This Week’s Extras

Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella in sweet summer hats to cheer their mum’s participation in the Calvi to Monaco Water Bike Challenge in support of her charitable foundation. Prince Jacque’s monogrammed cap is very sweet!
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Queen Margrethe repeated a cream felt hat with peach wool covered curved brim today to open an outdoor museum at Trundholm Mose, Odsherred, site where the famous Bronze Age “Sun Chariot” figure was found in 1902.
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Et af verdens væsentligste bronzealderfund blev fundet i Trundholm Mose i 1902, da husmand Frederik Willumsen første gang pløjede sin jord og fandt det, der siden er blevet kendt som Solvognen. Bronzefiguren, der forestiller en sekshjulet vogn med hest og guldbelagt solskive, er i dag et nationalklenodie, der kan opleves på Nationalmuseet i København. Men selve fundstedet i Nordvestsjælland har indtil nu været et utilgængeligt område for besøgende.⁣ ⁣ Det blev der lavet om på i dag, da Hendes Majestæt Dronningen i regnvejr indviede den nye kultur- og naturattraktion Solvognens Fundsted, der formidler historien om figuren fra den ældre bronzealder. Attraktionen er en del af Geopark Odsherred, der er Danmarks første og eneste UNESCO-certificerede geopark. Parkens særlige opgave ligger i at bevare og formidle områdets særlige landskab, og Dronningen besøgte også Geopark Odsherred for fire år siden under sit sommertogt i kommunen. Her fik Majestæten præsenteret planerne for den attraktion, der i dag kunne indvies.

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Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel hiked the Jämtlandstriangeln trail last weekend to advocate best ways to access nature
The following new millinery designs caught my eye this week:
Amazing how a cream straw trilby can be utterly transformed with a dotted veil. By Czech milliner Jolana Kotabova
Green straw bandeau with stunning floral and feather trim by Australian milliner Cessiah Alice
Elegant charcoal button percher with dip-dyed black stripe bow by British milliner Karen Geraghty
Indigo shibori dyed straw hat with hand embroidery by Australian brand Somewhere Here

Dior brimmed showstopper with hand sewn black and white braid brim by Australian milliner Christine Waring

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Black felt teardrop percher with emerald and ivory silk abaca statement bow by British milliner Camilla Rose
Charming ecru and dusky pink straw boater with floral trim by American brand Victoria Regina
Navy and emerald felt fedoras that come to life with patterned hatbands by British milliner Jess Collett
Whimsical white and yellow straw brimmed hat with oversize feather daisies by Canadian milliner David Dunkley
Fantastic texture on this folded purple, gold and lime patterned-ribbon bandeau by UK brand Florey Millinery
Lovely jade straw and crin hat custom made to precise specifications by Dutch milliner Wies Mauduit (see front view here)
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~L'oeil du caméra~ Back view of a special hat for a special person. The brief was as follows: the hat had to be elegant enough for racing events and such, sturdy enough to travel, not too big, and, most important, to leave the right side of the face free for the wearer to take photographs with a professional camera. The idea of a camera eye inspired me to extend the brim into a swirl, turning round the shallow half crown at the back of the hat. #laplusbelle_hoeden #wiesmauduit_bespokemillinery #handmadehats #dutchdesign #millinerytutor #theeyeofthecamera #racewear #couturehats #designerhats #standoutfromthecrowd #hoeden #chapeau #hautemode #slowfashion #millinerymaker #instasuccesclub

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Stunning black pleated crin headpiece with Lady Amherst feathers & vintage crystals by British brand John Boyd Hats
Streamlined felt hat with flat topped crown in the loveliest shades of blue by Dutch milliner Myra van de Korput
Pale gold straw freeform hat with crin edge and dramatic black quills by British milliner Lucy Bowler
Navy parasisal beret percher with bronze levitating leaves by Australian milliner Lauren Ritchie
Tall mustard felt cloche with black beading and a decidedly 1960s vibe by New York brand Genevieve Rose
Whimsical beret in vibrant crin stripes by American milliner Amy Fowler. It’s so happy!

On Thursday, Princess Hisako unveiled a statue of her late husband, Prince Takamado
Princess Kiko celebrated her 54th birthday yesterday. The Imperial Household Agency released some lovely new photos to celebrate her birthday.

