This Week’s Extras

Empress Masako in a grey hat with tightly upturned brim today to mark the anniversary of Japanese surrender at the end of WWII. The bow tucked into the brim at the back is a charming touch on this design.

The following new millinery designs caught my eye this week:
Very chic red patterned buntal straw hat with Dior brim and multi-looped bow by Dutch milliner Wies Mauduit
White pillbox with beautifully draped silk rose overlay by American milliner Tracy Young
Pink straw saucer with black and white polka dot flying bow by Irish milliner Carol Kennelly
Brilliantly bonkers! Silk abaca helmet with beaded bowler silhouette by Australian milliner Andrea Cainero
Stunning shape on the cartwheel brim of this design in floral-woven straw by Russian milliner Lia Gureeva
Another head turning feathered bandeau, this time in midnight blue, by Australian milliner Jill Humphries
Tall turban entirely covered in different kinds of pink silk flowers by American milliner Sarah Sokol
Red straw halo headpiece with black crin ginko leaf trim by Australian milliner Christine Waring
Wonderful pattern on these woven buntal cloche hats by British milliner Jess Collett
Easy breezy coated linen cap by American milliner Peter Forson
Sweet headpiece of rolled sinamay lilies in different pink shades by Australian milliner Catherine Kelly
Boater with braid crown, perspex brim and a swarm of blue butterflies by British milliner Bundle MacLaren
Graphic black and white striped disc percher by London-based milliner Philip Treacy
Lovely pink felt button with embroidered leaves and 3D silk flowers by German milliner Anne Schneider
Cloche covered in lime green straw loops and feathers by Australian milliner Philip Rhodes
Whimsical beaded trim on this navy button percher by France-based milliner Sylvia Martinez
How fun is this vibrant pink scalloped brim take on a boater hat by New Zealand milliner Maria Wright?!

Sweet holiday snap shared by the Danish monarchy

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This Week’s Extras

Pale bumper hats on Empress Masako, Crown Princess Kiko, Princess Mako and Princess Kako Friday to mark the anniversary of Emperor Meiji’s death

The following new millinery designs caught my eye this week:
Amazing braidwork on this swirling golden cap by American milliner Katie Allen
Floating headpiece of black feather lotus flowers and quills by Australian milliner Belinda Osborne
Swirled orange straw rosette headpiece by British milliner Karen Geraghty
Creative, unexpected and slightly zany fish and tea trimmed perchers by Israeli milliner Maor Zabar
Turquoise button percher with gravity-defying sinamay and floral trim by British milliner Yuan LI
Colour blocked newsboy cap by Italian brand Marone Hats
Halo bandeau entirely handwoven from wheat! Beautiful work by British milliner Josephine Willis

Charming denim blue swirled straw hat by British brand John Boyd Hats
Black halo bandeau with textural pompom trim by Scottish milliner Stephanie Gallen
Darling palest blue straw cloche with slim hatband by Russian milliner Lia Gureeva
Orange straw freeform straw hat with wonderful blue curled straw ribbon trim by British milliner Louise Wilson
Astounding design by Australian milliner Kerry Hayes for the MIMC2021 competition in interlocking triangles
Pink sinamay saucer with the loveliest crin swirled rose trim by British milliner Tracey Miller
Emerald turban with statement ruffle by Nigerian milliner Bima Samuel Ofoneke
Palest lilac freeform hat with silvery grey vines mall made of thermoplastic by UK-based milliner Guilia Mio

The Belgian monarchy shared clips of Princess Elisabeth on a 3-day military course
And finally, congratulations to The Princess Royal who is set to become the first female Captain-General of the Royal Marines.

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This Week’s Extras

Also on Wednesday, Empress Masako and Princess Mako were in hats to mark the anniversary of Empress Kojun’s death

The following new millinery designs caught my eye this week:
Patterned pink straw hat with darling lace butterfly trim by Ghanan milliner Velma Owusu Bempah
Lime waved disc with crin brim and silk flowers by London-based Irish milliner Philip Treacy
Striking white and gold leather folded pinwheel design by British Milliner Jennifer Rowley
Charming blue straw capulet with straw flowers and leaves by French brand Mei Mei France Chapeaux
Forrest green velvet bandeau headpiece with leafy vine by Scottish milliner Sarah Macgregor-Norrie
Adore the soft but strong statement made by this peach brimmed hat by Australian milliner Chris Mullane

Wonderful spring green brimmed hat with straw loops and feather by German milliner Ulrike Strelow
Exquisite 3D lace applique trimmed bandeaux headpieces by Tasmanian milliner Cessiah Alice
White teardrop percher with whimsical purple daisies by Australian brand Monroe Millinery
Sky blue bandeau with beautiful silk and velvet flowers by British milliner Inna Walker
Navy straw vertical saucer with gravity-defying fuchsia ribbon by London-based Filipa Cardoso
“Lemon Drop” design with fantastic graphic brim by Australian milliner Angie Jackman

This Week’s Extras

Thanks, all of you who took time to respond to Monday’s post. I appreciate your thoughts and overwhelming support for Royal Hats. While I have unresolved concern about how royal fashion blogs, including this one, feed into creating an unhealthy culture of royal celebrity, we’re going to continue here with focus remaining on the hats.

