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Last week, Princess Alexandra donned her tall natural straw hat with Pork Pie crown and veil trim to officially open the Lynwood Village near Ascot.

 

King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia in construction hats during their visit to Japan this week, inspecting progress on facilities for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Several new designs caught my eye this week:

Such a happy bright pink fedora with daisy chain hatband from UK milliner Nicola de Selincourt
Awed by the delicate 3D lace work on this mint straw button hat from UK brand Merve Bayindir
Pretty white vertical upswept saucer hat with feather flowers from Dublin milliner Aoife Harrison
Lovely gradient shades of layered hatbands on this black straw boater from Texan milliner Milli Starr
Beautifully lush and romantic floral headpiece from royal favourite Jane Taylor Millinery
Sorbet hues on these super chic fedoras from Canadian brand The Saucy Milliner
Classic colours & lines on this wide brimmed white saucer with navy lace from London based Ana Bella Millinery

And from London milliner Edwina Ibbotson, the springiest of spring statement picture hats. I can only imagine this piece (and this vibrant rainbow design by the same designer) are already reserved for Ascot!

 

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Very interesting article on royal relevance, race and the state of Britain written by Lady Gabriella Windsor’s former flame who had, for several years, a view from inside the palace (Vanity Fair). Not sure what his game is but it’s an interesting read nonetheless.

Stunning new pictures of the Dutch Royal Family released on Thursday (scroll right to see all shots)

Ook nieuwe portret foto’s van de drie prinsesjes én een nieuwe gezinsfoto.

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Queen Margrethe’s future burial sarcophagus has been completed. While clearly a piece of amazing craftsmanship, I’m afraid I still find it a bit creepy.

Several new photo released from the Swedish royal court including beautiful new pictures of Princess Adrienne and her parents and a series of very dashing new portraits of Prince Daniel.


Here’s a heartwarming one- a weary mum, travelling with young twins on a flight from Riga to Stockholm yesterday, received some royal help and encouragement on the flight.

And finally, a closeup look at the sweet white knitted bonnet Prince Louis sported at less than ten hours old for his big debut. So sweet.

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Empress Michiko in an icy blue saucer hat with folded silk bow on Thursday in Okinawa (Asahi Shimbun)

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The Swedish King and Queen accompanied Easter greetings with a casual photo of themselves enjoying the outdoors in cosy winter hats 

Zara Tindall in a grey ‘Jasmine Beanie’ from Barts last weekend at the Gatcombe Horse Trials held on her mum’s estate

Rachel Trevor Morgan Millinery staff supported brain tumour research’s “Wear A Hat To Work” campaign on Thursday with a quintet of stunning designs

Legendary milliner Marie O’Regan at the London Hat Week showing of a film about her work, ‘The Millinery Lesson’

The following new millinery designs caught my eye this week:

Restrained but very chic grey straw cap with folded bow from French milliner Veronica Marucci
Purple leather percher with vibrant feathers made by UK milliner Bundle McLaren for her mum
The prettiest oversize pale blue saucer with twist of tiny blossoms from UK brand Merve Bayindir
Creative touch on this grey felt fedora’s hatband by UK based Camilla Rose Millinery
These lovely flower trimmed hats from Fabienne Delvigne’s new spring couture collection. I have a hunch we’ll see several of these pieces (or variations on these pieces) on several royal heads this season.

And the most stunning blue leather pillbox percher with hand beaded leaf trim by Dutch milliner Wies Mauduit (a familiar commenter here on Royal Hats!). The leaves are beautifully constructed and their placement is absolutely perfect on this hat (check out her  (also check out her exquisite picture hats). Wies- your stunning designs deserve to be worn on royal heads!

 

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Queen Margrethe opened the Aarhus exhibition on her wardrobe

Lovely portrait shared by Prince Hussein with his father and younger brother, Prince Hashem

And we kick off Easter weekend festivities with these snaps of the Monaco royals watching a Good Friday procession from the royal palace balcony

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King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia in cosy winter hats on their annual Swiss ski vacation

Princess Camilla of Bourbon-Two Sicilies and her daughters, Princess Maria  Carolina and Princess Maria Chiara, in chic winter hats during their recent holiday in Switzerland


Princess Clothilde of Savoy in an interesting, intricately beaded mask at the Dior spring show in Paris at the end of January.

Princess Märtha Louise in a patriotically-hued knit hat at the Paralympic Games in South Korea

Pauline Ducruet in a black felt hat at Christian Dior’s 2018/2019 fall/winter collection fashion show February 27 at the Rodin museum in Paris

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Did you catch the release of the 2018 Ascot style guide this week?!

