Lovely new salmon pink saucer for Empress Michiko yesterday at a martial arts tournament hosted by the Imperial Household Police. The silk bow is really lovely.
On March 15th, Emperor Akihito, Empress Michiko, and Princess Yoko of Mikasa attended a martial arts tournament hosted by the Imperial Household Police to mark the emperor's 30-year reign. Princess Yoko holds a fifth-dan rank in kendo. 📸 Sankei, NHK pic.twitter.com/bYYnqbPTre
Princess Charlene shared these sweet snaps taken during Prince Albert’s birthday celebrations this week. Those of you in North America might be interested in an interview with Prince Albert that will be broadcast tomorrow evening.
On Wednesday, Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko attended the 50th anniversary ceremony of the Sharoushi Act in Tokyo. The Empress repeated a small grey rimmed saucer hat with layered silk bow.
On December 5th, Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko attended the 50th anniversary ceremony of the Act Concerning Labor and Social Security Attorneys, Sharoushi Act held at Tokyo International Forum in Chiyoda, Tokyo. 📸: Sankei, Kyodo pic.twitter.com/1iT53QKNrO
Princess Masako celebrated her 55th birthday today with a visit to the Imperial Royal Palace. She wore a repeated robin’s egg blue rounded pillbox for the visit- it looks like she was accompanied by Princess Kiko, in a brimless grey hat.
On December 9th, Crown Princess Masako visited the Imperial Palace in the morning to greet Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko on her 55th birthday. 📸: Jiji pic.twitter.com/JLLkCuSBHF
Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel, Princess Estelle and Prince Oscar in cosy knit wool hats to open a multisports facility in Daniel’s hometown on Thursday. The prince also donned hockey gear for a charity match.
Victoria and Daniel brought Estelle and Oscar in Daniel's home town Ockelbo for the opening of a new multisports hall this afternoon 😍 Daniel's parents were there too pic.twitter.com/7niUWlT89U
Princess Kiko wore a new black felt cloche with diagonal crown wrap on Wednesday to the Japanese Olympic team’s send off to the Pyeong Chang Olympics. While so similar to Queen Elizabeth’s diagonal wrapped crown cloche hats, this one somehow feels much more modern and sleek.
Also on Wednesday, Princess Alexandra wore a black hat with grey faux fur cuff brim for a visit to The Old Moat Garden Centre in Epsom.
And an exquisite lace, silk flower and net veil headpiece from Vivienne Sheriff’s upcoming summer collection.
Congratulations to Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank on the announcement of their engagement. While we’ve yet to hear details, this means potentially two major hatted events (in addition to Trooping the Colour and Ascot etc.) for the British Royal Family in 2018. BRING ON THE HATS.
Peek at the lovely photo King Albert and Queen Paola used for their Christmas card this season
I was surprised to find this Christmas card in the mail today! The card came in 6 weeks after I’ve sent them mine. It’s such a lovely card from King Albert and Queen Paola and it’s A5-format. 😍 pic.twitter.com/v9c3bOkH60
Crown Princess Victoria celebrated her name day yesterday with a traditional ceremony held in inner square of the Royal Palace in Stockholm. While she did not wear a hat, Princess Estelle and Prince Oscar kept warm in snug knit caps. And yes- many adorable snaps were taken.
Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel released their family’s Christmas greeting today in a video shot during a winter walk in Tyresta National Park. With three of the four family members in cosy winter hats, it’s a very sweet picture I couldn’t resist sharing.
Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel arrived in Milan yesterday with Prince Oscar who looked cosy in a cap from Geggamoja
Queen Margrethe has been hand picking images to share during each day of Advent on the Danish Monarchy’s social media- one of the pictures this week included this one of herself and a young Princess Benedikte celebrating Santa Lucia.
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.