Hat From the Past

Royal Hats to a moment during the Prince of Wales’ 1922 tour of India and Japan that sees him dressed in a traditional Japanese kimono, tights and hat (and a pained expression). Samurai Windsor.

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If there are any royal hats worn today or tomorrow, please share them in the comments here.

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The Coronation

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The King and Queen

The Working British Royal Family
Prince & Princess of Wales and family; Duke & Duchess of Edinburgh and family;
Princess Anne & Vice Admiral Laurence; Duke & Duchess of Gloucester; Duke of Kent; Princess Alexandra

The Extended Royal Family
Princess Beatrice, Princess Eugenie, Zara Tindall, Lady Sarah Chatto, Margarita Armstrong-Jones
members of the Gloucester and Kent families

Royal Guests

Leaders and Notable Guests

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The Coronation: Leaders & Notable Guests

The coronation of King Charles III was attended by leaders from around the world, present and past British Prime Ministers and other notable guests.

 

David Hurley, Governor General of Australia, Linda Hurley, Anthony Albanese, Prime Minister of Australia and Jodie Haydon

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau in The Saucy Milliner

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Prime Minister of the Bahamas Philip Davis and Ann Marie Davis

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Former Prime Minister of the Bahamas Hubert Minnis and Marguerite Pindling

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 Gabonese President Ali Bongo Ondimba and Sylvia Bongo Ondimba

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Polish President Andrzej Duda and Agata Kornhauser-Duda; Kosovo President Vjosa Osmani and Prindon Sadriu; Swiss President Alain Berset and Muriel Zeender Berset; Dominican Republic President Luis Abinader and Raquel Arbaje

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US First Lady Jill Biden and her granddaughter Finnegan

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Lord President of the Council, Penny Mordaunt in Jane Taylor with goldwork embroidery by Hand & Lock

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UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and Akshata Murty in Jane Taylor

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Former British Prime Minister Liz Truss and Hugh O’Leary

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Former British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Carrie Johnson

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Former British Prime Minister Theresa May and Philip May

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Former British Prime Minister David Cameron and Samantha Cameron in Jess Collett

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Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair and Cherie Blair

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There were numerous notable guests that I’m going to leave up to you, dear readers, to share in the comments. That wraps up the coronation!

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The Coronation: Royal Guests

As we have come to expect at such landmark royal events, royal guests at King Charles III’s coronation represented nations from around the globe. Those who wore hats to this event were as follows:

The Sultan of Brunei and King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden

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King Mswati III and Inkhosikati LaMbikiza of Eswatini: Inkhosikati LaMbikiza wore a dusty pink crin halo headpiece trimmed with feathers in the same colour (see a better photo here)

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King Letsie III and Queen Mesenate of Lesotho: Queen Masenate wore a royal blue straw saucer hat trimmed with a dramatic starburst of ivory goose biot feathers.

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King Abdullah and Queen Rania of Jordan: Queen Rania wore a brimless domed hat in the same pale yellow as her dress. The design includes embellishment at the back (a rosette? a bow?) and a wrap of delicate yellow veil.

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Designer: Noel Stewart. Dress by Tamara Ralph. 
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Prince Albert and Princess Charlene of Monaco:  Princess Charlene topped her pale suit (love the pearl floral buttons!) with a sleek beret percher hat simply trimmed with a knotted bow at the side. The hat looks to be covered in the same barely-blush hue as the suit.

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Designer: Philip Treacy
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King Willem Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands: Queen Máxima wore a structural white straw saucer hat with brim extension and flying bow. The vertical design of the hat pairs so beautifully with the exquisite applique lace cutout on the bodice of her dress.

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Designer: Philip Treacy. Dress by Jan Taminiau
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King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium: Queen Mathilde topped a caped pink dress with an ivory straw saucer hat with extended windowpane brim that folds downward in a sharp edge.

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Designer: dress by Armani Prive.
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King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain: Queen Letizia wore the largest hat we’ve seen her in to date, a design in natural hued straw with mushroom brim and button crown, draped in an overlay of widely woven (I think it’s vintage?) bubblegum pink net veil. It’s a dramatic design for Letizia and so wonderful to see her experimenting with new millinery shapes.

