This Week’s Extras

Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella in sweet summer hats to cheer their mum’s participation in the Calvi to Monaco Water Bike Challenge in support of her charitable foundation. Prince Jacque’s monogrammed cap is very sweet!
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Queen Margrethe repeated a cream felt hat with peach wool covered curved brim today to open an outdoor museum at Trundholm Mose, Odsherred, site where the famous Bronze Age “Sun Chariot” figure was found in 1902.
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Et af verdens væsentligste bronzealderfund blev fundet i Trundholm Mose i 1902, da husmand Frederik Willumsen første gang pløjede sin jord og fandt det, der siden er blevet kendt som Solvognen. Bronzefiguren, der forestiller en sekshjulet vogn med hest og guldbelagt solskive, er i dag et nationalklenodie, der kan opleves på Nationalmuseet i København. Men selve fundstedet i Nordvestsjælland har indtil nu været et utilgængeligt område for besøgende.⁣ ⁣ Det blev der lavet om på i dag, da Hendes Majestæt Dronningen i regnvejr indviede den nye kultur- og naturattraktion Solvognens Fundsted, der formidler historien om figuren fra den ældre bronzealder. Attraktionen er en del af Geopark Odsherred, der er Danmarks første og eneste UNESCO-certificerede geopark. Parkens særlige opgave ligger i at bevare og formidle områdets særlige landskab, og Dronningen besøgte også Geopark Odsherred for fire år siden under sit sommertogt i kommunen. Her fik Majestæten præsenteret planerne for den attraktion, der i dag kunne indvies.

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Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel hiked the Jämtlandstriangeln trail last weekend to advocate best ways to access nature
The following new millinery designs caught my eye this week:
Amazing how a cream straw trilby can be utterly transformed with a dotted veil. By Czech milliner Jolana Kotabova
Green straw bandeau with stunning floral and feather trim by Australian milliner Cessiah Alice
Elegant charcoal button percher with dip-dyed black stripe bow by British milliner Karen Geraghty
Indigo shibori dyed straw hat with hand embroidery by Australian brand Somewhere Here

Dior brimmed showstopper with hand sewn black and white braid brim by Australian milliner Christine Waring

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#30dayshatseptember #hattember #millinerymaterials RACELLO BRAID #racellobraid 🖤"Curved Brim with a Petit Crown"🖤 Inspiration from the '50s NEW LOOK. Made by hand sewing black and white braid to form the brim, that sits on a little beret underneath. Topped with a white straw petit crown.🔱 DERBY DAY READY....for sale enquiries 0416623788 or message me. Fits all. @hattember @hatters_millinery_supplies @millineryaustralia @millineryinfo #handmadeincanberra #originaldesigns #ethicallymade #imadeyourhat #keepingitlocal #ilovecanberra #racellobraid #handsewn #blackandwhite #lovecreating #wearahateveryday #sustainable #slowfashion #wearahateveryday #womeninbusiness #stayingconnected #millineryfriends #derbyday #virtualmillinery #virtualparades #newworld #myfamily #thinkingdifferently #enduringdesigns #grateful #walkingalongsideeachother #supportmylocalcharities @karinyahouse 💗 @roundaboutcanberra 💗 THANK YOU all 💌 hat lovers for your support and continued hat wearing 💌 Christine xx

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Black felt teardrop percher with emerald and ivory silk abaca statement bow by British milliner Camilla Rose
Charming ecru and dusky pink straw boater with floral trim by American brand Victoria Regina
Navy and emerald felt fedoras that come to life with patterned hatbands by British milliner Jess Collett
Whimsical white and yellow straw brimmed hat with oversize feather daisies by Canadian milliner David Dunkley
Fantastic texture on this folded purple, gold and lime patterned-ribbon bandeau by UK brand Florey Millinery
Lovely jade straw and crin hat custom made to precise specifications by Dutch milliner Wies Mauduit (see front view here)
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~L'oeil du caméra~ Back view of a special hat for a special person. The brief was as follows: the hat had to be elegant enough for racing events and such, sturdy enough to travel, not too big, and, most important, to leave the right side of the face free for the wearer to take photographs with a professional camera. The idea of a camera eye inspired me to extend the brim into a swirl, turning round the shallow half crown at the back of the hat. #laplusbelle_hoeden #wiesmauduit_bespokemillinery #handmadehats #dutchdesign #millinerytutor #theeyeofthecamera #racewear #couturehats #designerhats #standoutfromthecrowd #hoeden #chapeau #hautemode #slowfashion #millinerymaker #instasuccesclub

