Catching Up

We have some hats to catch up on:

July 3: Princess Akiko in a natural straw hat with wide pink hatband for a cultural visit. 

July 4: Queen Margrethe repeated her apricot straw hat with navy hatband for Rebildselskabet’s 110th anniversary

July 8: Crown Princess Kiko wore an ivory hat with high, rounded crown and short kettle brim with tall hatband at a convention in Tokyo.

July 14: Crown Princess Kiko repeated an ice blue silk covered pillbox for a Red Cross event in Tokyo and Princess Hisako wore an interesting draped purple hat with flying bows for a technology award ceremony.

July 15: Princess Takamado in a cornflower blue hat with curved brim overlaid in pleated white organza at a Tokyo art exhibition.

July 18: Queen Margrethe repeated her navy and white hat arriving on the royal yacht Dannebrog to take up residence at Graasten Castle.

July 21: Emperor Naruhito carried a black silk top hat while Empress Masako wore a white silk bowler hat and Crown Princess Kiko wore a white silk covered pillbox for visits to Meiji Shrine.

July 22: Princess Kako also visited Meiji Shrine in a domed pillbox hat covered in ecru silk with back bow.

July 22: Prince Joachim and Princess Marie in straw fedoras at the Tour de France.

July 23: Duchess of Cornwall wore a new white straw Philip Treacy picture hat at Ascot Racecourse

Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images

July 23: Princess Anne in a casual natural straw trilby with navy hatband while Princess Yoko repeated a blue brimless hat.

July 25: Princess Yoko at Meiji shrine in an ivory bowler hat. 

July 29: Vice Admiral Timothy Laurence in a brown fedora at the Commonwealth Games

Embed from Getty Images

August 3: The Earl of Wessex in a dapper fedora with red and navy hatband at the Commonwealth Games

Have I missed any?!

Images from social media as indicated 

 

This Week’s Extras

Princess Anne was in full uniform with very smart hat to celebrate St John Ambulance Cadets’ centenary last week.

She also repeated a navy hat with striped hatband for a garden party at Hillsborough Castle

Wimbledon saw a few royal hats (and a royal visor!) this week.
Embed from Getty Images
Embed from Getty Images  Embed from Getty Images
Embed from Getty Images
Lovely hats at the wedding of Stephanie Phillips yesterday (she is the younger sister of Peter Phillips and Zara Tindall). Zara wore a blue sinamay button with white windowpane sinamay flying bow by Camilla Rose. Princess Anne repeated an elegant ivory sinamay hat with sidesweeping brim, sloped crown, layered pleated hatband and feather spray. Lindsay Wallace wore a pink silk floral headpiece with swath of net veil and Autumn Phillips wore a lilac sinamay button percher with silk ruffle trim by Bee Smith. Savannah and Isla Phillips and Mia and Lena Tindall were all bridesmaids.

Have you seen the Liberty London silk scarf printed with drawings of 70 of her hats, released for her Platinum Jubilee? I’m not a scarf wearer but I might need this one… It’s for sale here. 

The following new millinery designs caught my eye this week (see the comments for more):


Lovely photo of the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester released for their 50th wedding anniversary.

Sweet new snap of Prince Carl Philip, Princess Sofia and their sweet trio of princes

Images from Getty and social media as indicated 

 

Holyrood Palace Garden Party and Parade

On Wednesday, members of the British royal family attended a garden party in the grounds of the Palace of Holyrood House.

Embed from Getty Images

The Duke of Rothesay, as the Prince of Wales is known when in Scotland, carried his black silk top hat.

Embed from Getty Images
Embed from Getty Images

The Countess of Wessex surprised in a hat she wore to Ascot back in 2004 (see below left). The shape is very much of that time with a tall, sloped crown in biscuit straw and a wide, sidesweeping brim in windowpane sinamay. The hat is trimmed with pink cut feathers, feather flowers and a pink silk slim hatband and signature Treacy looped bow.

Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images
Embed from Getty Images

The pink feather trim has faded over the past almost two decades and I can’t argue that the shape has aged well- that crown shape firmly places it “in the naughts.”  That all being said, I’m so enjoying Sophie bringing out statement hats from the past that so deserve more than the single or few outings they’ve had.

Embed from Getty Images

Designer: Philip Treacy
Previously Worn: Jun 16, 2004

The Earl of Wessex wore his very dapper black silk top hat.

Embed from Getty Images

Princess Anne repeated a pale blue sinamay hat with split crown and short sidesweeping brim trimmed in beige sinamay brim binding, a ruched hatband, and several flat rosettes centered with pale blue faux pearls. It looks like a mass produced piece that doesn’t measure up to many of the lovely other hats Anne has in her wardrobe.

Embed from Getty Images

Designer: unknown. Dress and coat by Shibumi. 
Previously Worn: Apr 5, 2015; June 20, 2013June 19, 2007

On Thursday, Queen Elizabeth attended the Queen’s Body Guard for Scotland (also known as the Royal Company of Archers) Reddendo Parade, also held in the gardens of the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

Embed from Getty Images

She wore another new ensemble and hat in periwinkle wool blend bouclé fabric. The hat’s slightly flared crown with flat top is softened by an upturned Bretton style brim that frames Her Majesty’s face. The hat is trimmed in the same periwinkle silk interlocking trim as wraps around the neckline, cuffs and pockets of the matching coat.

Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images

The textured lines of the fabric on this ensemble are highlighted by its bias placement on the hat brim, which beautifully fans out around her face. The colour is just wonderful on Her Majesty and while I’m not always a fan of her collarless coats, this one works thanks to its trim and that fantastic hat brim.

 Embed from Getty Images

Designer: Angela Kelly. Made by Stella McLaren
Previously Worn: This hat is new

It’s been so wonderful to see the Queen participate at several events this week. What do you think of this group of British royal hats in Scotland?

Images from Getty as indicated  

Ascot 2022 Day 3: The Princess Royal & Timothy Laurence

Princess Anne and Vice Admiral Timothy Laurence attended the third day of racing at Ascot Racecourse today. The Princess Royal repeated her oyster sinamay hat with shallow crown and sidesweeping brim trimmed with cream feathers and apricot and cream curling quills.

Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images

I’ve previously described this hat as a great design with excellent proportions of  scale, shape, and such well balanced trim… and it’s true! I just wish Anne would go to milliner Amy Morris-Adams for all of her hats. 

Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images

Designer: Amy Morris-Adams.  Dress by Shibumi
Previously Worn: Apr 9, 2022Jun 19, 2018;  June 4, 2018;  June 20, 2017May 20, 2017 

Vice Admiral Timothy Laurence repeated his antique black silk top hat.

Embed from Getty Images
Embed from Getty Images

Thoughts about these hats at the races today?

Images from Getty as indicated  

Ascot 2022 Day 2: Princess Anne

Princess Anne attended the second day of Royal Ascot today in another new hat! In grey sinamay, the hat follows a stovepipe shape with tall crown and downward facing brim. It is trimmed with a grey sinamay bow edged in blue ribbon, a layered blue ribbon hatband and a spray of grey feathers.

Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images

It’s a well balanced design and the blue trim gives a lovely bit of contrast. I’m not sure grey is Princess Anne’s best colour but I’m going to welcome this new hat nonetheless!

Embed from Getty Images
Embed from Getty Images

Designer: Amy Morris-Adams. Dress by Shibumi
Previously Worn: This hat is new

What do you think of Princess Anne’s new hat?

Images from Getty as indicated