This Week’s Extras

Princess Gabriella of Monaco adorable in a flower trimmed headband Tuesday for Fete de la Saint Jean
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The Earl of Wessex and Lady Louise Windsor out for a ride last weekend
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Sweet photo of Princes Alexander and Gabriel of Sweden, enjoying summer
The following new millinery designs caught my eye this week:
Grass green straw brimmed newsboy cap by Italian brand Gallia e Peter
Striking, angular black and white straw hat with dramatic cartwheel brim by Australian milliner Chris Mullane
Whimsical ruffled crin headpieces in rainbow and ruby red by UK milliner Alexandra Harper
Ivory straw picture hat with calla lilies and canteloupe raw edged straw trim by UK brand Hostie Hats
Show-stopper pink straw oversize Breton hat rimmed in giant pink silk roses by British milliner Edwina Ibbotsen

Tangerine sinamay straw hat with mushroom brim dotted with black flowers from Italian brand Modista Stybel. The effect of the layered orange and black straw on the crown is lovely.

Angular red straw statement hat with black and white striped hatband by Irish milliner Carol Kennelly
Coronet of emerald silk butterflies trimmed in black beaded lace and veil by British milliner Philip Rhodes
Printed velvet beret percher with orange feathers and black veil by Aussie brand Millinery By Mel
Aqua, chartreuse and ivory straw mushroom brimmed hat with lilies by French milliner Sylvia Martinez
Black straw button percher with quills, net and coral silk flowers from British milliner Piers Atkinson
Ivory straw wide brimmed boater with blue and green ombre pompm by British milliner Laura James

Also from Australian brand Millinery By Mel, this exquisite sweeping bucket hat in ivory, jade, yellow and pink straw striped trimmed with a single feather. Breathtaking!

Elegantly streamlined pewter parisisal straw button percher with ruffle by UK brand Mind Your Bonce
Fantastic headpiece of red silk abaca hibiscus flowers by Australian milliner Felicity Northeast
Oversize fedora sunhat made of natural straw braid with rickrack hatband from UK milliner Sally Ann Provan
Black button percher with leather flowers, crin twists and face loops by Irish milliner Edel Black
Pink straw boater with vibrantly patterned hatband and feather pompoms by US brand Lifted Millinery
Spectacular headpiece made from recycled packing strips by Australian milliner Belinda Osborne

Flawless pattern matching by Canadian milliner Truly Carmichael on this ‘newsgirl’ cap with pink and purple diamond print fabric cut to form a star on the crown.

Blush pink silk covered hugger percher with large silk rose by UK brand Catherine Walker
Spectacular red and black straw freeform hat made under the tutelage of British milliner Tracy Chaplin
Royal blue straw boater with flower, quills and wonderful 3D woven hatbands by Australian milliner Leteisha Knecht
Black straw disc percher with floating fuchsia feather by Irish milliner Aoife Harrison
Chic panama straw fedora with silk scarf hatband by British brand John Boyd Hats

And from Irish milliner Carol Kennelly, this wonderfully vibrant fuchsia straw slice picture hat trimmed with red, orange and pink handmade poppies. This hat makes me smile!

More sweet photos of wee Prince Charles of Luxembourg


Interesting review, in English, of the first year of the Heiwa era. The pace is a little slow but the look into the Imperial ceremonies is detailed and fascinating.
The Belgian royal family enjoying a trip to Limburg today
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This Week’s Extras

Swedish royals in traditional costume for their nation’s holiday today. They also released a darling photo of Princess Estelle and Prince Oscar, and Princess Madeleine weighed in with her children from Florida.


The following new millinery designs caught my eye this week:
Black windowpane straw wide brimmed hat with silk abaca, quills and rose by London-based Joaquina Pereira
Incredible texture on this ivory and aqua braided boater hat from British milliner Vivien Sheriff
Denim blue and black felt fedora with hand stitched detail from Australian milliner Jill Humphries
The prettiest grey swirling brim design with roses by British milliner Lucy Bowler
Casual (but impeccable!) natural straw trilby with rope hatband from Czech milliner Jolana Kotabova
From London-based milliner Merve Bayindir, this wide brimmed blue straw picture hat with rectangular sequins

Periwinkle and dark raspberry felt fedora from Russian milliner Lana Anisimova
Classic navy and cream Dior brimmed beauty by British milliner Rose Collins
Wonderful headpiece of blue silk flowers by Australian milliner Felicity Northeast
Blush pink parasisal pyramid with irredescent butterflies by British milliner Julian Garner
Charming blue bandeau with white bow, feathers and dotted blue veil by French milliner Béatrice de Beauvoir
Incredibly fine stitching detail on this silver silk pillox hat from British brand Fraser Annand Millinery

Lovely fedoras in neutral blush, grey and taupe with crisp eggshell hatbands by British brand SB Millinery
Black silk bandeau with silk and tulle pleated trim by Australian milliner Meg Rafter
Cream straw vertical saucer with pink hydrangeas by British brand Rebecca Couture
Grey felt trilby with wide, geometric printed hatband by London-based Sahar Millinery
Fuchsia lace headpiece with green quills by Australian milliner Neil Grigg
Striking black straw pyramid hat with feather trimmed brim by British milliner Awon Golding for Lock and Co.

Lovely photos of the Bhutan royal family with their newest member
Compelling statement from Princess Martha Louise.
And eloquent words from the Duchess of Sussex to young women graduating from her high school in Los Angeles.

