Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria and Princess Sofia in streamlined black hats (and headpiece) on Tuesday for the funeral of Dagmar von Arbin
On February 4, 2020, King Carl Gustaf, Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel, Prince Carl Philip, Princess Sofia and Princess Christina attend the Funeral of Dagmar von Arbin. pic.twitter.com/himW7X4fQX
On February 4, 2020, King Carl Gustaf, Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel, Prince Carl Philip, Princess Sofia and Princess Christina attend the Funeral of Dagmar von Arbin. pic.twitter.com/JmohQdtHc8
On Wednesday, Queen Elizabeth wore a silk headscarf for an engagement- something we don’t often see her do. She officially opened the new Wolferton Pumping Station 72 years after father, King George VI, opened the original station on February 2, 1948.
And two to highlight- the first, from British milliner Marissa Groom, is a cream straw button percher with pastel sinamay flames and rows of cream ruffles. The second, from Japanese brand Maxim, is a brown felt design with cut felt feather hatband and woven chain detail around the brim edge.
Have a lovely Sunday- I’ll be back first thing tomorrow for focused coverage and discussion on hats worn for the Romanian national holiday and look at two (one new!) designs worn by Queen Elizabeth over the weekend at the Windsor Horse Show.
Later on May 7th, Empress Masako joined her husband at the Imperial Palace where they rehearsed for their first court ritual scheduled for the next day. The emperor and empress left together around 7pm. 📸 FNN, Jiji, Sankei pic.twitter.com/kKx1M9zzlo
Infanta Elena donned a neutral straw fedora to watch her daughter, Victoria de Marichalar, open the Seville Fair in a traditional Spanish mantilla with tall peineta comb (see more photos and video here). And 20 years after meeting at this event, the Dutch King and Queen returned this week along with their three daughters… and a quartet of wonderfully vibrant floral headpieces.
Queen Margrethe unveiled a new statue of Denmark’s longest reigning monarch King Christian IV (1577 – 1648) in Copenhagen yesterday. She repeated a hat with ecru straw crown and grey straw double brim for the event.
The funeral of Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg was attended by representatives from nearly every European royal house, many who wore hats. Out of respect for this event and the Grand Duke’s memory, this post contains photos only (no commentary) and is not open for comments.
Monarchs from Denmark, Sweden, Liechtenstein and Norway:
Some of you have written asking for coverage of this weekend’s Kentucky Derby. I don’t believe a royal hat will appear at this year’s races so I’ll leave the coverage to you- feel free to post any Derby hats and engage in related discussion in the comments of this post. I’ll hold coverage of Grand Duke Jean’s funeral and Dutch Remembrance Day until later on Monday.
For the 70th anniversary of the modern Commonwealth this week, the British monarchy released these throw-back photos that include some wonderful past hats on Her Majesty
On his birthday on Tuesday, King Carl Gustaf was joined by Queen Silvia and their dog, Brandie, to open a ‘rain and rest’ pavilion for visitors of both the 2 and 4-legged varieties at Ormholmen in Drottningholm Castle Off-Leash Park. For this event, the King repeated his trusty brown fedora.
Queen Margrethe officially commenced the 2019 sailing season with a small trip yesterday on board the royal yacht Dannebrog from Copenhagen to Elsinore. For this, she repeated her nautical navy hat with white brim binding and layered navy and white stacked ribbon hatbands.