Last Week’s Extras

Last Monday, Empress Masako repeated an ivory hat with domed crown and short brim for the Japan Art Academy Awards

 

On Wednesday, Princess Alexandra repeated a pale slate blue/grey hat with dotted veil trim for a memorial.

On Thursday, the Luxembourg grand ducal family celebrated their country’s national holiday. Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie repeated a fuchsia sinamay rolled edge headpiece studded with white silk flowers (she wore it to this same event in 2014) while Princess Alexandra repeated an ecru embellished flapper style headpiece with acid green silk flower on the side.
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On Friday, Queen Margrethe presented the “Queen’s Clock” military award and on Saturday, she opened a museum about flight in Oksboel. She repeated pink hats for these events.


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Alina de Roumanie Medforth-Mills wore a grey saucer hat Saturday for her son’s christening

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


Lovely annual summer photocall from the the Dutch king and queen and their daughters.
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We start this new week with this gem, which includes a great quote from the late Duke of Edinburgh.

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Monaco Royals Celebrate Sainte Devote

Members of Monaco’s royal family celebrated their principality’s patron and protector Santa Devota with a series of radiational events over the past two days. On Wednesday evening, festivities commenced with the arrival of a boat to the port which, after a series of blessings in a religious ceremony, was ceremonially set on fire. For this event, Princess Gabriella wore a slouchy black wool beret hat very reminiscent of her mother’s recent millinery style.

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Designer: unknown. Coat and dress by Armani. 
Previously Worn: This hat is new

For yesterday’s Sainte Devote pontifical mass at Monaco Cathedral, Princess Caroline topped her woven plaid Chanel coat with a relaxed beret in black faux fur worn on the back of her head.

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The placement of this piece makes it look like a halo bandeau from the front, beautifully framing Caroline’s face and making the beret style seem more current and modern than it does from the back. That’s where the view falls flat for me, both in terms of shape and texture.

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Designer: unknown. Coat by Chanel. 
Previously Worn: This hat is new

Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella joined their father and aunt on the balcony of Prince’s Palace of Monaco to watch a procession following the mass. Princess Gabriella wore a dark blue velvet headband trimmed in faux pearls.

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Designer: Monnalisa. It is the Girls Pearl Headband in Dark Blue
Previously Worn: This piece is new

Thoughts about this trio of designs?

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Monaco National Day 2021

Members of Monaco’s royal family celebrated their country’s national holiday today at a military parade and balcony appearance in the palace courtyard and thanksgiving mass at the Cathedral of Monaco.

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The most senior female member of the family in attendance this year was Princess Gabriella, who wore a darling ivory soft boiled wool beret trimmed with a tulle veil and small pink blossoms.

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Designer: It is the “Boiled Wool Basque Beret” from Monna Lisa
Previously Worn: This hat is new

Prince Jacques repeated his miniature winter dress uniform of the Compagnie des Carabiniers du Prince (Prince’s Company of Riflemen, the infantry branch that protects the Royal Palace) complete with blue cloth helmet with red and white dress plumes.

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Princess Caroline wore a headpiece of two sizes of black net tulle attached to a headband, the large dotted and placed further back from her face. There’s not much to say about this design.

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Designer: Likely Chanel. Suit by Chanel.
Previously Worn: This headpiece is new

Princess Alexandra of Hannover and Monaco wore a black silk rose and bow headpiece, anchored on the back of her head.

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Designer: Likely Chanel. Coat by Chanel.
Previously Worn: This headpiece is new

Tatiana Santo Domingo Casiraghi wore a navy bandeau headpiece with flat bow and birdcage veil. Her daughter, India, wore a navy double bow in her hair.

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Designer: unknown. Dior coat and Valentino lace skirt.
Previously Worn: This headpiece is new

Beatrice Borromeo Casiraghi wore the only brimmed hat of the day, a tall crowned design with wide dropped brim in ecru braided straw trimmed with a wide black hatband and bow. The graphic contrast and spectacular scale of the design makes it stand out… and while I can’t ignore the construction issues giving the hatband some wobbles (it doesn’t look like it was cut on the bias), the overall look is an elegantly classic one for Beatrice.

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Designer: Stephen Jones for Dior. Skirt, sweater and coat by Dior.
Previously Worn: This hat is new. 

