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

Images from social media as indicated 

This Week’s Extras

On May 15, Princess Akiko of Mikasa attended the scaled down Aoi Matsuri at Kamigamo Shrine in Kyoto in a simple white brimmed hat with ecru ruched hatband.

Last weekend, Crown Princess Kiko wore a black silk hat with mushroom brim for a memorial event. Princess Nobuko wore a bumper hat covered in beige lace with silk pleated trim for an event at Fujita Health University.

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


Princess Yuriko celebrated her 99th birthday over the weekend!

And there’s always time for one more view of this absolute gem.

Images from social media as indicated 

 

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.

Images from social media as indicated 

 

This Week’s Extras

Way back in November, Princess Nobuko wore a lovely red brimless calot to a Red Cross convention.

On Friday, Queen Margrethe repeated her purple brimmed hat with bow trim to open a new exhibition on 150 years of representation of women and gender in art.
Also on Friday, Crown Princess Victoria wore a cozy navy knit hat to visit Färnebofjärden National Park, her first in a series of outings that will take her to all of Sweden’s national parks.
Grand Duke George and Princess Victoria Romanoff in fur hats this week while in Moscow

These new millinery designs caught my eye this week (click on the post title above to open this post and view the comments for more):


Beautiful new portraits released by the Danish monarchy for Princess Mary’s 50th birthday


Queen Elizabeth has released a message on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of her Accession today. along with some lovely pictures, including several reading well wishes. What an incredible milestone this is.

Images from social media as indicated 

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):