Last Week’s Extras

Last Monday, Princess Beatrice was photographed in an embellished black headband from Modo Band Collective
The following new millinery designs caught my eye this week (see the comments for more):


Fantastic photos from the 18th birthday celebration of Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway
Great interview with the Duchess of Cornwall in Vogue UK for her 75th birthday

Wonderful photo of the Duke of Cambridge and his children released for Father’s Day.

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This Week’s Extras

On April 21, Crown Princess Kiko wore a white silk covered pillbox on a visit to Ise Jingu’s Geku and Naiku  for “Rikkoshi no Rei” rites. The next day, she wore a black silk covered pillbox to visit the mausoleums of Emperor Komei and Empress Eishō in Kyoto

Also on April 22, Princess Yoko of Mikasa attended the Spring Equinox Festival at Yasukuni Shrine in a white silk covered hat with very short brim.

 

 Crown Princess Mary in a casual fedora from Australian brand Canopy Bay while on a visit to Bangladesh this week

On Thursday, Queen Mathilde repeated her pale pink petal Fabienne Delvigne headpiece at the Ghent flower show
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Princess Alexandra wore a smart felt hat with camel crown and black brim for a visit to the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre Stanford Hall in Nottinghamshire on Friday

Prince Daniel  conferred honorary doctorates degrees to graduates of the Karolinska Institutet yesterday at Stockholm City Hall.

The following new millinery designs caught my eye this week (see the comments for more):



 

Lovely to see Princess Charlene joining her family at the Monaco E-Prix yesterday

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Spanish Monarchs Begin State Visit To Sweden

King Felipe and Queen Letizia arrived in Stockholm today to kick off a two-day state visit to Sweden.

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For their arrival, Queen Letizia wore an orange draped silk abacca bandeau headpiece trimmed with feather flowers, dyed a slightly darker shade and place on one side of the design.

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The colour is fantastic on the Spanish queen as is the scale. The flower placement is also interesting, framing the face instead of on top of the design, leaving the drape of the silk abaca visible. I have some quibbles about the silk abaca drape (lovelier in the video below than in photographs today) and the seasonal clash between summery headpiece and wintry cape but as Letizia does not always wear hats or headpieces for state visits, it was fantastic to see her in something today.

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Designer: It is the Guilia design by Cherubina. Dress by Carolina Herrera.
Previously Worn: This headpiece is new

Queen Silvia repeated a bumper hat in vibrant magenta felt, worn on the back of her head in the style of a calot. The hat is trimmed with a felt cutout leaf on one side that anchors a small bunch of wispy feathers that lay across the front of the design and cascade off the other side. The saturated colour is so great on Silvia and the hat combines with the matching coat to create a polished but punchy ensemble (especially standing next to Queen Letizia in that luscious orange!).

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Designer: Kerstin Carlefalk
Previously Worn: May 23, 2019 

Crown Princess Victoria repeated a pale blue silk rose headpiece with ice blue straw twists. Princess Sofia paired her black floral dress with a black casque headpiece with chevron pointed edge.

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Designer: both are unknown
Previously Worn (Princess Victoria): Jun 14, 2019
Previously Worn (Princess Victoria): this headpiece is new

In the afternoon, the monarchs visited the Nobel Museum to see a special exhibition on Santiago Ramon y Cajal. For this, King Carl Gustaf donned a sharp dark navy Borsalino fedora.

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What do you think about this group of hats today in Sweden?

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This Week’s Extras

On Tuesday, King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia attended the annual anniversary at the art museum Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde in Stockholm, the queen in an ivory hat with wide ruched hatband and rose on the side.
Yesterday, took part in the annual “Kungsrallyt” for older vintage cars in Borgholm, Öland, the king in a natty fedora at the wheel of his prized 1946 Volvo PV-60. Queen Silvia wore a vintage shaped straw hat with low crown and curving brim trimmed in a ring of silk wild flowers.

