This Week’s Extras

Princess Anne was in full uniform with very smart hat to celebrate St John Ambulance Cadets’ centenary last week.

She also repeated a navy hat with striped hatband for a garden party at Hillsborough Castle

Wimbledon saw a few royal hats (and a royal visor!) this week.
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Lovely hats at the wedding of Stephanie Phillips yesterday (she is the younger sister of Peter Phillips and Zara Tindall). Zara wore a blue sinamay button with white windowpane sinamay flying bow by Camilla Rose. Princess Anne repeated an elegant ivory sinamay hat with sidesweeping brim, sloped crown, layered pleated hatband and feather spray. Lindsay Wallace wore a pink silk floral headpiece with swath of net veil and Autumn Phillips wore a lilac sinamay button percher with silk ruffle trim by Bee Smith. Savannah and Isla Phillips and Mia and Lena Tindall were all bridesmaids.

Have you seen the Liberty London silk scarf printed with drawings of 70 of her hats, released for her Platinum Jubilee? I’m not a scarf wearer but I might need this one… It’s for sale here.¬†

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


Lovely photo of the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester released for their 50th wedding anniversary.

Sweet new snap of Prince Carl Philip, Princess Sofia and their sweet trio of princes

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Ascot 2022 Day 3: Mike & Zara Tindall

The Tindalls attended Ladies’ Day at Royal Ascot today. Zara wore a vibrant green straw boater hat with unique triangular folded ribbon hatband. The design is trimmed with a fuchsia gravity-defying rose.

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The punchy green and pink scheme on the hat is so well balanced by Zara’s cream shirtwaist dress with fun buttons that linked to the hat and other pink accessories. The pieces combine again to make a standout overall look for Zara.

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Designer: Justine Bradley-Hill. Laura Green dress
Previously Worn: This hat is new

Mike Tindall repeated his antique black silk top hat and matched his fuchsia tie to the flower on his wife’s hat!

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What do you think about this pair of hats at the races today?

UPDATE: This appears to now be a Tindall tradition!

Ascot 2022 Day 1: Zara & Mike Tindall

Zara and Mike Tindall attended the races today, Mike in his antique black silk top hat and Zara in a cream button percher with pastel tulle pompom trim.

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The whimsical hat is an unexpected pairing for this dress, but that’s what makes it work so well. Pair the hat with a floral ensemble and it would be difficult to keep the look from falling to twee. Here, the hues pull together while the edginess of the dress balances the frothy, fun hat. I’ll admit it’s not something I would wear but it’s so interesting to admire and Zara deserves kudos for carrying it off so flawlessly.

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Designer:  bespoke Sarah Cant. Dress by Anna Mason. Styled by Annie Miall. 
Previously Worn:  This hat is new

What do you think about this pair of hats today?

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British Royals Attend Epsom Derby and Palace Party

Several Members of the British royal family attended the Epsom Races today. Princess Anne represented her mother at this event in a pale blue sinamay saucer hat. The hat is trimmed with a sinamay bow and feathers on the top and  pair of blue applique leaves placed around the back of the raised rim.

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We’ve not seen this hat since its debut six years ago and while it’s not her most vibrant, it’s lovely to see again. I just wish we had a closeup view of the back!

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Designer: unknown. Coat and dress by Stewart Parvin. 
Previously Worn: Jul 1, 2016

Zara Tindall wore a periwinkle blue waved sinamay disc trimmed with silk flowers and leaves and a brighter blue silk abaca looped bow. Her husband Mike wore his black antique silk top hat.

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It’s another stellar hat for Zara this weekend, the slightly larger scale than her usual beret perchers suiting her well. The colour is magnificent a

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Designer: bespoke version of the Floral Sculpted Sidesweep by Juliette Botterill. Dress by Diane von Furstenberg.
Previously Worn: This hat is new

Scroll through the gallery posted by Mike Tindall for the most wonderful hat swap!

Accompanied by girlfriend Lindsay Wallace, Peter Philips repeated his black top hat.

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Princess Alexandra repeated her felt boater hat with tan crown and black brim, trimmed with a stacked slim black hatband and gold chain studded with black ribbon.

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Designer: unknown. Likely Rachel Trevor Morgan
Previously Worn: Apr 29, 2022

The Platinum Party at the palace began with another fantastic surprise from Her Majesty. Now we all know what she keeps in her handbag!

The only headwear sported by royal family members at the concert are a pair of sweet headbands on Savannah and Isla Phillips.

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Platinum Jubilee Service of Thanksgiving Part 2

We continue coverage of today’s Platinum Jubilee Service of Thanksgiving with the Countess of Wessex, who wore a barely-blush sinamay teardrop beret percher. The hat is trimmed with a hand-rolled pleated organdy ruffle dyed in ombre shades of pink and curled pink quills.

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It’s a shape we’ve seen Sophie wear many times but what really works here is the subtle shades of blush and pink in both the sinamay of the hat and ruffle trim. At a quick glance, it’s not noticeable (especially in sunlit photos) but it’s certainly there. This custom dyeing gives such life and dimension to the piece.

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Designer: bespoke Jane Taylor. Dress by Suzannah London. 
Previously Worn: This hat is new

Lady Louise Windsor wore a bandeau headpiece with peaked center ridge entirely covered in seed beads, pearls and sequins in different shades of pink.

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The shape elevates this piece from basic headband to bandeau headpiece, as does this texture and colour from the beads, pearls and sequins! It’s a wonderfully light and youthful design that suits the occasion and its wearer, perfectly.

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Designer: bespoke Jane Taylor. Dress by Ghost London.
Previously Worn: This headpiece is new.

Princess Anne repeated her muted teal sinamay hat with rounded crown and high, sidesweeping brim embellished with a darker teal slim silk hatband and curling, multi-looped straw bow interspersed with trimmed feathers.

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It’s such a beautiful hat, the different shades of teal adding just the right contrast. Since its last outing, three deep burgundy feathers have been added, tying the hat to the burgundy threads woven into the silk shantung of her coat and dress.

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Designer: Amy Morris-Adams. Silk dress and coat by Shibumi.
Previously Worn: May 11, 2022; Apr 9, 2022; Jul 3, 2019; June 20, 2019

Zara Tindall stood out in a bright pink shirt dress with pale mauve accessories and a purple hat. The parasisal beret is trimmed with a twisting bow in the same material, silk hydrangea blossoms and a tuft of purple veil.

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The hat, darling by itself, is elevated by the incredibly striking styling of the ensemble. The pink dress pulls these shades out of the hat’s flowers and while one might expect the hat and dress hues to compete, they balance beautifully. I think the overall look, with it’s unexpected combination of pieces, is absolutely brilliant.

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And it nearly looks as good on Mike Tindall as it did on his wife!

Designer: Hydrangea Bow Percher from Juliette Botterill. Dress by Laura Green London. Styled by Annie Miall. 
Previously Worn: This hat is new

Lady Sarah Chatto repeated an ecru textured straw hat with rounded, cloche style crown and extended brim.

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Designer:  Stephen Jones 
Previously Worn: Apr 17, 2021;  May 18, 2019;  June 18, 2012; June 15, 2006; June 4, 2002; June 10, 2001; July 11, 2000

Another great quintet of hats here, don’t you agree?!

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