This Week’s Extras

Queen Margrethe wore a new blue plaid trilby on Thursday to open the Freedom Museum’s new, underground premises built after a 2013 fire.
On September 25, Prince Albert donned a panama hat to open the Princesse Louise-Hippolyte promenade and the Anne-Marie Campora and Joséphine Baker squares with his elder sister.
In the days before her religious wedding Rebecca Bettarini (now Princess Victoria Romanoff) was photographed with her mother in a grey Sergio Marcone beret and matching coat
The following new millinery designs caught my eye this week:
Adore the bow on this blush percher with pearl trim by Australian milliner Andrea Cainero
Amazing sense of weightlessness on this green crin bow headpiece by Australian milliner Lauren J. Ritchie
Mustard felt beret with turquoise zigzag trim by British milliner Pea Cooper
Blush Dior brimmed hat with twisted braid pyramid crown and feathers by Australian brand Jar Millinery
Wonderful pink woven percher with feather flowers by Australian milliner Rebecca Share
Coral and ivory sinamay hat with pastel feather trim by British milliner Rachel Dunn
Love the herringbone plaited silk abacca on this deep boysenberry beret percher by British milliner Bee Smith
Fantastic texture on this pink beret and bandeau by Australian milliner Lisa Hughes
Slouchy burgundy floral beret by British milliner Katherine Wallinger
Red bandeau with the most wonderful flower of ombre pink feathers by Australian milliner Belinda Osborne
Pyramid hat covered in vibrant blue feathers with French milliner Stefanie Wesle
Black leather beret with stacked vibrant fabric flower by Australian milliner Linda Ford
Lovely raffia floral embroidery on the fluted brim of this design by Australian brand Belle Folie Lifestyle
Streamlined and sophisticated purple sinamay hat with bias brim and red side bow by Dutch milliner Wies Maudjuit

Her Majesty Margareta of Romania and husband Prince Radu celebrated their silver wedding anniversary

On Friday, Today The Queen and The Duke of Rothesay welcomed local schoolchildren onto the Balmoral Estate to mark the start of the @QueensGreenCanopy tree planting season in the UK.

Images from social media as indicated 

This Week’s Extras

The Akishinos completed their visit to Poland and moved on to Finland. For their first day of events there, Crown Princess Kiko wore two hats- a navy (or black?) brimmed design with white crown, black ruched hatband and back bow; and a cuffed calot with side bow in palest grey textured fabric
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Thursday, the Duchess of Sussex made an unexpected appearance at Wimbledon to watch her good friend Serena Williams. She repeated a ready-to wear- informal fedora with black hatband, the ‘x Biltmore Panama Hat’ by Madewell
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Princess Anne celebrated 50 years of the Royal Navy’s Continuous At Sea Deterrent in Clyde, Scotland on Thursday
Prince Albert was in Brussels yesterday to see the start of the 106th Tour de France
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Carina Axelsson, partner of Princess Benedikte’s eldest son, Prince Gustav of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg shared this photo of herself in a black feathered fascinator taken back at Trooping the Colour in early June

Queen Sonja in a red rain hat on Saturday to attend the Helgeland Festival Mosj√łen where she opened a set of stone steps up built by Nepalese sherpas that climb over 800 meteres to the top of √ėyfjellet Mountain.

The following new millinery designs caught my eye this week:
Beautiful crown shape on this chic summer straw hat from French brand, Maison Michel
Adore the pattern in this floral disc hat with flying bow by Irish milliner Carol Kennelly
Ecru straw boater with amazing, detachable father sailboat trim by Russian-born UK milliner Maria Zherebtsova
Breathtaking aqua saucer with hand-painted lace and impeccable silk binding by Dutch milliner Wies Mauduit
Fun (and airy!) twist on a classic bowler by London-based Spanish milliner Rafael Peinador
Winter white felt trilby with blue stripped pheasant feathers by UK milliner Siana Yewdall
Chic straw baseball caps from Italian brand Borsalino
Kokoshnik bandeau of silk flowers studded with branches and birds by UK brand Bombini Studio
An oversize ivory brimmed picture hat with orange bloom at the Henley Regatta on a familiar face!

And from Melbourne-based brand Taboo Millinery, this hand carved and painted black and white boater. Amazing!

Charming summer family photo shared by Prince Carl Phillip and Princess Sofia. Those young princes are growing like weeds!
Great peek inside the new Dutch government jet that will transport King Willem-Alexander and Queen M√°xima around the world. I wonder if the king will also pilot it?!
And finally, this sweet new summer portrait of the Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall, released recently for the 50th anniversary of the Prince’s investiture as Prince of Wales

Photos from social media as indicated

This Week’s Extras

Royal Hats

Hats for the British royal family at church at Sandringham this morning visible at this gallery and this article

Princess Sofia attended the annual gala at the Swedish Academy Wednesday evening in an intricately beaded headband from US label Jennifer Behr


Prince Albert certainly is a good sport. He and Princess Charlene took part in an annual distribution of Christmas gifts at the Royal Palace in Monaco on Wednesday

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Millinery designs that popped out to me (some of which I’d love to find under my own tree tomorrow):

Chic and wearable purple winter fedora from California based Jill Courtemanche milliner
Navy felt button base percher with understated textural floral trim from Nerida Fraiman
Orange feather fascinator with vintage silk net veil from Canadian milliner David Dunkley
Statement red cocktail hat with flowers, veil and a laser cut base from New Zealand milliner Claire Hahn
Purple felt trilby with bespoke beaded hatband from Jess Collett
Adore the clean lines on these red wool caps from UK milliner Karen Henriksen
Simply elegant blue straw wide-brimmed hat with white underbrim from Sophie Beal Millinery
Wonderful navy bumper hat with lavish ostrich feather trim from UK based Mind Your Bonce Millinery

And this design from Philip Treacy’s Autumn/Winter 2018 collection with an upswept brim, silk flower and ribbon trim in the most sublimely beautiful shade of purple. Swoon.

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Introduction of little Victoria, daughter born to  Archduchess Gabriella of Austria and Prince Henri of Bourbon-Parma on October 30. The young couple were recently engaged and a wedding is expected to occur after they complete their university studies (Luxarazzi)

‘Tis the season for more Royal Christmas cards with lovely new photos!

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After a 64 years, the Duke of Edinburgh was relieved of duties as Captain General to the Royal Marines, passing the job to Prince Harry. If you missed the three official engagement shots of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle released this week, pop over here to see them.

Lovely snap shared by the King of Bhutan of himself, his father and his son at his country’s National Day Celebrations last Sunday.

And finally, a sweet  video holiday greeting from Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel, Princess Estelle and Prince Oscar

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This Week’s Extras

Royal Hats

The Takamado Princesses remembered their late husband and father, Prince Norihito, who passed away in 2002 (The Imperial Family of Japan)

Queen Margrethe brought back her dreaded blue beanie last weekend at the University of Copenhagen (PPE)

Prince Albert and Princess Charlene joined in a “March for Climate” today and brought young Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella along for a ride (Getty)

The Swedish Royals released wonderful new photos of Princess Estelle (Swedish Royal Court). Prince Daniel, Crown Princess Victoria and Princess Estelle also enjoyed a Christmas market in Stockholm (Expressen)

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Ongoing tales of loss and tragedy for descendants of the Romanov dynasty (Telegraph)

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge released new photos of Princess Charlotte today. At six months old, she is absolutely darling (Daily Mail)

Interesting interview with the Prince of Wales in preparation for the upcoming 2015 UN Climate Change Conference

Photos from Getty as indicated and Kate Gabor /