This Week’s Extras

Weighing in on last week’s extras a bit late. Stay tuned later today for a separate post on the British royals at the Braemar Games and church this weekend.

On September 1, Princess Märtha Louise donned a fluffy pink organza and net fascinator for Derbyday at Øvrevoll Racecourse.
On August 31, Queen Margrethe wore a white straw hat with kettle brim and lace hatband to unveil a statue of Bernhard Arp Sindberg in Aarhus. The hat is so well paired with her blue and white dress.
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Crown Princess Mary repeated her black straw wide brimmed hat with pleated wave on one side of the brim last Thursday for Danish Flag Day. The hat, by Danish milliner Susanne Juul, had a newly added large black pleated flower on the side.


For Prince Hisahito’s 13th birthday last Friday, the Imperial Household Agency released photos taken on the private leg of his recent visit to Bhutan with his parents that show the young prince and Princess Kiko in informal cotton bucket hats. It’s fun to see the Akishinos looking so informal!
Princess Anne, Timothy Laurence and Mike Tindall in casual hats yesterday at the Burghley Horse Trials to watch Zara compete (she took a fall off her horse but reportedly, both were not injured)
Empress Masako in a white hat with double sky blue hatband and back bow yesterday at the 39th National Sea Enrichment Festival in Akita City.
The following new millinery designs caught my eye last week:
Black straw bumper with trio of large, rolled crin & straw flowers by New Zealand milliner Monika Neuhauser
Mustard yellow felt percher (in such a unique shape!) with bows by British milliner Rachel Trevor Morgan
Two-tone sinamay rolled disc hat with wonderful floral trim (see the back!) by Kenyan milliner Chloe Mitchell

And from Russian milliner Denis Gulyaev, this sculpted fedora in the most stunning shade of dark raspberry felt with a deep purple wrapped hatband.

Empress Emerita Michiko underwent surgery for breast cancer Saturday (Sunday in Japan). I’m sure you all join me in surrounding her with wishes for healing and wellness.
Interesting article in the New York Times about Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi (Princess Beatrice’s boyfriend). Seems he’s much more than a handsome face.
Charming photos shared by the Belgian monarchy of Princess Elisabeth, Prince Gabriel, Prince Emmanuel and Princess Eléonore on their first day of school last week
Several royals came up against interesting doppelgangers last week- King Philippe and Queen Mathilde both faced their likenesses on canvas (the portrait of Queen Mathilde is wonderful!) while the Duchess of Cornwall met herself in this charming work in blackwork needlepoint (a type of embroidery using only black thread).
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This Week’s Extras

Royal Hats

Princess Anne had the honour of ringing the recovered bell of HMS Hood, 75 years after the vessel sank (Portsmouth News)

Infanta Elena in a chocolate fedora to present awards at last weekend’s Longines Global Champions Tour equestrian event in Madrid (Oxersport). She was also spotted at two bullfights, making it a week of fedoras for this Spanish princess.

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The King and Queen of Jordan attended Prince Hussein’s graduation from Georgetown University in Washington looking every bit the part of proud parents (Queen Rania Twitter)

The Royal Family of Luxembourg gathered for Prince Noah’s first communion today. Wee Archduchess Magdalena (daughter of Archduke Imre and Archduchess Kathleen) made her début in a sweet bonnet (Luxarazzi)

Prince Hisahito took part in his school’s sports day last weekend in his school uniform complete with yellow cap

Prince Hisahito, May 21, 2016 | Royal Hats

The Duke of Edinburgh looked dashing in a bowler hat to take in the Beating Retreat of the Royal Marines yesterday at Horse Guard’s Parade. It’s amazing to think he’s just a  few weeks away from his 95th birthday.

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Lady Gabriella Windsor has joined Hello magazine to write a monthly interview column. I wonder if any of her royal relatives will feature? (Hello Magazine)

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Prince Hisahito’s First Day of School

One of the littlest royal hat wearers, Prince Hisahito of Japan, looked very handsome in his school uniform hat this morning. Accompanied by his parents Prince Akishino and Princess Kiko, the little prince was seen arriving at Ochanomizu University Elementary School in Tokyo for his entrance ceremony. Adorable.

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