Prince and Princess Michael of Kent took in the Salzburg Festival this week. It’s not technically a hat but Marie Christine’s getup has me scratching my head. WHY?
While it’s been a slow week of working royal hats, there have been numerous ones spotted at the Olympics. Third place goes to the synchro baseball hat wearing King and Queen of Sweden.
Silver medal for Olympic royal hat wearing goes to adorable Princess Ariane of the Netherlands, in a floppy straw design (she gets extra points for her impressive collection of Olympic pins displayed on her lanyard):
And the gold medal…. Queen Maxima’s straw fedora, which made multiple Olympic appearances. So chic.
Great overview of recent celebrations for Liechtenstein’s National Day here and here (Luxarazzi)
Crown Prince Naruhito, Crown Princess Masako and a Princess Aiko celebrated Japan’s first ‘Mountain Day’ national holiday with a hike in Matsumoto, Nagano last weekend. Imperial royals in plaid = happy claps.
I leave you this week with the hands-down winners for for royal cheerleading at the Olympics (with an honorable mention to young Nicolas of Sweden as posted here by his mum)
Photo from Rex Features and Asahi Shimbun
The Countess of Wessex attended an engagement with the Army Corps of Music way back in June that was not publicly reported until well after the event. Her hat was a repeated Jane Taylor design (Corps of Army Music)
Fascinating speech by Emperor Akihito on Monday included some not so subtle calls to the Imperial Household Agency for change (Imperial Family Of Japan)
Great glimpse into the everyday life of Princess Eugenie (Harper’s Bazaar)
The King and Queen of Bhutan visited Bumthang and Chumney this week and brought along adorable young Prince Jigme Namgyel (King Jigme Facebook). Check out King Jigme Khesar’s instagram here for more great photos.
The young Danish royals have been really enjoying their time at the Olympics
Such a lovely, summery snap of Queen Margrethe and her sisters, Queen Anne-Marie and Princess Benedikte taken to mark 80 years of Grasten Palace as the summer residence of the Danish Royal Family
Infanta Elena in her much loved cream fedora first, to celebrate her aunt Infanta Pilar’s 80th birthday last weekend (Semana) and again later this week on vacation in Mallorca (Getty). We see Elena in a lot of fedoras but the one she wore yesterday in Mallorca is undoubtedly my favourite so far. That is some raspberry fedora goodness.
Lovely photos of the Spanish royal family taken at their summer home Marivent Palace in Mallorca (Getty)
Prince Joachim, Princess Marie and family trekking in Brazil last weekend. They were all joined by Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary in Rio where they officially opened the Danish Pavillion at the Olympics. Note the LEGO mosaiac. (Danish Monarchy)
Princess Tsuguko of Takamado in a chic summer hat to open an art exhibition (Imperial Family of Japan)
Sarah, Duchess of York, was spotted in a smart black calot last weekend at the Ascot racecourse with her daughter, Princess Eugenie (Daily Mail)
Photo of the Danish royals on vacation in France shows Princess Athena in a sweet summer hat (Danish Monarchy)
Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser shared another snap of her June trip to Georgia where she wore a smart natural straw hat.
Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser shared a snapshot taken while on private visit to picturesque Lake Ritsa (a lake nestled in the Caucasus Mountains in north-western Georgia).
King Carl Gustaf in his trusty brown fedora at the World Equestrian Festival in Aachen
Princess Michael of Kent was spotted at Wimbledon in her straw visor
On Wednesday, Princess Alexandra visited the 3rd Battalion The Rifles, a Light Mechanised Infantry battalion based in Edinburgh who were tasked this year with mounting the Royal Guard at Holyrood Palace and Edinburgh Castle during Holyrood Week. For this visit, she repeated her pale natural straw hat with high, pork pie shaped crown and cartwheel brim, trimmed with a silk rose, widely woven white net tulle and a wide white hatband which finishes in a flat bow at the front. It’s been a while since we’ve seen this design at closeup range and the photo below shows a subtle diagonal pattern woven in the straw of this piece, visible on the straight sides of the tall crown. This is a lovely detail I’ve not noticed before.
We usually see Alexandra pair this blue suit with a matching blue hat but I thought this straw design made an alternately great pairing. What do you think of this hat?