Catching Up

We have some hats to catch up on:

July 3: Princess Akiko in a natural straw hat with wide pink hatband for a cultural visit. 

July 4: Queen Margrethe repeated her apricot straw hat with navy hatband for Rebildselskabet’s 110th anniversary

July 8: Crown Princess Kiko wore an ivory hat with high, rounded crown and short kettle brim with tall hatband at a convention in Tokyo.

July 14: Crown Princess Kiko repeated an ice blue silk covered pillbox for a Red Cross event in Tokyo and Princess Hisako wore an interesting draped purple hat with flying bows for a technology award ceremony.

July 15: Princess Takamado in a cornflower blue hat with curved brim overlaid in pleated white organza at a Tokyo art exhibition.

July 18: Queen Margrethe repeated her navy and white hat arriving on the royal yacht Dannebrog to take up residence at Graasten Castle.

July 21: Emperor Naruhito carried a black silk top hat while Empress Masako wore a white silk bowler hat and Crown Princess Kiko wore a white silk covered pillbox for visits to Meiji Shrine.

July 22: Princess Kako also visited Meiji Shrine in a domed pillbox hat covered in ecru silk with back bow.

July 22: Prince Joachim and Princess Marie in straw fedoras at the Tour de France.

July 23: Duchess of Cornwall wore a new white straw Philip Treacy picture hat at Ascot Racecourse

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July 23: Princess Anne in a casual natural straw trilby with navy hatband while Princess Yoko repeated a blue brimless hat.

July 25: Princess Yoko at Meiji shrine in an ivory bowler hat. 

July 29: Vice Admiral Timothy Laurence in a brown fedora at the Commonwealth Games

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August 3: The Earl of Wessex in a dapper fedora with red and navy hatband at the Commonwealth Games

Have I missed any?!

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Last Week’s Extras

Last Monday, Empress Masako repeated an ivory hat with domed crown and short brim for the Japan Art Academy Awards


On Wednesday, Princess Alexandra repeated a pale slate blue/grey hat with dotted veil trim for a memorial.

On Thursday, the Luxembourg grand ducal family celebrated their country’s national holiday. Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie repeated a fuchsia sinamay rolled edge headpiece studded with white silk flowers (she wore it to this same event in 2014) while Princess Alexandra repeated an ecru embellished flapper style headpiece with acid green silk flower on the side.
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On Friday, Queen Margrethe presented the “Queen’s Clock” military award and on Saturday, she opened a museum about flight in Oksboel. She repeated pink hats for these events.

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Alina de Roumanie Medforth-Mills wore a grey saucer hat Saturday for her son’s christening

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

Lovely annual summer photocall from the the Dutch king and queen and their daughters.
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We start this new week with this gem, which includes a great quote from the late Duke of Edinburgh.

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Danish Summer Cruise and a Long Awaited Wedding

Queen Margrethe continued the first week of her annual summer cruise last week. On Thursday, she repeated a beige hat with flat topped crown and kettle brim for a visit to Anholt.

Designer:  likely Per Falk Hansen
Previously Worn: Jun 14, 2017; May 30, 2016Aug 31, 2015Sep 10, 2013Sep 4, 2013Sep 6, 2012Jun 8, 2012 

On Friday, she began a two-day visit to Aarhus in her pink beret with with side twist trim

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Designer: Mathilde Førster
Previously Worn: May 21, 2022; Aug 29, 2021;  May 15, 2021

For the second day of her visit to Aarhus on Saturday, Queen Margrethe repeated her red wide brimmed boater hat. In a fun twist, she changed her checked jacket during the events of the day for an entirely different look!

Designer: unknown
Previously Worn: May 4, 2022; Mar 22, 2019

Yesterday, the Danish queen repeated her new vibrant blue beret with feather trim for at a celebration service for the inauguration of Aalborg’s new bishop

Designer: unknown
Previously Worn: Apr 30, 2022

Over the weekend, Princess Benedikte’s son, Prince Gustav of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg was married to his longtime partner, Carina Axelsson. The couple celebrated a civil ceremony on Friday and a private religious ceremony on Saturday.

For the religious ceremony, Carina wore a lovely silk gown with lace coat by Birgit Hallsten. She topped the look with the Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg Diamond Spike Tiara you can read more about here and an intricately patterned veil you can see below.

We wish the couple sincere congratulations.

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Danish Royals On Land and Sea

Crown Princess Mary of Denmark laid the foundation stone for Mary Elizabeth’s Hospital at Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen on Monday. For this event, she repeated a rose-beige straw picture hat. The hat’s brim, bound in wide cream binding, follows a lovely curve upward around the front and the hat is simply trimmed with an ivory hatband that ties in a bow at the back. It’s a classic design that belies its age, which is always nice to see!

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Designer: Susanne Juul
Previously Worn: Mar 11, 2013; Aug 23, 2011; Jun 17, 2008; Aug 19, 2005

Queen Margrethe embarked on the first week of this year’s summer cruise with a stop today in the port city of Elsionore. She repeated a red straw hat with kettle brim and ribbon daisy flower trim.

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Designer: unknown
Previously Worn:  Sep 1, 2017; Sep 7, 2016; Jun 5, 2016Sep 5, 2014Sep 3, 2014Jul 21, 2014Sep 5, 2013Jun 7, 2013Sep 3, 2012;  May 25, 2011Jun 7, 2011Nov 6, 2009Jul 23, 2009

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Catching Up Danish Hats…Again!

We have another handful of hats to catch up on in Denmark!

May 18: Princess Benedikte repeated her navy textured straw hat with wide, upturned brim for the first of a two-day visit to the German island of Sylt. While not visible here, I think the hat is still trimmed with a large grey silk flower, which would link well with the floral skirt in this ensemble.

Designer: unknown. My guess is Susanne Juul
Previously Worn: April 7, 2014; June 26, 2013; July 26, 2012; October 12, 2011

May 19: For the second day of the visit to Sylt, Princess Benedikte repeated her blue raffia with the same additional colourful hatband as she wore to Flensburg on May 17.

Designer: unknown.
Previously Worn: May 17, 2022 Sep 26, 2020

May 20: Queen Margrethe welcomed Princess Beatrix yesterday to celebrate the the 500th anniversary of the Dutch immigration to Store Magleby in Dragør Municipality. For this event, she repeated her her apricot straw hat with navy hatband.

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Designer:  Mathilde Førster
Previously Worn: Sep 6, 2021; June 30, 2021; June 17, 2020; Sep 3, 2019; Jul 26, 2019Jun 27, 2019Jun 25, 2019 

Princess Beatrix repeated a black straw bumper hat.

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Designer:Likely Suzanne Moulijn. Outfit by Sheila de Vries
Previously Worn: Feb 26, 2022; Jan 29, 2020; Sep 21, 2019; Sep 13, 2018; Dec 10, 2013; Nov 8, 2013Jan 25, 2013

And finally, today Queen Margrethe visited Tivoli amusement park and pleasure garden to mark the 50th anniversary of her accession, a celebration put on hold until now because of the pandemic. She repeated her pink beret with with side twist trim, taking it for a spin on a roller coaster. I think that might be a first for a royal hat!

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Designer:  Mathilde Førster
Previously Worn:  Aug 29, 2021;  May 15, 2021

I’m afraid to say it but… dare I hope we’re back to royal hatted events, as they were pre-pandemic? It’s certainly nice to see events happening again. What do you think of these hats?

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