This Week’s Extras

On April 21, Crown Princess Kiko wore a white silk covered pillbox on a visit to Ise Jingu’s Geku and Naiku  for “Rikkoshi no Rei” rites. The next day, she wore a black silk covered pillbox to visit the mausoleums of Emperor Komei and Empress Eishō in Kyoto

Also on April 22, Princess Yoko of Mikasa attended the Spring Equinox Festival at Yasukuni Shrine in a white silk covered hat with very short brim.

 

 Crown Princess Mary in a casual fedora from Australian brand Canopy Bay while on a visit to Bangladesh this week

On Thursday, Queen Mathilde repeated her pale pink petal Fabienne Delvigne headpiece at the Ghent flower show
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Princess Alexandra wore a smart felt hat with camel crown and black brim for a visit to the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre Stanford Hall in Nottinghamshire on Friday

Prince Daniel  conferred honorary doctorates degrees to graduates of the Karolinska Institutet yesterday at Stockholm City Hall.

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



 

Lovely to see Princess Charlene joining her family at the Monaco E-Prix yesterday

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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

On Wednesday, Crown Princess Kiko wore her inky blue wide bandeau for Emperor Naruhito’s scaled-down birthday celebration.

Princess Beatrix in a black sinamay hat with upturned brim today for the 80th anniversary of the World War II battle in the Java Sea.

The following new millinery designs (and sinamay lampshade designs made using millinery techniques!) caught my eye this week (see the comments for more):


Lovely new photos released by the Swedish monarchy for Princess Estelle’s 10th birthday


It’s less than 100 days until the Platinum Jubilee! We’re going to do a 70-day countdown here on Royal Hats (yes, of course it will include hats!) and here’s a sneak peek into the official celebration.

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This Week’s Extras

Yesterday, Zara Tindall attended Cheltenham’s Festival Trial day in Julian Garner’s ‘Voyage’ hat, a black felt blocked beret with iridescent film looped bow. She was joined by her eldest daughter Mia who sported a darling dark bandeau with tan ruffled flower.

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Also yesterday, Crown Princess Kiko wore a black felt brimmed hat with upturned brim and pinstriped ribbon hatband for Team Japan’s scaled down Olympic Union Ceremony.

Princess Victoria Romanovna wore a luxe fur hat while in Moscow this week.

Eye-popping jewels worn by Princess Fadzilah Lubabul of Brunei at her wedding to Abdullah Nabil Mahmoud Al-Hashimi celebrated this week

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

This Week’s Extras

Back on November 8, Crown Princess Kiko wore an ivory pillbox to relay a recorded message for a national convention.
Infanta Elena in her chocolate fedora with striped hatband on November 27 at Madrid Horse week
On November 30, Princess Nobuko wore a pale blue brimmed hat with double bow on the side for an anniversary celebration of the Nara Prefecture Red Cross.

The Duchess of Gloucester in a new navy hat with cuffed black faux fur brim last Sunday at St. Paul’s Cathedral

Princess Hisako wore a charcoal felt hat with pork pie crown and upturned brim with pompom flower and blue silk hatband for a national convention in Okayama today.

The Duke of Cambridge in a smart flat cap for promo shots for his episode of “Time to Walk” which will be released on Monday

The following new millinery designs caught my eye this week:

Burnt orange textured racing cap by American milliner Lisa McFadden
Stunning green silk turban with gold leather feather by Dutch milliner Wies Mauduit
Exquisite black crin headpiece with applique flowers by London-based milliner Rafa Pienador
Two-toned felt fedora with stacked Petersham hatband by British milliner Louise Pocock
Fantastic headpiece of ombre blue silk feathers by Australian milliner Lauren J. Ritchie
Spanish milliner Nina Pawlowsky in a spectacular purple design of her own making, on St. Catherine’s Day
Black straw halo bandeau with applique lace and pearl trim by Irish milliner Ailish McElroy
Bright yellow velour felt cloche with ribbon cockade by Swiss milliner Michaela Temperli
Black trilby with pink ombre stitched hatband by British milliner Stephen Jones
Turquoise and dove grey colour blocked felt hat with slim hatband by German milliner Susanne Scheepers
Pink and ivory sinamay saucer with crin and sparkling bead trim by US brand Suzanne Couture Millinery
Blue straw stylised top hat with rolled brim and twist trim by East Village Hats in NYC
Burgundy felt trilby and fedora with scarlet hatband and gold star by British milliner Jess Collett
Electric blue felt boater with beaded fringe by Russian milliner Lia Gureeva
Leaf green boucle covered pillbox with beautiful autumnal hued silk flowers by Norwegian milliner Mon Strand

 

Congratulations to Flora Vesterberg on her new role with the Victoria & Albert Museum (Tatler)
Princess Aiko has come of age! I love that the tiara work for her presentation was borrowed from her aunt, Sayako Kuroda
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