Royal Hats this Year: Great Britain Part 2

Royal Hats Year In Review 2014Continuing with our look at the hats worn by the British Royals in 2014, we now turn our attention to millinery worn by Princess Anne, her family and family members of the late Princess Margaret. In cases where a hat was worn more than once, it shows up in the review list just once; please click on each photo to link to the original post on each hat, complete with additional views, larger photos and detailed information. Here are all the hats worn by these British Royals in 2014:

Princess Anne

1. Princess Anne, February 14, 2014 | The Royal Hats Blog 2. Princess Anne, March 7, 2014 | The Royal Hats Blog 3. Princess Anne, March 12, 2014 | The Royal Hats Blog 4. Princess Anne, March 14, 2014 | The Royal Hats Blog

5. Zara Phillips, April 5, 2014 | The Royal Hats Blog  6. Princess Anne, May 28, 2014 | Royal Hats 7. Princess Anne, June 10, 2014 | Royal Hats 8. Princess Anne, June 17, 2014 | Royal Hats

9. Princess Anne, June 18, 2014 | Royal Hats 10. Princess Anne, June 19, 2014 in Snoxell Gwyther | Royal Hats 11. Princess Anne, November 10, 2014 | Royal Hats 12. Princess Anne, December 25, 2014 | Royal Hats 13. Princess Anne, December 28, 2014 in Yvette Jelfs | Royal Hats

Autumn Phillips

14. Autumn Phillips, March 12, 2014 in Gina Foster | The Royal Hats Blog 15.Autumn Phillips, July 26, 2014 | Royal Hats 16. Autumn Phillips, December 25, 2014 in Juliette Botterill | Royal Hats 17. Autumn Phillips, December 28, 2014 in Juliette Botterill | Royal Hats

Zara Phillips Tindall

18A. Zara Phillips, March 11, 2014 | The Royal Hats Blog 18B.Zara Phillips, March 12, 2014 | The Royal Hats Blog 19. Zara Phillips, March 14, 2014 in Jane Taylor | The Royal Hats Blog 

20. Zara Phillips, April 5, 2014 in Gina Foster | The Royal Hats Blog 21. Zara Phillips Tinall, June 17, 2014 in Philip Treacy | Royal Hats 22. Zara Phillips, July 31, 2014 in Philip Treacy | Royal Hats

Viscountess Linley (23 – 26) and Lady Sarah Chatto

23. Viscountess Linley, March 13, 2014 in Lock & Co | The Royal Hats Blog 24. Viscountess Linley, April 20, 2014 | The Royal Hats Blog 25. Viscountess Linley, June 14, 2014 Laura Cathcart | Royal Hats 26. Viscountess Linley, October 24, 2014 | Royal Hats 27. Lady Sarah Chatto, June 20, 2014 in Stephen Jones | Royal Hats

I think the group of hats worn on these five women contains more millinery diversity than most others we have seen in our 2014 royal hat review so far (Princess Anne’s hats alone cover a vast spectrum of hat styles!). Do any of these beauties deserve your nomination for favourite hat of 2014? Are any on your list of least favourites?

Please click on each photo to link back to the original post with additional information and photo sources

Royal Hats this Year: Great Britain Part 1

Royal Hats Year In Review 2014The most prolific hat-wearing royal house (by far!) are the British Royals. As such, we need to break our review of their hats into three posts. First up are members of the extended British royal family. As with other 2014 Review posts, please click on each photo to link to the original post on each hat, complete with additional views, larger photos and detailed information. Here are all the hats worn by members of the extended British royal family in 2014:

The Duchess of Gloucester

1. Duchess of Gloucester, May 21, 2014 | Royal Hats 2. Duchess of Gloucester, June 10, 2014 | Royal Hats 3. Duchess of Gloucester, June 16, 2014 | Royal Hats 4. Duchess of Gloucester, June 17, 2014 | Royal Hats 5. Duchess of Gloucester, June 18, 2014 | Royal Hats 6. Duchess of Gloucester, November 9, 2014 | Royal Hats

