Queen Elizabeth attended church this morning in a lime green straw cloche with stovepipe crown, silk covered brim and feather trim we’ve not seen for a long time. The Duchess of Cornwall wore a taupe straw beret percher that I think was new.
Earl of Wessex attended the first performance of the 2017 Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo in the grounds of Edinburgh Castle.
The Earl of Wessex has been in Edinburgh, where he attended the first performance of the 2017 Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo in the grounds of Edinburgh Castle. The @edinburghtattoo is an annual series of military performances by the British Armed Forces, Commonwealth and international military bands that forms part of the Edinburgh Festival. Also in Edinburgh, The Earl, Patron of the Edinburgh International Festival, attended the opening concert of the 2017 Festival. 2017 marks the 70th anniversary of the festival and the opening concert of Haydn’s ‘Surprise’ Symphony and Mendelssohn's Symphony No 2 ‘Lobgesang’, also opened the first festival in 1947. The Earl became the @edintfest Patron earlier this year, making him the third Royal Patron, following The Queen and Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother.
Princess Marie shared this photo of her daughter’s first day of school Friday in a sweet, embellished headband
Princess Camilla of Bourbon Two Sicilies donned a straw cowboy hat for lunch with Elton John in St. Tropez
A number of hats caught my attention this week:
Navy and cream striped and textured boater from Lisa Tan
Light as air pink pleated crin cocktail hat from Bundle McLaren
For autumn, William Chambers’ striking black and silver “Mirror Burst” design
Sculptural saucer in natural straw from Tracy Chaplin
Wonderful movement on this cream and navy design from Melbourne based The Essential Hat
And this straw fedora with striped hatband from Nicola de Selincourt with its subtle but oh-so fresh colour scheme
Prince Laurent landed himself in hot water again (Politico.eu) while Prince Henrik of Denmark added more fuel to the fire set by his recent announcement he won’t be buried with his wife (The Independent). I’ll refrain from adding commentary except to refer to Royal Musings’ response to Henrik’s latest interview. ‘Nuff said.
James Ogilvy’s exhibition of landscape photography opened this week on Nantucket Island. You can read a review and see some pieces from the exhibition here
Crown Prince Frederick and Crown Princess Mary are on a sailing holiday with their children. They shared these snaps during visits to Møns Klint and Faaborg