Prince Henrik passed away peacefully last evening following a short illness. A jovial character, he will be remembered as a colorful and complicated prince, poet, pianist, diplomat, wine maker, linguist, husband, father and grandfather known for his frank and forthright approach to life and love for his family. We offer Queen Margrethe, Crown Prince Frederik, Prince Joachim and the rest of the Danish royal family wishes for peace and comfort as they mourn his loss.
#royal Dec 31, 2017 - The Princess Royal and The Duke of Edinburgh, followed by Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence, arrive at St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, Norfolk, to attend the morning church service pic.twitter.com/5d7JKLYo86
And this classic black straw hat with pork pie crown and gently sloped wide brim trimmed with overlapping ginea fowl feather hatband and pearls from Australian milliner Meg Rafter. There are several royal heads I can see looking fabulous in this hat.
New years greetings from the King and Queen of Jordan
مع بداية عام ٢٠١٨ من عائلتنا- وإيمان الموجودة في الجامعة- نتمنى لكم جميعا عاما سعيدا As we begin 2018, best wishes from my family (in addition to Iman who is away at college) to yours pic.twitter.com/G62RY0i6WV
Stunning looks on the Danish royals for the annual New Years and Diplomatic Corps receptions. Princess Mary’s ruby tiara has recently been tweaked into a shape with a slight peak at center and it looks great on her.
News broke this week about a new relationship for Prince Harry. If you read one thing about American actress Meghan Markle, let it be this post on her blog, in her own words. Impressive.
And finally… the much anticipated Netflix series “The Crown” was released this weekend. If you’re able to overlooking some glaring historical inaccuracies (the addition of Wallis Simpson’s presence at the abdication of King Edward VIII, for example), the scale of production is impressive and the costumes are glorious. I’d love to hear what you think of it.
A preview of the final section of this year’s amazing exhibition on Queen Elizabeth’s fashion due to open at Windsor Castle today. It looks like the exhibit focuses on ensembles Her Majesty has worn at Windsor and the hat display are designs all worn to Ascot (including the orange one dubuted just this year)
Queen's Girl Guides kit, Order of Garter robe, outfits 4 weddings of Edward & Sophie, Charles & Camilla @ Windsor pic.twitter.com/rxo1i57RxP
Somehow, I missed the the release of this stunning image of Prince Daniel and Prince Oscar, taken at Crown Princess Victoria’s July 15th birthday celebration. See two others taken the same day here and here.
I’ll do my best to post a review of British Easter hats tomorrow. Following this, I’ll be signing off for three weeks. On Monday and Thursday mornings, there will be an open post for you all to share links to current royal hats and discuss them as usual. I’m relying on you to keep track of royal hat happenings while I am away and thank you all in advance for keeping the conversation going!
Prince Henrik of Denmark hosted a royal hunt at Gribskov in northern Zealand today. Ordinarily, I wouldn’t feature this kind of event in a post but I saw this photo and I just had to share, Not only is Prince Henrik’s white embellished papakah wonderful (especially with his cape and most regal of poses) but the entire hunting scene looks like it was lifted straight from the 19th century.
It’s fascinating how the royals manage to keep multiple layers of tradition (including hat wearing!) alive.