On Friday, January 13, the funeral of Maximilian, Margrave of Baden saw numerous royal guests, mainly from German royal houses.
Row 1: Valerie Margravine of Baden, StephanieMargravine of Baden, Princess Caroline
Row 2: Princess Sibilla, Princess Ekaterina of Hanover, Princess Sarvath of Jordan, Princess Mahkameh zu Schaumburg-Lippe
Row 3: Princess Sophie of Liechtenstein, Princess of Prussia, Countess Bettina Bernadotte & Philipp Haug
Row 4: Princess Katharina of Hohenzollern; Princess Ursula of Bavaria, Floria of Hesse, Sumaya bint al-Hassan
Zara and Mike Tindal attended the Magic Millions Raceday on Saturday, January 14. Zara wore a lovely mint straw beret percher with Swarovski crystal trimmed sinamay bow and quills by Australian milliner Meg Rafter. Her look was styled by Kimberly Gardner.
Crown Princess Kiko repeated an ink blue velvet covered wide bandeau trimmed with embroidered lace applique flowers on one side. Princess Kako repeated a bandeau of the same shape draped in turquoise silk.
Princess Akiko repeated a palest yellow silk covered saucer with raised brim around the back, trimmed with a draped hatband and bow. Princess Yoko wore a sleek new pillbox covered in vibrant cerise silk.
Princess Hisako and Princess Tsuguko repeated silk covered hats. Princess Hisako’s bumper, in muted pink printed jacquard, features an indented crown and twist on one side. Princess Tsuguko’s pistachio green pillbox with triple layered sash across the top of the hat embroidered with the same vine pattern as on the collar of her gown. The lily-of-the-valley blooms that originally embellished this hat but were removed for its last outing have magically appeared again!
Princess Kako wore a new royal blue silk covered percher trimmed with a swirl of crin studded with silk roses. The updated neckline on her gown and new hat transform this ensemble into one much more sophisticated than its original form, a great evolution for a maturing princess. Kako suits the scale and placement of a percher so well.
Princess Akiko repeated a cream silk covered hat with short brim and triple layered hatband.
Princess Akiko of Mikasa's poem represented the extended Imperial family's poem at 2023 Ceremony of the Utakai Hajime (Imperial New Year's Poetry Reading) on January 18. 器からこぼれてしまつた言の葉を静かにつむぐ友の横顔 📹 https://t.co/JW0JCJrSURpic.twitter.com/WlEcckEEOs
Princess Hisako repeated a striking teal silk pillbox hat trimmed with intricate embroidery around the side of the design along with feathers and a silk ribbon cockade. It’s worth noting that the matching gown bodice and sleeves have been remade. Princess Tsuguko’s blue silk covered hat with trilby-style raised brim around the back has also been changed since it’s last outing. Gone is the previous hatband of silk leaves, replaced with a more streamlined and angular hatband and a swath of net veil.
Princess Kako wore a black silk covered hat yesterday for a memorial on the anniversary of Emperor Showa’s death.
January 7: Princess Kako worshipped at Emperor Showa's Mausoleum at Musashino Imperial Graveyard in Tokyo on the 34th anniversary of his death. Other Imperial family members attended a memorial ceremony at the Imperial Palace Sanctuaries. 📸 https://t.co/2AGDdQNVs6pic.twitter.com/NL02hsDzAu
October 31, 2022: Princess Hisako toured a glamping site in Takanezawa in an ecru brimmed hat with side spray of burgundy feathers.
October 31: Princess Takamado (Hisako) visited Genkei Apumera in Takanezawa Town, Tochigi Prefecture and toured the glamping facilities before attending the 22nd National Sports Festival for People with Disabilities closing ceremony in Utsunomiya City. 📸 https://t.co/jAst2Y3Fodpic.twitter.com/kUbN10SOuv
November 2, 2022: Princess Nobuko attended a Red Cross convention in a streamlined ivory hat with upturned kettle brim. Later in November, she was diagnosed with the early stages of breast cancer and began treatment- we all wish her the very best and a full restoration of health.
