmed with a multi-looped bow.

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Queen Silvia of Sweden repeated a white straw calot hat trimmed with a multi-looped white bow on the side studded with silver sparkles and wrapped in burnt white feathers.

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Designer: Fabienne Delvigne. It is the “Premier rendez-vous” design.
Previously Worn: Sep 8, 2020; Sep 30, 2014April 5, 2014May 22, 2013May 29, 2012; April 16, 2010May 23, 2009April 22, 2009April 15, 2008

Queen Silvia wore an ecru felt cloche with unique ribbed detail on the side of the crown and a slim hatband.

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Which hats stood out to you at this event?!

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Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II: Royal Guests

The state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II yesterday was attended by numerous other monarchs and royal guests.

Queen Margrethe of Denmark

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King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden

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King Harald and Queen Sonja of Norway

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King Abdullah and Queen Rania of Jordan

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Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg

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Prince Albert and Princess Charlene of Monaco

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King Willem-Alexander, Queen Máxima and Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands

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King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium

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Designer: Fabienne Delvigne

King Philippe and Queen Letizia of Spain

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Designer: Cherubina

King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia of Spain

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Designer: Miguel Marzo y Jesús Díaz

Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako

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His Majesty Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah of Malaysia and Her Majesty Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Hajah Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah of Malaysia

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Emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Faisal Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah

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Her Majesty Margareta, Custodian of the Romanian Crown and Prince Radu

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Queen Anne-Marie and Crown Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece

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Prince Alois of Liechtenstein and Princess Sophie of Liechtenstein (followed by King Letsie III of Lesotho)

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Prince Hassan bin Talal and Princess Haya of Jordan

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Princess Sarvath al-Hassan of Jordan
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Sheikha Amna bint Mohammed Al Thani of Qatar

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Prince Moulay Rachid of Morocco
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Prince Alexander and Princess Katherine of Serbia

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The late Duke of Edinburgh’s family, Hess and Baden descendants of Philip’s late sisters.

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Hats worn to the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth: Family Members

Hats worn to the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth: Extended British Royal Family 

Hats worn to the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth: Noble and Notable Guests

Service of Thanksgiving for the Duke of Edinburgh: Royal Guests

The Service of Thanksgiving celebrating the life of the Duke of Edinburgh held yesterday at Westminster Abbey was attended by numerous cousins and colleagues from various European royal houses.

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Queen Máxima repeated a rounded black felt beret with knotted applique trim worn on the back of her head in the style of a pillbox.

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Designer: Philip Treacy
Previously Worn: Jan 27, 2020

Princess Beatrix joined those in Edinburgh green. The gently domed crown on her brimmed hat was wrapped in three layers of sinamay that were tucked over the other on the side to form a beautiful layered hatband.

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Designer: likely Suzanne Molijn
Previously Worn: I believe this hat is new

Queen Margrethe repeated a chic grey felt trilby trimmed with a black, white and grey feather pompom on the side.

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Designer: likely Per Falk Hansen
Previously Worn: Sep 29, 2019; Oct 28, 2014;  May 15, 2014Oct 1, 2013; May 1, 2013;  Oct 7, 2008

Queen Mathilde wore a black draped halo bandeau headpiece with dotted birdcage veil.

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Designer: Elisa headband by Fabienne Delvigne. Coat by Meer Couture.
Previously Worn: This headpiece is new.

Queen Letizia topped a stunning coat dress with a green velvet covered teardrop percher hat raised at the back. The design is trimmed with a bow in the same crepe as the dress and a black tulle veil.

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Designer: Balel by Isabel Terroso
Previously Worn: This hat is new

Queen Silvia repeated a black straw hat with upfolded brim and rounded crown simply trimmed with a hatband and flat, looped bow twist.

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Previously Worn: July 12, 2017; April 17, 2017; April 1, 2017; March 16, 2013

Princess Christina of Sweden wore a black cloche with rounded crown and curved, extended brim trimmed with a wide velvet hatband anchored with a large buckle.

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Previously Worn: May 11, 2017 and others

Her Majesty Margareta, Custodian of the Romanian Crown, wore a peaked grey bandeau headpiece trimmed with a black leaf on the side.

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Designer: Kristina Dragomir
Previously Worn: Oct 19, 2019

Crown Princess Katherine of Serbia wore a black felt Garbo style hat.

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Queen Anne-Marie of Greece repeated a navy sinamay pillbox with slim bow at the base.

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Designer: unknown
Previously Worn: June 25, 2016; May 19, 2012; April 14, 2011; April 16, 2010

Crown Princess Marie-Chantal wore a black looped bow fascinator with crystal studded veil.

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Designer: Philip Treacy
Previously Worn: This headpiece is new

Princess Nina of Greece wore a navy blue felt rounded pillbox

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We have not seen such a well attended royal event in over two years, something that attests to the respect and affection held for the late Duke. How lovely has it been to see so many royal hats?!

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Wedding of Prince Philippos and Nina Flohr

Prince Philippos, youngest son of King Constantine and Queen Anne-Marie of Greece, was married to Nina Flohr in a religious ceremony at the Metropolitan Cathedral of Athens this evening.

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The bride wore a white silk moire taffeta gown, modified from Chanel’s 2021 Autumn Winter Couture Collection. The gown features a v-neckline wrapped in a pleated portrait collar with front bow, an empire waist and full pleated skirt that flows to a sweep train. Silver beaded applique lace around the neckline is repeated on a detachable capelike train, anchored beneath the portrait collar at the back.

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Princess Nina, as she is now known, topped her gown with a lengthy silk tulle veil and the Antique Corsage pearl and diamond floral tiara, a diadem of Scandinavian royal origin that Queen Anne-Marie inherited weeks before her marriage to King Constantine.  It’s a beautiful shape that lends itself well to a bridal tiara (Princess Marie-Chantal and Princess Tatiana wore it for their weddings) although I think it’s better suited to a less severe hairstyle.

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Nina was attended by Philippos’ nieces Anna Maria and Amelia Morales who wore silk dresses by Amelia Wickstead with high collars, long sleeves and full skirts in a yellow floral pattern. Deep periwinkle flowers were tucked around their chignons.

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Young bridesmaids wore fresh floral wreaths in yellow and periwinkle wildflowers to coordinate with the wedding’s blue and yellow theme.

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A fun recap- Princess Nina has celebrated her marriage in five ensembles (four from Chanel):

December 12, 2020: A Chanel boucle suit, boots and hairbow for the Moritz, Switzerlan civil ceremony

May 31, 2021: A Peter Pillotto champagne silk gown for a UK reception to celebrate the civil marriage

October 22, 2021: A Chanel boucle coat dress to meet with the Archbishop of Athens

October 22, 2021: White Chanel (from Autumn Winter 2021 Couture collection) gown for the  pre-wedding reception in Athens

October 23, 2021: A final Chanel gown for the religious ceremony
What do you think of this royal bridal look today in Athens?

The 5:00PM time ceremony today mandated a dress code of suits and gowns – no hats. You can see a gallery of fashion worn by Greek, Danish and Spanish royal familiey members and royal guests from Great Britain and Hanover here.

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Milestone Birthday: Queen Anne-Marie

To mark Queen Anne-Marie’s 75th birthday today we’re looking back at some of her hats and headpieces (click on individual photos to jump to their original source with dates and event explanations):

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While I adore Queen Anne-Marie’s wonderful 1960s pillboxes, I think the bolder, more exaggerated shapes of her early 2000s hats stand out here. What do you notice about her hats?

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