York Royal Wedding: Royal Guests

The wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank included a handful of other royal guests, beginning with the Greek royal family. Crown Princess Marie-Chantal topped her delicate pink lace dress in a pale pink button percher with a spray of intricate pink silk handmade flowers. Her daughter, Princess Maria-Olympia, paired her vibrant pink patterned Dolce and Gabbana dress with a sculptural headpiece in silver lace. Both millinery designs are deceptively complex but make fantastic compliments to their respective frocks.

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Designer: Both are Philip Treacy
Previously Worn: Both are new
Princess Ekaterina of Hanover had the most interesting hat of the day, a wide brimmed saucer in greige animal printed straw, trimmed with rows of pheasant feathers that look like rows of lion fish. The hat is so out there photos of it look photoshopped (I’ve done several doubletakes!) and I can only imagine the GIFs it will inspire.
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Designer: Suzanne Couture Millinery
Previously Worn: Princess Ekaterina’s mother-in-law, Chantal Hochuli, originally wore this hat years ago 
Chantal Hochuli (former Princess Chantal of Hanover) wore a large round black percher hat trimmed with white flowers and black feathers while Princess Alessandra of Hanover topped her green and purple Andrew GN dress with a magenta teardrop percher of pleated straw, wrapped in a matching swath of net veil.



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Designers: both are unknown
This group includes millinery that fits classification as both beautiful and bizarre- what do you think of these hats today in Windsor?
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Royal Hats
A number of you have recently mentioned several of Queen Elizabeth’s hats that have been seldom worn but that you’d love to see repeated. If you would like to write a short guest post about the hats you’re eagerly awaiting to see again, please let me know. I’d like to feature these posts in coming weeks. 

Queen Margrethe repeated her red bumper hat on Monday to open a special exhibit on Vikings at the Vikings Danish Castle Center in Vordingborg (Danish Monarchy)

Queen Silvia attended the wedding of her niece, Helena Sommerlath, last weekend in Bonn, Germany. She repeated the purple flowered hat she wore to Prince Alexander’s christening last summer.

The Prince of Wales presented the Army Air Corps with a new Guidon in celebration of their 60th anniversary while The Duke of Kent  presented awards to soldiers of the 1st Battalion The Rifles yesterday.

Princess Olympia shared a self portrait in a leather beret while in Spain on Thursday. On Friday, she donned a bejewelled headpiece with flowers to walk in a Dolce and Gabanna runway show in Palermo. Lady Amelia Windsor also modelled in the show, in a large red floral headpiece.

On June 30th, Princess Kako was the Imperial family’s representative for the biannual ritual “Ceremony of Oharashi” at the Imperial Palace. She wore a cream bumper hat with bow at the back.

And the hats that caught my eye this week:

Stunning feather work on this Susanne Juul cocktail hat with textured straw base
Australian brand Fox Millinery’s red leather hat with laser cut black looping perspex brim
Classic and chic straw fedora from Emily London
Also from Australia, Felicity Northeast’s statement hat with amazing hand embroidery (back view here)
‘Falling Kitty’ wonderfully embellished beret perchers from Anya Caliendo. Such fun!

Some of you have also noticed a surge this season in boater hats- check out the final moments of the Chanel runway show in Paris on Tuesday.

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Flora Ogilvy shared this candid photo of her father preparing for his upcoming exhibition of landscape photography on Nantucket Island. His work looks beautiful.

 

Lovely, nautical family photos of the Belgian and Dutch royal families were released this week.

And finally, Princess Märtha Louise shared the loveliest tribute to her mother on Queen Sonja’s 80th birthday

Greek Royals Celebrate Double Milestone Birthdays

Crown Prince Pavlos and Crown Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece threw a lavish party at their Gloucestershire home over the weekend to celebrate Pavlos’ 50th birthday and Princess Olympia’s 21st birthday. Guests have shared that the party theme was “Prince And The Revolution” with a dress code that called for revolutionised black tie. The costumes that resulted are quite spectacular. While this was officially, a private event, so many photos were shared by both hosts and guests on social media that it does not seem intrusive to share.

Host of the party, Crown Princess Marie-Chantal, wore a Philip Treacy headpiece of silver stars unlike anything else we’ve seen on a royal head.

While not in a hat, Crown Prince Pavlos made an equally loud style statement in floral silk brocade trousers and vest with purple velvet jacket. Princess Olympia topped her Steven Khalil designed dress with an avant garde circular headpiece with pink roses and upright feathers. I suspect it was also made by Philip Treacy.

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Princess Theodora of Greece’s black and silver headpiece was trimmed in black lace butterflies.

Queen Máxima wore a lavish floral crown of silk orchids, peonies and garden roses. 

