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-HĂĽte’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!

 Royal Hats

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.