This Week’s Extras

Royal Hats

King Carl Gustaf attended a farm seminar on sustainable food production on Wednesday, appropriately attired in his favourite fedora (Swedish Monarchy)

On Thursday, Princess Anne attend a party in Hamburg, Germany, marking the 91st Birthday of the Queen. She repeated her navy crin headpiece for the event.

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On Wednesday, Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko visited the tomb of late Prince Tomohito at Toshimagaoka Imperial Cemetery in Tokyo. Princess Akiko of Mikasa greeted them in a veiled black bumper hat.

Princess Akiko, June 14, 2017 | Royal Hats

Princess Olympia of Greece has taken another step into the modelling world with this Dolce and Gabbana campaign shot, shared by her mother. Her large black headpiece/hairbow is….um…interesting. Lady Amelia Windsor also took part in the campaign in a more regal headpiece.

For those of you who will be in Massachusetts in August –  Flora Ogilvy shared this snap from her childhood and announced an exhibition of her father’s landscape photography  will open on Nantucket Island August 11. James and Julia Ogilvy lived in the USA during the past academic year while Julia studied at the Harvard Divinity School.

Several hats have caught my eye this week:

Bundle McLaren’s vibrant peacock and purple percher with flowers
Laura Apsit Livens’ red rimmed saucer with nautical navy and white trim
Sarah Cant’s artfully sculptural perchers
Lifted Millinery’s beautifully curved lattice brimmed percher  
Susanne Juul’s sleek picture hat with stunning embroidered hatband
Cara Meehan’s romantic and glowing gold veiled beret with silk flowers
Rachel Trevor Morgan’s shocking pink cocktail hat studded in feathers
And if you want to stand out at Ascot, try East Village Hats’  large black saucer working clock
or Philip Treacy’s triangular masterpiece (in glass?), shown here on display at the Ritz Hotel

Royal Ascot windows at The Ritz Hotel in Picadilly, London. @ritzfinejewellerylondon

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Let’s take a minute to applaud milliners out there (without whom we would not have anything to oggle) who have been super busy over the past few weeks finishing creations for this year’s summer season. Rachel Trevor Morgan shared this photo, taken Friday in her studio, of new Ascot hats waiting for pickup, presumably all to be worn next week.

Royal Hats

Numerous tributes (Guardian, New York Times,  Telegraph, Kent Online) for Countess Mountbatten of Burma, who passed away last Tuesday at the age of 93.

Lovely shots shared by Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik of their 50th anniversary last weekend looking happy and relaxed aboard the royal yacht Dannesbrog.

Princess Charlene marked the Day of the African Child on Friday with a compelling statement on water safety.

The Swedish monarchy shared these sweet snaps of Prince Nicolas, who celebrated his second birthday.

And finally, Happy Fathers Day everyone! Clarence House and Kensington Palace posted these lovely images  in honour of today’s holiday.

Photo from Asahi

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6 thoughts on “This Week’s Extras

  1. Another delightful roundup of interesting stories and images, HQ!
    I love: Princess Olympia’s black hairbow – a great substitute for a fascinator on race day. The black colour dignifies it quite a bit – so glad it wasn’t in pink!
    Princess Anne’s navy headpiece is fair enough, but is lost on someone with a dark hair colour. When it comes to smaller hats, I think Anne is better suited by less froufrou and more clean lines and structure, e.g
    http://www.gettyimages.com.au/event/katie-price-and-leandro-penna-attend-cheltenham-festival-110406620#princess-anne-princess-royal-attends-gold-cup-day-of-the-cheltenham-picture-id110468043

  2. What a lovely array of hats you’ve posted from the milliners, HatQueen! I particularly love East Village Hat’s cheeky clock hat and the picture hat by Susanne Juul. (And an especially sweet photo of the Duke of Cambridge with his little boy!)

  3. When HatQueen posts her picks of great hats, I usually match them with a royal wearer. This week, I’m coveting the clock hat for myself. (I’d also like the lifestyle that would go with it!) 🙂

    Looking forward to Ascot!

  4. Seeing King Carl Gustav in his fedora reminds me of my late father who never went out without a hat in my childhood days of the 50’s and 60’s. (Of course my mother also wore hats, but I think of him today.) I still have a Stetson hat tin with a small green plastic hat in it which he received as a gift once. The idea was you took it to the shop and exchanged it for a hat you liked. Wouldn’t such a thing from Rachel Trevor Morgan be a wonderful gift?

  5. Princess Anne’s headpiece/fascinator has a lovely softness and lightness to it. The clever little folds on the top reminds me of flower buds (or pasta shells). The few blue feathers though are rather random, or maybe sprightly? We often see Princess Anne as more business like, so this is definitely a party look for her.

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