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Stunning black pleated crin headpiece with Lady Amherst feathers & vintage crystals by British brand John Boyd Hats
Streamlined felt hat with flat topped crown in the loveliest shades of blue by Dutch milliner Myra van de Korput
Pale gold straw freeform hat with crin edge and dramatic black quills by British milliner Lucy Bowler
Navy parasisal beret percher with bronze levitating leaves by Australian milliner Lauren Ritchie
Tall mustard felt cloche with black beading and a decidedly 1960s vibe by New York brand Genevieve Rose
Whimsical beret in vibrant crin stripes by American milliner Amy Fowler. It’s so happy!

On Thursday, Princess Hisako unveiled a statue of her late husband, Prince Takamado
Princess Kiko celebrated her 54th birthday yesterday. The Imperial Household Agency released some lovely new photos to celebrate her birthday.

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This Week’s Extras

Little Princess Gabriella of Monaco in a sweet red hair bow yesterday to launch the 2020 virtual 24-hour LeMans race with her parents and brother
A record number of new millinery designs caught my eye this week so pour yourself a cuppa and settle in (all featured rainbow designs are part of the Royal Ascot Charity Auction):
From British milliner Jane Taylor, a white straw classic Dior brimmed hat with pleated crin rainbow ruffles  
From John Boyd Millinery, a black button percher with beautiful draped rainbow silk twist trim
Beautiful crown shape on this Panama straw fedora with red floral hatband by Italian brand Borsalino
Twist trimmed straw boater in the most perfect shade of green by British brand Catherine Walker
Proving that open-crowned hats can be incredibly chic is Russian milliner Lia Gureeva with this blue straw design
Delicious curves on this ecru straw sidesweep picture hat with orange feather trim by British milliner Siana Yewdall
Natural straw textured stovepipe with trio of teal silk flowers from French milliner Anthony Peto
A white straw button percher with ethereal swirling rainbow quills by British milliner Awon Golding 
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‘Spectrum’, a swirl of multi-coloured ostrich quills and hand-cut heart coque feathers. An ode to the energy and vitality of the @nhswebsite front-liners. - As part of the Royal Ascot At Home initiative, launched for this year’s Royal meet (Tuesday 16th to Saturday 20th June), @ascotracecourse and the @britishhatguild have joined forces to launch a campaign designed to inspire racegoers whilst raising funds for four frontline charities: The National Emergencies Trust Relief Fund, NHS Charities Together, The Care Workers Charity and the Berkshire Community Foundation. Ascot kick-starts the fundraising with a £100,000 donation. Royal Ascot and the British Hat Guild, have invited leading British milliners to create a bespoke hat or headpiece featuring a rainbow theme, in-line with the nation’s use of rainbows to thank the NHS and frontline workers. Our hats will be auctioned online throughout the week of ‘Royal Ascot At Home’ with all money raised being added to the charity fund. #styledwiththanks #royalascot

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Striking oversize red straw saucer with floral trim by British milliner Susie Barford
Charcoal felt beret with iridescent sequin trim by Australian milliner Andrea Cainero
Such a pretty jade straw bandeau with roses and silk abaca leaves by Italian brand Nadine Millinery
Freeform swirled pink straw percher with black veil and feather by Australian milliner Louise Macdonald
Beautiful sidesweep on this black straw and pleated crin design by British milliner Victoria Charles