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This Week’s Extras

Nicholas and Alina Medforth-Mills in casual summer hats to harvest grapes
The following new millinery designs caught my eye this week:
Dramatic white felt crown and black straw brimmed hat with patent leather hatband by Dutch milliner Marilène De Zomer
Fantastic patterned hatband on this deep claret felt fedora by British milliner Tracey Miller
Astounding detail on this filigree headpiece in braided straw by Australian milliner Jill Humphries
Burgundy velvet felt drop brimmed boater with ribbon hatband by London-based brand Maria Monica Millinery
Black straw button percher with pleated crin and ombre handmade orchid by French milliner Sylvia Martinez
The most charming white felt capulet with wattle blossoms by Australian milliner Bronwyn Shooks
Statement headpiece by Australian milliner Belinda Osborne in unexpected ombre yellow and turquoise screams “Spring!”
Taupe parasisal straw hat trimmed with Petersham ribbon and Solstis metallic gold sequined mesh hatband by Australian milliner Andrea Cainero
Scarlet sinamay halo bandeau with embroidered floral blossoms by British milliner Josephine Willis
Very striking pearl headpiece- almost a modern take on a tiara– by Australian milliner Caren Stevenson
Navy peachbloom felt fedora with burgundy velvet double bow and trailing tails by British milliner Camilla Rose
Adore the coral and magenta colour scheme on this classic mushroom brimmed hat by Dutch brand Bronté​
Stunning white felt halo bandeau with beaded black lace trim by Australian milliner Christine Waring

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Diamond printed beret percher with feathers by British milliner Beverley Edmonson
Wonderful crown shape and embroidery on this red felt design by Australian milliner Andrea Cainero
Pleated crown cotton newsboy cap by German milliner Antje Lücke
Deep green wide brimmed felt fedora with braided leather hatband by Australian milliner Alana English
Silver and gold button perchers with hand woven, pearl studded freeform brims by Irish milliner Susan Magee
Ruffled silk abaca halo bandeau headpiece by British milliner Rachel Henry
Looped crin headpiece in a full spectrum of colour by American milliner Amy Fowler

Fun tables-turned conversation with the Duke of Sussex who seems keen to teach his son rugby
Sweet snap of Prince Gabriel of Sweden shared by his parents for his third birthday
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Grattis vår älskade Gabriel på 3-årsdagen❤

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Lovely new photos of the Jordanian royal family and Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary with their family, taken while on summer vacation.

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This Week’s Extras

Alina Medforth-Mills, wife of former Prince Nicholas of Romania, added a traditional Romanian embroidered hatband to her casual sun hat by French brand Maison Michel for a visit to Transylvania this week.
Several new millinery designs caught my eye:
Textured black straw saucer with ecru bows by British milliner Awon Golding for Lock & Co.
Red button percher with ruffle and silk abaca rose by American milliner Inna Walker
Chic grey straw cloche with delicate silk floral and veil trim by German brand Malinè
Vibrant circles of feathers completely covering this percher by UK milliner Marie-anne Talbott
White parisisal beret percher with palest pastel rainbow feather trim by UK milliner Georgina Blyth
Beautifully shaped and patterned sun hat in classic cream and navy by French milliner Béatrice de Beauvoir

Striking angular shape on this navy felt trilby with orange feathers & hatband by Australian milliner Jill Humphries
Pink and red chinoiserie button percher with statement bow by American milliner Nicky Miller
Lovely detail on this green layered silk organza rose headpiece by UK milliner Judy Bentick
For our dear gents, a handsome fedora in moltofino Milan straw with silk hatband by German milliner Nicky Marquardt
Lilac straw saucer with pearl edge, silk wisteria flowers and flying bow by Irish brand Marc Millinery
Ivory straw brimmed hat with cascade of delicate butterflies by British milliner Bundle MacLaren
Such creative shape and use of colour on this felt headpiece by UK brand blackmore hats (recently awarded the Craftmanship Award in the 2020 Feltmakers Design Awards)
Black and white ruffled crin hat with button crown by Irish milliner Carol Kennelly
Ruby pink straw vertical saucer with yellow stamen feather flowers by British milliner Juliette Botterill
Ecru straw boater with feather hatband and handpainted brim by Spanish designer Lidya Diaz
Absolutely perfect shades of blue on this breezy Panama straw fedora by Dutch milliner Pauline Bisscheroux
Fantastic grey patterned percher with statement hand-dyed ombre straw orchid by French milliner Sylvia Martinez

Members of the Greek royal family enjoying time together on the island of Spetses

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This Week’s Extras

Princess Alexandra repeated a grey straw hat by Rachel Trevor Morgan on Wednesday for a visit to Leeds Castle in Kent to celebrate its 900th anniversary
On Thursday, Princess Benedikte attended the opening of the Jacob A. Riis Museum the Southwest Jutland city of Ribe in her repeated navy textured straw picture hat with curving, sideweeping brim.

Queen Mathilde and Princess Elisabeth were in Africa this week, visiting several UNICEF projects. After meeting with the Maasai in Kenya, they came away gifted with names “Namayiana” (blessed one) and “Nasieku” (first born) and these traditional headdresses

On Friday, Queen Margrethe presented a military award, repeating her new terra cotta orange straw hat with navy hatband. Yesterday, she took part in events commemorating the 75th anniversary of the execution of a Danish resistance group in her refined pink straw hat with white trim.
Princess Hisako and Princess Tsuguko took part in American Independence Day celebrations today at the Tokyo American Club. Princess Hisako wore a biscuit straw hat with very short, rolled brim while Princess Tsuguko topped her floral dress with a lovely wider brimmed hat trimmed with flowers.

