Back on January 12, Princess Nobuko of Mikasa wore a black hat with velvet crown and fur trimmed kettle brim to the 55th All Japan University Rugby Championship
Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad was crowned king of Malaysia on Thursday. His ‘crown’ might seem a little unusual to western fashion eyes (at the risk of sounding disrespectful, it seems more like a folded napkin fronted with a tiara) and was not what you might expect for a coronation.
The funeral of Prince Henri of Orleans, Count of Paris, was held at the Chapelle Royale yesterday in Paris. Guests included:
Queen Elizabeth attended Sunday Service this morning at St. Peter and St. Paul Church in West Newton in her repeated peach straw hat with bouclé fabric covered crown and brim binding, trimmed with feathers. She was joined by Countess Mountbatten who wore a refined striped tan and chocolate pillbox with bow at the back.
The following new millinery designs caught my eye this week:
Zara and Mike Tindall attended a polo match and racing event on Australia’s Gold Coast last weekend in casual fedora hats
The following new millinery designs caught my eye this week:
Dusty pink felt button percher with stunning oversize silk flower from Rachel Trevor Morgan
Beautifully detailed hatband on this navy oversize fedora from British milliner Jess Collett
Charming pink, black and white straw boater from American brand Lifted Millinery
Dark, moody red picture hat with flying bow and open weave brim from British milliner Juliette Botterill
Lovely movement on the soaring slim quills trimming this Fabienne Delvigne saucer hat
Classic navy wool hat with beautifully crisp knotted silk hatband from California based Jill Courtemanche
From Stephen Jones, whose creativity knows no bounds – hammer head shark and lamb chop headpieces
And this wonderfully chic is this two-toned felt fedora from German milliner Nicki Marquardt.
The Earl of Wessex took part in Armed Forces Day commemoration yesterday in Liverpool (British Royal Family)
The first week of June, Princess Nobuko of Mikasa wore a larger scale hat to the Yokohama Port opening festival
Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik arrived in Arhus aboard the royal yacht Dannebrog on Friday for their summer residency at Marselisborg Castle. Queen Margrethe repeated her tan hat.
The Duchess of Vendôme in another hat by French milliner Marie d’Argent (Noblesse Et Royautes Blog)
Pierre Casiraghi and Beatrice Borromeo attended the wedding of friends in Italy last weekend. Beatrice wore a casual straw hat.
Also in a casual hat- Carina Axelsson in a chocolate Tyrolean hat while visiting Norway
The Victoria and Albert Museum in London has a special exhibition on Balenciaga that includes a number of very interesting hats. Have any of you seen it?
Fabienne Delvigne shared a snap of herself in one of her own creations, a lovely white fedora with unique hatband detail
Disappointed to hear that the Order of The Garter service has been cancelled this year. The state opening of parliament is scheduled that day (postponed to accommodate the UK election) and for the first time since 1974, we’ll see Queen Elizabeth in a day dress and hat for this event instead of the Robes of State and the Imperial State Crown, which will be carried in on a pillow. (Windsor Observer & Telegraph)
Royal Ascot and legendary department store Fenwick teamed up with eight London-based milliners to create an eight piece collection of hats. Click on the photo to jump to their Facebook page then click again to open a slideshow of the eight designs.
Rachel Trevor Morgan shared this look at two of her beautiful saucer designs in one of the Fenwick display windows.
Following up the beautiful hat worn in last week’s roundup by the Duchess of Vendome- Princess Philomena has formally become an ambassador for French milliner Marie d’Argent. You can see her wearing several designs from this brand here (La Couronne blog)
I’d love to see this floral trimmed fedora from London milliner Bundle MacLaren on a royal head at Epsom or Ascot – slightly unexpected but SO pretty and right on trend.
Note- several of you have written to say how much you enjoy the “Hats From The Past” posts. As a treat, we’re going to start every day in May with an early morning hat post featuring a royal hat from the past. Stay tuned!
All smiles last Saturday for the baptism of prince Liam of Nassau at the Vatican. If you enlarge the photo collage below, you’ll see Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume accompanying a song on the guitar.
Lovely new portraits of King Willem Alexander taken for his 50th birthday this week- click the arrow at right to scroll through.
Queen Silvia in a simple black straw hat at an April 18 memorial for victims in the recent Stockholm terrorist attack (Svenskdam)
Duchess of Cornwall in her red beret with pheasant feather trim last Sunday in Scotland
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry have been been all over the news this week speaking about their “Heads Together” campaign in support of mental health issues. If you missed Prince Harry’s interview with the Telegraph’s Bryony Gordon for the first episode of her new podcast, Mad World
or Prince William’s conversation with Lady Gaga about the same,
do check them out. And don’t miss the great conversation between the three, below.
Crown Princess Victoria wore a vintage dress from her mother’s closet during her trip to Japan this week.
Beautiful portraits of Princess Isabella of Denmark released for her 10th birthday (Danish Monarchy)
And finally, the Imperial royals held their first spring garden party this week. We usually see the ladies in suits and hats for this event but this year, they all wore kimonos and the sight is magnificent.
Princess Hisako of Takamado in a lovely pewter straw hat for her attendance at an environmental conference in Fukushima (Imperial Family of Japan)
The Norwegian Crown Prince and Princess bundled up in cozy hats during their visit to Nittedal this week (Royal House of Norway)
Last weekend, the Duke and Duchess of Vendôme joined former paratroopers for a commemorative mass (Noblesse et Royaute Blog)
Crown Princess Mary of Denmark went on field exercise with the Home Guard in Vordingborg (The Danish Monarchy)
King Carl Gustaf’s trusty fedora made another outing this week, this time at a seminar about salmon fishing (Swedish Royal Court)
Prince Harry makes an amusing acting début at the opening ceremonies of the Rugby World Cup (Daily Mail) For brief but interesting video commentary on the unfolding championship, tune into Mike Tindall’s twitter account.