This Week’s Extras

Queen Margrethe concluded the Danish summer cruise in Fanø Municipality on Wednesday in her jaunty navy and cream hat with slightly flared brim and straight-sided, flat crown by Mathilde Førster.
Back on August 24, 2021 Princess Benedict took part in the Frontier Union folk festival held at Ejer Bavnehøj, where a tower was erected to commemorate the reunification of Denmark and South Jutland in 1920. She wore a vibrant red (or deep pink?) straw hat with orange straw underbrim and wide hatband for this event.
The following new millinery designs caught my eye this week:
Spectacular “Bluebird” and 1950s-esque blue feather design by Australian milliner Jill Humphries
Lovely watermelon pink straw beret percher with silk ruffles by Australian milliner Rachel Henry
Wonderful felt leaf trim on this green capulet by German milliner Antia Heitzler
Pale tan straw bandeau with spray of delicate multicoloured feathers by British milliner Siana Yewdall
Navy straw hybrid fedora-top hat with cream striped hatband by British milliner Yuan LI
Enchanting lilac parasisal brimmed hat with allium flower & crin twisted hatband by Australian milliner Sophie Allport
Striking black lace trim on this ivory button with curled quills by Australian milliner Brett Morley
Love the leather hatband and brim binding on this vibrant green design by Dutch milliner Wies Mauduit
Wonderful jeweled butterflies on this midnight blue felt trilby by American millinery brand Kokin New York
Exquisite pink silk pillbox covered in dew drops by French milliner Sandrine Bourg
Gorgeous pleated brim shape on this black felt cloche by German millinery brand Malinè
Such a unique scalloped straw headpiece with crin birdcage brim by Russian milliner Lia Gureeva

 

Sweet new photos of wee Maria-Alexandra of Romania

Images from social media as indicated 

 

Hats From the Past

Royal Hats to June 1960, 61 years ago, and a trio of Scandinavian princesses visiting the Magic Kingdom in California. I wonder if Princess Astrid of Norway, Princess Margaretha of Sweden and Crown Princess Magarethe of Denmark planned their crisp navy and white ensembles?!

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Thanks to reader Jake for suggesting these hats from the past!

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Catching Up With the Danish Queen

On Sunday, Queen Margrethe attended a service at Elsinore Cathedral for the installation of Peter Birch as bishop of the Diocese of Elsinore. For this, she repeated the pink beret with with side twist trim she first wore in May for Prince Christian’s confirmation.

It remains a great hat for Margrethe, the twist adding a touch of light whimsey and the bright shade one she wears so well.

Designer: Mathilde Førster 
Previously Worn: May 15, 2021

Back on board the Danish royal yacht Dannebrog for the second leg of her annual summer cruise, Queen Margrethe visited Thisted Municipality yesterday. For a walkabout in the harbour, an official welcome at Bunkermuseum Hanstholm, a visits to Thy Whiskey, Cold Hawaii Inland (formerly known as the Port of Synopal), Thy National Park at the North Atlantic Lighthouse and the National Park Center Thy in Vorupør, she wore her natural straw hat with nautical navy, red and white tartan bias-cut hatband in the same pattern as her skirt.

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Designer: unknown
Previously Worn: Sep 6, 2016; Oct 24, 2014Sep 9 and 10, 2014Jul 3, 2014Sep 10, 2014; Sep 1, 2014Jun 20, 2014Apr 28, 2013Sep 3, 2013Aug 29, 2013;  Jun 4, 2013Aug 30, 2013Sep 5, 2012 Jun 9, 2011

Today, she was back in vibrant pink as the summer cruise continued to Esbjerg Municipality, her pink suit topped with its matching curved brim hat trimmed in a double hatband in the same navy floral fabric as her blouse and pink and white silk blossoms.

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The vibrant ensemble is a great go-to for the Danish queen and while it’s become very familiar to us hat watchers, I can’t fault seeing it again.

Designer: unconfirmed (likely Per Falk Hansen)
Previously Worn: Jun 23, 2021; Jul 17, 2019

After years of following the summer cruise tradition, Queen Margrethe’s nods to nautical with attire on these visits by sea are well honed. What do you think of these three millinery looks for her so far this week?

