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

Images from social media as indicated 

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):

This Week’s Extras

Last Sunday, Princess Akiko wore a pink cuffed cloche to award the Japan University Rugby Football Championship.

On Friday, members of the Imperial royal family attended the annual New Year lecture at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo.

The following new millinery designs caught my eye this week:
Art Deco inspired brimless vintage pink felt design with fluted crown by Czech milliner Jolana Kotabova
Raspberry felt pillbox with velvet side statement twist by US brand Mirabelle House Millinery
Love the origami hatband and vibrant rose on this green straw boater by British milliner Justine Bradley-Hill
Unique statement blue sinamay design with leather bougainvillea by Australia milliner Brenda Lui
Pink silk calot with flowers and unique veil of curled quills veil  by British milliner Edwina Ibbotsen
Headpiece of amber and gold silk abaca jeweled flowers by Ghanan milliner Velma Owusu-Bempah
Adore this saturated blue fedora with peacock feathers trim. By British milliner Louise Pocock.

Lovely muted pink silk abaca headpiece with leather flower and flying bow by British brand Pebelles Boutique
Striking shape on this cognac felt blocked beret by Italian milliner Monica Gamberale
Exquisite floral embroidery on this ecru felt hat with leather hatband by British milliner Julianne Holland
Neon felt cloche hats with size zipper detail by American milliner Jennifer Hoertz
Gold leather button with beautiful vine of ivy leaves by British milliner Nellie Pitts
Natural straw button with the loveliest leather anemone trim by British brand Silk & Straw Millinery
Unexpected use of plaid on this tall Kokoshnik headpiece with flower by Irish milliner Ailish McElroy

Wonderful floral embroidered hatband on this purple felt boater by Polish brand Lallu Chic
Lovely movement on this headpiece of ecru and trimmed peacock feathers by British brand Annabel Allen Millinery
Fascinating look at Dutch milliner Marianne Jongkind’s pink lace picture hat with two-level crown
Ecru silk abaca knotted headpiece studded with sinamay flowers by British milliner Awon Golding
Camel felt brimmed hat with whimsical embroidered dandelions by Australian brand This is BamBam
Blush wide brimmed saucer with statement pleated silk abaca trim by British milliner Georgina Blyth
Fantastic crocheted teapot hat by Canadian textile artist Alexandria Masse

 

 Princess Margherita of Savoy-Aosta, Archduchess of Austria-Este, passed away on January 10. This series of slides shows her incredible royal family connections.

 

And we end with the most wonderful family portrait released by the Danish court on the occasion of Queen Margrethe’s Golden Jubilee.

Images from Kyodo News via Getty Images and social media as indicated 

This Week’s Extras

On Friday, Princess Kako wore a black silk covered bowler hat to mark the anniversary of Emperor Showa’s death while Princess Hisako and Princess Yoko were spotted arriving at the Palace Sanctuaries in streamlined cream hats.

Numerous new millinery designs caught my eye this week:
Mustard felt trilby with triple hatband and twist by Czech milliner Jolana Kotabova
Slate blue silk covered pillbox with ivory feathers and embroidered crown by Greek milliner Stavroula Spyrou
Black bandeau with charmingly whimsical fuchsia wire flowers by Australian brand Sassy Millinery
Gold silk kokoshnik headpieces with beaded lace applique by Russian brand Russkaya Korona
Pale turquoise straw fedora with cream extended brim and trim by Australian milliner Trudie Payne
Adore the pink and apricot feather tulips on this design by Australian milliner Jo Honan
Lovely cuffed brim red parasisal trilby with veil and feathers by Australian milliner Jill Humphries
Halo bandeau covered in a monochrome vine of silk flowers and leaves by Rachel Trevor Morgan
Fun feather brim on this peacock blue vintage design by British milliner Carole Curtis
Elegantly refined forest green felt fedora with beige trim by Danish brand Hornskov Hats
Striking spiky pink feather trim on this black felt pillbox by Spanish milliner Felix de Martin
Bandeau headpiece in woven tutti fruitti striped ribbon by Australian milliner Lisette Margini
Asymmetrical wide-brimmed fedora covered in pheasant feathers by British milliner Lisa Von Hallwyl

Pink vintage cellophane straw bumper with feathers by New Zealand milliner Monika Neuhauser
Navy felt teardrop percher with vintage butterfly trim by British milliner Camilla Robertson
Loden green felt hat with split crown, relaxed brim and a bit of sparkle by American milliner Laura Del Villaggio
Bandeau headpiece in woven tutti fruitti striped ribbon by Australian milliner Lisette Margini
Charcoal felt rolled brim design with striking pink and magenta ribbon trim by American milliner Leah Zani
And also from Australian milliner Jill Humphries, this wonderfully whimsical veiled pyramid of pink feathers

The Swedish royal court released lovely new portraits of Crown Princess Victoria

Sweet snaps of Princess Josephine and Prince Vincent, taken by their mother, released for their 11th birthday.

Images from social media as indicated