Creative folded rainbow pinwheel percher from British millinery brand The Season Hats
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I’m so please to be part of the @ascotracecourse @britishhatguild collaboration for the #StyledWithThanks campaign, raising money for frontline charities 🌈 This piece was made in collaboration with the incredibly talented print designer @kitty_joseph ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜 Ascot in partnership with the British Hat Guild has invited British milliners to design and create a hat following a rainbow theme, in line with the nation’s adoption of the rainbow image. The designs will be auctioned online during Royal Ascot from 16th June 2020. All money raised will be donated to four frontline charities: The National Emergencies Trust Relief Fund, NHS Charities Together, The Care Workers Charity and the Berkshire Community Foundation Coronavirus Fund. Ascot will be kick-starting the fundraising with a £100,000 donation. Link in bio to view the hats ahead of the auction 🌈

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Blush straw sweeping picture hat with bow by London-based brand Joaquina Pereira Millinery
Black straw boater with teal flying bow and multicoloured binding by British milliner Inna Walker
Palest blue straw fedora with striped hatband and pink side bow by American brand Formé Millinery
Rose gold straw percher with apricot rose and butterflies by British brand Marvellous Millinery
Striking hat with double, black and white square open brims by British brand Ana Bella Millinery
From British milliner Sally-Ann Provan, a textured white straw saucer with cascade of rainbow blooms  
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‘Hope Blooms’ I am so honoured and excited to be part of the @ascotracecourse #styledwiththanks charity campaign! Since Royal Ascot 2020 (‪Tuesday 16th to Saturday 20th June 2020‬) will be held behind closed doors, Ascot and the @britishhatguild have joined forces to launch a campaign designed to inspire racegoers whilst raising funds for four frontline charities: The National Emergencies Trust Relief Fund, NHS Charities Together, The Care Workers Charity and the Berkshire Community Foundation. Ascot will be kick-starting the fundraising with a £100,000 donation. Royal Ascot and the British Hat Guild, invited leading British milliners to create a bespoke hat or headpiece featuring a rainbow theme, in-line with the nation’s use of rainbows to thank the NHS and frontline workers. Their hats will be auctioned online throughout the week of ‘Royal Ascot At Home’ with all money raised being added to the charity fund. The auction will be live ‪from 16th June‬. To preview the auction pieces: go to: ‪www.ascot.co.uk/millinery-auction‬ . #styledwiththanks #royalascot #charity #charityauction #milliner #millinery #hats #hatter

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And finally, from British milliner Sarah Cant, a white straw button percher with exquisite rainbow ombre flying bow

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🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈 I’m so honoured to be part of the @ascotracecourse #styledwiththanks charity campaign spearheaded the @britishhatguild Since Royal Ascot 2020 will be held behind closed doors, Ascot and the British Hat Guild have joined forces to launch a campaign designed to inspire race goers whilst raising funds for four frontline charities: The National Emergencies Trust Relief Fund, NHS Charities Together, The Care Workers Fund, and the Berkshire Community Fund. Ascot will be kickstarting the fundraising with a £100,000 donation. Founder members of the British Hat Guild and other leading British milliners have designed headpieces featuring a rainbow theme, reflecting the rainbows used across the country to thank frontline workers. The hats will be auctioned online throughout the week of ‘Royal Ascot at Home’ with all funds raised going to the charities. The auction will be live@from 16 June 2020. For a preview of the collection, go to: www.ascot.co.uk/millinery-auction #styledwithhanks #royalascot #racefashion #britishhatguild #couture #millinery #sarahcantcouturemillinery

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Baroness Élisabeth-Anne Taubert de Massy passed away on Wednesday. Her funeral will be held next week. Read short articles about her in Point de Vue and Monaco Daily News.
Crown Princess Mette-Marit shared an adventure trying out ceramics. How many of you have taken up a new (or rediscovered an old) hobby during this time?

So lovely to see Princess Beatrix at the opening of a playground in Baarn on Wednesday.

