This Week’s Extras

On Thursday, Queen Máxima opened the world’s first 3D printed bridge in Amsterdam. She repeated a natural straw hat by Fabienne Delvigne with sharply raised slice brim.
Queen Margrethe in an artfully wrapped headscarves Friday in Fuglafjørður and yesterday in Vestmanna, both in the Faroe Islands
The following new millinery designs caught my eye this week:
Numerous stunning hats in this year’s Melbourne International Millinery Competition
Veiled scarlet percher lavishly trimmed with silk roses by Irish milliner Carol Kennelly
Luminous gold straw hat with angular crown and black net trim by Czech milliner Jolana Kotabova
Deep red dyed sinamay rolled lily headpiece with feathers by Dutch milliner Wies Mauduit
Uniquely shaped natural straw hat with darling blush flowers around the crown by British milliner Ruth Ravenscroft
Australian milliner Melanie Athineros proves grey is far from boring with this dimensional, textured feather headpiece.

Wonderfully sleek red straw wide brimmed fedora with butterfly trim by British milliner Louise Pocock
Super cool and unique layered puffy silhouette on felt hats from Danish brand Andersen & Berner
The most classic braided straw summer hat in “vintage pink” by French brand Rose Cherie Paris
The loveliest denim blue straw beret with fun bow by Australian milliner Lauren J. Ritchie
Such lovely lace applique on this coral bandeau headpiece by Irish milliner Kate Betts
Fantastic texture on this trilby and pattern on this Garbo hat by Russian milliner Lia Gureeva
Adore the volume, shape and dramatic drape of this scarlet silk turban by Nigerian brand Hatabelles


Lovely portraits of King Willem-Alexander, Queen Máxima and their daughters taken this week at their annual summer photocall at Huis Ten Bosch Palace
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If you’ve not seen this documentary on the Duchess of Kent, it’s worth a watch (there are some great hats!)

Images from social media and Getty images as indicated 

This Week’s Extras

Back on June 30, Queen Margrethe repeated her orange straw hat with navy hatband to officially open the new Hans Christian Andersen House in Odense.
Flora Vesterberg (née Ogilvy) graduated with a Masters Degree in the History of Art from The Courtauld Institute of Art
The following new millinery designs caught my eye this week:
Unbearably chic lilac straw trilby with layered hatband by British milliner Louise Pocock
Red triangular percher with stunning silk roses by UK-based Italian milliner Guilia Mio
Fantastic texture on this wide brimmed ruffled straw hat by American milliner Anna de Pasquale
“Hang on to your hat!” whimsical and very creative design by Dutch milliner Marianne Jongkind
Amazing hourglass hat of hand rolled, ombré dyed cotton organdie by British milliner Dillon Wallwork
Ivory felt angular fedora with stunning black applique lace and sequin trim by Russian milliner Anna Andrienko
Pink headpiece with maribou, coque, pheasant and nagoir feather explosions by British milliner Ian Bennett
Black Kokoshnik headpiece with exquisite floral silhouette cutout trim by Australian milliner Belinda Osborne
Dusky pink velvet top hat with wonderfully curved brim by British milliner Justin Smith
Slate blue felt pillbox with unexpected lime ombre dyed feathers by Aussie brand Brea Melissa Millinery
Black pillbox with vine of blush anemone blossoms by British brand The Harrogate Hatter
The most charming headpiece of floating crin balloons by Australian milliner Enza Geddes


Lovely summer family portrait shared by Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia
Sweet photos taken over the past few weeks as Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stephanie have visited numerous care facilities, often with Prince Charles in tow

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Catching Up With Danish Royals

On Wednesday, Queen Margrethe travelled on the Danish royal yacht Dannebrog to her summer home at Gråsten Palace, repeating her bright pink suit and matching hat for the journey.

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The hat is trimmed in a double hatband in the same navy floral fabric as her blouse and pink and white silk blossoms.

