Catching Up With The Imperial Princesses

The Imperial royal princesses were busy over the weekend, welcoming the Emperor and Empress home from their Philippine visit (jump over to this updated post to see their hats) and carrying on other engagements. On Sunday, Princess Hisako attended the opening of the annual Tableware Festival in Tokyo. For this event, she wore a new hat with rounded crown and cartwheel brim trimmed in what looks to be silk rolled flowers on the side. It’s a larger, much more angular hat than we usually see on Hisako.

Princess Hisako, January 31, 2016 | Royal Hats

Designer: unknown
Previously Worn: I believe this hat is new

Also on Sunday, Prince Masahito and Princess Hanako of Hitachi left for France where the Prince will be awarded the “Grand Prize of the Paris Charter Against Cancer”, a personal award honouring his 40 year cancer research career. For their departure, Princess Hanako wore an ivory hat with tall cloche shaped crown and short, mushroom brim. The hat’s trim, a wide transparent sash or brown organza with side bow, seems more suited to a summer design of straw than one in winter felt and the hat’s proportion seemed a little off. These issues aside, it is so wonderful to see the Imperial princesses experiment with new and interesting millinery shapes.

Princess Hanako, January 31, 2016 | Royal Hats

Designer: unknown
Previously Worn: I believe this hat is new

Photos from  from Yomiuri and Sankei


3 thoughts on “Catching Up With The Imperial Princesses

  1. Another great look for Hisako! She rarely gets it wrong in my opinion, and I love how different this is compared to most of her hats. I also like Hanako’s hat, but I agree the proportions are a bit exaggerated, which makes the hat very tall on her; size it down a little, and it would be even better! Glad to see some new millinery styles making their way into the Imperial Family.

  2. Princess Hisako always looks elegant. The hat looks wonderful on her and black (I guess it’s black) and brown make a really good look. Lovely to see one of my favorite princesses.

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