Princess Tomohito (Nobuko) of Mikasa visited Aichi Prefecture November 2-3 for the 2022 Aichi Prefecture Red Cross Convention in Nagoya City. (Article published November 6) https://t.co/n5kRDkexv1
November 4, 2022: Princess Akiko attended a university’ anniversary celebration in an oatmeal hued hat with brim and diagonally striped hatband.
November 4: Princess Akiko of Mikasa attended the 140th anniversary ceremony of Kokugakuin University at the Grand Prince Hotel New Takanawa in Minato, Tokyo. She is a special guest professor at the university. 📸 https://t.co/s79xMmvdjppic.twitter.com/KHaGN4eBIb
November 13, 2022: Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako attended the 41st National Sea Enrichment Festival in Hyogo Prefecture. Empress Masako wore a cream brimmed hat with royal blue hatband whimsically trimmed in a wave shape. Brilliant!
November 21, 2022: Members of the Takamado family attended a ceremony at Toshimagaoka Cemetery to mark the 20th anniversary of Prince Takamado’s death. Princess Ayako, now Ayako Moriya, attended with her husband and elder son Jo. Former Princesses Yasuko and Masako also were in attendance.
Former Mikasa Princess Yasuko and husband Tadateru Konoe (behind Moriya family) attended Prince Takamado's 20th anniversary memorial ceremony on November 21. Ex-Mikasa Princess Masako probably attended, her husband Sōshitsu Sen XVI is behind Jo. 📸 https://t.co/62JFgM024B 📹 NTV pic.twitter.com/CQn20xHhfW
November 22, 2022: Princess Hisako attended a Red Cross event in a repeated ivory brimmed hat with pale lilac slim hatbands and a net veil wrapped crown.
November 22: Princess Takamado (Hisako) attended the Reiwa 4 (2022) Osaka Prefecture Japanese Red Cross Society Convention. As an Honorary Vice President of JRCS, she presented medals of merit. About 300 people attended the event. 📹 https://t.co/irJwOKGjPmpic.twitter.com/Y9a4n0baYS
December 3, 2022: Princess Tsuguko wore an ivory hat with jaunty stitched brim for to open a youth forum.
December 3: Princess Tsuguko of Takamado attended the opening ceremony of the "2nd Global Youth Forum for the Culture of Lawfulness" held at the Kyoto International Conference Center in Kyoto Prefecture. 📸 https://t.co/WrOUxpGkmP 📸 Google/Twitter pic.twitter.com/p5zkKRGsqd
December 23, 2022: Empress Masako repeated an ice blue silk jacquard covered hat to visit Emperor Emeritus Akihito on his 89th birthday.
December 23: Emperor Naruhito & Empress Masako visited Sento Imperial residence around 11am for Emperor Emeritus Akihito's 89th birthday greetings. They stayed for 40 minutes. The Crown Prince Akishino couple also attended the scaled-down celebrations. 📸 https://t.co/ltobibpdMdpic.twitter.com/7ks3SaWvFb
On Tuesday, October 18, Crown Princess Kiko wore a streamlined black hat for a memorial service at Chidorigafuchi National Cemetery while Princess Yoko wore an ivory hat with short brim for a visit to Yasukuni Shrine.
Also on October 20, Empress Masako repeated a hat covered in the palest blue silk jacquard to visit Empress Emerita Michiko on her birthday. Princess Akiko wore a textured white cloche hat trimmed with a fabric flower on the side for the World Tea Festival in Shizuoka.
On Saturday, October 22, Empress Masako wore a navy silk covered hat with upturned brim for a series of events in Okinawa Prefecture.
Asahi gallery: Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako's arrival in Okinawa Prefecture and visit to Peace Memorial Park in Itoman City on October 22. – National Okinawa War Dead Cemetery – meeting bereaved families – Cornerstone of Peacehttps://t.co/36JMxCmvnb