King Jigme Khesar in a military beret on Friday for the Attestation Parade of the 77th group of Recruits to the Royal Bhutan Army at the Military Training Centre in Tencholing, Wangduephodrang.

The following new millinery designs caught my eye this week:
Wonderfully unique diamond leather overlay on this wide brimmed hat by Dutch designer Irene van Vugt
Black straw bandeau with wonderfully vibrant and whimsical strawflower trim by British milliner Josephine Willis
Deep orange straw Breton hat with braid leaf trim by Australian milliner Christine Waring
Another absolutely spectacular brim on this ecru straw hat by Russian milliner Lia Gureeva
Curved half hat covered in spotted feathers with feather studded veil by Australian milliner Jill Humphries
Ivory straw bandeau with vibrant green striped binding and bow by Japanese brand Emera Beret
I LOVE seeing something completely new on a hat. The colour block, thread-wrapped brim on this bright pink felt hat by British milliner Viviane Gomis is just that!
Australian milliner Cynthia Jones Bryson’s new collection is full of incredible feather work like this black & white design
Absolutely wonderful colour on this orange button with red feathers by Australian brand Rebecca Couture Millinery
German milliner Ulrike Strelow proving that denim can be chic and so stylish with this brimmed driving cap
Adore all the ombre shades of pink in this sinamay percher with twist trim by Australian milliner Rachel Henry
Grey baroque freshwater pearl encrusted bandeau by British milliner Jane Taylor
Gorgeous crin on this button by Irish milliner Aiofe Harrison and this brim by Dutch milliner Marilène De Zomer
Lovely shape and featherwork in this blue and yellow headpiece by Australian brand With Grace Millinery
Refined grey and pink straw trilby with the most beautiful layered ombre hatband by British milliner Louise Pocock

Sad news from Liechtenstein, announcing the death of Princess Marie at age 81.

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This Week’s Extras

Prince Albert, Princess Gabriella and Prince Jacques were all in hats to inaugurate the Port of “Cala Del Forte” in Ventimiglia on Friday
King Carl Gustaf in a natty straw fedora yesterday to open a garden exhibition at Solliden Castle.
Yesterday, the Countess of Wessex was spotted at the Royal Windsor Horse Show in a new navy felt fedora with feather trim from Hayfield England.
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Today, the Countess and Lady Louise both displayed their carriage driving skills, Sophie in a navy velvet hat with oversize crown and Louise in her olive top hat with curled brim and feather trim.

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The following new millinery designs caught my eye last week:
Spectacular feathers on this red beaded button percher inspired by volcanoes by British milliner Nora De la Quintana
Wonderful pink straw percher with ombre rings and feather starburst by Nigerian brand Coral Earth Finery
Elegant pale grey saucer with flowers and feathers by British milliner Beverley Edmondson
Whimsical rolled sinamay climbing vine headpiece by British brand Miss Ava’s Millinery
Very handsome blue graphic check newsboy cap by American brand Bailey Hats
A statement hat in natural straw with chartreuse and purple trim by New York brand Kokin
Exquisite sky blue textured saucer with crin extended brim by London-based Merve Bayindir Millinery
A charming lavender straw cloche with swirling hatband by French brand Mei Mei Chapeaux
Vibrant striped straw hat with looped bow trim by Japanese milliner Yumiko Kuroiwa
Oversized ivory straw pillbox with large black bow by Australian milliner Meghan Briton
Fantastic contrast on this blush wide brimmed hat with black velvet trim by Irish brand Millinery By Mairéad
Amazing woven hat in black cotton organdie with scarlet peek-a-boo underbrim by British milliner Dillon Wallwork
I love seeing recycled materials used creatively on hats- this percher by Dutch milliner Wies Mauduit is so smart!

Lovely photos of Luxembourg’s Hereditary Grand Duke and Duchess with Prince Charles yesterday at Ettelbruck Agricultural Fair

 

Ian Rank-Broadley’s statue of the late Princess of Wales was unveiled Thursday in the sunken garden at Kensington Palace.
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