Funeral of the Duke of Edinburgh

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Members of the British royal family gathered today at St. George’s chapel to celebrate the life of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

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I’m sure you all join me extending our deepest sympathy to Queen Elizabeth and her family as they grieve his loss.

Commentary and discussion about hats feels unnecessary today. Comments are left open for messages of condolence.

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Multiples: Princess Eugenie

Princess Eugenie has paired her green floral Erdem ‘Bernette’ dress with two different hats. As we offer belated wishes for her 31st birthday last week, let’s peek back at the hats paired with this frock:

Look #1:  With a black panama straw boater hat with vented brim trimmed with white silk duchesse origami flowers by Sally Ann Provan worn June 21, 2018 to Ascot

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Look #2: With a Juliette Botterill designed navy straw pillbox hat wrapped with a silk abaca plait worn for Maundy Thursday service at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle on  April 18, 2019 

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While high, ruffled necklines can be tricky to pair with a hat, the open vent on this boater and brimless nature of the pillbox make them both work. Which hat do you prefer most with this dress?

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This Week’s Extras

Queen Mathilde repeated her black felt Fabienne Delvigne fedora on Wednesday for the annual Memorial Mass for the deceased members of the Belgian Royal Family, held with just family members this year in the Royal Crypt of the Church of Our Lady of Laeken
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Princess Eugenie wore a mustard velvet Jennifer Behr ‘Thada’ halo bandeau to introduce her son, August, who made his public debut in a handsome blue cuffed cap.
Interesting conversation between fashion writer Suzy Menkes and Philip Treacy you can listen to here.
The following new millinery designs caught my eye this week:
Coral straw statement bandeau with lush floral, feather twist trim by Australian milliner Anita Marshall
Charcoal felt trilby with stacked teal, yellow and grey hatbands by Italian milliner Marianna Sanua
Purple felt cloche with fantastic crown shape and Art Deco brooch by American milliner Laura Del Villaggio
Sunny yellow hat with wide, raw-edged Dior brim by Australian milliner Marilyn Van Den Berg
Beautifully embellished pale blue wool beret by French brand Katoushti
Adore the shape on this periwinkle straw hugger bumper with freeform bow by Australian milliner Jill Humphries
Graphic layered stripe teardrop percher with ivory silk shantung bow by British milliner Kerry Kernan
Sky blue straw saucer brim hat with large feather flower by British milliner Justine Bradley-Hill
Sleek oh-so wearable cream and grey visored hat with black stripe by Australian milliner Lauren Ritchie
Deep mulberry felt feldora with black silk paisley hatband by Danish brand Hornskov København
Blush sisal button percher with sisal and silk abaca folded ruffle by British brand Camilla Rose Millinery
Beautiful designs with orange draped felt crown and merlot feather flowers by Australian milliner Melanie Atherinos
Wrapped tan turban with statement flourish by German milliner Ulrike Strelow
Creative blue straw design by Australian milliner Souri Sengdara that’s captivating from all sides (see the front here)

Charming photos of Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie and wee Prince Charles released this week for her birthday

Princess Madeleine shared these sweet snaps taken for Princess Leonore’s 7th birthday

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Princess Eugenie’s Christmas Hats

We continue our retrospectives on hats worn on Christmas Day today with a peek into Princess Eugenie’s archive:

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Velvet hats in jewel tones for Christmases 1995 through 2001

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 Mulberry stovepipe cloche with feather explosion in 2002; Winter white beret in 2003; Cuffed faux fur hat in 2004

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Burgundy felt beret in 2005; Chocolate cocktail hat with feathers and looped bows in 2006: Ivory beret in 2007

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 Black felt blocked beret in 2008;  Bright pink fedora in 2009; 

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Black fedora with side spray of pheasant feathers in 2010; Burgundy stylized beret with rose in 2011;

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 Repeat of the 2008 black felt blocked beret in 2012 and 2013 (with an added Christmas tree pin)

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Cerise percher with knotted trim by Juliette Botterill in 2014; Teal straw percher with black crin by Nerida Fraiman in 2015;
Scarlet felt button with sculpted leaves and silk blooms by Sarah Cant in 2016

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Cuffed black felt beret with bow by Whiteley w in 2017; Black ruched bandeau by Emily London in 2018;
Blue silk bandeau with arrow trimmed feathers by Juliette Botterill in 2019

I love a jewel tone on Eugenie so in this collection, my eye is naturally drawn to the colourful designs worn in 2009, 2011, 2014 and 2016, along with the beautiful blue feather trimmed bandeau she wore last year. What do you notice about this collection? Which designs stand out most to you?

Photos by Geoff Robinson/Shutterstock; Getty as indicated

This Week’s Extras

Infanta Elena walking her dog in a deep plum felt trilby with slim leather hatbands and side feather trim
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Princess Sofia in a black knit hat for a visit to a grocery store with set hours for elderly and immuno-compromised customers during the COVID-19 crisis.
The Duchess of York celebrated Princess Eugenie’s 30th birthday on Monrday by sharing this wonderful snap taken on her wedding day. That tiara is so fantastic on her!
The following new millinery designs caught my eye this week:
White hugger covered in exquisite guipure lace by American brand Suzanne Couture Millinery
From Australian milliner Jill Humphries, a lipstick read teardrop leather percher with removable vine of roses
Royal blue straw button percher with grey stripe bound ruffle trim by British milliner Camilla Rose
Pink and purple tartan boater with layered hatbands and rose trim by Australian brand Christie Millinery
Black swirled crown straw saucer with windowpane brim and lace applique from French brand Mei Mei Chapeaux
Fuchsia silk orchid headpiece with curling feathers and gold trim by British milliner Emma Linney
Exquisite handmade lace full-face covering cloche by Russian milliner Lia Gureeva
Charcoal and ecru straw swirled brim design by Dutch milliner Myra van de Korput
Love the orange and pink ombre brim on this straw picture hat from British milliner Sarah Cant
And from British milliner Vivien Sheriff, this navy disc headpiece with beaded lace applique trim and curling quills

How time flies! Princess Aiko graduated from high school this week and will begin her university studies next month.
Lovely photos shared by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge last weekend for Mother’s Day. The card Prince George made for his mum is awfully adorable.
We close this week with standing ovations for frontline workers- thanks I’m sure we all heartily join in


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