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⁣Prinses Beatrix opent de landelijke Buitenspeeldag van Stichting Nationaal Jeugdfonds Jantje Beton in een speeltuin in Baarn. Jaarlijks doen ruim 350.000 kinderen mee aan activiteiten en projecten van Jantje Beton. Kinderen en jongeren in kwetsbare (speel)posities krijgen hierbij extra aandacht. Jantje Beton roept kinderen op om dit jaar vooral in hun eigen buurt buiten te spelen.⠀ ⠀ Na de opening krijgt Prinses Beatrix een rondleiding door de speeltuin en spreekt zij met kinderen over hun favoriete buitenspelletjes. Ook spreekt zij met vrijwilligers van Speeltuinvereniging Baarn over hun speeltuin en het effect van de uitbraak van het coronavirus op hun vereniging.⠀ ⠀ Aansluitend spreekt Prinses Beatrix met vertegenwoordigers van Jantje Beton en medeorganisator Nickelodeon over het belang van spelen en de Buitenspeeldag. Prinses Beatrix is beschermvrouwe van Jantje Beton.⠀ ⠀ #Buitenspeeldag #JantjeBeton #buitenspelen #prinsesbeatrix #prinses #princess #baarn #royalvisit #speeltuin #playground #nickelodeon @jantjebetonline @nickelodeonnederland 📸Patrick van Emst & Willeke Kieft

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Also lovely to see Queen Elizabeth and Princess Anne, who joined a call to recognize the work of unpaid carers.
We end this week with this charming photo released by Buckingham Palace in honour of the Duke of Edinburgh’s 99th birthday.
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Fête Nationale Monégasque 2019

Members of Monaco’s royal family gathered today to celebrate their country’s national holiday.

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Princess Charlene was in winter white from head to toe, topping her trouser and coat ensemble with a tall-crowned felt fedora. An ivory silk hatband gives a slight bit of contrast to the beautifully executed design.The hat tops a very sleek, modern-minimal look for Charlene- a look that stood out amidst the darker, winter-hued ensembles worn by other family members.

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I like the hat simply because it’s unexpected- its classic shape and pared-down aesthetic is consistent with Charlene’s millinery style while it’s excellent placement, angled slightly on her head, give it an air of mystery and effortlessness that makes it impossible to classify as boring. I’m less certain about the this hat with this ensemble- the trouser and fedora combination feels a bit business-y (although who’s to say that’s not perfectly appropriate here?) and the absence of colour makes the overall look bit cold and stark. While today’s all white (with Princess Gabriella’s all-red ensemble) seems to have been a nod to the two colours of Monaco’s flag, I’d love to see this look again with the coat swapped for one in pale blue or millennial pink, just to see if a bit of colour contrast elevates it.

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Designer: Akris, made by Milan millinery house Gallia e Peter. Clothing by Akris
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Princess Gabriella made her millinery debut today, looking very sweet in a cherry red unstructured felt beret. While placement of the beret wasn’t optimal (and she eventually dropped it off the balcony!), Gabriella has many years ahead to perfect such things. The reflection of Monaco’s national flag through Charlene and Gabriella’s white and red outfits was a thoughtfully patriotic touch.

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Designer: Akris, made by Milan millinery house Gallia e Peter. Coat by Akris, dress by Dior.
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Prince Jacques was dressed in a miniature uniform of the Compagnie des Carabiniers du Prince (Prince’s Company of Riflemen), the infantry branch tasked with protecting the Royal Palace. The winter dress uniform includes a blue cloth helmet with red and white dress plumes.

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What do you think of this first trio of hats today in Monaco?