Camille Gottlieb wore a black felt blocked beret trimmed with a large flat bow. It is the first hat Camille has worn for National celebrations and it’s a good one.

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Melanie de Massy wore a burgundy tulle and feather fascinator.

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The Monaco royal ladies are not a widely hat wearing bunch and the popularity of smaller headpiece is evident here. What do you think of this group of millinery designs today in Monaco?

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This Week’s Extras

Prince Albert, Princess Gabriella and Prince Jacques were all in hats to inaugurate the Port of “Cala Del Forte” in Ventimiglia on Friday
King Carl Gustaf in a natty straw fedora yesterday to open a garden exhibition at Solliden Castle.
Yesterday, the Countess of Wessex was spotted at the Royal Windsor Horse Show in a new navy felt fedora with feather trim from Hayfield England.
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Today, the Countess and Lady Louise both displayed their carriage driving skills, Sophie in a navy velvet hat with oversize crown and Louise in her olive top hat with curled brim and feather trim.

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The following new millinery designs caught my eye last week:
Spectacular feathers on this red beaded button percher inspired by volcanoes by British milliner Nora De la Quintana
Wonderful pink straw percher with ombre rings and feather starburst by Nigerian brand Coral Earth Finery
Elegant pale grey saucer with flowers and feathers by British milliner Beverley Edmondson
Whimsical rolled sinamay climbing vine headpiece by British brand Miss Ava’s Millinery
Very handsome blue graphic check newsboy cap by American brand Bailey Hats
A statement hat in natural straw with chartreuse and purple trim by New York brand Kokin
Exquisite sky blue textured saucer with crin extended brim by London-based Merve Bayindir Millinery
A charming lavender straw cloche with swirling hatband by French brand Mei Mei Chapeaux
Vibrant striped straw hat with looped bow trim by Japanese milliner Yumiko Kuroiwa
Oversized ivory straw pillbox with large black bow by Australian milliner Meghan Briton
Fantastic contrast on this blush wide brimmed hat with black velvet trim by Irish brand Millinery By Mairéad
Amazing woven hat in black cotton organdie with scarlet peek-a-boo underbrim by British milliner Dillon Wallwork
I love seeing recycled materials used creatively on hats- this percher by Dutch milliner Wies Mauduit is so smart!

Lovely photos of Luxembourg’s Hereditary Grand Duke and Duchess with Prince Charles yesterday at Ettelbruck Agricultural Fair

 

Ian Rank-Broadley’s statue of the late Princess of Wales was unveiled Thursday in the sunken garden at Kensington Palace.
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This Week’s Extras

Princess Gabriella in a sweet floral headpiece on Wednesday for the Fete de la Saint Jean
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Princess Anne and Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence took part in Armed Forces Day commemoration yesterday at the National Memorial Arboretum

Princess Flaminia of Hohenzollern and Baron Károly von Stipsicz de Ternova were married yesterday at Schloss Sigmaringen

 

The following new millinery designs caught my eye this week:
Dramatic Dior brimmed hat covered in scarlet feathers by Australian milliner Carole Maher
Parasisal ruffled trimmed bandeau in punchy lemon and orange by UK milliner Karen Geraghty
Eucalyptus green rabbit felt fedora with silk brim binding and hatband by Australian milliner Catherine Kelly
Knotted halo bandeau in vibrant purple, red and coral silk abaca stripe by British milliner Margaret Woodliff-Wright
Pink straw saucer with silk brim binding, bow, flowers and gold quill by Dutch milliner Wies Mauduit
Wonderfully whimsical top hat with fuchsia blooms by British milliner Joy Scott

 

Exuberant turban with knotted pouf, all made of tubular crin by British milliner Sarah Blackmore
Beautiful crown shape on this dove grey merino wool fedora by Australian milliner Meghan Briton
Red sinamay hat with interesting double brim by Dutch milliner Marianne Jongkind
White sinamay percher with statement emerald silk abaca & turquoise braid trim by Australian milliner Pamela O’Brien
Pink brocade covered bumper pillbox with classic back bow by Australian milliner Jill Humphries
Hand woven straw bandeau by German milliner Antje Lücke

 

A wonderful portrait of the late Duke of Edinburgh, painted by Ralph Heiman in 2017, went on display at Windsor Castle

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