Funeral of Prince Henrik

The funeral of Prince Henrik of Denmark took place today in the chapel of Christiansborg Palace, attended only by family, close friends and the late prince’s staff. Queen Margrethe led her family in her fur black bumper hat. A long black silk veil was anchored in between the upfolded front brim and crown of the hat that framed her face and trailed down her back.

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Crown Princess Mary repeated her black felt calot hat designed by Susanne Juul. The feather and felt leaf spray that was added to the piece in 2015 was joined today by the further addition of a black net veil.

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Princess Marie wore her black felt Garbo hat with wide brim, trimmed with a pale grey hatband and cluster of black felt flowers on the side.

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Princess Josephine and Princess Athena wore matching headbands from Norwegian brand Princessefin (the Josephine design) with a subtle diamond pattern in pink and black from

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Princess Benedikte wore her black bumper hat with diagonal stripe detail on the cuffed brim.

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Queen Anne-Marie repeated her black felt bumper hat wrapped in a wide swath of dotted net veil. The hat features a double upturned brim, the inner of which is made of silk.

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Princess Elisabeth wore a wider brimmed design in light black straw, trimmed with a large ruffled bow at the back.

Countess Sussie of Rosenborg wore a prim bumper hat embellished with a gold button on the side.

Countess Alexandra of Frederiksborg wore a black felt cloche variation with square, domed crown and short downturned brim. A slim leather hatband and black feather flower at the side trimmed the piece.
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The service was broadcast on Danish television available for international viewers to see here (the royal family’s arrival starts at 1:49:00). Additional photo galleries can also be seen here and here. A final note- well known for his love of flowers and gardening, Prince Henrik requested that the memorial wreaths today be arranged as a flower garden as a last surprise and gift for his wife. It was beautiful.

I know you will join me in wishing peace and comfort to the entire Danish royal family as they continue to grieve this immense loss.

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Queen Elizabeth attended church this morning in a lime green straw cloche with stovepipe crown, silk covered brim and feather trim we’ve not seen for a long time. The Duchess of Cornwall wore a taupe straw beret percher that I think was new.

Earl of Wessex attended the first performance of the 2017 Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo in the grounds of Edinburgh Castle.

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The Earl of Wessex has been in Edinburgh, where he attended the first performance of the 2017 Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo in the grounds of Edinburgh Castle. The @edinburghtattoo is an annual series of military performances by the British Armed Forces, Commonwealth and international military bands that forms part of the Edinburgh Festival. Also in Edinburgh, The Earl, Patron of the Edinburgh International Festival, attended the opening concert of the 2017 Festival. 2017 marks the 70th anniversary of the festival and the opening concert of Haydn’s ‘Surprise’ Symphony and Mendelssohn's Symphony No 2 ‘Lobgesang’, also opened the first festival in 1947. The Earl became the @edintfest Patron earlier this year, making him the third Royal Patron, following The Queen and Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother.

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Princess Marie shared this photo of her daughter’s first day of school Friday in a sweet, embellished headband

Princess Camilla of Bourbon Two Sicilies donned a straw cowboy hat for lunch with Elton John in St. Tropez

A number of hats caught my attention this week:

Navy and cream striped and textured boater from Lisa Tan
Light as air pink pleated crin cocktail hat from Bundle McLaren
For autumn, William Chambers’ striking black and silver “Mirror Burst” design
Sculptural saucer in natural straw from Tracy Chaplin
Wonderful movement on this cream and navy design from Melbourne based The Essential Hat
And this straw fedora with striped hatband from Nicola de Selincourt with its subtle but oh-so fresh colour scheme

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Prince Laurent landed himself in hot water again (Politico.eu) while Prince Henrik of Denmark added more fuel to the fire set by his recent announcement he won’t be buried with his wife (The Independent).  I’ll refrain from adding commentary except to refer to Royal Musings’ response to Henrik’s latest interview. ‘Nuff said.