Lady Gabriella Windsor and Lady Frederick Windsor

7. Lady Gabriella Windsor, June 7, 2014 | Royal Hats 8. Lady Gabriella Windsor, September 11, 2014 | Royal Hats 9-10. Lady Gabriella Windsor and Lady Frederick Windsor, June 14, 2014 | Royal Hats

Princess Michael of Kent

11. Princess Michael of Kent, June 7, 2014 | Royal Hats 12. Princess Michael of Kent, June 14, 2014 | Royal Hats 13. Princess Michael of Kent, August 4, 2014 | Royal Hats 14. Princess Michael of Kent, September 7, 2014 | Royal Hats

15. Princess Michael of Kent, September 11, 2014 in Philip Treacy | Royal Hats 16. Princess Michael of Kent, October 18, 2014 | Royal Hats 17. 2014-12-19 Ben Goldsmith wedding

 Lady Helen Taylor

18. Lady Helen Taylor, June 14, 2014 in Stephen Jones | Royal Hats 19. Lady Helen Taylor, June 20, 2014 in Stephen Jones | Royal Hats

Countess of St. Andrews (20-21), Lady Marina Windsor (22) and Zenouska Mowatt (23)

20. 2014-06-14 Trooping 57 21. 2014-06-19 Ascot Day 4 14 22.Marina Windsor, June 14, 2014 in Yvette Jelfs| Royal Hats  23.Zenouska Mowatt, June 14, 2014 in Jane Taylor| Royal Hats

Princess Alexandra of Kent

24. Princess Alexandra of Kent, February 11, 2014 | Royal Hats 25. Princess Alexandra of Kent, June 3, 2014 | Royal Hats 26. Princess Alexandra of Kent, June 7, 2014 | Royal Hats

27. Princess Alexandra of Kent, June 12, 2014 | Royal Hats 28. Princess Alexandra of Kent, June 14, 2014 | Royal Hats 29. Princess Alexandra of Kent, July 10, 2014 | Royal Hats

30. Princess Alexandra of Kent, October 31, 2014 | Royal Hats 31. Princess Alexandra of Kent, November 11, 2014 | Royal Hats 32. Princess Alexandra of Kent, November 20, 2014 | Royal Hats

Do any of these hats make the cut for your nomination as favourite royal hat of 2014? Are any among your least favourite?

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British Royals Attend Sunday Church

Members of the British Royal Family attended Sunday morning service on Sunday morning at the Church of St. Mary Magdalene near Sandringham. Queen Elizabeth led her family in a repeated cloche hat with diagonally cut crown. The hat was made of the same silk embroidered wool fabric as her coat, and trimmed with sequins wired into small flowers. It is a hat that looks a little bland from a distance but upon close view, shows considerable intricacy and layered texture. I just wish there was some colour contrast between the hat and the trim to show it off to greater effect.

Designer: Angela Kelly
Previously Worn: April 30, 2013

The Countess of Wessex repeated a beret cocktail hat entirely covered in feathers. When we first saw this hat at Easter this year, I liked the subtle variation of colour in the hat but was less inclined to like the black ‘claw’ of feathers trimming it. Since I am fickle, I have now decided that the shape looks more like a helmet than a beret, which makes me less keen on this hat. I’m also not a fan of it with Sophie’s pink coat.

Designer: unknown
Previously Worn: April 20, 2014

Princess Anne repeated her black faux fur hat with upfolded brim. It is a cozy and classic winter hat that worked very well with Anne’s green and black suit and cape.

Designer: Yvette Jelfs
Previously Worn: March 15, 2013; January 18, 2010

The only new hat of the day was worn by Princess Anne’s daughter-in-law Autumn Phillips. Autumn wore a cocktail beret hat in caramel herringbone tweed trimmed in a curled sash and pheasant feathers. I think it is the perfect hat for an event in the country and it looked incredibly chic with Autumn’s caramel scarf and boots against her navy coat.

Designer:  Juliette Botterill. It is a variation of the Pheasant Feather Cocktail Hat
Previously Worn: This is a new hat

In this quartet of royal hats, did any stand out as particularly brilliant to you?