Make sure to cast your vote in the 2019 Millinery Association of Australia Design Award People’s Choice category– there are some truly astounding hats

The following new millinery designs caught my eye this week:

Orange parsisal button percher with peach blossom vine by American milliner Karen Morris
Kokoshnik bandeau headpiece covered in pink pearls by British milliner Jane Taylor
Black and white straw design with flying bow by Czech milliner Jolana Kotabova
Blue straw percher with crimson silk floral trim by Australian brand Felicity Northeast Millinery
Fanciful maribou-edged brim on this grey, pink & white ombre design by Danish milliner Mathilde Thoe Førster
Green leaf shaped disc hat with gold quills by Irish milliner Teresa Nugent
Striking stripes! Trio of eye catching striped hats by American milliner Behida Dolić
Slate blue saucer embroidered with tropical birds by Australian brand Amanda Lynn Millinery
Chic pink and cream straw fedoras with slim silver hatbands from French milliner Laurence Bossion
Stunning transparent brim on this navy and marine blue picture hat by Dutch milliner Myra van de Korput
Dusky pink straw percher with flying bow and chenille rosebud veil by Australian milliner Jill Humphries
Lovely textured sage green Florentine stitched straw summer hat by British milliner Siana Yewdall
And two hats that made me catch my breath- first is this natural straw beret percher with exquisitely ethereal handmade silk iris flowers and leaves by Leicester-based milliner Guilia Mio
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I'm so proud of finally share this little beauty I've made for a lovely #motherofthegroom! 💜💜💜 She came to me with a stunning dress, we start talking about flowers and for some reason I told her I can see irises on her hat...she looked at me and she said that irises are her favourite flower and she has a lot I her garden!!!! It was meant to be!!! . . For enquiries about #bespoke hats visit my website (#linkinbio👈 ) or PM me . . @giulia.mio.millinery #couturehats #couturemillinery #millinery #bespokemillinery #giuliamiomillinery #weddingseason #summerwedding #specialoccasion #gardenwedding #silkflowers #irises #handmade #madeinleicester #madetomatch #motherofthebride #weddingguest #leicester #supportleicesterlocal

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and second is this stunning turquoise design with parasisal crown, two-toned double layer sinamay brim, hand rolled flying bow and turquoise guipure lace applique by Dutch milliner Wies Mauduit. Truly- this hat caught my eye before I realized who made it!

A possible answer to widespread questions about Princess Haya’s absence at Royal Ascot. Whatever is going on in this situation, I’m sure you all join me in wishing her and her children safety and peace.


A few lovely snaps taken from the religious wedding of Charlotte Casiraghi and Dimitri Rassam held yesterday in Saint-Rèmy-de-Provence.

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Catching Up Two Royal Weddings

Countess Anna Therese of Arco-Zinnebe married American Colin McKenzie last Saturday, September 30, in Bavaria.

I’m not able to legally share photos here but there is a great post over at the Court Jeweller about the bride’s royal connections, tiara and other jewels; Dutch royal blogger Netty Liestra has an excellent recap of the entire event here (including a look at all the royal guests) here as does Luxarazzi, with posts here and here.  Finally, there is a good photo gallery of the event here.

Also last Saturday, Nicholas Medforth-Mills (formerly Prince Nicholas of Romania) married Alina-Maria Binder in a Romanian Orthodox Service at the Sfântul Ilie Church in Sinaia. Following the ceremony, the couple rode by carriage to the reception site at Sinaia Casino where they waved to crowds from the balcony. Alina-Maria’s dress was designed by a Bucharest-based designer and includes traditional Romanian hand embroidery and the neckline and sleeves. The dress’ high neckline is contrasted with a deeply cut ‘v’ back and the pleated ballgown skirt extends to a short train.

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The cathedral veil looks like silk tulle and is edged in a leaf patterned lace, which gives some unique texture to the bridal look and frames Alina-Maria’s face in such a pretty way. Her delicate bandeau headpiece looks to be costume- my guess is that as relations are strained between Nicholas and his family (both his mother, Princess Elena, and his aunt, Margarita, Custodian of the Crown, did not attend), Romanian royal jewels were not offered to the couple. This unfortunate situation aside, Alina-Maria’s headpiece brings a beautiful delicacy and lightness to the look that blends beautifully with the veil and suited her petite features very well.

Alina-Maria changed into a silk halter dress for dancing (see last photo below) but retained the headpiece.

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As far as I can tell, no members of the Romanian royal family attended (so no hats to report)-  Nicholas’ only sibling Princess Elisabeta-Karina was one of the attendants and did not wear a hat.
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