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On Wednesday, October 23, Swazi King Mswati III and his newest wife, Inkhosikati LaMashwama arrived in Sochi to take part in the 2019 Russia-Africa Summit. Inkhosikati LaMashwama wore a magenta straw disc percher hat trimmed with straw twists, rosettes, feathers and sparkle crin bows
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On Thursday, October 24, Princess Yoko wore a sunny, tall-crowned cloche to open the 46th Tokyo Motor Show. The same day, Princess Kiko wore a beige silk covered bumper hat with smocked side panel to open the Meiji Jingu Museum
Also on October 26, Queen Margrethe repeated her tan, caramel, chocolate and burgundy checked hat with short  brim and stacked hatbands for military awards and parades at Fredericia. Crown Prince Frederick wore a Tyrolean hat to host a hunt on the Gludsted Plantation in central Jutland on Monday, October 28.
The Imperial Princesses in hats on Monday for the 3rd court enthronement banquet. Last Sunday, a memorial for the Prince of Mikasa (Takahito) was held on the third anniversary of his death. Crown Princes Kiko, Princess Mako, Princess Kako, Princess Yuriko of Mikasa, Princess Akiko, Princess Yoko and Princes Tsuguko were all in attendance in demure black hats.


On Thursday, Queen Maxima repeated her warm brown straw picture hat with high upswept brim.
The following new millinery designs caught my eye this week:
And from British milliner, millinery instructor and millinery flower maker Ann Tomlin, this whimsically wonderful green button percher trimmed with a handmade wildflower garden. It’s just so charming.

Lovely new portraits of the Belgian royal family (see here, here and here) released last weekend for the celebration of Princess Elisabeth’s 18th birthday
The Norwegian and Greek royals shared inspiration for their Halloween costumes this year

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Knask eller knep ? ❤️

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The Greece’s as Royal Tenenbaums

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The Imperial royal ladies in beautiful kimonos on October 31 for the 4th court enthronement banquet

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Monaco National Day 2018

Members of Monaco’s royal family gathered yesterday to celebrate their country’s National Holiday. Princess Charlene used the occasion to debut a new hat in black felt with small, domed button crown and wide cartwheel brim.The pyramid shaped design is a style departure for Charlene that pairs well with her graphic coat.

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Designer: Gallia and Peter for Akris
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Princess Gabriella sported a sweet cream hair bow on the right side of her head.

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Princess Caroline topped her Chanel bouclé suit in a dark teal fedora hat trimmed with a cream lace hatband. The colour is lovely on her but there’s something about the mix of coat, hat and hatband combination that is at odds for me and the ensemble doesn’t draw harmoniously together (and I usually love a fedora!).

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Designer: Maison Michel
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Tatiana Casiraghi wore patent leather bow headpiece with a swath of tulle veil. Her daughter India wore a sweet navy silk hair bow.

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Designer: Philip Treacy
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Beatrice Casiraghi also wore a headpiece, hers with a looped chocolate velvet bow and long, curved quills that arched over her head. There’s a lovely sense of scale and movement on this design and I adore how the velvet bow links with the chocolate velvet trim on Beatrice’s camel coat.

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Designer: Philip Treacy. Coat by Armani.
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Princess Alexandra of Hanover also went with a velvet headpiece, hers a layered black bow on a headband base. The bow placement is a bit twee, even for 19-year old Alexandra, but the scale, colour and luxurious sheen of the velvet coordinates well with her bouclé coat. We’ve not seen this young princess in many (or any?) pieces of millinery and I’m looking forward to seeing how she follows the sophisticated style of her mother and older sister.

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Designer: Miu Miu
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Princess Stephanie wore a black leather headband while her eldest daughter, Pauline Ducruet, wore a formed black felt  tricorn calot hat with bumper style indented crown. The small hat has a 1940s vibe to it emphasized by the saucy angle Pauline placed it on her head.

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Designer of Pauline’s hat: Nina Ricci
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Melanie de Massy, daughter of Prince Albert’s first cousin, Baroness Elisabeth-Anne de Massy, repeated her black felt Garbo hat. I suspect Baroness Elisabeth-Anne was also in attendance- as soon as I locate a photograph, I’ll update the post. Feel free to post a link if you’ve spotted her anywhere!

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We don’t see the Grimaldi royal family wear hats much except for this event, which is a highlight each year. What hats stood out to you here most?
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