The Takamado Princesses remembered their late husband and father, Prince Norihito, who passed away in 2002 (The Imperial Family of Japan)
Queen Margrethe brought back her dreaded blue beanie last weekend at the University of Copenhagen (PPE)
Prince Albert and Princess Charlene joined in a “March for Climate” today and brought young Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella along for a ride (Getty)
The Norwegian royals attended an outdoor memorial for last week’s attacks in Paris (Norwegian Royal Court)
The Imperial royal couple celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers (Imperial Family of Japan)
Princess Hisako wore a smart pillbox to open the JAPANTEX Interior Trend Show (Imperial Family of Japan)
The Duchess of Cambridge spoke at a conference for children’s mental health (Crown Chronicles)
Crown Prince Frederick of Denmark showed off his curling skills, throwing the first rock at the European Curling Championships in Esbjerg.
Prince Harry joined his grandfather to pay tribute at Westminster Abbey’s Field of Remembrance (Daily Mail)
The Imperial royal family hosted a traditional tea party to honour recipients of the Order of Culture and the Persons of Cultural Merit. Crown Princess Masako repeated her pumpkin bumper hat (Imperial Family of Japan)
Crown Princess Mary in a snug knit hat for the annual Hubertus Hunt (Svenskdam)
Christie’s opened an exhibition of photographs taken by Prince Nikolaos of Greece (Soundwall)
Great overview of the Earl of Wessex’s visit to Canada this week (Crown Chronicles)
Lovely new photos of the young Belgian princesses and princes (HLN)
Luxarazzi linked to this interesting interview by Archduke Imre about his great grandparents (Aleteia)
And finally, Queen Máxima and Crown Princess Mary both spoke at the 3rd World Conference of Women’s Shelters held at The Hague. Their speeches are below.
Queen Elizabeth was in Gloucestershire today to visit Imjin Barracks’ joint casualty and compassionate centre. For this event, she repeated her orchid purple hat with tall, domed crown and fuchsia arrow feather trim.
This profile view shows that this hat’s crown is not centred on its brim – there is an almost visor-like wider brim around the front of the hat and a very short brim at the back. This interesting design customizes a perfect fit for Her Majesty, placing the hat at the best possible spot on her head (tilted back a little to give a clear view of her face) without the back of the brim covering her neck.
Designer: Rachel Trevor Morgan
Previously Worn: March 20, 2015; December 25, 2014
Have any of you noticed a similar brim shape on any of the Queen’s other hats?
Photos from Getty as indicated
It seems that contemporary times are not the only ones when cocktail hats trimmed in soaring feathers were at the height of fashion. I adore the similarities in millinery (across almost 7 decades) between this royal grandmother and granddaughter.
Designer of Queen Elizabeth’s hat: unknown
Designer of Zara Phillips Tindall’s hat: Rachel Trevor Morgan
Photos from Getty as indicated
Princess Astrid of Belgium in a white Stetson during her visit to Canada this week (Blog Real)
Infanta Elena enjoying a day of riding with her daughter Victoria (Svenskdam)
The largest exhibition of Queen Elizabeth’s outfits (150 in total) will go on display next year at Buckingham Palace as part of her 90th birthday celebrations (Telegraph)
Thanks to the help of some eagle eyed readers, we identified two more orange hats worn by Queen Elizabeth. Stay tuned first thing tomorrow when we look at the largest owner of orange royal hats (not surprisingly, a member of the House of Orange)
The Duchess of Cambridge dazzled at two formal events this week. Kate wore some spectacular earrings originally belonging to her mother and to the late Queen Mother (Royal Order of Sartorial Splendor and The Court Jeweller)
For any Halloween enthusiasts- take a peek back at King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia’s 25th anniversary back in 2001 with Elizabethan dress code. It’s one of the few times we’ve actually seen royals in costume. (Royal Order of Sartorial Splendor)
And finally- Princess Leonore of Sweden wishes everyone a Happy Halloween. I think her royal antennae are a first here at Royal Hats! (Princess Madeleine of Sweden Facebook)