One of the surprises from this year’s amazing exhibition on the Queen’s fashion over the past 90 years is a celery green silk hat with distinctive hanging chain trim that I do not remember ever seeing before:
On Saturday, King Carl Gustaf brought out his prized 1946 Volvo PV-60 to take part in the twelfth annual ‘King’s Rally’ on the island of Öland.
Vid Sollidens slott hälsar Kungaparet på deltagarna i Svenska Kungsrallyt. Årets upplaga är det tolfte i ordningen och genomförs på mellersta och södra Öland. At Solliden palace the King and Queen greets the participants in the Swedish Kings Race. This year's race is the twelfth one and the race takes place in the south and middle part of Öland. #kungaparet #sollidensslott #öland #kungsrallyt2016 #svenskakungsrallyt
Previously Worn: I suspect this hat is new
Most of the working royal hats we see err on the more serious side of things and it’s lovely to see such a whimsical and informal design such as this. I think it is as wonderful as her iPhone cover (adorable!) but I’m curious- what do you think of Queen Silvia’s diamond printed hat?
Crown Princess Mary was in Glostrup on Saturday to take part in festivities celebrating the city’s 850th anniversary. For the occasion, she reached into the depths of her millinery closet for a cream straw fascinator that has not been worn in over a decade.
The fascinator features a multi-looped straw bow surrounded by arrow trimmed feathers. The styling of this piece- tucked into Mary’s chignon and paired with a lace frock- was very well done, minimising its slightly outdated style and creating an ensemble that felt fresh and festive. I think Mary’s strength is her styling (or stylist!) and this headpiece certainly benefited from it.
Previously Worn: May 12, 2005
I love seeing older pieces of millinery recycled in ways that bring them into current fashion and I think Mary’s ensemble on Saturday was elevated by this headpiece. We don’t often see this style of fascinator any more – what do you think of it on this outing?
Photos from Stella
King Harald is participating in the World Sailing Championships in Toronto (Royal House of Norway)
Crown Princess Mary took part in the Baltic Sea Challenge (Daily Mail)
Have you heard that the Countess of Wessex is taking up a Duke of Edinburgh challenge (raising funds for charity in honour of the Duke of Edinburgh Award’s 60th anniversary) that involves many, many hours wearing a bike helmet?
While not exactly a sport… Princess Camilla of of Bourbon Two Sicilies was spotted hat shopping in St. Tropez back in early July (Pure People)
In early August, she was also spotted out on the town in some snazzy headpieces (Pure People)
Lovely new photo of Prince Carl Philip, Princes Sofia and Prince Alexander (Svenskdam)
Photos from BestImage
When the British Royal Family visited Norway in August, 1969, Queen Elizabeth wore an interesting hat that looked to be an oversized, braided pillbox:
This hat was included in the Holyrood House section of this year’s three-part exhibition, ‘Fashioning a Reign: 90 Years of Style from The Queen’s Wardrobe’. The Royal Collection Trust shared this photo of it as displayed in the exhibition:
This hat was designed for Her Majesty The Queen by Aage Thaarup and worn for a visit to Norway in 1969. It's made from interwoven straw and organza. For 90 days we'll be sharing images of The Queen's enduring style. Follow #HM90fashion and explore our new exhibition 'Fashioning a Reign: 90 Years of Style from The Queen's Wardrobe'. #Queenat90 #fashion #style #HMTheQueen #TheQueen #instastyle #millinery
When a pair of royal sisters favour a particular milliner’s designs, it seems inevitable that eventually, both will fancy the same hat. That’s precisely what happened a few years ago to the York princesses and a straw pyramid percher hat trimmed with burnt feathers by Sarah Cant:
Princess Eugenie at the Epsom Races, June 1, 2013
Princess Beatrice at the 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth’s coronation June 4, 2013
When Prince William was christened in August 1982, it was a major event which, naturally, called for new hats all around. Perhaps as a nod to her new grandson, Queen Elizabeth chose head-to-hem blue dotted silk chiffon for her ensemble.
Using the turban shape Her Majesty often wore during this time, milliner Frederick Fox formed the silk chiffon into fine horizontal pleats around the hat and topped it with a cascade of blue ostrich feathers. This hat is included in the Holyrood House section of this year’s amazing three-part retrospective on the Queen’s fashion and, thanks to the Royal Collection Trust, we get a better view of it than we have seen before.
This hat was worn by The Queen for a visit to the Soloman Islands in 1982. It is made from silk chiffon and ostrich feathers and was designed by Frederick Fox. For 90 days we'll be sharing images of The Queen's enduring style. Follow #HM90fashion and explore our new exhibition 'Fashioning a Reign: 90 Years of Style from The Queen's Wardrobe'. #Queenat90 #fashion #style #HMTheQueen #TheQueen #instastyle #millinery