Designer: likely Per Falk Hansen
Previously Worn: Jul 17, 2019;

The same day, Prince Felix graduated from high school at Gammel Hellerup Gymnasium. Joined by his parents and elder brother for the ceremony, he wore a traditional Danish graduation cap.

Also on Wednesday, Princess Benedict was in Vordingborg to take part in centennial celebrations of the Historical Botanical Gardens at Vordingborg Castle For this event, she topped a floral dress with her ecru straw picture hat with broad, sidesweeping brim and wide hatband.

Designer: unknown
Previously Worn: June 2, 2018

Yesterday, Queen Margrethe attended the Royal Life Guards “Watch Parade” in Copenhagen to present the “Queen’s Watch” military award and official opened a Viking exhibition at the National Museum in Copenhagen. For these events, she repeated her wide brimmed red straw hat with lattice patterned fabric diagonally overlaid over the crown and on the brim’s binding. The hat is finished with a slim hatband and front bow.

Designer: likely Per Falk Hansen
Previously Worn: May 25, 2021; Sep 12, 2018; Sep 2, 2017Sep 2, 2015Jun 19, 2014;  May 24, 2014; Aug 31, 2013; Jul 1, 2013 May 29, 2013May 14, 2013; Sep 11, 2009; Jun 2, 2009; Jun 30, 2008; Feb 20, 2008; Sep  12, 2007Jun 7, 2007;  May 10, 2007

What do you think of this quartet of hats this week in Denmark?

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Centenary of Southern Jutland’s Reunification

One of the many royal events postponed during the height of the pandemic was the June 13, 2020 100th anniversary of Denmark’s reunification with Southern Jutland following the German defeat in the First World War. This celebration took place a year later than scheduled, yesterday, with Queen Margrethe, Crown Prince Frederik and Prince Christian attending a ceremony at the old border to Germany, at Frederikshoej, south of Kolding.

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Queen Margrethe marked the occasion with a new wide brimmed picture hat in white parasisal straw, simply trimmed with a silk hatband.

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It has been a long while since we saw the Danish queen in a hat with brim as large as this and it’s a nice change to see, even though I’m not excited by the all white ensemble.

What do you think of Queen Margrethe’s new white hat yesterday?

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This Week’s Extras

Queen Margrethe in her textured straw red hat on Tuesday for a service at Holmen’s Church celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Danish Armed Forces
Princess Akiko in a darling cloche hat for the Japanese Rugby Championship last weekend

Princess Charlene in a leather hat on her recent trip to South Africa
The following new millinery designs caught my eye this week:
Pale grey straw turban studded with starburst flowers by French milliner Laurence Bossion
Super chic two tone straw trilby by British milliner Louise Pocock
Tan straw bergere with black crown and handmade flowers by UK-based milliner Guilia Mio
Amazing lion fish inspired headpiece by Israeli milliner Maor Zabar
Exquisite oversize pink silk rose headpiece by Russian designer and flower maker Marina Koneva
Red leather teardrop percher with resin flowers and wire swish by Irish milliner Gráinne Maher
Beautiful headpiece of swirling blue, green and lemon feathers by British milliner Jess Collett
Worthy winner of the HATalk International Millinery competition by New Zealand milliner Anel Heyman
Ingenious! Ivory straw bandeau trimmed with spheres recycled from a lace tablecloth by German milliner Antje Lücke
Deep teal straw teardrop saucer with rose gold orchids and veil by Russian milliner Lia Gureeva
Black pleated crin halo bandeau encased around an arc of beads by British milliner Denise Innes-Spencer
Adore the whimsical trim on this textured straw beret percher by London-based milliner Rafa Pienador
Sunny yellow straw waved disk with statement red feather flowers by Australian milliner Felicity Northeast
 Black and cream straw saucer with wonderful brim detail and feathers by British milliner Viv Jenner
A spectacular statement in gold-tipped scarlet and magenta feathers by Australian milliner Pamela O’Brien

Striking new portrait of Princess Laurentien released for her 55th birthday

Images from social media as indicated