Quick note- I will be away for the next week and a half but have a planned a “Hat From The Past” post every day while I am away. Please continue all hat related conversation (including sharing whatever hats are worn this week) during my absence. See you soon!
Queen Mathilde repeated her grey and beige cloche this morning for a military parade in Geraardsbergen
Princess Sofia participated in the women’s Tjejvasan Cross Country Ski Race yesterday, cheered on by Prince Carl Philip, Prince Alexander, Prince Gabriel and her parents.
Fabienne Delvigne announced the oping of an e-shop where you can purchase her millinery and accessory designs.
The Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design was given to designer Richard Quinn this week (see final photo in this post). The actual award was designed by Angela Kelly who was profiled in this Vogue article.
The following new millinery designs caught my eye this week:
Striking black percher with giant embroidered natural straw flower from UK brand Mind Your Bonce
Such beautifully textured straw on this navy button percher from New Zealand milliner Monika Neuhauser
Beautiful midnight blue fedora with emerald velvet hatband and gold star from UK milliner Jess Collett
Cream hand sewn pillbox percher with flying bow, veil and pearls from Irish brand Montgomery Millinery
Bold royal blue and orange straw boater from Australian brand Jill and Jack Millinery
Dramatic purple felt sculpted percher from New Zealand milliner Anel Heyman
More dramatic sculpture in this eye catching black pyramid from UK milliner Sophie Beale
Chanel-esque saucer with pleated black and white Petersham ribbon from Canadian milliner Helen Gair
Sublime shade of peacock blue on this fedora with jewelled hatband from Rosie Olivia
Amazing Stephen Jones cloche with multi layered collapsible crown inspired by Smithsonian senior curator of African American Hstory & Culture, Elaine Nichols
And this vibrant cocktail hat in fuchsia and orange straw with beautifully balanced ring trim from Dutch milliner Myra van de Korput. The clean design works so well to show off the spicy colours.
Pauline Ducruet shared her newly released cover of Spanish Harper’s Bazaar. Her younger brother Louis announced his engagement to longtime girlfriend Marie Chevallier.
Prince Nikolai of Denmark popped up on the runway of the Burberry show in London on February 17
Photos shared by the Dutch King and Queen (including a rare selfie) of their time at the Winter Olympics
Hereditary Prince Ernst and Princess Ekaterina of Hanover welcomed a daughter, Elisabeth, this week.
It was a week of birthdays in the Swedish royal family celebrated with the release of beautiful new portraits. Princess Leonore turned four…
…and Princess Estelle turned six. Scroll to the right below to see each of the three released photographs because they are beauties.
Don’t you wish you could have overheard this conversation? And seriously Anna Wintour- of all moments to keep your sunglasses on, you chose this one? My caption for this photo would read, “Her Majesty attends fashion show with Queen Elizabeth”.
Quick note before we get into the news- I’m setting off on vacation today until October 20. I have prepared a post to keep you entertained each day while I am away and have kept comments open for you to chat among yourselves and share any hats worn that day. Between the Danish opening of parliament next Tuesday and the Dutch state visit to Portugal the week after, there will certainly be hats for you to share and discuss. See you in three weeks!
King Carl Gustaf and Prince Carl Philip of Sweden in military berets on Tuesday in Sörmland
The Duke of Cambridge accompanied Queen Elizabeth to church last Sunday in Scotland
Princess Annemarie of Bourbon Parma in a large, rounded beige pillbox in Italy
Queen Rania and King Abudllah attending their nation’s annual Flag Parade yesterday held at the Royal Hashemite Court’s Al Rayah parade ground.
Princess Kiko in a simple, cream, short brimmed hat with pleated ecru hatband this week in Chile.
On Friday, Princess Anne officially opened the Minchinhampton Rugby Club’s new clubhouse. She and daughter Zara Tindall were in warm hats to watch a Zara’s husband Mike join in a friendly rugby match played at the event.
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Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia in warm knit caps at the Vasaloppet ski competition in Dalarna on Thursday (Aftonbladet)
Princess Olympia of Greece, Lady Kitty Spencer and Lady Amelia Windsor all sported gold headpieces as they walked in Dolce & Gabbana’s runway show last weekend
Belgian milliner Fabienne Delvigne shared this peek at her new spring 2017 collection of hats- I can’t imagine it’s long before we see the Dutch or Belgian queen in this ruched straw design
Congratulations to Pierre Casiraghi and Beatrice Borromeo who welcomed a son, Stefano Ercole Carlo, on Tuesday.
Wonderful snap taken by the King of Bhutan of Queen Jetsun Pema and Princess Jigme Namgyel visiting Royal Manas National Park. The young prince appears to be sporting a wee baseball hat.
Dutch King and Queen held a photocall with their daughters in Lech, Austria, on their annual ski holiday.
The Duke of Edinburgh attended the Rifles’ Sounding Retreat on Horse Guards Parade on June 2, 2016 in a dashing bowler hat.
Empress Michiko repeated two saucer hats during a visit to Oita last weekend (Imperial Family of Japan blog)
Princess Akiko was in Wakayama last Sunday to take in part of the 70th Japanese National Sports Festival (Imperial Family of Japan blog)
During their visit to Dalarna, Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia kept warm in knit hats adorned with a Swedish folk motif (Swedish Royal Court)
Prince Carl Philip of Sweden and Sofia Hellqvist were married yesterday at the Royal Chapel in the Royal Palace in Stockholm. While this was the final Swedish royal wedding for a generation, it was a smaller, quieter affair with more personal touches than grand fanfare. Here is a review of the headpieces and tiaras that attended this event and a look at the formal wedding portraits.
The Bridal Couple
Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria, Princess Madeleine, Princess Estelle
Extended Swedish Royals
Princess Margaretha, Princess Birgitte, Princess Désirée, Princess Christina, Désirée von Bohlen und Halbach,
Countess Marianne Bernadotte of Wisborg and Countess Bettina Bernadotte of Wisborg
Queen Margrethe, Crown Princess Mary and Princess Marie
Queen Sonja, Crown Princess Mette-Marit Princess Märtha Louise
Guests from Other Reigning Royal Families
Queen Mathilde, Queen Máxima, the Countess of Wessex,
Princess Hisako of Takamado
Guests from Non- Reigning Royal Families
Princess Tatiana of Greece
Princess Ursula of Bavaria, Princess Anna of Bavaria