This Week’s Extras

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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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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Our very own Nutcracker ballerina! 🎄🍭🎁🎄

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This Week’s Extras

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

Princess Victoria’s Name Day

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.

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Designer: Both hats are from Beewise

Cuteness overload, indeed.

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Royal Hats

Princess Yuriko of Mikasa ceremonially commemorated 50 days since her late husband’s entombment (Getty)

Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel arrived in Milan yesterday with Prince Oscar who looked cosy in a cap from Geggamoja

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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.

Danish millinery Susanne Juul (who makes many of the hats worn by Crown Princess Mary and Princess Benedikte) celebrated her 25th anniversary this week. Congratulations!

Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece in a warm knit hat for an outing to the Natural History Museum with her youngest son.

British milliner Rachel Trevor Morgan experimented with some innovative hat storage in her workshop…

 

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While her parents and brother were in Italy, Princess Estelle partied it up with her cousins and grandparents at a Christmas lunch. Adorable! (Princess Madeleine Facebook)

The Danish royal family all gathered at Christiansborg Palace for a Christmas party for their staff. Prince Henrik attended in a most memorable tie (Danish Monarchy)

Lovely to see Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella attend the annual palace Children’s Christmas Festival. Their mum was recently in India where this beautiful shot of her was captured.

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This Week’s Extras

Royal Hats

Excellent coverage of the Prince Mikasa’s funeral over at The Imperial Family Of Japan blog along with detail and photos of related events (enshrinement of the spirit and grave rites after the funeral). 

Princess Mako in a smart grey flannel bumper hat on Friday to honour this year’s recipients of the Order of Culture and the Persons of Cultural Merit.

Tatiana Santo Domingo Casiraghi wore an elaborate black feathered headpiece for her brother’s Halloween wedding this week

Prince Louis and Princess Tessy of Luxembourg also shared a photo of their elaborate Halloween headwear. Yesterday, Princess Tessy snapped herself in a cozy winter hat.

Prince Henrik in a dapper fedora enjoying the Hubertus Hunt this weekend with his dachshund and grandchildren (Svenskdam)

The Swedish royal court shared a lovely new portrait of Prince Oscar in a knit cap (don’t miss this side by side comparison of a similar photo taken of his elder sister at about the same age).

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Such a lovely photo of King Philippe and Princess Elisabeth released on the occasion of her 15th birthday

 

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.