July 8: Crown Princess Kiko wore an ivory hat with high, rounded crown and short kettle brim with tall hatband at a convention in Tokyo.
July 8: Crown Princess Kiko attended the 54th Aiiku Team Member National Convention at Meiji Kinenkan in Tokyo. She is President of the Imperial Gift Foundation Boshi-Aiiku-kai (Mother & Child Association). About 100 people participated. 📸 https://t.co/bVUQ6Yp9KSpic.twitter.com/VgVftplgkM
July 14: Crown Princess Kiko repeated an ice blue silk covered pillbox for a Red Cross event in Tokyo and Princess Hisako wore an interesting draped purple hat with flying bows for a technology award ceremony.
July 23: Princess Anne in a casual natural straw trilby with navy hatband while Princess Yoko repeated a blue brimless hat.
Earlier this week, The Princess Royal visited SafeLane Global, who has become a recipient of The Queen's Award for Enterprise. Princess Anne saw a demining demonstration, a sea mine showcase, and a UXO presentation. HRH also met SafeLane employees. 📷 @SafeLaneGlobalpic.twitter.com/yA4wFwDn7r
July 23: Princess Yohko of Mikasa attended the "22nd Independence Awards," sponsored by social welfare corporation Arinomama, at the Welfare Plaza in Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture. She is chair of the awards selection committee. 📸 https://t.co/UlKzPCQQQDpic.twitter.com/SPKW5eDeHS
On Monday, Empress Masako repeated an ivory short-brimmed hat with wide lime printed hatband for the Midori Prize.
April 18: Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako attended the 16th MIDORI Prize Ceremony. The award honors achievements in plant and nature conservation research. Individuals and groups that contributed to local greenery promotion were also commended.https://t.co/HIfqq16RE7
For the Four Freedoms Awards in Middelburg on Thursday, Queen Máxima repeated a vibrant green floral dress with wide brimmed burgundy sinamay hat. Princess Beatrix repeated a bumper hat in black sinamay woven with silver threads.
We kick off this week with a look back to March 1996 when then Crown Princess Masako stepped out in a berry suit and matching streamlined hat with slightly upturned brim. The saturated colour suited her particularly well, don’t you agree?
In last weekend’s “Extra’s” post, we celebrated the December 5 official presentation of Princess Aiko following her 20th birthday, dazzling in a diamond tiara and necklace borrowed from her aunt, Sayako Kuroda.
It turns out that members of the Imperial royal family also gathered for this celebration, the ladies in hats as well! Princess Kako was seen arriving at the Imperial Palace in her pale sage green silk jacquard covered calot hat with cuffed bumper brim, trimmed with a spray of silk flowers on the side.
Princess Hanako repeated her dark green velvet hat with clamshell-shaped bumper brim trimed with an ostrich plume and bow at the back. Princess Yuriko wore a turquoise printed silk draped pillbox (or maybe a toque shape?) with rolled rose and leaves made of the same fabric, placed on the side of the design.
Princess Nobuko looked to be wearing a new dusty pink silk covered pillbox high on the back of her head. Princess Yoko repeated her tall salmon pink silk covered pillbox wrapped in a double fringe of feathers in the same hue. Princess Akiko looked to be wearing a new cream hat with shallow crown and brim covered in a beautifully draped hatband that tied in a side bow.
Princess Hisako repeated a salmon pink velvet pillbox with indented pork pie crown, trimmed in pink, peach and burgundy velvet applique flowers that also embellish the neck and shoulder lines of her matching gown. An interesting note from Imperial family expert Prisma- while this ensemble dates back until at least 1992, it was worn, most recently, in January 2014 by Princess Noriko! Princess Tsuguko looked to be wearing a silvery blue silk covered pillbox that I believe is new.
Sayako Kuroda was also seen arriving at the Imperial Palace to greet the Empress on her birthday in a pleated ecru calot hat.
December 9: Crown Prince Akishino and Sayako Kuroda visited the Imperial Palace for Empress Masako's scaled-down 58th birthday greetings. They represented the Imperial family, former royalty, and relatives. 📹 https://t.co/WjgMUVvLeIpic.twitter.com/e4fosMXmJ5