This Week’s Extras

Royal Hats

King Carl Gustaf in his trusty fedora cheering on his son at the racetrack last weekend (Svenskdam)

A pair of nautical and rain hats for the Norwegian monarchs last weekend as they closed the 2016 royal yacht tour

Queen Silvia in a simple black hat for the funeral of Countess Gunnila Bernadotte on Thursday (Swedish Royal Court)

Great article about the designer and story behind the hat worn by Sophie Gregoire Trudeau for last weekend’s royal welcome (Ottawa Citizen)

Even the royals do standard ‘baby in pumpkin patch with cozy hat’ poses. Here is adorable Prince Oscar.

Wonderful conclusion last weekend to the Countess of Wessex’s cycle from Edinburgh to London in support of the Duke of Edinburgh Award (Daily Mail)

Interesting interview with Crown Prince Leka of Albania (who was raised in exile in South Africa) as lead up to his October 8 wedding, Read Part 1 here, Part 2 here, Part 3 here, Part 4 here and Part 5 here (Noblesse et Royautes blog)

Speaking of weddings- huge thanks to our friends at Luxarazzi for translating RTL’s interview this week with Prince Louis and Princess Tessy of Luxembourg on the occasion of their tenth wedding anniversary.

Sculptures made by Prince Henrik of Denmark are featured in a Spanish exhibition (El Diario)

Great interview with Queen Margrethe released yesterday, sharing the story behind an embroidered tapestry she designed and will be presenting to Schlosskirche in Wittenberg next week. Her stance on Danish succession and smoking is also made rather clear (Der Spiegel)

While we will always shy away from politics here at Royal Hats, this interview with King Abdullah of Jordan is insightful (60 Minutes)

Princess Beatrice became the first member of the British Royal Family to complete a triathlon this week, all in support of charity (Daily Mail)

And to close out the week with something to warm your heart-  wonderful moments captured on Thursday (all by British photographer extraordinaire Chris Jackson) when a number of Canadian military families joined the Cambridges in Victoria for an outdoor children’s party. Charlotte’s hair bow is by Amaia Kids. So sweet

5 thoughts on “This Week’s Extras

  1. Queen Sonja looks absolutely amazing in her on-trend navy cape outfit – all the components of which I covet. The hat is kooky, but thanks to the balance provided by her love of ginormous eighties earrings, it works beautifully. Well worth a look in full size.

  2. I do not like smokers or smoking (brought up with one, ugh), but I give the marvellous Margrethe full marks for this reply in her enormously entertaining interview:

    SPIEGEL: You haven’t smoked a cigarette this whole time. Are you thinking of quitting smoking?

    Margrethe II: If there is anything I do not have in mind, then that would be it.

  3. Many thanks for the link to Queen Margarethe’s interview. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a ruling monarch voice her opinion on the function of modern monarchies this clearly. And it was not just some slogans she did put her thoughts within the context of Europe’s current situation (without going into politics) – very impressive.

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