Photos from Getty as indicated. Click on each photo to return to the original source.

Royal Hats this Year: Japan Part 2

Royal Hats Year In Review 2014Empress Michiko of Japan has a very distinctive personal millinery style, seen below in a parade of hats we saw her wear in 2014. Click on each hat to take you to the original post with larger views and detailed information:

1. Empress Michiko, March 17, 2014 | The Royal Hats Blog 2. Empress Michiko, March 25, 2014 | The Royal Hats Blog 3. Empress Michiko, March 26, 2014 | The Royal Hats Blog 4. Empress Michiko, March 27, 2014 | The Royal Hats Blog 5. Empress Michiko, March 28, 2014 | The Royal Hats Blog

 6. Empress Michiko, April 2, 2014 | The Royal Hats Blog 7. Empress Michiko, April 2, 2014 | The Royal Hats Blog 8. Empress Michiko, April 10, 2014 | The Royal Hats Blog 9. Empress Michiko, April 17, 2014 | Royal Hats 10. Empress Michiko, April 24, 2014 | The Royal Hats Blog

11. Empress Michiko, May 15, 2014 | Royal Hats 12. Empress Michiko, May 19, 2014 in Akio Hirata | Royal Hats 13. Empress Michiko, May 31, 2014 | Royal Hats 14. Empress Michiko, June 1, 2014 | Royal Hats 

15. Empress Michiko, June 2, 2014 | Royal Hats 16. Empress Michiko, June 3, 2014 | Royal Hats 17. Empress Michiko, June 9, 2014 | Royal Hats 18. Empress Michiko, June 15, 2014 | Royal Hats 19. Empress Michiko, June 17, 2014 | Royal Hats 

20. Empress Michiko, June 26, 2014 | Royal Hats21. Empress Michiko, June 27, 2014 | Royal Hats 22. Empress Michiko, July 22, 2014 in Akio Hirata | Royal Hats 23. Empress Michiko, October 11, 2014 | Royal Hats 24. Empress Michiko, October 29, 2014 | Royal Hats 

25. Empress Michiko, November 14, 2014 | Royal Hats 26. Empress Michiko, November 16, 2014 | Royal Hats 27. Empress Michiko, November 17, 2014 | Royal Hats 28. Empress Michiko, December 11, 2014 | Royal Hats 29. Empress Michiko, December 12, 2014 | Royal Hats

Do any of these hats make your list of Favourite Royal Hats of 2014?

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This Week’s Extras

Royal Hats

Princess Beatrice dressed up as a Christmas Pudding. With cream dollop and holly sprig on her head. (The Daily Mail)

British Milliner Jane Taylor is clearing out this union jack printed pillbox for only £40. Don’t you think one of the York princesses should buy it?! (Jane Taylor Millinery)

Danish and Greek royals out for a Christmas stroll (Billed Bladet)

Royal Hats

First peek at the new Prince and Princess of Monaco! (The Daily Mail)

Lovely photos taken of the Dutch King and Queen with their girls on holiday in Argentina (Queens & Princesses Blog)

Wonderful portrait of the  Danish and Greek royal families gathered together for Christmas (Royal Musings)

The Swedish Royals looking fantastic at the Gala of the Swedish Academy. I adore Crown Princess Victoria’s velvet jacket and skirt (Queens & Princesses Blog)

Prince Jaime of Bourbon-Parma officially reported for work as Dutch Ambassador to the Vatican (Blog Real)

Swedish Royals Remember 2004 Tsunami

King Carl Gustaf, Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel attended a memorial service yesterday in commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the 2004 tsunami in southeast Asia. Queen Silvia wore a navy blue felt cloche hat trimmed in multiple layers of silk ribbon wrapped around the crown and a ribbon rosette. Silvia has worn a number of cloche hats this year and while it is not my favourite of hat shapes, it is nice to see a contemporary royal embrace them.

Queen Silvia, December 26, 2015 | Royal Hats

Photo from Henrik Montgomery via Expressen