This Week’s Extras

In all of last weekend’s Armistice centenary commemorations, I missed Queen Mathilde who wore a very smart new black felt hat by Fabienne Delvigne.
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Prince Carl Philip out for a fall walk with sons Alexander and Gabriel last weekend, all in casual hats
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Wee Princess Elisabeth of Hanover in a sweet pink hair bow, photographed with her mother, Princess Ekatarina and Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece at the London opening of Marie-Chantal’s new children’s boutique
On Wednesday, Empress Michiko wore a lovely new pale pink saucer hat with lattice crin underbrim and floral trim to an event at the Japanese Red Cross Medical Center in Tokyo
Yesterday, Princess Akiko attended the 50th anniversary ceremony of the Professional Ski Instructors Association in a navy hat with wide plaid hatband.
Crown Prince Haakon and Princess Ingrid visited an Arctic research facility today in cosy hats 
King Mohammed opened a new high-speed rail line in Rabat this morning. He was joined by French President Macron on Thursday to inaugurate the railway that boasts the fastest journey times in Africa and the Arab world.
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The following new millinery designs caught my eye this week:
Adore the colour on this burgundy felt fedora with wonderful feather trim from French milliner Anthony Peto
Black straw saucer with gold windowpane crin extended brim & bow from Latvian brand Rubina Millinery
Retro pillbox in vintage printed Pucci-esque fabric by Melbourne milliner Chris Mullane
Liquid silver calot with layered hanging chain trim from British milliner Victoria Grant
Dark green veiled headpiece in velvet, straw and crin from Irish brand Marc Millinery
Black straw teardrop percher with straw calla lily trim from London-based Turkish milliner Merve Bayindir
For you dear gents- this very smart navy felt trilby with natty hatband and feather trim from Stetson Europe
Elegant red felt sideswept brim hat with black flower & feathers from British milliner Rachel Trevor Morgan
Sparkling black bandeau headpiece with sequin floral trim from British milliner Justine Bradley-Hill
Stunning swirling gold feather headpiece from Australian brand Jack and Jill Millinery

And the loveliest red felt rose trimmed capulet hat (a cloche with upfolded brim around the front) from Czech milliner Jolana Kotabova

Don’t miss reading the marvelous toast given by the Queen to the Prince of Wales at his big birthday party on Wednesday night complete with puns and poignancy. British royal photographer extraordinaire Chris Jackson also shared this wonderful photo gallery of shots he has captured of Prince Charles over the years along with the fantastic pair of portraits took of the Wales family in the garden of Clarence House in summer. Lovely new portrait


Congratulations to Princess Theodora of Greece who announced her engagement to Los Angeles lawyer Matthew Kumar
We end the week with these sweet snaps, shared by Princess Charlene, of Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella’s first trip to Paris where they had tea with Madame Macron.

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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.

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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”.

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King Carl Gustaf in his trusty fedora last weekend for a visit to Vilhelmina

The Belgian King and Queen with their four children, all in cozy hats while on a skiing holiday

Crown Prince Haakon has been spotted at numerous Winter Olympics events in Pyeong Chang this week in a navy wool hat with Norgwegian flag. On Wednesday, Crown Princess Mette-Marit visited the site for the future Cathedral of Hope, to be built with recycled plastic gathered from the ocean, in a floppy navy wool hat. (Royal House of Norway)

Tatiana Santo Domingo Casiraghi shared this throwback photo to a past visit to Carnival in Rio in a floral crown

The following new millinery designs caught my eye this week:

Oversize pale blue saucer with crin brim edge and pastel trim by UK milliner Merve Bayindir
Jewel toned trilbys with textural patterned hatbands by new UK brand Karasu London
Exquisite design in pleated pink crin from Munich based milliner Nicki Marquardt
Très chic rain hat in maroon water repellent cotton from Australian milliner Helen Kaminsky
Sculpted sky blue straw saucer percher with lace trim from UK brand Layla Leigh Millinery
Coral straw boater with bows and net overlay from Australian brand Jill and Jack Millinery
Striking tri-colour blocked oversize fedora with flying bow from UK milliner Lisa Tan
Teal leather pillbox base percher with giant spring bloom from Tasmanian Cessiah Alice Millinery
Lovely use of black net on this felt design with pork pie crown from Australian milliner Meg Rafter

I don’t imagine we’ll see these on royal heads but the saucer and percher designs trimmed with food by Israeli milliner Maor Zabar are most certainly memorable.

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Princess Märtha Louise, who is an accomplished equestrian, showed that talent for this sport has passed to a new generation of Norwegian royal family members with this video of her daughter Leah’s first international competition.

The entire Danish royal family joined Queen Margrethe to watch soldiers from the Royal Guard bring Prince Henrik’s remains to Parliament’s church in Copenhagen last night, where it will remain for members of the public to visit until Monday.

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Queen Sonja went on a forest hike with a number of women from different backgrounds, sharing nature, camaraderie and a meal together (Royal House Of Norway)

Prince Gabriel and Prince Noah of Nassau in handsome newsboy caps in a snap shared by their mum.

Queen Silvia in a traditional cap on Tuesday for a tea party at Ekebyhovs Castle in celebration of Pensioner’s Day

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The exhibition “The House of Dior: Seventy Years of Haute Couture” opens tomorrow at the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne. The opening will include several floor talks and a conversation with British millinery Stephen Jones who will share stories about his 20 years spent designing hats for Dior. Contact the museum for tickets.

 

While some wonderful Autumn/Winter 2017 are starting to catch my eye, I can’t ignore these wonderful and very summery hats:

Calot draped in seafoam silk mousseline from Fabienne Delvigne
Chic and casual straw hats from California based Gladys Tamez
Striking graphic cocktail hats from Melbourne based Jo Mareen Millinery
Lovely silk abaca trimmed disc with net veil brim from Spanish milliner Biliana Borissova
Classic Tiffany natural straw hat with pink silk roses from Fabienne Delvigne with a matching pink straw clutch

and this wonderful design by Melbourne based Louise MacDonald  with mushroom brim and exquisite flying metallic straw bow.

 

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Princess Charlene brought Princess Gabriella and Prince Jacques along on a visit to a retirement home (Hello Monaco)

Curious about what’s inside a royal lunchbox? Princess Marie shared her kids’ lunchbox contents to support her anti-food waste campaign.

Sweet snap shared by Princess Tatiana on the occasion of her and Prince Nikolaos’ seventh wedding anniversary

We end this week with a sweet jam session shared by Prince Hussein and Princess Salma of Jordan.

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مع سلمى Jamming with Salma

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Queen Margrethe reopened the newly renovated Skagen Museum in her burgundy Breton hat (Billed Bladet)

Princess Anne opened the new atrium at the University of the West of Scotland in her brown fur pillbox (UWS)

Queen Sonja cheered on Norwegian skiers at a World Cup race last Sunday while her granddaughter, Princess Ingrid Alexandra, lit the cauldron of Lillehammer 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games during the Opening Ceremony.

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Lovely photos of the Belgian royal family on ski holiday in Switzerland

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Beautiful new portraits of Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Theresa released for their 35th wedding anniversary tomorrow (Luxarazzi)

The King and Queen of Bhutan released a photo of their new son, meeting his grandfather (Queen Jetsun Facebook)

The Imperial Crown Prince and Princess celebrated a milestone for social education development (Imperial Family of Japan)

A look at the new exhibit Fashion Rules Restyled, featuring clothing worn by Queen Elizabeth, the late princess Margaret and the late Princess Diana, which just opened at Kensington Palace (Vogue)

The Duchess of Cambridge is lending her support to Children’s Mental Health Week 2016 with this message:

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