One Hat, Four Coats

Royal HatsOne of the Duchess of Cambridge’s go-to winter hats is the black felt “Fairy Tale” embellished beret designed by Sylvia Fletcher of Lock & Co. We have seen Kate step in this hat paired with four outfits: a teal LK Bennet dress and jacket;  a dark green Emilia Wickstead coat; a black Temperly  coat; and a blue Missoni coat (over a patterned blue Whistles dress). Which outfit do you think has worked best with this hat?

Duchess of Cambridge, March 8, 2012 in Sylvia Fletcher for Lock & Co. | Royal Hats    Duchess of Cambridge, March 17, 2013 in Sylvia Fletcher for Lock & Co. | Royal Hats

On a March 8, 2012 Jubilee visit with the Queen; Visiting the Irish Guards at Aldershot, March 17, 2013

Duchess of Cambridge, November 10, 2013 in Sylvia Fletcher for Lock & Co. | Royal Hats Duchess of Cambridge, March 29, 2014 in Sylvia Fletcher for Lock & Co. | Royal Hats

Remembrance Day Service, November 10, 2013; at a country wedding, March 29, 2014

Photos from Max Mumby/Indigo, Samir Hussein and Mark Cuthbert via Getty and Splash News via Rumourfix

Royal Hats this Year: The Netherlands Part I

Royal Hats Year In Review 2014We saw so many hats worn by members in the House of Orange this year that we need to break this review into two parts! First, we’ll look at all of the hats and headpieces worn by the Dutch princesses. Please click on each photo to link to larger views and detailed information on each hat.

Princess Margriet, April 26, 2014 | Royal Hats Princess Margriet, May 24, 2014 | Royal Hats Princess Margriet, June 14, 2014 | Royal Hats Princess Margriet, November 10, 2014 | Royal Hats Princess Laurentien, April 26, 2014 in Eudia | Royal Hats Princess Laurentien, September 16, 2014 in Eudia | Royal Hats Princess Annemarie, April 5, 2014 | Royal Hats Princess Margarita, April 5, 2014 | Royal Hats

Princess Beatrix, January 11, 2014 | Royal Hats Princess Beatrix,March 21, 2014 | Royal Hats Princess Beatrix, April 5, 2014 | Royal Hats Princess Beatrix, April 26, 2014 | Royal Hats Princess Beatrix, May 20, 2014 | Royal Hats Princess Beatrix, May 21, 2014 | Royal Hats Princess Beatrix, May 22, 2014 | Royal Hats Princess Beatrix, May 24, 2014 | Royal Hats Princess Beatrix, June 5, 2014 | Royal Hats Princess Beatrix, June 10, 2014 | Royal Hats  Princess Beatrix, June 14, 2014 | Royal Hats Princess Beatrix, June 25, 2014 | Royal Hats Princess Beatrix, June 28, 2014 | Royal Hats Princess Beatrix, September 2, 2014 | Royal Hats Princess Beatrix, September 4, 2014 | Royal Hats Princess Beatrix, September 5, 2014 | Royal Hats Princess Beatrix, September 20, 2014 | Royal Hats Princess Beatrix, October 10, 2014 | Royal Hats Princess Beatrix, October 3, 2014 | Royal Hats Princess Beatrix, October 25, 2014 | Royal Hats Princess Beatrix, October 28, 2014 | Royal Hats Princess Beatrix, October 29, 2014 | Royal Hats Princess Beatrix, October 31, 2014 | Royal Hats Princess Beatrix, November 10, 2014 | Royal Hats Princess Beatrix, November 14, 2014 | Royal Hats Princess Beatrix, November 20, 2014 | Royal Hats Princess Beatrix, November 28, 2014 | Royal Hats

Do any of these hats make your list for best of 2014? Are any of them on your list of least favourites?

Stay tuned later today for a review of all the hats Queen Máxima wore this year.

This Week’s Extras

Royal Hats

There is an exhibition of Philip Treacy’s hats in Moscow right now (Philip Treacy). If a trip to Russia isn’t in the cards, you can check out photos in this Russian blog.

Princess Madeleine out and about with her family in Stockholm and New York City (Expressen)

Prince Charles welcomed final group of British troops back from Afghanistan (Royalista)

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The happiest of royal baby news from Monaco, announced by Prince Albert himself (The Principality of Monaco). An English message follows directly after the French.

Lots of sparkle in Sweden Wednesday at the Nobel Prize gala (The Daily Mail) and Thursday at the Nobel Laureate’s dinner (Svenskdam)

Last Week’s Extras

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Duchess of Cornwall and Princess Alexandra of Kent attended church at Sandringham (Rex Features)

Not a hat but Queen Silvia in French hair jewels during a state banquet in Paris on Tuesday (Royal Order of Sartorial Splendor)

Queen Sonja with floral hair adornment on tour this week in Myanmar (Paris Match)

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Prince Misako of Japan celebrated his 99th birthday! (The Imperial Family of Japan)

The Duchess of Cornwall sparkled at a diplomatic corps reception in her family tiara (Daily Mail)

King Felipe and Queen Letizia on state visit to Germany (Daily Mail)

Lovely new photos released of Crown Princess Victoria and family (Queens & Princesses blog)

More links and videos remembering Queen Fabiola (Royal Order of Sartorial Splendor) and a look at her marvelous jewels (Royal Court Jeweller)

This Week’s Extras

Royal Hats

Napoleon’s hat sold for 1.9 million euros (BBC)

Queen Sonja wore a traditional folk dress headpiece to an evening of folk opera ( Royal House of Norway)

Prince Charles in a dapper plaid cap amid some hunting controversy (Express)

Knock-offs of the Duchess of Cambridge’s hats available on Etsy (Berkshire to Buckingham blog)

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Queen Noor of Jordan launched a blog on the Huffington Post this week (Huffington Post)

The Imperial Royal Family celebrated the 80th birthdays of the Emperor and Empress this week with a concert – especially lovely to see the former Princess Sayako join in (Imperial Family of Japan)

New photo of Princess Madeleine and Princess Leonore released by the Swedish Royal Family (Svenskdam)

This Week’s Extras

Royal Hats

Napoleon’s hat expected to fetch 500,000 euros at auction (BBC)

Swedish and Norwegian Royals at the funeral of Princess Kristine last weekend (Expressen & Svenskdam)

Princess Eugenie out and about in New York City (Zimbio)

An answer for those who wonder how the Queen moves her hats when she travels (Daily Mail)

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Prince Hans Adam of Liechtenstein celebrated his Silver Jubilee (Luxarazzi)

Queen Letizia spoke at the second International Conference on Food in Rome yesterday (Casa Real TV)

Wonderful look back at Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip’s wedding (Royal Court Jeweler)

Prince Harry talked candidly about his Sentebale charity while in Oman this week (Daily Mail)

This Week’s Extras

Royal Hats

Prince Harry surprised troops with a Remembrance Day visit to Afghanistan (The Daily Mail)

Royal Wedding in Morocco yesterday with a most interesting green bridal veil (Hello)

The return of Queen Margrethe’s dreaded blue beanie hat (Danish Monarchy)

Prince Harry gallantly retrieved the hat of a damsel in distress at RAF Suffolk yesterday (The Daily Mail)

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Princess Mary looked AMAZING in Jesper Høvring last night in Berlin (Royal Family Around The World Blog)

Duchess of Cambridge also looked great in Diane von Furstenburg last night (What Kate Wore)

Dutch Royal Family gathered for a Christening last weekend (Royal Family Around The World Blog)