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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This Week’s Extras

Princess Carla of Bulgaria in a peach sinamay draped rose hat
Queen Máxima repeated a tan linen halo bandeau headpiece on Thursday
King Carl Gustaf and Princess Christina attended the opening of an exhibition on their grandmother, Crown Princess Margareta, along with Queen Silvia and Crown Princess Victoria. There are some fantastic historical photos in the exhibition that include hats.

The following new millinery designs caught my eye this week:
Incredible transformation in this remade straw bowler hat by Norwegian milliner Sigrid Modes
Such fun texture from the round petals covering this magenta bandeau by Australian milliner Wendy Diggles
Charming woven tutti fruitti straw boater by Scottish brand Scotch Bonnet Millinery
Moss green Panama straw fedora with black hatband by British brand Arts On Hats
Adore the silk applique on this slate blue cuffed design by Canadian milliner Jay Cheng
White straw cloche decorated with fascinating replica Dorset buttons by Australian milliner Jo Peterson
Gorgeous sheen on this lilac straw teardrop percher with ombre pleated fan by British milliner Sarah Blackmore
Vibrant yellow hysteresis loop shaped disc with feather starburst by British milliner Viv Jenner
Layered statement bandeau in black and natural straw with abstract rose by Australian milliner Louise Macdonald
Wonderful blush surprise beneath the extended brim on this cloche by Australian milliner Cynthia Jones Bryson
 Incredible statement brim, beautifully shown off with silk binding by Dutch milliner Marianne Jongkind
Lovely ivory laurel leaf headdress with pearls by Australian milliner Sylvy Earl
Interesting use of flat navy flowers to add texture to this black straw hat by British milliner Naomi Uhlig
Charming ivory cloche with extended crin brim and blush twists by American milliner Maria Etkind
Fantastic short-brimmed boater covered in jeweled lace with flying bow by British milliner Ian Bennett

 

Lovely photos shared by Luxembourg’s royal house shared for Prince Felix’s 37th birthday this week
And finally, Swedish National Day greetings from Haga Palace and from Florida!

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This Week’s Extras

Queen Sonja, Princess Ingrid and Maud Behn in Norwegian folk bunad ring headpieces on Monday for National Day
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Princess Gabriella of Monaco in a sweet red rosette headband yesterday to watch qualifying races for the Monaco F1 Grand Prix with her dad and brother
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The American Milliner’s Guild is counting down to Royal Ascot with an interactive event inspired by Eliza Doolittle- see how you can take part here.
The following new millinery designs caught my eye this week:
Lighter-than-air design in black crinoline and cane by London-based milliner Anna Stefanou
Grey saucer with multicolour statement feathers by US milliner Alexandra Bell for Suzanne Couture Millinery
Exquisite filigree beaded Kokoshnik headpiece by Australian milliner Wendy Louise Diggles
Lovely cream to navy ombre Panama straw fedora with leather flower by British milliner Louise Pocock
Whimsical striped sun hats with twist trim by Japanese milliner Yumiko Kuroiwa
Wonderful modern take on a cloche in aubergine straw by German milliner Ulrike Strelow
Beautiful use of 3D organza on this brimmed design with bird by American milliner Jamie Cantwell
Natural straw button with fantastic black braid trim by Australian milliner Jill Humphries

Also from Australian milliner Jill Humphries, this red bandeau with charming straw braid flowers
Absolutely beautiful brim shape on this black straw design by Russian milliner Lia Gureeva
Simple but still memorable ecru and slate grey bow headpiece by Italian brand Galia e Peter
Green leopard print covered pillbox with back bow by Australian milliner Lisa Hughes
Charming natural patterned straw hat with red hatband and blue brim binding by Czech milliner Jolana Kotabova
Pink jinsin oversize saucer with braided brim edge by Australian milliner Christine Waring
Incredible feather flowers on this grey button beret percher by British milliner Ian Bennett

Lovely new photos of Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel, Princess Estelle, Prince Oscar and pup Rio released today for Pentecost. Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia also shared these photos of Prince Alexander to celebrate his fifth birthday.
Princess Benedikte opened an exhibition of Danish artist Lars Physant​’s work which includes a striking new portrait of her, unveiled at the opening.
And finally, this stunning photograph taken by Prince Nikolaos of Greece, shared to announce his upcoming photography exhibition in London

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