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
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 Máxima 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

Photos from Michael Campanella & Michael Campanella via Getty

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 / Kungahuset.se

Hats from the Past

A FlashbackHere is a young Grimaldi family on winter holiday in Villars, Switzerland 50 years ago today on February 7, 1963. While Albert and Caroline look adorable in their ski hats, I’m amazed at how Princess Grace made hers look as sophisticated as it does. She was the very definition of elegance, wasn’t she?

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