Queen Silvia and Princess Benedikte of Denmark both wore black straw hats for the funeral of Alice Trolle-Wachtmeister on Wednesday. The younger Swedish princesses were in hair bows and bands.
On July 12th, Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako attended the 53rd National Blood Donation Promotion convention in Akita. Crown Princess Masako wore an ice blue bumper hat to match her suit.
Queen Sonja wore a white wool beret with wool flower trim to open Riddu Riđđu, an international indigenous festival in Kåfjord in Nord-Troms (Royal House of Norway)
Grand Duke Guillaume sported a fedora at Wimbledon (Luxarazzi)
At the Oliver Brown top hat stand, salesman Charlie Mingay is doing a solid trade in antique, one-of-a-kind toppers. He explained: “The looms that makes this sort of plush silk have been out of production since 1968, so there is a finite supply, and a very high demand.” The most expensive of the black hats on display is £8,000. As of Friday morning he had sold eight, including one to Mike Tindall. The former England rugby captain has a surprisingly small bonce: a size seven. Or, as Mingay put it: “Big guy, peanut head.”
On July 9th, Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko attended the 100th anniversary of the National Welfare Committee in Tokyo. Empress Michiko repeated her large white raised rim saucer with pale grey bow.
I’m seeing boater hats are popping up all over the place (see here, here, here, and here!). Here are the other hats that caught my eye this week (I’d love to see what you are liking- please share in the comments!):
Colourful fedoras from Canadian brand The Saucy Milliner and vibrant trilbys from British Milliner Jess Collett
Beautifully sculpted black straw and crin hat by Texan milliner Bay Willow
Statement cocktail hat from Susanne Juul
Beautifully frayed sinamay rose cocktail hat from Bounce Your Millinery