King Felipe is visible in the far left of this picture. Spanish media have reported that Queen Letizia, Infanta Elena, Infanta Cristina and Inaki Urdangarin also attended but no photos have surfaced so far (same for members of the Danish royal family along with Prince Pavlos’ parents and other siblings). The woman in the centre with butterflies and a feather headpiece is Pia Getty, Princess Marie-Chantal’s older sister.

Crown Princess Mette-Marit wore what looks to be an embellished metallic headband (again!).

Francesca von Habsburg-Lothringen wore a purple feathered headpiece and was accompanied by her daughters, Archduchess Eleanore and Archduchess Gloria.

Other royal guests not in hats or headpieces included Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, Prince Gustaf and Carina Axelssen, and Rosario Nadal, former wife of Prince Kyril of Bulgaria. India Hicks, who attended with her partner and three of her four sons, took a more risque approach to the dress code in a tuxedo with shirt and tie of bodypaint.

By all accounts, the party was a particularly memorable one. Here are a few more of the fantastical headpieces worn by guests.

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Royal Hats

King Carl Gustaf attended a farm seminar on sustainable food production on Wednesday, appropriately attired in his favourite fedora (Swedish Monarchy)

On Thursday, Princess Anne attend a party in Hamburg, Germany, marking the 91st Birthday of the Queen. She repeated her navy crin headpiece for the event.

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On Wednesday, Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko visited the tomb of late Prince Tomohito at Toshimagaoka Imperial Cemetery in Tokyo. Princess Akiko of Mikasa greeted them in a veiled black bumper hat.

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Princess Olympia of Greece has taken another step into the modelling world with this Dolce and Gabbana campaign shot, shared by her mother. Her large black headpiece/hairbow is….um…interesting. Lady Amelia Windsor also took part in the campaign in a more regal headpiece.

For those of you who will be in Massachusetts in August –  Flora Ogilvy shared this snap from her childhood and announced an exhibition of her father’s landscape photography  will open on Nantucket Island August 11. James and Julia Ogilvy lived in the USA during the past academic year while Julia studied at the Harvard Divinity School.

Several hats have caught my eye this week:

Bundle McLaren’s vibrant peacock and purple percher with flowers
Laura Apsit Livens’ red rimmed saucer with nautical navy and white trim
Sarah Cant’s artfully sculptural perchers
Lifted Millinery’s beautifully curved lattice brimmed percher  
Susanne Juul’s sleek picture hat with stunning embroidered hatband
Cara Meehan’s romantic and glowing gold veiled beret with silk flowers
Rachel Trevor Morgan’s shocking pink cocktail hat studded in feathers
And if you want to stand out at Ascot, try East Village Hats’  large black saucer working clock
or Philip Treacy’s triangular masterpiece (in glass?), shown here on display at the Ritz Hotel

Let’s take a minute to applaud milliners out there (without whom we would not have anything to oggle) who have been super busy over the past few weeks finishing creations for this year’s summer season. Rachel Trevor Morgan shared this photo, taken Friday in her studio, of new Ascot hats waiting for pickup, presumably all to be worn next week.

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Numerous tributes (Guardian, New York Times,  Telegraph, Kent Online) for Countess Mountbatten of Burma, who passed away last Tuesday at the age of 93.

Lovely shots shared by Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik of their 50th anniversary last weekend looking happy and relaxed aboard the royal yacht Dannesbrog.

Princess Charlene marked the Day of the African Child on Friday with a compelling statement on water safety.

The Swedish monarchy shared these sweet snaps of Prince Nicolas, who celebrated his second birthday.

And finally, Happy Fathers Day everyone! Clarence House and Kensington Palace posted these lovely images  in honour of today’s holiday.

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This Week’s Extras

Royal Hats

On Friday, Princess Anne officially opened the  Minchinhampton Rugby Club’s new clubhouse. She and daughter Zara Tindall were in warm hats to watch a Zara’s husband Mike join in a friendly rugby match played at the event.

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Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia in warm knit caps at the Vasaloppet ski competition in Dalarna on Thursday (Aftonbladet)

Princess Olympia of Greece, Lady Kitty Spencer and Lady Amelia Windsor all sported gold headpieces as they walked in Dolce & Gabbana’s runway show last weekend

Belgian milliner Fabienne Delvigne shared this peek at her new spring 2017 collection of hats- I can’t imagine it’s long before we see the Dutch or Belgian queen in this ruched straw design

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Congratulations to Pierre Casiraghi and Beatrice Borromeo who welcomed a son, Stefano Ercole Carlo, on Tuesday.
Wonderful snap taken by the King of Bhutan of Queen Jetsun Pema and Princess Jigme Namgyel visiting Royal Manas National Park. The young prince appears to be sporting a wee baseball hat. 

Dutch King and Queen held a photocall with their daughters in Lech, Austria, on their annual ski holiday.

And we end this week with adorable photos released by the Swedish court on the occasion of Prince Oscar’s first birthday. If  you’d like to send him a birthday message, you can do so on the family’s website here.