Prince Joachim and Princess Marie visited to the army school Haerens Sergentskole in Varde on Tuesday. Joachim graduated from the school 30 years ago and his eldestson, Prince Nicolai (second from the right, below), enrolled in the school earlier this month.
D.K.H. Prins Joachim og Prinsesse Marie besøgte i dag Hærens Sergentskole i Varde. Det skete i anledning af Prinsens 30-års jubilæum som befalingsmand i Hæren. Hærens Sergentskole kan i dag fejre sin 108 årsdag. Det blev markeret med en parade, hvor H.H. Prins Nikolai indgik, idet Prinsen for to uger siden startede som sergentelev på skolens løjtnantsbasisuddannelse. Ved dagens parade inspicerede Prins Joachim skolens elever og fik efterfølgende sammen med Prinsesse Marie en rundvisning på skolen. 📸 Lene Esthave ©️
Also on Tuesday, Infanta Elena donned one of her trusty fedoras to attend a bullfight with her father (Getty Images)
King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia participated yesterday in an annual car rally on the island of Öland, the king driving is 1946 navy blue Volvo PV60 as he has in years past. For the event, Queen Silvia wore a cream brimmed hat with red trim while the king wore a brown felt trilby. There are some great additional photos at this Belga gallery.
Kungaparet matchade i tjusiga sensommarkläder när de besökte Svenska Kungsrallyt i Borgholm, på norra Öland. 🚗 Som traditionen bjuder bar kungen fluga dagen till ära – den här gången en röd med vita prickar. 🚗 Visst matchar de varandra bra? ———— Foto: TT ———— The Swedish king and queen paid a visit to the Swedish Kungsrallyt (car competition) at Borgholm on Öland. The king and queen wore matching outfits, don’t they look nice?🚗
Very interesting radio interview with couture milliner Rachel Trevor Morgan and couture turban designer Donia Allegue Walbaum about their craft, brands, creative perspectives and experiences as milliners of famous clients (BBC)
Philip Treacy shared this archive photo of the Queen of Soul in one of his amazing designs. My sincere thanks to reader Shannon for passing on this great interview with Detroit milliner Luke Song, who shares memories of working with Aretha Franklin and the hats he made for her. I found the story behind the iconic one she wore for President Obama’s inauguration to be particularly fascinating.
The following new millinery designs caught my eye this week:
Very dapper orange, blue and grey plaid newsboy cap from Stetson Europe
Luxurious merlot peachbloom felt fedora with pewter rose hatband detail from Jane Taylor
Natural straw hat with a swooping twist from Munich-based Nicki Marquardt
Love the icy bit of silver trim on this lilac button base percher from Irish milliner Teresa Nugent
Leopard print percher with pheasant feathers from Australian brand Millinery Jill
Headpiece of pastel foam circles from the creative mind of British milliner Stephen Jones
And from Australian milliner Meg Rafter, a beautiful wide brimmed, cream straw fedora and wide, monochrome Petersham ribbon hatband. Clean, simple, effortless, wearable and so, so chic.
The white straw fedora is a timeless addition to your summer wardrobe. This fedora by @meg_rafter_millinery has a 5 inch/ 12.5 cm brim and is trimmed with a champagne white petersham ribbon with flat bow. Come and try it @themillinerypopupshop in the @wintergardenbrisbane Monday to Saturday 10 am to 4 pm and by appointment. We would love to see you. ⚪️⚪️⚪️ . . . . . . . #megraftermillinery #themillinerypopupshop #wintergardenbrisbane #millinerycouture #millinerymaker #fedora #springracing #derbyday #hat #strawhat #melbournecup #millinery
Crown Prince Naruhito, Crown Princess Masako and Princess Aiko travelled to the Imperial family’s seaside home in Shimoda this week for a holiday. Several great photos of the family were taken on the beach (see here, here and here) including this great shot that proves even royal teenagers cringe at their dad’s jokes.
Great photo montage shared by the British royal family this week on the occasion of Princess Anne’s birthday
Queen Margrethe was all smiles on Thursday at her French home, Chateau de Caix, where she welcomed journalists for an annual interview and photocall. This home was well known to be Prince Henrik’s escape and a personal favourite of the couple- as such, these photos on the first summer following his passing feel particularly poignant.
We sign off this week with another breathtaking photograph of nature from the lens of James Ogilvy. Summer weekends are coming to a close- enjoy this one!
Time for a flower... although most people think of it as a weed: Queen Anne’s Lace. An extraordinary sight as it unfurls - look closer. Busy adding to the floral image portfolio while summer lasts. #ogilvyphotography #ogilvylandscape #flowers #flowerstudies #thinplaces #summer #nantucket #thehamptons #capecod #onekingslane