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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This Week’s Extras

Some questions about how to embed Getty Photos in comments came up this week. This can be confusing so to help, I put together a step-by-step tutorial for Royal Hats readers. You can read and download it here.

The Imperial Princesses in ivory hats last Monday for the Spring Equinox court rituals at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo

Princess Hisako wore a grey felt hat with angular crown and upturned brim trimmed with rolled sinamay leaves in different depths of muted pink.
The following new millinery designs caught my eye this week (see the comments for more):


Princess Haya released a compelling statement.
Prince Prince Josef-Emanuel of Liechtenstein, son of Princess Margaretha and Prince Nikolaus, was married yesterday to Maria Claudia Echavarría Suárezin in the bride’s hometown of Cartagena de Indias

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This Week’s Extras

Way back in December, Princess Hisako wore a black and white patterned hat with very interesting double brim trimmed with rust and black feathers.
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On Tuesday, the Duchess of Cornwall wore her black wool slouch crown hat with faux fur brim trim on a day trip to Southend.
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This Week’s Extras

Several readers have communicated their frustration about not being able to view links to posts on Instagram without opening personal accounts there. While milliners and others in the visual arts widely use this platform to share their creations, I agree it is unfair to require a personal account for one to simply browse. As such, I’m going to experiment with a format change here, sharing two or three Instagram embedded photos of hats that have caught my eye in the post as usual but posting the others in comments, instead of links, so that everyone can see them. We’ll try this for a few weeks- please share your feedback. 

Tuesday saw a lovely array of blue and green hats on the Imperial princesses for the annual New Year Ceremony of the Utakai Hajime (poetry reading).

Brilliant observation from Prisma that the pale blue hat Princess Tsuguko wore January 14 for the New Year’s lectures has undergone renovation since its last outing.

The new millinery designs which caught my eye this week are shared below (and in the comments):