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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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Little Princess Gabriella of Monaco in a sweet red hair bow yesterday to launch the 2020 virtual 24-hour LeMans race with her parents and brother
A record number of new millinery designs caught my eye this week so pour yourself a cuppa and settle in (all featured rainbow designs are part of the Royal Ascot Charity Auction):
From British milliner Jane Taylor, a white straw classic Dior brimmed hat with pleated crin rainbow ruffles  
From John Boyd Millinery, a black button percher with beautiful draped rainbow silk twist trim
Beautiful crown shape on this Panama straw fedora with red floral hatband by Italian brand Borsalino
Twist trimmed straw boater in the most perfect shade of green by British brand Catherine Walker
Proving that open-crowned hats can be incredibly chic is Russian milliner Lia Gureeva with this blue straw design
Delicious curves on this ecru straw sidesweep picture hat with orange feather trim by British milliner Siana Yewdall
Natural straw textured stovepipe with trio of teal silk flowers from French milliner Anthony Peto
A white straw button percher with ethereal swirling rainbow quills by British milliner Awon Golding 
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‘Spectrum’, a swirl of multi-coloured ostrich quills and hand-cut heart coque feathers. An ode to the energy and vitality of the @nhswebsite front-liners. - As part of the Royal Ascot At Home initiative, launched for this year’s Royal meet (Tuesday 16th to Saturday 20th June), @ascotracecourse and the @britishhatguild have joined forces to launch a campaign designed to inspire racegoers whilst raising funds for four frontline charities: The National Emergencies Trust Relief Fund, NHS Charities Together, The Care Workers Charity and the Berkshire Community Foundation. Ascot kick-starts the fundraising with a £100,000 donation. Royal Ascot and the British Hat Guild, have invited leading British milliners to create a bespoke hat or headpiece featuring a rainbow theme, in-line with the nation’s use of rainbows to thank the NHS and frontline workers. Our hats will be auctioned online throughout the week of ‘Royal Ascot At Home’ with all money raised being added to the charity fund. #styledwiththanks #royalascot

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Striking oversize red straw saucer with floral trim by British milliner Susie Barford
Charcoal felt beret with iridescent sequin trim by Australian milliner Andrea Cainero
Such a pretty jade straw bandeau with roses and silk abaca leaves by Italian brand Nadine Millinery
Freeform swirled pink straw percher with black veil and feather by Australian milliner Louise Macdonald
Beautiful sidesweep on this black straw and pleated crin design by British milliner Victoria Charles

Creative folded rainbow pinwheel percher from British millinery brand The Season Hats
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I’m so please to be part of the @ascotracecourse @britishhatguild collaboration for the #StyledWithThanks campaign, raising money for frontline charities 🌈 This piece was made in collaboration with the incredibly talented print designer @kitty_joseph ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜 Ascot in partnership with the British Hat Guild has invited British milliners to design and create a hat following a rainbow theme, in line with the nation’s adoption of the rainbow image. The designs will be auctioned online during Royal Ascot from 16th June 2020. All money raised will be donated to four frontline charities: The National Emergencies Trust Relief Fund, NHS Charities Together, The Care Workers Charity and the Berkshire Community Foundation Coronavirus Fund. Ascot will be kick-starting the fundraising with a £100,000 donation. Link in bio to view the hats ahead of the auction 🌈

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Blush straw sweeping picture hat with bow by London-based brand Joaquina Pereira Millinery
Black straw boater with teal flying bow and multicoloured binding by British milliner Inna Walker
Palest blue straw fedora with striped hatband and pink side bow by American brand Formé Millinery
Rose gold straw percher with apricot rose and butterflies by British brand Marvellous Millinery
Striking hat with double, black and white square open brims by British brand Ana Bella Millinery
From British milliner Sally-Ann Provan, a textured white straw saucer with cascade of rainbow blooms  
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‘Hope Blooms’ I am so honoured and excited to be part of the @ascotracecourse #styledwiththanks charity campaign! Since Royal Ascot 2020 (‪Tuesday 16th to Saturday 20th June 2020‬) will be held behind closed doors, Ascot and the @britishhatguild have joined forces to launch a campaign designed to inspire racegoers whilst raising funds for four frontline charities: The National Emergencies Trust Relief Fund, NHS Charities Together, The Care Workers Charity and the Berkshire Community Foundation. Ascot will be kick-starting the fundraising with a £100,000 donation. Royal Ascot and the British Hat Guild, invited leading British milliners to create a bespoke hat or headpiece featuring a rainbow theme, in-line with the nation’s use of rainbows to thank the NHS and frontline workers. Their hats will be auctioned online throughout the week of ‘Royal Ascot At Home’ with all money raised being added to the charity fund. The auction will be live ‪from 16th June‬. To preview the auction pieces: go to: ‪www.ascot.co.uk/millinery-auction‬ . #styledwiththanks #royalascot #charity #charityauction #milliner #millinery #hats #hatter

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And finally, from British milliner Sarah Cant, a white straw button percher with exquisite rainbow ombre flying bow

