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?
Lady Frederick Windsor chose a white fascinator last weekend for her daughter Isabella’s christening (Daily Mail)
Prince George went on his first official royal engagement, joining his parents at The Royal International Air Tattoo yesterday. There is an extensive gallery of the event here and at this article (Getty Images and The Daily Mail).
The Dutch royal family posed for some great snaps during their annual summer photo call at their residence, Villa Eikenhorst. See a gallery here. (Getty Images)
And finally, the Danish Monarchy released this adorable, candid photo of Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik released taken at their summer home, Marselisborg Castle.
Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh continued Holyrood week today in Dundee, Scotland where they opened Slessor Gardens at the heart of the city, Leverhulme Research Centre and visited City Chambers and a tire factory. For this day of engagements, the Queen repeated the sky blue hat with wool silk covered crown, straw brim and floral trim that she first wore in Malta last fall.
I really like the mix of wool silk and straw on this piece, particularly on the sweeping brim (my favourite part of this design). What works less successfully, I think, is the fluted shape of the crown and the fussy trim, which I so want to twist back slightly around the side of the hat.
It looks like a lovely day was enjoyed by the royal couple- what do you think of the Queen’s hat?
Photos from Rex Features and The British Monarchy as indicated
Queen Elizabeth marked the fifth day of her ‘Holyrood Week’ of engagements in Scotland yesterday with numerous investitures and a garden party hosted at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh. For these events, she repeated a butter yellow straw hat trimmed with silk roses surrounded by green silk and yellow organza leaves. The silk flowers on this piece are exquisitely made (don’t they look picked fresh from the royal garden?!) and the subtle pattern woven into the parasissal straw gives a little bit of interest to the design’s simple shape. We have seen the Queen in several new yellow hats of recent and I think this one of the top.
Designer: Rachel Trevor Morgan
Previously Worn: June 19, 2015
The Duke of Edinburgh and the Earl of Wessex both looked dapper in their go-to grey felt and black silk top hats (Prince Philip’s teal tie with grey vest and hat make such a handsome combination). Princess Anne repeated the blue straw hat with diagonal crown, mushroom brim and maribou feather hat band that she unveiled at Ascot a few weeks ago. While all the trimming frou-frou on this hat makes it perfectly suitable for a garden party, I’m afraid I’m still not warming to this hat. Between the overtrimming and the odd dent on the front left side of the brim, this hat doesn’t cut it for me.
All in all a good day of hats for the British royals in Scotland, wouldn’t you agree?
Photos from The British Royal Family as indicated
King Philippe, Queen Mathilde and Princess Elisabeth were in Tongeren yesterday to take part in Kroningsfeesten, a religious procession takes place every seven years to commemorate the crowning of the miraculous statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary. For this event, the Belgian queen repeated her beautifully draped calot hat in royal blue ruched straw. The calot style works so well for Mathilde’s fine features and this shade of blue is so striking on her, particularly in combination with her orange and blue frock.
Click on the middle photo above to open a small gallery of photos taken at this event. What are your thoughts on this design?
Photos from Getty, Twitter and The Belgian Monarchy as indicated