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Designer: Balel Millinery. Suit by Carolina Hererra. 
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His Majesty The Yang di-Pertuan Agong XVI and Her Majesty Raja Permaisuri Agong of Malaysia

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Queen Anne-Marie, Crown Prince Pavlos and Crown Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece: Queen Anne-Marie wore a navy bandeau headpiece trimmed with a pair of navy silk bows. Crown Princess Marie-Chantal topped her ice blue Mary Katrantzou dress with a coordinating Philip Treacy percher hat trimmed with a monochrome multi-looped bow on the side.

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His Majesty Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, Asantehene, King of the Ashanti Kingdom and Lady Julia Osei Tutu

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Her Majesty Margareta and Prince Radu of Romania: Margareta wore a cornflower blue silk covered percher with feather mount trim. While it coordinates well with her ensemble, unfortunately, it has some some visible construction issues.

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Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark: Crown Princess Mary was head to toe in regal purple, her ensemble crowned by a pleated bandeau headpiece with birdcage tulle veil.

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Designer: bespoke Jane Taylor. Coat dress by Soren Le Schmidt 
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Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden wore a klein blue silk covered domed pillbox with bow at the back.

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Designer: Tim Martenson. Dress by Pär Engsheden. Styling by Tina Torn
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Hereditary Prince Alois and Hereditary Princess Sophie of Liechtenstein: Princess Sophie echoed the sleek lines of her dress and coat with a straw beret percher hat in the same orchid purple. The hat is simply trimmed with a straw twist.

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Designer: Philip Treacy
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Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway: Princess Mette-Marit wore a pink pillbox hat with birdcage veil.

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Designer: bespoke Jane Taylor. Dress by Peter Dundas
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Foreign Minister of Oman, Sayyid Badr Albusaidi and Crown Prince of Oman, Theyazin bin Haitham

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I know many of your have been waiting for this- which hats stood out most to you?

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The Coronation: The Extended British Royal Family

Apologies, everyone, for the break between posts. As expected, the coronation was attended by members of the extended British royal family, the women in a parade of new hats.

Princess Beatrice wore a gold silk bandeau described by the designer as, “Understated and luxurious in equal measure, our ‘Graziana’ headpiece was inspired by Jackie Onassis’ iconic pillbox hats, reimagined in the form of a contemporary ‘hatband’. Crafted from smocked Duchess silk, and designed to create rich depth and subtle texture.” The pairing of gold headpiece and magenta dress is a little unexpected but works so well.

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Designer: “Graziana” headpiece by Emily London. Dress by Beulah London
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Princess Eugenie wore a navy calot with dark blue crin swish and side bow.

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Designer: Stephen Jones. Dress and coat by Fendi.
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Zara Tindall wore a cornflower blue teardrop percher hat covered in the same fabric as her coat. The design is embellished with a matching silk abaca twisted bow and dyed ostrich feather pouf. While a familiar shape on Zara, the colour and trim on this design make it a standout on her.

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Designer: Bespoke “Feather Percher” by Juliette Botterill. Laura Green London coatdress. Styled by Annie Miall
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Lady Margarita Armstrong-Jones wore a bandeau headpiece covered in blush dotted fabric, trimmed with pink feathers on each side. With her textural skirt and silk jacket, the headpiece topped a decidedly couture look.

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Designer: Stephen Jones. Jacket and skirt by Beatrice Ferrant.
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Lady Sarah Chatto topped her elegant pale yellow pleated dress with a matching straw braid picture hat. The design features a wide, cartwheel brim, shallow crown and is simply trimmed with a slim hatband.

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Designer: Stephen Jones. Dress by Jasper Conran. 
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Lady Davina Windsor wore a claret button percher with multi-looped bow and quills. Her younger sister, Lady Rose Gillman, wore a vibrant teal padded headpiece trimmed with feathers

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Lady Helen Taylor wore an exquisite ecru boater hat with black pin dots trimmed with an intricate black braid hatband, narrow black brim binding and a swath of dotted tulle veil.

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Designer: Stephen Jones. Ensemble by Dior.
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Marina Ogilvy, seen at right below, wore a black wide brimmed hat trimmed in an overlay of ruched silk.

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Princess Michael of Kent repeated her pearl grey silk covered pillbox with white ostrich plume

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Designer: John Boyd
Previously Worn: Jun 14, 2022; Jun 3, 2022June 19, 2019May 18, 2019October 12, 2018June 13, 2015;  Oct 18, 2014Jun 16, 2014

Lady Gabriella Kingston wore a vibrant pink saucer hat folded up around the back, trimmed with a twisted straw bow and large silk rose.

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Designer: Philip Treacy. 
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How wonderful to see so many new hats! Which designs here stood out to you most?

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