This Week’s Extras

Princess Akiko in a small almond kettle brimmed hat with layered pale blue hatband last Sunday at the Prince Tomohito Memorial World Grand Prix International Bicycle Competition 2019 in Nagano.
Camille Gottlieb, daughter of Princess Stephanie of Monaco, in a black piped natural straw hat last Monday at the Fight Aids gala. Camille’s older sister, Pauline, also shared a snap of herself in a casual straw hat. 
Queen Margrethe arrived at Sønderborg Harbour on the Royal Yacht Dannebrog on Tuesday en route to her summer residence Graasten Palace (where she was sweetly welcomed by her grandchildren!) in her pink hat with floral hatband
Princess Nobuko in navy and red trimmed hats on Wednesday and Thursday to celebrate 130th anniversary of the Japanese Red Cross Society in Fukushima
The following new millinery designs caught my eye this week:
Beautiful amethyst silk abaca-wrapped  cap with twists and quill by Dutch milliner Mirjam de Rijke
Summery fedoras in genuine Panama straw with subtle hatband details by British milliner Amanda Denton
Elegant navy and cream checkerboard straw saucer with cream jinsin twists by Australian milliner Jill Humphries
Adore the classic elegance of this white straw percher with layered grey bow by British milliner Dillon Wallwork
Technology and millinery meet in this amazing red 3D printed hat by Australian milliner Carole Maher
Adore the painterly pale greige feather flowers on this percher by Scottish milliner Maggie Mowbray
Midnight blue velvet padded kokoshnik bandeau with peacock feathers by British milliner Stephanie Gallen
Simply beautiful pale pink saucer with ombre dyed crin ruffle by British milliner Tracey Miller
Striking gold and red feather flame headpiece by Californian milliner Amy Fowler
Fascinating shape on British milliner Harvey Santos’ white ‘Guggenheim’ brimless hat

And from from Irish milliner Aoife Harrison, this stunning forward facing saucer with black and gold feathers

Lovely shot of Queen Margrethe with half her grandchild squad at Graasten Palace. Her nephew, Crown Prince Pavlos of Greece, also shared these lovely snaps of his daughter, Princess Olympia, with her grandparents, the king and queen. 
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Lovely snap shared by Crown Princess Mette-Marit to celebrate Crown Prince Haakon’s birthday
Charming photos of the Dutch king and queen with their daughters taken at an annual summer photo session at Huis ten Bosch Palace
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We conclude the week with this adorable salutation, sung to the Duchess of Cornwall on Tuesday for her birthday and with new photographs of Prince George, who turns 6 tomorrow, taken by his mum. Enjoy the end of your weekend!

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This Week’s Extras

Princess Michael of Kent in a chic, floppy brimmed white canvas hat at Wimbledon on Wednesday. Photographers also taught her daughter, Lady Gabriella, taking a snap of her brother Frederick, in a casual panama hat.

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The Earl of Wessex in a summery Panama hat on Thursday to meet with recipients of the Duke of Edinburgh award at Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh

Lady Kitty Spencer in a spectacular gold sunburst headpiece to open Dolce and Gabbana’s Alta Moda Fashion Show in Lake Como today

Pauline Ducruet shared a picture of herself wearing an Dior denim coogan style cap with interesting net veil.

The Order of the Thistle yesterday in Edinburgh saw Queen Elizabeth, The Earl of Strathearn and the Princess Royal in full regalia with velvet, Tudor style plumed hats.

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I updated this post on the square crown, kettle brimmed hats Angela Kelly has made for Queen Elizabeth– there have been four new iterations over the past year!

A handful of new millinery designs caught my eye this week:

Stunning picture hat with a classic shape and colour scheme from Australian milliner Marilyn Van den Berg
From Dublin-based Martha Lynn Millinery, a red straw button percher with large perspex bow printed with triangles
Easy breezy straw fedora with raspberry crown, cream brim and striped hatband from Bundle McLaren
Phenomenal red floral, lace and veil trimmed percher from Ghanan milliner Velma Owusu-Bempah
Unexpected, graphic wide brimmed hat in orange, cream & black from Melbourne based Murley & Co Millinery
Chic boater with pork pie crown, layered straw & velvet hatband and dotted veil from Dutch milliner Wies Maduit

And from Australian milliner Catherine Ellen, this cheeky and very sweet design that I’d just LOVE to be able to wear to high tea. Such fun!


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Lighthearted interview with Mike Tindall about current charity work, adjusting to baby Lena’s arrival and his new, very handsome nose (Hello)

Lovely new photos released by the Belgian monarchy of the King, Queen and their family. I adore the bottom snap of them cheering on the Belgian soccer team.

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King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia in cosy winter hats on their annual Swiss ski vacation

Princess Camilla of Bourbon-Two Sicilies and her daughters, Princess Maria  Carolina and Princess Maria Chiara, in chic winter hats during their recent holiday in Switzerland

Princess Clothilde of Savoy in an interesting, intricately beaded mask at the Dior spring show in Paris at the end of January.

Princess Märtha Louise in a patriotically-hued knit hat at the Paralympic Games in South Korea

Pauline Ducruet in a black felt hat at Christian Dior’s 2018/2019 fall/winter collection fashion show February 27 at the Rodin museum in Paris

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Did you catch the release of the 2018 Ascot style guide this week?!

The Prince of Wales and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in construction hats to open the London Power Tunnels Project on March 7 and visit the Northern Spire bridge project February 21

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The following new millinery designs caught my eye this week:

Striking brimless red felt hat with beautifully stitched leaf trim from Aussie brand Rachael Henderson Millinery
Purple straw oblique saucer with silver silk trim from UK milliner Dillon Wallwork
The prettiest cream straw ruffled percher with floral and net trim from Rosie Olivia
Stunning shape on this unembellished blue felt stylized fedora from Danish milliner Susanne Juul
Black straw folded headpiece from Scottish milliner Maggie Mobray
Bold green and navy straw colour blocked fedora from American brand Lifted Millinery
Charming percher from Tasmanian milliner Cessiah Alice with pink leather base and oversize pompom dahlia
Italian milliner Guilia Mio, who is now based in the UK, recently won the Parkins Fabric competition hat making competition with this red felt design with stunning handmade felt and feather flowers which wowed judge Rachel Trevor Morgan. The cream straw boater with rainbow feather trim from her upcoming spring collection has also caught my eye.

And this incredible literary themed headpiece from British milliner Bee Smith.

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A new Swedish princess arrived early yesterday morning. The photo shared here was taken by her father- we’ll learn her name on Monday morning. Congratulations and best wishes to Princess Madeleine, Chris, Princess Leonore and Prince Nicolas on this new addition to their family.


Prince Philip and Princess Danica of Serbia presented their newborn son, Prince Stefan, at the Royal Palace in Belgrade on March 2

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Beautiful photos last week of the Dutch royal family on their annual ski vacation in Austria

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We end the week with a cheekily well timed photo snapped of  Princess Märtha Louise at Kurland School in Sarpsborg on Wednesday

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The Norwegian Royal Family in patriotic hats to watch skiing finals (Svenskdam)

Pauline Decruet in a navy fedora in New York last weekend (Royalista)

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It’s official- Prince Harry’s military career will end in June (BBC)

Details about the upcoming Swedish Royal Wedding were released this week (Hello)

And finally… Ladbrokes held a corgi race to predict the name of the soon-to-arrive new royal baby. If you need a giggle today, this will provide one.