James Ogilvy’s exhibition of landscape photography opened this week on Nantucket Island. You can read a review and see some pieces from the exhibition here

Crown Prince Frederick and Crown Princess Mary are on a sailing holiday with their children. They shared these snaps during visits to Møns Klint and Faaborg

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Queen Silvia in a simple black straw hat at an April 18 memorial for victims in the recent Stockholm terrorist attack (Svenskdam)

Duchess of Cornwall in her red beret with pheasant feather trim last Sunday in Scotland

In case you missed the updated post, Queen Elizabeth’s turquoise Easter hat was confirmed to be the design of Rachel Trevor Morgan while the Countess of Wessex and Lady Louise Windsor’s hat and headpiece were from Jane Taylor. 

Crown Princess Victoria in a pink costume jewelled hair ornament by Lanvin for H&M  for her arrival Tuesday in Japan (Svenskdam)

Crown Princess Mary in military uniform for this week’s visit to the Home Guard Command in Vordingborg (Danish Monarchy)

Princess Akiko opened the 27th National Confectionary Exposition in a brimless white hat (Imperial Family Of Japan)

The Duchess of Vendôme in a lovely straw hat by French milliner Marie d’Argent

Princess Charlene at the races today in South Africa in an interesting black newsboy cap, worn to the side (see more photos here and here)

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry have been been all over the news this week speaking about their “Heads Together” campaign in support of mental health issues. If you missed Prince Harry’s interview with the Telegraph’s Bryony Gordon for the first episode of her new podcast, Mad World or Prince William’s conversation with Lady Gaga about the same, do check them out. And don’t miss the great conversation between the three, below.

Crown Princess Victoria wore a vintage dress from her mother’s closet during her trip to Japan this week.

Beautiful portraits of Princess Isabella of Denmark released for her 10th birthday (Danish Monarchy)

And finally, the Imperial royals held their first spring garden party this week. We usually see the ladies in suits and hats for this event but this year, they all wore kimonos and the sight is magnificent.

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Photo of the Danish royals on vacation in France shows Princess Athena in a sweet summer hat (Danish Monarchy)

Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser shared another snap of her June trip to Georgia where she wore a smart natural straw hat.

Crown Princess Masako in a pair of very simple black and white hats for a visit to Nara and Kyoto this week (Imperial Family of Japan). You can see a short video here.

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Crown Princess Mette Marit incorporated a peculiar knotted headpiece into her hairstyle at a memorial she and Crown Prince Haakon attended on the fifth anniversary of the Oslo and Utøya attacks (Norwegian Royal Court)

Part III of this summer’s exhibition, “Fashioning A Reign: 90 Years Of Style From The Queen’s Wardrobe” opens today at Buckingham Palace. It looks simply amazing and I can’t say how jealous I am of those of you able to attend.

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Interesting interview with Princess Sophie of Liechtenstein (Principality of Liechtenstein)

Charming photos of Prince George were released on the occasion of his third birthday yesterday. It’s all smiles, swings and a boy with his dog  (Kensington Palace)

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The Swedish Royal Family posed for a lovely outdoor photo (hopefully, the start of a new tradition!). Their efforts prove that wrangling toddlers is a challenge no matter the royal pedigree.

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Danish Royals Skiing in Switzerland

Prince Joachim and Princess Marie and their children posed for pictures this morning with their children, Prince Nicolai, Prince Felix, Prince Henrik and Princess Athena. The family is on a skiing holiday in Villars, Switzerland so ski hats and helmets were the order of the day.

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Danish Royals Head to the Slopes

Prince Joachim, Princess Marie and their children, Prince Nicolai, Prince Felix, Prince Henrik and Princess Athena, are in Villers, Switzerland this week on a family ski holiday. Posing for photographs today, the two youngest members of the family sported snappy ski hats (perhaps, trying to out-do their cousins from earlier this week?!). In their striped and cable knit hats, little Prince Henrik and Princess Athena are just adorable.

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