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Queen Margrethe repeated her lovely pale blue hat to open a Clay Ceramic Museum in Middelfart (Danish Monarchy)

Emperor Akihito carried on the tradition of planting rice at the Imperial Palace. (Imperial Family of Japan blog)

Princess Kiko wore a demure navy pillbox hat for the 1200th anniversary of the Koyasan Shingon branch of Japanese Buddhism (Imperial Family Of Japan)

Prince Michael of Kent, Honorary Admiral of Association of Dunkirk Little Ships, viewed the Dunkirk 75 flotilla from HMS Trumpeter on Thursday (Ministry of Defence)

The Chelsea Royal Hospital Grounds is home to both the Chelsea Flower show and the Chelsea Pensioners- learn more about this group (and their wonderful tricorne hats) in this great article  (Royal Central)

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Prince Harry’s Sentebale garden at the Chelsea Flower show brought rave reviews from critics, family members and his proud granny (The Daily Mail). Watch his interview with the BBC here.

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Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg in a simple navy pillbox for the 70th Anniversary of the end of WWII last weekend (Cour Grand Ducal de Luxembourg)

On Tuesday, members of the British Royal Family attended a memorial for the late Duke of Wellington (Daily Mail)

Princess Anne held a reception to acknowledge some hard working teens (Bucks Press)

Princess Alexandra of Kent opened a retirement village in Hampshire (The British Monarchy)

Lovely coverage on Prince Sébastien of Luxembourg’s university graduation (Luxarazzi). You can also see a photo of Grand Duke Henri and Prince Sébastien here

Some young British royal cousins having great fun at the Windsor Horse Show (Daily Mail)

Infanta Elena in one of her chic fedoras for a book release in Lorca (Hola)

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Great interview with Prince Harry last weekend in New Zealand (Sky News). Early this week, he participated in a traditional Maori Haka at the Linton Military base (New Zealand Herald)

Swedish Monarchs Support Artists

On Monday King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia attended an annual celebration of Swedish art at Waldemarsudde, home of the late Prince Eugene. Prince Eugene,  an accomplished landscape painter in his own right, created a Swedish Artists’ Support Fund Foundation in 1937 and Monday’s festivities were in support of this fund. For this event, which also saw the royal couple place flowers at Prince Eugene’s grave, Queen Silvia repeated the turquoise straw pillbox she wore for the King’s Ruby Jubilee.  It’s a great hat for her and together with her printed turquoise silk suit and bouclé coat, makes for a multi textured and vibrant ensemble.

Queen Silvia, May 11, 2015 | Royal Hats

Queen Silvia, May 11, 2015 | Royal Hats

Queen Silvia, May 11, 2015 | Royal Hats

Designer: unknown
Previously Worn: September 15, 2013

Photos from IBL via Svenskdam

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Queen Elizabeth wore a Rachel Trevor Morgan hat for her visit to the Jockey Club on Monday (Jockey Club)

Princess Beatrix opened an a WWII exhibition last weekend at the Curaçao Museum (NOS)

Crown Princess Victoria shows she is a great sport with a young fan (Scandinavian Royals Twitter) while on a recent trip to Norway (Svenskdam)

Beatrice Borromeo joined the Crown Princess Mette-Marit and Princess Maertha Louise for some Earth care on the Norwegian coast (Beatrice Borromeo Twitter)

Camille Gottlieb with her mum and siblings in New York this week (Svenskdam)

If you’d like to knit your own version of Princess Charlotte’s newborn bonnet, a here is a pattern (Ravelry). According to the Spanish shop where the bonnet was purchased, the young princess wore it upside down (Daily Mail)

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The Swedish Royal Court  released new photos of Princess Estelle

Princess Estelle, May 2015

Photo Kate Gabor Kungahuset.se / Photography Kate Gabor, The Royal Court, Sweden

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Princess Akiko and Princess Yoko of Mikasa in lilac gowns and cream hats for the Spring Grand Ritual at the Yasukuni Shrine last weekend (Imperial Family of Japan)

Princess Estelle joined her Grandfather to celebrate his birthday (Svenskdam)

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Saudi Arabian King radically broke away from tradition with a new succession plan (BBC) Here’s a profile on the new Crown Prince (Daily Mail)

Queen Mathilde fullfilled the dream of several Make-A-Wish Foundation participants and hosted them for tea  (Place Royale)

Wonderful wishes have been pouring in for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the birth of their daughter this morning. More literal tributes from The Royal Navy, the Tower Bridge, and the fountains at Trafalgar Square are particularly memorable. A royal salute will happen Monday afternoon.

A New Royal Hat Wearer in Great Britain

As you have certainly already heard, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge welcomed a new baby daughter this morning in London. At less than 12 hours old, the new Princess of Cambridge made her public début an hour ago sporting a beautiful cream knit hat.

Baby Cambridge, May 2, 2015 | Royal Hats

Designer: Spanish boutique Irulea
The little princess, whose name has not yet been released, thus becomes the youngest royal hat wearer here on Royal Hats! We will undoubtedly all have great fun following her hats in years to come.
I’m sure you join me in wishing our heartfelt congratulations to the Duke and Duchess, and to big brother Prince George.
Photos from Getty as indicated

Swedish Royals Visit Vatican

Queen Silvia, Princess Madeleine, Princess Leonore and Christopher O’Neill attended an audience with Pope Francis today at the Vatican. As per tradition, the royal women wore black lace veils for the visit.

Swedish Royal Family, April 27, 2015 | Royal Hats