Empress Masako in a black bumper hat Thursday at a 10th anniversary memorial for the Great East Japan Earthquake

The following new millinery designs caught my eye this week:
Wonderful black and white feather blooms on this button percher by British brand Butterfly Hats
Unique leather puzzle-piece flowers on this deep purple bandeau by Polish milliner Marta Ruta
Adore the modern take on this cloche’s shape in saffron mélusine felt by British milliner Dillon Wallwork
Vintage-vibe headpiece of caramel crin pin curls by Italian brand Gallia e Peter
Sharp royal blue felt trilby with layered hatband by London-based milliner Merve Bayindir
Natural and ivory patterned straw open crown pillbox with peach petal trim by Australian milliner Felicity Northeast
Pink ombre straw leaf bandeau headpiece by British milliner Bee Smith
Quirky cap made from woven recycled silk neckties by German milliner Antje Lücke
The prettiest natural and pink straw boater with crin bows by Irish milliner Ana Victoria Mulcahy
Statement white leather kokoshnik with lace applique and feather flowers by Australian milliner Melanie Atherinos
Sunny yellow straw pillbox with bow by British milliner Beverley Edmondson
Fantastic lace trimmed headpiece that looks eerily like coral by Dutch milliner Wies Mauduit
Lovely pink and grey floral headpiece by Australian milliner Meredith McMaster
Streamlined black straw fedora with wonderful geometric hatband by Canadian milliner Tierre Taylor


We end a turbulent week of royal watching with this very peaceful image photographed by James Ogilvy

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This Week’s Extras

Prince Philippos of Greece and Nina Flohr were married in a civil ceremony last Saturday, December 12, in St. Moritz, Switzerland. The bride wore a ivory boucle suit and large structured bow in her hair, both by Chanel

On Monday, Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako attended the opening ceremony of the Global Environmental Action (GEA) International Conference in Tokyo. Empress Masako repeated a deep green hat with upfolded brim edged in braided trim.

Princess Charlene wore a Dior lambskin leather beret on Wednesday as Princess Gabriella christened a new police boat named in her honour

The following new millinery designs caught my eye this week:
Beautiful scarlet velvet halo bandeau with silk roses by British milliner Bee Smith
Stunning jeweled hatbands and trim on felt fedoras in jewel tones from Italan brand Borsalino
Icy blue felt hat with grey trim and wonderful folded ribbon hatband by American milliner Dorothy Morant
Burgundy button percher with beautiful vintage folded ribbon by Dutch milliner Wies Mauduit
Winter white felt octagonal cloche with fur pompom by Canadian milliner Karyn Ruiz
Chic leopard print felt trilby with emerald velvet hatband and bow by Italian brand Batog Hats
Purple felt beret with lovely velvet leaf and floral trim by American milliner Wayne Wichern
Glamorous perchers in orchid purple with crystal veil and scarlet with crin ruffle by UK milliner Tracey Miller
Two turtle doves (!!) by Spain-based American milliner Parrish Lee


Ice blue velvet and sequin covered halo bandeau by British brand Stephanie Elizabeth Millinery
Tweed pillbox with oversize lily trim by French brand Mei Mei France Chapeaux
Statement vertical saucer covered in fantastical fuchsia feathers by Australian milliner Cynthia Jones Bryson
Dapper beaver felt fedora in the most beautiful shade of teal by Hornskov København
Prink straw brimless design with wonderful folded ribbon trim by Spanish milliner Eugenia Jimenez
Elegant grey felt beret with net veil trim by French milliner Clotilde Toussaint
Fun floral trim on this vibrant blue beret percher by British brand NDLQ millinery
Black and maroon felt fedora with patent leather hatband by French milliner Geneviève Parois
The most darling green and black striped button percher with bows by British milliner Rachel Trevor Morgan

Lovely Christmas greetings from numerous royal houses

We close this week with a tale of Christmas magic, told by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge


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