Tatiana Santo Domingo’s fair trade fashion line “Muzungu Sisters” showed a collection at Monaco Fashion Week 2017 yesterday. She wore an interesting headpiece from the collection to a related event Thursday night where she was joined by her husband and sisters-in-law Beatrice Borromeo and Princess Alexandra. Bohemian royal tiara, anyone?
Infanta Elena in a pair of straw fedoras last week at the Global Champions Tour tournament in Madrid. She repeated these hats at bullfights on May 30 in Aranjuez with her children and June 1in Madrid with her father.
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King Albert and Queen Paola in casual hats for their recent visit to the Basilica of Avioth in French Lorraine. We’ve not seen Queen Paola much this year following her back injury and it’s great to see her up and around.
Great snap of King Juan Carlos and King Felipe taken yesterday at the 300th anniversary of the Marine Guard Company in Marín. Both kings are former graduates of the naval academy and looked quite dapper in their summer naval whites.
Rachel Trevor Morgan at Epsom today in a very fun, floral trimmed saucer hat of her own design. Vibrant statement hat + impeccably tailored monochrome coat = perfect ensemble for the races
The Countess of Wessex published a piece about her work to eliminate trachoma (Huffington Post)
Very interesting interview with Princess Haya bint Al Hussein (Tatler)
Buckingham Palace released this short behind the scenes look at the preparations royal gardeners complete before each Garden Party.
Princess Mako is visiting Bhutan this week- her meeting with the King and Queen yesterday yielded some lovely photographs (traditional dress is always so beautiful) and her vibrant blue outfit to open Japan week made me smile.
Beautiful portraits of Crown Princess Victoria were released yesterday for her upcoming 40th birthday.
And finally, stunning shots of Queen Elizabeth taken this week by royal photographer extraordinaire, Chris Jackson
Photos from social media as indicated and Semana
The Spanish Royal family attended the annual National Day Military Parade today in Madrid. As usual, King Felipe dressed in military uniform and cap. While Queen Letizia and the Infantas did not wear hats, it is lovely to see the family together.
Photos from Getty as indicated
I need to begin with a correction- the sand coloured calot hat worn by Queen Máxima in South Korea earlier this week seen at the right was not made by Fabienne Delvigne, as I originally reported. My apologies for this miscommunication.
King Harald took part in Norway’s Armed Forces Memorial Day (Royal House of Norway)
Prince Harry was in uniform yesterday at the Field of Remembrance in Westminster Abbey (Daily Mail)
King Felipe was also in uniform this week to visit the General Staff of Defense (Getty)
Prince Joachim watched the hunt with his family (Svenskdam)
Imperial Family hosted an autumn garden party, with the royal ladies all in kimonos (Imperial Family of Japan)
Charlotte Casiraghi looked amazing in a floral Gucci gown (Royal Order of Sartorial Splendor)
Luxumbourg Royals hosted a sparkling state dinner for the German President (Luxarazzi)
King Juan Carlos of Spain and the Princes of Asturias attended the biannual meeting of San Hermenegildo Order today in San Lorenzo de El Escori. Photos of this father and son, who were both dressed in military uniform with caps, were all the more poignant after King Juan Carlos’ abdication announcement yesterday. Prince Felipe, who stands 6 feet 5 inches tall, is going to make a very stately and distinguished king, isn’t he?
Photos from Europa Press, Carlos Alvarez and Carlos Alvarez, all via Getty
As we approach the end of summer, I thought we would look back at some of the informal hats we have seen on royal vacations over the past few weeks.
Princess Beatrice in a brown straw Panama hat while on vacation in St. Tropez, France
Princess Michael of Kent in a straw visor at the first day of the Wimbeldon Tennis Tournament, June 24, 2013
Infanta Elena of Spain in a classic Panama to visit the Fire Control Centre in Andratx, Mallorca, Spain
Prince Felipe of Spain taking part int the 32th Copa del Rey Mapfre Sailing Cup in Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway in a Panama hat for her husband’s 40th birthday, July 20, 2013
King Harald of Norway sailing off the Norwegian coast in July
Princess Madeleine of Sweden in a relaxed straw fedora while in vacation in July in Gstaad, Switzerland
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