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

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.