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On Sunday and Monday, Prince Akishino and Princess Kiko attended a memorials for the 1945 Great Tokyo Air Raid and the 8th anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake. Princess Kiko wore two black silk hats for these events- one of her go-to bowlers and a brimmed design with domed crown.
Sweet photos of Princess Estelle and Prince Oscar in cozy hats on Tuesday for Crown Princess Victoria’s name day celebration
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Queen Margrethe trotted out her royal blue beanie hat on Wednesday to present a military award.
Interesting update on the purple hat Queen Elizabeth wore to the Commonwealth Day service– confirmation that the crown has not been altered as we thought. Jump back to the post for more details.
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.
The following new millinery designs caught my eye this week:
Turquoise felt teardrop beret with wonderful feather trim from British milliner Rachel Trevor Morgan
Wonderful shape on Irish milliner Aiofe Harrison’s black straw and crin diamond hat¬†¬†
Exquisite straw tulip bandeau headpiece by British milliner Bridget Bailey
Architectural cream straw percher with multi-hued organza ruffle by York milliner Marissa Groom
Black felt formed hat with striking peacock applique trim from Moscow-based  milliner Denis Gulyaev
Ivory felt beret percher with interesting green stitching and bow by British milliner Sarah Cant
Beautifully proportioned dark blue straw boater hat from British brand Love Lupin Millinery
Show stopping pyramid hat covered in coral feathers by New York brand Suzanne Couture MillineryAnd for our dear Gents, what do you think of this navy linen cuffed cap from Lock & Co.?

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.


I’m giving the last word this week to the Countess of Wessex, who shared these words at the United Nations during The President of the General Assembly‚Äôs ‚ÄėWomen in Power‚Äô event.

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This Week’s Extras

Queen Silvia and Crown Princess Victoria wore brimmed hats last Sunday to the funeral of Count Oscar Bernadotte; Princess Sofia wore a black hair bow and snood. You can see the hat and headpiece worn by Dagmar Von Arbin (née Countess Bernadotte of Wisborg) and Countess Marianne Bernadotte here. 
Princess Anne and Vice Admiral Laurence were in Chile last weekend to take part in a number of events to mark the Bicentenary of the Chilean Navy.
A preview of the Swedish royal annual documentary shows the Crown Princess and her family enjoying summer in several casual hats.
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.
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.
The following new millinery designs caught my eye this week:
Black wave-shaped saucer trimmed with autumn leaves by Italian milliner Giulia Mio
Forest green cloche with ruffled brim ’round the back by British brand Whiteley
Wonderfully chic wide brimmed, tri-colour straw Panama hat by Australian milliner Neil Grigg
Adore the unique shape on this blocked bright pink hat shared by British milliner Tracy Chaplin
Veiled black felt hat with layered mushroom brim by Russian milliner Lia Gureeva
Button perchers with veil and pompom embellishment from British milliner Rachel Trevor Morgan
Very  handsome navy blue fedora with ribbon hatband and feather trim from British brand Christys
Angular chocolate felt hat and snappy plaid crin hatband by Czech milliner Jolanta Kotabova
Sideswept picture hat covered in coral ostrich feathers by British milliner William Chambers
Slightly bonkers sisal boater covered in flowers and 3D polka dots by California milliner Amy Fowler

And from Irish millinery brand Angels and Insects, this red velvet blocked percher trimmed with luxuriously beautiful scarlet velvet and silk dahlia blooms and green leather leaves. LOVE.

Charming new portrait of Princess Ingrid and Prince Sverre on the occasion of the prince’s 13th birthday
Princess Madeleine shared this sweet snap of Princess Leonor’s ballet debut in The Nutcracker

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Royal Hats

The Royal House of Norway released a new photo of Princess Ingrid last weekend, taken by her father Crown Prince Haakon, to mark her 14th birthday.

King Carl Gustaf in his trusty fedora and Queen Silvia in a fur hat on Tuesday for their visit to Kiruna (Swedish Monarchy)

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.

Her Majesty Margareta, Custodian of the Crown, celebrated her nation’s Union Day on January 24 in a black wool hat with a brown fur cuff bumper brim (Royal Family of Romania)

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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.

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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.

The following new millinery designs caught my eye this week:

Feathered Philip Treacy masterpieces here and here on the Valentino show runway in Paris
Interesting shape on this teardrop saucer with silk rose trim by Jane Taylor
Black leather button with net veil brim and cream leather flowers from Australian brand Jill and Jack Millinery
Two brimless designs from Bundle McLaren with a wonderful feather flourish and green feather overlay 
Lavishly trimmed cocktail hat by Australian brand Millinery by Mel proves brown hats aren’t always boring
Classic black straw upsweep with white feather flowers from Marilyn Vanden Berg
Bumper with the most charming bow in the loveliest shade of blue from UK brand Mind Your Bonce
Sharp red straw boater with striped navy and white ribbon trim from Australian milliner Julia Watson
Simple, wearable but beautiful grey felt hat with upturned brim from Dutch milliner Myra van de Korput
A  trio of whimsically embellished helmets from New York milliner Carol Markel

And an exquisite lace, silk flower and net veil headpiece from Vivienne Sheriff’s upcoming summer collection.

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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

Prince Jacques of Monaco and Princess Gabriella of Monaco accompanied their parents last night for the annual ceremony of Sainte-Devote

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We end this week with a The Prince of Wales reading “My Heart’s In The Highlands”, shared in honor of poet Robert Burns’ birthday yesterday.

Photos from The Asahi Shimbun via Getty; Daniel Angelescu via the Royal Family of Romania