Last Week’s Extras

Lots of hats on the Imperial Empress and Princesses. The circle trim on Princess Tsuguko’s hat is wonderfully unique!

Great photo of Queen Margrethe in her repeated pale pink straw hat on August 6th. On Sunday, she repeated her blue beret with feather trim for the millennium anniversary of Roskilde Stift.

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

Handsome new portrait released from the Belgian royal house of Prince Gabriel for his 19th birthday.


Congratulations to Prince Hussein of Jordan and Rajwa Al Saif on their engagement

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Catching Up

We have some hats to catch up on:

July 3: Princess Akiko in a natural straw hat with wide pink hatband for a cultural visit.ย 

July 4: Queen Margrethe repeated her apricot straw hat with navy hatband for Rebildselskabet’s 110th anniversary

July 8: Crown Princess Kiko wore an ivory hat with high, rounded crown and short kettle brim with tall hatband at a convention in Tokyo.

July 14: Crown Princess Kiko repeated an ice blue silk covered pillbox for a Red Cross event in Tokyo and Princess Hisako wore an interesting draped purple hat with flying bows for a technology award ceremony.

July 15: Princess Takamado in a cornflower blue hat with curved brim overlaid in pleated white organza at a Tokyo art exhibition.

July 18: Queen Margrethe repeated her navy and white hat arriving on the royal yacht Dannebrog to take up residence at Graasten Castle.

July 21: Emperor Naruhito carried a black silk top hat while Empress Masako wore a white silk bowler hat and Crown Princess Kiko wore a white silk covered pillbox for visits to Meiji Shrine.

July 22: Princess Kako also visited Meiji Shrine in a domed pillbox hat covered in ecru silk with back bow.

July 22: Prince Joachim and Princess Marie in straw fedoras at the Tour de France.

July 23: Duchess of Cornwall wore a new white straw Philip Treacy picture hat at Ascot Racecourse

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July 23: Princess Anne in a casual natural straw trilby with navy hatband while Princess Yoko repeated a blue brimless hat.

July 25: Princess Yoko at Meiji shrine in an ivory bowler hat.ย 

July 29: Vice Admiral Timothy Laurence in a brown fedora at the Commonwealth Games

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August 3: The Earl of Wessex in a dapper fedora with red and navy hatband at the Commonwealth Games

Have I missed any?!

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This Week’s Extras

We met a new royal hat wearer this week, young Lilibet, who made her debut in theย  ‘Lily’ Lace Bow Headband by Village Baby

On Monday, Members of the Mikasa and Takamado families attended a memorial on the 10th anniversary of Prince Tomohito’s passing.

On Tuesday, Princess Hisako repeated a pale silvery blue brocade bumper hat with calla lily trim on the side for an award ceremony

On Wednesday, Vice Admiral Timothy Laurence presided over the annual ย Founder’s Day Parade at Royal Hospital Chelsea.
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On Thursday, the Countess of Wessex repeated her ecru straw hat with mushroom brim trimmed with ecru and black feathers by Jane Taylor while on a visit to Gibraltar
Yesterday, Crown Princess Kiko wore a grey brimmed hat for a memorial in Hiroshima

Queen Mathilde and Queen Sonja wore new hats last week that we’ll look at in greater depth tomorrow.

Did you see Sarah Cant’s beautiful hat, modelled by Zara Tindall? See the comments for more hats that caught my eye this week.

Lovely photos shared by Princess Mรคrtha Louise and Durek Verrett for the announcement of their engagement. Fashion styled by Maggie Alava.

Are you ready?!

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This Week’s Extras

Princess Nobuko wore a smart navy hat with flat crown, rolled brim and wide ivory hatband during her visit to Kagawa Prefecture this week.

Yesterday, King Harald, Queen Sonja and Crown Prince Haakon launched the royal yacht for this summer season.

On Friday, Princess Hisako attended the 50th anniversary of a women’s advocacy organization in a purple jacquard covered hat with pork pie crown and curved brim trimmed with a matching bow and dark purple hatband and feathers.

Yesterday, Princess Beatrix wore a black sinamay bumper hat to attend the Princess Beatrix attended the anniversary meeting of the 111-year-old Heritage Association Heemschut in Woudrichem.

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

Princess Anne repeated the steps taken by her great grandfather today on their 100th anniversary.

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This Week’s Extras

On Monday, Princess Hisako wore this pink pillbox with beaded trim to plant a tree at the Pakistani Embassy in Tokyo

Sheikha Raya Al Khalifa of Bahrain wore a burgundy felt beret by Emily London Millinery this week for an audience with Queen Elizabeth II.
On Thursday, the Earl of Wessex presented new colours to the Royal Gibraltar Regiment
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The following new millinery designs caught my eye this week (see the comments for more):

Beautiful new portraits from the Swedish royal family.

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