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🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈 I’m so honoured to be part of the @ascotracecourse #styledwiththanks charity campaign spearheaded the @britishhatguild Since Royal Ascot 2020 will be held behind closed doors, Ascot and the British Hat Guild have joined forces to launch a campaign designed to inspire race goers whilst raising funds for four frontline charities: The National Emergencies Trust Relief Fund, NHS Charities Together, The Care Workers Fund, and the Berkshire Community Fund. Ascot will be kickstarting the fundraising with a £100,000 donation. Founder members of the British Hat Guild and other leading British milliners have designed headpieces featuring a rainbow theme, reflecting the rainbows used across the country to thank frontline workers. The hats will be auctioned online throughout the week of ‘Royal Ascot at Home’ with all funds raised going to the charities. The auction will be live@from 16 June 2020. For a preview of the collection, go to: www.ascot.co.uk/millinery-auction #styledwithhanks #royalascot #racefashion #britishhatguild #couture #millinery #sarahcantcouturemillinery

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Baroness Élisabeth-Anne Taubert de Massy passed away on Wednesday. Her funeral will be held next week. Read short articles about her in Point de Vue and Monaco Daily News.
Crown Princess Mette-Marit shared an adventure trying out ceramics. How many of you have taken up a new (or rediscovered an old) hobby during this time?

So lovely to see Princess Beatrix at the opening of a playground in Baarn on Wednesday.

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⁣Prinses Beatrix opent de landelijke Buitenspeeldag van Stichting Nationaal Jeugdfonds Jantje Beton in een speeltuin in Baarn. Jaarlijks doen ruim 350.000 kinderen mee aan activiteiten en projecten van Jantje Beton. Kinderen en jongeren in kwetsbare (speel)posities krijgen hierbij extra aandacht. Jantje Beton roept kinderen op om dit jaar vooral in hun eigen buurt buiten te spelen.⠀ ⠀ Na de opening krijgt Prinses Beatrix een rondleiding door de speeltuin en spreekt zij met kinderen over hun favoriete buitenspelletjes. Ook spreekt zij met vrijwilligers van Speeltuinvereniging Baarn over hun speeltuin en het effect van de uitbraak van het coronavirus op hun vereniging.⠀ ⠀ Aansluitend spreekt Prinses Beatrix met vertegenwoordigers van Jantje Beton en medeorganisator Nickelodeon over het belang van spelen en de Buitenspeeldag. Prinses Beatrix is beschermvrouwe van Jantje Beton.⠀ ⠀ #Buitenspeeldag #JantjeBeton #buitenspelen #prinsesbeatrix #prinses #princess #baarn #royalvisit #speeltuin #playground #nickelodeon @jantjebetonline @nickelodeonnederland 📸Patrick van Emst & Willeke Kieft

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Also lovely to see Queen Elizabeth and Princess Anne, who joined a call to recognize the work of unpaid carers.
We end this week with this charming photo released by Buckingham Palace in honour of the Duke of Edinburgh’s 99th birthday.
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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.
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Being @shamandurek ‘s girlfriend has given me a crash course in how white supremacy is at play and the way I have consciously and subconsciously thought of and acted towards black people. How I have taken my rights for granted - never looked properly at what racism really is, because it has been comfortable for me that the system is in place. I am not proud of it, but I realize I need to grow into understanding this deeply rooted system to be able to be part of the dismantling of it. I, as a white person, need to grow, educate myself and become better and move from being against racism to being anti-racist. Racism is not just the obvious (which I thought it was), of the openly discrimination, mistreating and killing of black people which is easy and obvious to take a stand against. It is in the details (which I had no idea still existed). It is in the way people shy away from Durek. How friends assume he lies about everything. That he is evil for being kind. The words muttered under their breath, making it perfectly clear to him that he does not have a natural place at the table. People at high places saying “How dare you think I would touch your hand?” when he reached out his hand to say goodnight (pre Covid-19). People thinking they aren’t racist, but don’t know anyone with a different skin color than their own, apart from the people working for them. How it is assumed that Durek is not a good person who actually loves me, but has manipulated me into loving him and keeps manipulating me in our relationship. How he will exploit me financially. The press presents him as a liar, being violent and a threat to my family and myself, sharing scrupulously his X’s story without checking facts, because it supports the belief system already in place about him. THAT IS RACISM! We have both received death threats for being together and have weekly been told that we shame our people and families for choosing each other. The reality of it all is that I love how he holds space for me as a woman, listens to my wisdom and shows up for me and my girls. I love how he shares his wisdom with the world CONTINUES IN COMMENTS 👇

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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.

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Happy Birthday 🎂 ❤️🎈

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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’s ‘Women in Power’ event.
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The Countess of Wessex gives a speech at the @unitednations, during The President of the General Assembly’s ‘Women in Power’ event earlier this week. The Countess spoke about the challenges facing women’s participation and leadership in peace processes, the role and responsibility of the UN, and initiatives such as the UK's Women, Peace and Security Agenda. The Countess of Wessex was attending the 'Commission on the Status of Women' at the @unitednations in New York. The Commission promotes women’s rights and gender equality - an area The Countess has long supported. Last week, on #IWD2019, The Countess formally pledged her support to further the UK efforts on the Women, Peace and Security Agenda (WPS) and the Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict Initiative (PSVI). See more by following our link in bio.

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Have a good weekend, everyone!

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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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Our very own Nutcracker ballerina! 🎄🍭🎁🎄

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