This Week’s Extras

Royal Hats

Queen Margrethe wore her blue beanie hat again last Sunday for the rededication of Silkeborg Church (Kongehuset)

Milliner Nicola de Selincourt shared a better view of the hat she made for the Countess of Snowdon (worn to the late Lord Snowdon’s Service of Thanksgiving April 7 ). The more I see, the more I like.

A recently worn hat #pillbox @royalhatsblog #millinerycouture

A post shared by Nicola de Selincourt, Milliner (@nicoladeselincourt) on

 

Princess Hanako of Hitachi repeated a white hat April 7 in Okinawa at the 11ith Ikebana International Convention. (Imperial Family of Japan)

Real fur is always a very controversial choice but I’m intrigued by Australian milliner Neil Grigg’s recycling of a vintage mink into a hat. How many moth eaten old fur coats are out there, waiting to be turned into glamorous hats?!

 Royal Hats

Charming anecdotes from personal encounters with Queen Elizabeth (Express)

Our thoughts go out to Crown Prince Frederick, Crown Princess Mary and family who lost their beloved dog of 12 years, Ziggy, last weekend

A memorial garden for the late Princess of Wales opened this week at Kensington Palace. It’s one of several tributes planned this year, the 20th anniversary year of her death. Pop over to the link below to see some stunning pictures.

And finally, the Belgian Court shared this video off Princess Eléonore playing her violin, with a special musical message at the end for her Papa.

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4 thoughts on “This Week’s Extras

  1. The Kensington Palace memorial garden for Princess Diana is absolutely stunning. I love how there are small pockets of color among the beautiful white flowers, which were her favorite. This garden is the perfect memorial for her.

  2. The Countess of Snowdon’s hat is really beautiful, even though I think the flower could be smaller. The waves in the straw are amazing, and the veiling finishes it so well.

  3. One thing is for certain, QM is determined to get her money’s worth out of that beanie. Unfortunately, I don’t think it is particularly flattering on her.

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