Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II: Noble & Notable Guests

Numerous noble and notable guests attended Monday’s state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II:

Penelope Knatchbull, Countess Mountbatten and her daughter Lady Alexandra Hooper

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Designer: Dillon Wallwork made both

Lady Pamela Hicks and India Hicks

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Ms Maddison May Brudenell (granddaughter of Lord Mountbatten) in a hat by Nicola de Selincourt. In the third photo, you can see milliner Stella McLaren seated in front of the guard.

Designer: Nicola de Selincourt

Lady Susan Hussey

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Angela Kelly

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Earl and Countess of Spencer

Duchess of York

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Designer: Philip Treacy

Michael and Carole Middleton

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All living British Prime Ministers and their spouses

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Designer of Carrie Johnson’s hat: Ajgretton Millinery

President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie; New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and her partner Clarke Gayford. Jacinda’s hat is by New Zealand milliner Monika Neuhauser.

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French President Emmanuel Macron and Brigitte Macron and followed by Croatian Prime Minister Zoran Milanović and his wife Sanja Musić Milanović in a hat by Kobali.

Jill Biden in Philip Treacy

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What an extraordinary time and farewell this has been for an extraordinary woman. Thank you, Your Majesty, for your smiling steadfastness and your life of service. You and your beautiful hats will be deeply, deeply missed.

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Hats worn to the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth: Family Members

Hats worn to the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth: Extended British Royal Family 

Hats worn to the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth: Royal Guests

Ascot 2021 Day 4: Round Up

Notable hats at the races today with royal connections:

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Peter Phillips and his girlfriend Lindsay Wallace

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Duchess of Bedford

Lady Gabriella Kingston in a Victoria Grant white straw top hat with jewelled feathers, crin and a Beulah London dress

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Viscountess Brookeborough and Mrs. Darby Dennis 

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Mrs. Nico de Boinville in Juliette Botterill and Bridget Osgood

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Martha Beaumont Vestey in Jane Taylor

India Hicks in a Jane Taylor boater and Giambattista Valli frock. 

These additional hats caught my eye today:

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Dawn Zulueta

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Jessica Collins of Bombini Studio Millinery in her own design; Lady Alice Manners in Sarah Cant

Michelle Yu Hanson in Lisa Tan

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Justine Bradley-Hill in her own design; Susan Bender Whitfield in Awon Golding

Sapphire Millinery

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Charlotte Hawkins in Merve Bayindir; Carrie Johnson in Ajgretton Millinery

Rebecca Gray in her own design

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Alexandra Bertram in Bundle McLaren; Mildred Ellwood in an unknown design

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Rachel Trevor Morgan and her assistant Sophie Dallison both in Rachel’s designs

Leonna Mayor in Marissa Groom Millinery

We have just one more day of racing tomorrow. Which hats stood out to you most today?

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This Week’s Extras

The Akishinos completed their visit to Poland and moved on to Finland. For their first day of events there, Crown Princess Kiko wore two hats- a navy (or black?) brimmed design with white crown, black ruched hatband and back bow; and a cuffed calot with side bow in palest grey textured fabric
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Thursday, the Duchess of Sussex made an unexpected appearance at Wimbledon to watch her good friend Serena Williams. She repeated a ready-to wear- informal fedora with black hatband, the ‘x Biltmore Panama Hat’ by Madewell
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Princess Anne celebrated 50 years of the Royal Navy’s Continuous At Sea Deterrent in Clyde, Scotland on Thursday
Prince Albert was in Brussels yesterday to see the start of the 106th Tour de France
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Carina Axelsson, partner of Princess Benedikte’s eldest son, Prince Gustav of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg shared this photo of herself in a black feathered fascinator taken back at Trooping the Colour in early June

Queen Sonja in a red rain hat on Saturday to attend the Helgeland Festival Mosjøen where she opened a set of stone steps up built by Nepalese sherpas that climb over 800 meteres to the top of Øyfjellet Mountain.

The following new millinery designs caught my eye this week:
Beautiful crown shape on this chic summer straw hat from French brand, Maison Michel
Adore the pattern in this floral disc hat with flying bow by Irish milliner Carol Kennelly
Ecru straw boater with amazing, detachable father sailboat trim by Russian-born UK milliner Maria Zherebtsova
Breathtaking aqua saucer with hand-painted lace and impeccable silk binding by Dutch milliner Wies Mauduit
Fun (and airy!) twist on a classic bowler by London-based Spanish milliner Rafael Peinador
Winter white felt trilby with blue stripped pheasant feathers by UK milliner Siana Yewdall
Chic straw baseball caps from Italian brand Borsalino
Kokoshnik bandeau of silk flowers studded with branches and birds by UK brand Bombini Studio
An oversize ivory brimmed picture hat with orange bloom at the Henley Regatta on a familiar face!

And from Melbourne-based brand Taboo Millinery, this hand carved and painted black and white boater. Amazing!

Charming summer family photo shared by Prince Carl Phillip and Princess Sofia. Those young princes are growing like weeds!
Great peek inside the new Dutch government jet that will transport King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima around the world. I wonder if the king will also pilot it?!
And finally, this sweet new summer portrait of the Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall, released recently for the 50th anniversary of the Prince’s investiture as Prince of Wales

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This Week’s Extras

Royal Hats

Queen Margrethe repeated her red bumper hat to present “The Queen’s Clock” military award yesterday (Danish Monarchy)

Amazing shot of three generations of Mountbatten/Hicks women taken Tuesday at Countess Mountbatten of Burma’s funeral. India Hicks also shared this article about her aunt (Town & Country)


Princess Anne, as Colonel of The Household Cavalry Regiment, The Blues and Royals, inspected the Regiment’s Kit Ride Pass Off in Hyde Park yesterday. Earlier this week, she and Sir Timothy Laurence were in Bermuda for The America’s Cup

Reader Amanda shared some pictures on her blog of the Stephen Jones Millinery Exhibition at the St. Louis Art Museum (thanks, Amanda!)

Sarah, author of Swedish Royal Fashion blog, shared this amazing hat repeat

A number of hats caught my eye this week:

Jane Taylor’s navy straw hat with short crown, raised back brim, flowers and curled quills
Montgomery Millinery’s pink disc with hydrangeas and silk twists with lovely natural straw brim binding
Very pretty pastel straw fedora hats by Canadian hatmaker, The Saucy Milliner
Tina-K-Hüte’s navy straw saucer with monochrome folded trim
Neil Grigg’s black lace hat with scalloped edge
Anna Bella Millinery’s modern and strikingly trimmed saucers
Marine And Deerfield’s casual, straw, summery designs at East Village Hats in New York. I want the navy one!

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The King of Bhutan shared another adorable snap of his young son, The Gyalsey 

A lovely new portrait of Princess Marie painted by Mikael Melbye was unveiled this week

The entire Belgian royal family joined Queen Paola on Thursday for her 80th birthday (see her spectacular cake here)

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And finally, I’m bursting with pride that the first female ever to Captain The Queen’s Guard during Changing the Guard was Canadian Soldier Captain Megan Couto on Monday this week. What a great honour for Canada’s 150th birthday.