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Norwegian Royal Wedding 20 Years On: Scandinavian Royals

Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit;s late afternoon wedding on August 25, 2001 carried a formal dress code. We don’t often cover tiaras here but any daytime diamonds are fair game here at Royal Hats so we’re going to sparkle up the rest of this week and look at the jewels and gowns worn by royal guests to this event (I’ll leave discussion about the jewels to expert Lauren Kiehna and link to her comprehensive history of each diadem).

Queen Sonja topped her jade gown with the very grand diamond and emerald tiara from the Norwegian Emerald Parure

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Princess Märtha Louise wore the modern tiara her grandfather King Olav gifted her in 1989 with diamond ears of wheat and pearls.

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Princess Astrid wore Queen Maud’s Turquoise Circlet tiara, beautifully paired with her pale blue gown.

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Princess Ragnhild wore what is known as Princess Ingebog’s Boucheron Circle Tiara

Queen Margrethe topped her purple ensemble with the romantic heart-shaped Baden Palmette Tiara

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Princess Benedikte wore her Star and Pearl Tiara. Her eldest daughter, Princess Alexandra of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, wore her mother’s wonderful floral tiara; her younger daughter, Princess Nathalie of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, is shown below in coral, in an open design tiara I’ve not been able to identify.

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Queen Anne-Marie of Greece wore the beautiful scrolled diamond Khedive of Egypt Tiara

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Princess Alexia of Greece and Denmark wore her diamond tiara with lovely halo shape.

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Queen Silvia wore one of her larger tiaras, Queen Sofia’s Tiara with central starburst and diamond swags.

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Crown Princess Victoria wore her graphic diamond Baden Fringe Tiara

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Princess Madeleine wore the Modern Fringe Tiara, a gift from her parents which she would later wear at her own wedding.

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We don’t chat tiaras much here but like hats, a tiara’s shape or scale can suit (or not suit!) their wearers and the ensembles with which they are paired. Which ones here stand out to you most?

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This Week’s Extras

The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester attended the Founder’s Day Parade at Royal Hospital Chelsea on Thursday, the Duke in military uniform and the Duchess in her repeated pale grey straw beret.
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Queen Margrethe repeated her white straw hat with upturned brim on Friday for a visit to Skibelund Krat.
The following new millinery designs caught my eye this week:
Headpiece of deep merlot silk feathers studded with crystals by Russian milliner  Anna Andrienko
Incredible texture on these feather covered hats in pink and turquoise by Australian milliner Cynthia Jones Bryson
Adorable straw flowers on this braid hat by Spanish milliner Felix de Martin
Love the couture folded pleats on this dotted silk tulle covered turban by Australian milliner Jill Humphries
Whimsical green flying bow wired headpiece by Australian milliner Enza Geddes
Powder blue high crown bowler with silver silk binding and hatband by US brand Gannon Hat Company
Ecru fedora with pompoms and black crin extended brim by Australian milliner Belinda Osborne
Unique straw hat with split brim rolled into calla lilies by Dutch milliner Marilène De Zomer
Delightful natural straw braid hat with ribbon lily-of-the-valley by German milliner Anne Schneider
Red straw beret with fan and statement feather by British milliner Louise Pocock
Light and lovely lemon silk organza ruffled peach basket percher hat by Australian milliner Lisa Hughes
Magenta straw brimmed hat with vibrant handmade silk flowers by Scottish milliner Leanne Cairns
Blush leather bandeau with wonderfully balanced, sweeping jinsin bow by British milliner Rachael Nixon
Ethereal hat with tall crown and rounded brim in woven sea grass by Dutch milliner Marianne Jongkind
Statement headpiece of flying feather birds by American brand Suzanne Couture Millinery
The most charming ivory and pale jade sisal boater hat with bow by French milliner Béatrice de Beauvoir

 

Interesting interview with Dame Frances Campbell-Preston, former lady-in-waiting to the Queen Mother

Princess Delphine designed a Lamborghini which will race in the third stage of the DTM championships in Zolder, Belgium

And finally, lovely photos from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge for the UK’s Big Butterfly Count initiative.

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