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.
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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

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Last Week’s Extras

Last Monday, Princess Beatrice was photographed in an embellished black headband from Modo Band Collective
The following new millinery designs caught my eye this week (see the comments for more):


Fantastic photos from the 18th birthday celebration of Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway
Great interview with the Duchess of Cornwall in Vogue UK for her 75th birthday

Wonderful photo of the Duke of Cambridge and his children released for Father’s Day.

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Ascot 2022 Day 5: Princess Beatrice & Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi

Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi braved rainy weather today to attend the final day of racing this week at Ascot Racecourse today.

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Princess Beatrice wore a hat pulled from the depths of her closet, a small black straw button percher trimmed with black looped bow, trimmed feather and a cream silk rose.

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Percher bases have, on average, grown in size in the twelve years since Princess Beatrice first wore this hat and I think it’s a trend for the better. This one feels an awkwardly small scale for a mature royal woman and while the trim is has stood up well and the graphic black and white scheme is timeless, I think a hat with a larger base would simply suit Beatrice better. She has numerous other black and white design in her closet, several of which I think would have made a better choice today.

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Designer:  Philip Treacy. Dress by Saloni
Previously Worn: Jun 22, 2013; Dec 25, 2010

Edoardo repeated his black antique silk top hat.

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What are your thoughts about this pair of royal hats today at the final day of the races?

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Ascot 2022 Day 2: Princess Beatrice & Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi

Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi were included in today’s royal carriage procession, Princess Beatrice in a repeated a white sinamay boater hat with wide stripes of navy sinamay binding, hatband and ring around the top of the crown.

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At a time when fashion sustainability is only growing in importance, it’s lovely to see any royal pull something out of their closet that has not been much worn, especially when it’s as sharp and chic a hat as this! The pairing of hat with streamlined cream dress and sleek ponytail works so well and the hat’s colour and scale suits Beatrice very well. Whoever is styling her this week deserves applause!

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Designer:  Laura Apsit Livens
Previously Worn: May 16, 2017

Edoardo looked very dapper indeed in his black antique silk top hat. It’s lovely to see young spouses embracing traditional hats like this, isn’t it?!

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Thoughts about these hats at the races today?

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Ascot 2022 Day 1: Princess Beatrice & Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi

Princess Beatrice topped a floral maxi dress with a halo bandeau headpiece in natural straw trimmed with pink silk abaca bows and silk flowers.

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The lightness of the woven straw base and delicate flowers is enchanting on Beatrice, the smaller scale balancing the dress well and warm colour of the natural straw suits her so well. The overall look is  fresh, youthful and oh so pretty for a hot summer’s day.

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Designer:  Floral Straw Headband by Juliette Botterill. Zimmerman dress. 
Previously Worn: This headpiece is new. 

Beatrice was joined today by her husband, Edoardo, in a smart black top hat.

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