to this day, twenty years ago, and a veiled hat winter hat in the loveliest shade of cornflower blue.
to this day in 1974 when, on a visit to the South Pacific, Princess Anne wore a light picture hat. Likely a design of John Boyd, the hat looks to be made of textured straw (or roughly pleated voile?) casually wrapped in a folded silk scarf as a hatband that trails down the back. Effortless and chic.
Photo from Getty as indicated
The following notice was posted this morning from John Boyd Hats:
Members of Belgium’s royal family attended an annual mass to commemorate deceased relatives and ancestors yesterday at the Church of Our Lady in Brussels. Queen Mathilde used the occasion to debut a new black calot hat trimmed in overlaid stripes and a large twisted circle of textured black roughly woven fabric.
Previously Worn: This hat is new
Princess Marie-Esméralda, King Albert’s half sister, wore an oversize chocolate felt fedora with relaxed brim piped in lighter cafe-au-lait hued ribbon. A patterned hatband in the same two shades finished the piece with a sharp bit of contrast that made the relaxed design look a bit more formal.
Previously Worn: I suspect this hat is new
Previously Worn: Feb 19, 2013
Princess Sibilla of Luxembourg, who is cousin-in-law to King Philippe and his siblings, wore a simple black pillbox hat on the back of her head. It’s a classic millinery choice very fitting for such an event as this.
Queen Elizabeth visited the Royal College of Physicians in London this morning to mark its 500th anniversary. For this event, she repeated her pale grey-blue straw hat with domed crown, asymmetrical upturned brim, and silk flower and ribbon trim.
Today The Queen visited the Royal College of Physicians of London to mark its 500th anniversary. Founded in 1518 by Royal Charter from King Henry VIII, the Royal College is the oldest medical college in England. The Royal College of Physicians of London plays an important role in improving patient care and shaping public health. As the professional membership body for physicians, the College has 34,000 members and fellows across the globe. Her Majesty laid the foundation stone for the College's Regent's Park building in 1964. This visit comes at the start of a year which will also mark the 70th anniversary of the National Health Service. 📸 Press Association
The funeral of Prince Henrik of Denmark took place today in the chapel of Christiansborg Palace, attended only by family, close friends and the late prince’s staff. Queen Margrethe led her family in her fur black bumper hat. A long black silk veil was anchored in between the upfolded front brim and crown of the hat that framed her face and trailed down her back.
Crown Princess Mary repeated her black felt calot hat designed by Susanne Juul. The feather and felt leaf spray that was added to the piece in 2015 was joined today by the further addition of a black net veil.
Princess Marie wore her black felt Garbo hat with wide brim, trimmed with a pale grey hatband and cluster of black felt flowers on the side.
Princess Benedikte wore her black bumper hat with diagonal stripe detail on the cuffed brim.
Queen Anne-Marie repeated her black felt bumper hat wrapped in a wide swath of dotted net veil. The hat features a double upturned brim, the inner of which is made of silk.
Princess Elisabeth wore a wider brimmed design in light black straw, trimmed with a large ruffled bow at the back.
Countess Sussie of Rosenborg wore a prim bumper hat embellished with a gold button on the side.
The service was broadcast on Danish television available for international viewers to see here (the royal family’s arrival starts at 1:49:00). Additional photo galleries can also be seen here and here. A final note- well known for his love of flowers and gardening, Prince Henrik requested that the memorial wreaths today be arranged as a flower garden as a last surprise and gift for his wife. It was beautiful.
Et blomsterhav mødte H.M. Dronningen i dag i Christiansborg Slotskirke. I sin tale under Prins Henriks bisættelse citerede kongelig konfessionarius Prinsens bryllupstale til Dronningen: "Jeg kom fra et blomsternes land til en blomstrende have: Syren og guldregn, hyld og bonderose, blomster i parker, i marker og skov, blomster i grøftekanten. Men pigen var dog havens allersomdejligste pynt.” Det var Prins Henriks ønske, at overraske Dronningen en sidste gang. Derfor var kranse og blomster arrangeret som en "blomstrende have". 📸 Keld Navntoft, Kongehuset ©
I know you will join me in wishing peace and comfort to the entire Danish royal family as they continue to grieve this immense loss.
to this day in 1985 and the arrival of Diana, Princess of Wales at East Midlands airport for a visit to Derby in a camel felt hat with upfolded brim edged in silk velvet with a bow at the back. The hat comes from a period in her millinery which saw her experiment more with larger scale pieces of various shapes.