Prince Harry was in military uniform to present new colours to the Royal Air Force on Thursday (Kensington Palace)
The annual Ringsted horse ceremony at Gråsten Palace was rained out last Sunday. Does anyone do cheery rain gear better than Queen Margrethe?
Some noteworthy portraits released this week- Princess Märtha Louise in Spanish Vanity Fair in several matador (boater) hats and this beautifully dramatic shot of Flora Ogilvy in a black Garbo hat accompanied a recent interview.
Something we don’t often see from a member of the Imperial royal family- Princess Ayako of Takamado attended the Calgary Stampede in a Smithbuilt design, gifted to her in an official White Hat ceremony. Canadian readers may also enjoy this article about her stop in Victoria to visit friends from her time studying at Comosun College. The end of the article will make you smile (Victoria Times Colonist)
Some sweet hairbows from Amaia sported by a young princess on her visit to Poland and Germany this week
Did any hats catch your eye this week? Here are the ones that drew my attention:
Spectacular feather and dotted net trimmed cocktail hat by Bundle McLaren
Sneak peek at Jane Taylor’s autumn collection includes this amazing laser cut brim
Wonderfully trimmed black straw boater by Jo Mareem Millinery
Sharp and chic large brimmed panama hats from Jill Courtemanche Millinery
Lovely pink straw hat from Jane Taylor
A white leather fedora from Christie Millinery
And this very refined design with wide mushroom brim from Rachel Trevor Morgan
Photographer Paul Ratcliffe posted this reminder of an important anniversary on July 17 for the British Royal family- 100 years of officially being the House of Windsor.
Interesting articles on political dressing by the Cambridges this week in Poland and Germany (New York Times) and the British Royal Family’s dress code (BBC).
Lovely new portrait of the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall released for Camilla’s 70th birthday this week
Amazing shot of Princess Anne with an Abyssinian Eagle Owl shared by the British Monarchy
The Princess Royal catches two year old Abyssinian Eagle Owl 'Muggy' during her visit to the International Centre for Birds of Prey. The Centre is one of the oldest dedicated bird of prey centres in the world, and 2017 marks its fiftieth anniversary. Over the last 50 years the ICBP has become one the most respected ornithological and scientific centres for its long-term conservation work. 📷Kevin Fern
Sweet photo of Prince Nikolai and Prince Felix released by the Danish royal court for Felix’s 15th birthday
And we end the week with this wonderful shot released yesterday for Prince George’s fourth birthday
The Duke and Duchess are delighted to share a new official portrait of Prince George to mark His Royal Highness's fourth birthday tomorrow 🎈The photograph was taken at Kensington Palace at the end of June by Chris Jackson. The Duke and Duchess are very pleased to share this lovely picture as they celebrate Prince George's fourth birthday, and would like to thank everyone for all of the kind messages they have received.
Photo from Chris Bolan via The Calgary Stampede