This Week’s Extras

In late February, Princess Hisako attended a women’s hockey match in a casual brimmed black hat.

Prince Carl Phillip and Princess Sofia at a cross country race today
A new photo of Princess Iman of Jordan in her first publicly worn tiara was released this week ahead of her wedding on March 12.

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

Waleses Visit Welsh Guards

The Prince and Princess of Wales attended the St. Davids Day Parade at the 1st Battalion Welsh Guards in Windsor today.

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Catherine, Princess of Wales, wore a black felt beret percher embellished with a stitched felt bow and  and crisscross trimmed feathers.

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It’s a stylish piece on a familiar scale for Kate that paired well with her bold red coat.. The feather trim gives the design a bit of pizzaz.

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Designer: It’s a bespoke version of the Bow & Arrow Percher by Juliette Botterill. Coat by Alexander McQueen.
Previously Worn: this hat is new

The Prince of Wales recently became Colonel of the Welsh Guards and predictably, wore the regiment’s uniform for this first visit since the appointment.

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Thought’s about Kate’s new hat?

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This Week’s Extras

Back on January 28, Prince Leka and Princess Elia of Albania christened their daughter, Princess Géraldine. Princess Elia wore a mint silk covered button percher with floral trim.

On Wednesday, King Willem-Alexander visited Dutch troops in Lithuania

On Friday, the Danish crown prince and princess attended their Parliament’s service to mark the one-year anniversary of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, in Holmens Church in Copenhagen. Crown Princess Mary wore a black velvet bandeau headpiece with sides connected with a bow.

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

Emperor Naruhito Celebrates Birthday

Members of the Imperial royal family greeted visitors from the balcony of the Imperial Palace in Tokyo yesterday on the emperor’s 63rd birthday.

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Empress Masako arrived in a vibrant blue velvet pillbox.

Princess Aiko wore a blush silk covered hat with short, upturned Breton brim trimmed with a triple pleated, draped hatband and bow at the back. It’s a piece that at closer view, I suspect, would show exquisite balance and beauty.

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Previously Worn: This hat is new

Crown Princess Akiko repeated a bumper hat covered in pale citrusy green patterned silk jacquard.

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Previously Worn: Dec 23, 2015

Princess Kako repeated a draped turquoise silk bandeau headpiece trimmed with a folded side bow appliqued in the same beaded lace as her gown.

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Previously Worn: Jan 13, 2023; Jan 18, 2022

It’s lovely to see this tradition return for the first time during Emperor Naruhito’s reign.

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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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