Catching Up With European Royals

November 8: Queen Máxima repeated a plum felt hat with brim pleated on one side for the National Coalition Financial Health Action Meeting in Eindhoven.

Designer: Fabienne Delvigne. It is the “Flavia” design.
Previously Worn: Nov 21, 2018;  February 5, 2018October 13, 2015October 30, 2014October 15, 2014March 19, 2014November 12, 2013

November 22: Crown Princess Victoria and Crown Prince Haakon donned colourful hats on a visit to a mangrove reforestation development program in Kenya.

November 24: Queen Máxima attended the jubilee of the multicultural network for government officials at the ministry of Interior affairs in her muted burgundy melusine felt fedora. The combination of hat with sienna dress, cranberry coat and oxblood leather gloves and boots is a close-tonal one that works unexpectedly well.

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Designer: Fabienne Delvigne. It is the “Borsamalia.” Natan dress, Valentino cape.
Previously Worn: Oct 9, 2019; Oct 2, 2019Jan 31, 2019 

November 24: Queen Mathilde welcomed Mr. Ignazio Cassis and Mrs Paola Rodoni Cassis, the President and the first Lady of the Swiss Confederation, on state visit to Belgium in a repeated a cranberry felt brimmed hat with high, angular crown simply trimmed with a slim hatband knotted on the right side.

Designer: Dior (my guess is Stephen Jones for Dior). Outfit, bag and shoes all by Dior.
Previously Worn: Dec 16, 2019

November 30: Queen Máxima opened an exhibition on royal embroidery, stories and craftsmanship in the Tilburg Textile Museum in a repeated toque hat of safron and navy printed ikat silk.

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Designer: unknown. Dress and skirt by Natan.
Previously Worn: Dec 6, 2018

December 1: Queen Máxima repeated an emerald braided straw pillbox to attend the 70th anniversary of an organization supporting international education.

Designer: unknown. Dress and coat by Oscar de la Renta.
Previously Worn: May 27, 2021 

December 6, 2022: Queen Margrethe repeated her red and aubergine boater hat for a visit to the Danish Church of St Katharine’s in Camden for a celebration service for her Golden Jubilee.

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Designer: Mathilde Førster
Previously Worn: Nov 11, 2021; Oct 5, 2021Apr 23, 2021Nov 27, 2020

December 6: Prince Alexander was christened in Moscow at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour. Princess Victoria wore a pale grey disc percher hat trimmed with feathers. Grand Duchess Maria of Russia wore one of her signature kokoshnik halo headpieces, this one in black with a white floral spray on the side.

December 10: For the Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony, Queen Sonja repeated a teal felt pillbox with ribbon trim and back bow.

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Previously Worn: Dec 10, 2015; May 9, 2015

Crown Princess Mette Marit wore a red double crepe covered bandeau headpiece with bow across the back.

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Designer: Jane Taylor Small Bow Band. Coatdress by Catherine Walker. 
Previously Worn: This headpiece is new. 

Which hats here catch your eye?

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This Week’s Extras

On Friday, Zara Tindall attended the Cheltenham showcase in a purple wrapped headpiece by Camilla Rose.
On Wednesday, Princess Alexandra repeated a burgundy felt domed hat with velvet hatband and brim binding for a visit to the Royal Porcelain Works

Prince Joachim Murat, Prince of Pontecorvo and Yasmine Lorraine Briki were married on Saturday at the Cathedral Saint Louis des Invalides in Paris. They were married in a civil ceremony last year and and welcomed a son.  See photos of guests at Histoires Royales and photos of other wedding events at Royal Watcher

Princess Rebecca Victoria Romanoff repeated a veiled percher hat.
The following new millinery designs caught my eye this week (see the comments for more):

New portraits of Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie released to mark their 10th wedding anniversary.

Two faces we’ve not seen for a while in new portraits also released this week, these to mark Empress Emerita Michiko’s 88th birthday. So sweet.


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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

Rebecca Victoria Romanoff wore a veiled black felt beret with side bow for a funeral this week.
Princess Sophia of Romania in a black and grey veiled bandeau headpiece with feathers for a memorial on the fourth anniversary of King Michael’s death

The Duchess of Cornwall repeated her tan wool ruched crown hat with faux fur brim by Lock and Co. yesterday at the November Racing Weekend at Ascot Racecourse
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This month, I’m turning to all of you to share new millinery designs catching your eyes. I can’t wait to see what you share from last week!


We wrap up with another beautiful landscape from James Ogilvy.

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This Week’s Extras

Queen Margrethe wore a new blue plaid trilby on Thursday to open the Freedom Museum’s new, underground premises built after a 2013 fire.
On September 25, Prince Albert donned a panama hat to open the Princesse Louise-Hippolyte promenade and the Anne-Marie Campora and Joséphine Baker squares with his elder sister.
In the days before her religious wedding Rebecca Bettarini (now Princess Victoria Romanoff) was photographed with her mother in a grey Sergio Marcone beret and matching coat
The following new millinery designs caught my eye this week:
Adore the bow on this blush percher with pearl trim by Australian milliner Andrea Cainero
Amazing sense of weightlessness on this green crin bow headpiece by Australian milliner Lauren J. Ritchie
Mustard felt beret with turquoise zigzag trim by British milliner Pea Cooper
Blush Dior brimmed hat with twisted braid pyramid crown and feathers by Australian brand Jar Millinery
Wonderful pink woven percher with feather flowers by Australian milliner Rebecca Share
Coral and ivory sinamay hat with pastel feather trim by British milliner Rachel Dunn
Love the herringbone plaited silk abacca on this deep boysenberry beret percher by British milliner Bee Smith
Fantastic texture on this pink beret and bandeau by Australian milliner Lisa Hughes
Slouchy burgundy floral beret by British milliner Katherine Wallinger
Red bandeau with the most wonderful flower of ombre pink feathers by Australian milliner Belinda Osborne
Pyramid hat covered in vibrant blue feathers with French milliner Stefanie Wesle
Black leather beret with stacked vibrant fabric flower by Australian milliner Linda Ford
Lovely raffia floral embroidery on the fluted brim of this design by Australian brand Belle Folie Lifestyle
Streamlined and sophisticated purple sinamay hat with bias brim and red side bow by Dutch milliner Wies Maudjuit

Her Majesty Margareta of Romania and husband Prince Radu celebrated their silver wedding anniversary

On Friday, Today The Queen and The Duke of Rothesay welcomed local schoolchildren onto the Balmoral Estate to mark the start of the @QueensGreenCanopy tree planting season in the UK.

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