The Prince of Wales and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in construction hats to open the London Power Tunnels Project on March 7 and visit the Northern Spire bridge project February 21

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The following new millinery designs caught my eye this week:

Striking brimless red felt hat with beautifully stitched leaf trim from Aussie brand Rachael Henderson Millinery
Purple straw oblique saucer with silver silk trim from UK milliner Dillon Wallwork
The prettiest cream straw ruffled percher with floral and net trim from Rosie Olivia
Stunning shape on this unembellished blue felt stylized fedora from Danish milliner Susanne Juul
Black straw folded headpiece from Scottish milliner Maggie Mobray
Bold green and navy straw colour blocked fedora from American brand Lifted Millinery
Charming percher from Tasmanian milliner Cessiah Alice with pink leather base and oversize pompom dahlia
Italian milliner Guilia Mio, who is now based in the UK, recently won the Parkins Fabric competition hat making competition with this red felt design with stunning handmade felt and feather flowers which wowed judge Rachel Trevor Morgan. The cream straw boater with rainbow feather trim from her upcoming spring collection has also caught my eye.

And this incredible literary themed headpiece from British milliner Bee Smith.

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A new Swedish princess arrived early yesterday morning. The photo shared here was taken by her father- we’ll learn her name on Monday morning. Congratulations and best wishes to Princess Madeleine, Chris, Princess Leonore and Prince Nicolas on this new addition to their family.

 

Prince Philip and Princess Danica of Serbia presented their newborn son, Prince Stefan, at the Royal Palace in Belgrade on March 2

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Beautiful photos last week of the Dutch royal family on their annual ski vacation in Austria

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We end the week with a cheekily well timed photo snapped of  Princess Märtha Louise at Kurland School in Sarpsborg on Wednesday

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King Carl Gustaf in his trusty fedora last weekend for a visit to Vilhelmina

The Belgian King and Queen with their four children, all in cozy hats while on a skiing holiday

Crown Prince Haakon has been spotted at numerous Winter Olympics events in Pyeong Chang this week in a navy wool hat with Norgwegian flag. On Wednesday, Crown Princess Mette-Marit visited the site for the future Cathedral of Hope, to be built with recycled plastic gathered from the ocean, in a floppy navy wool hat. (Royal House of Norway)

Tatiana Santo Domingo Casiraghi shared this throwback photo to a past visit to Carnival in Rio in a floral crown

The following new millinery designs caught my eye this week:

Oversize pale blue saucer with crin brim edge and pastel trim by UK milliner Merve Bayindir
Jewel toned trilbys with textural patterned hatbands by new UK brand Karasu London
Exquisite design in pleated pink crin from Munich based milliner Nicki Marquardt
Très chic rain hat in maroon water repellent cotton from Australian milliner Helen Kaminsky
Sculpted sky blue straw saucer percher with lace trim from UK brand Layla Leigh Millinery
Coral straw boater with bows and net overlay from Australian brand Millinery Jill
Striking tri-colour blocked oversize fedora with flying bow from UK milliner Lisa Tan
Teal leather pillbox base percher with giant spring bloom from Tasmanian Cessiah Alice Millinery
Lovely use of black net on this felt design with pork pie crown from Australian milliner Meg Rafter

I don’t imagine we’ll see these on royal heads but the saucer and percher designs trimmed with food by Israeli milliner Maor Zabar are most certainly memorable.

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Princess Märtha Louise, who is an accomplished equestrian, showed that talent for this sport has passed to a new generation of Norwegian royal family members with this video of her daughter Leah’s first international competition.

The entire Danish royal family joined Queen Margrethe to watch soldiers from the Royal Guard bring Prince Henrik’s remains to Parliament’s church in Copenhagen last night, where it will remain for members of the public to visit until Monday.

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The Royal House of Norway released a new photo of Princess Ingrid last weekend, taken by her father Crown Prince Haakon, to mark her 14th birthday.

King Carl Gustaf in his trusty fedora and Queen Silvia in a fur hat on Tuesday for their visit to Kiruna (Swedish Monarchy)

Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel, Princess Estelle and Prince Oscar in cosy knit wool hats to open a multisports facility in Daniel’s hometown on Thursday.  The prince also donned hockey gear for a charity match.

Her Majesty Margareta, Custodian of the Crown, celebrated her nation’s Union Day on January 24 in a black wool hat with a brown fur cuff bumper brim (Royal Family of Romania)

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Princess Kiko wore a new black felt cloche with diagonal crown wrap on Wednesday to the Japanese Olympic team’s send off to the Pyeong Chang Olympics. While so similar to Queen Elizabeth’s diagonal wrapped crown cloche hats, this one somehow feels much more modern and sleek.

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Also on Wednesday, Princess Alexandra wore a black hat with grey faux fur cuff brim for a visit to The Old Moat Garden Centre in Epsom.

The following new millinery designs caught my eye this week:

Feathered Philip Treacy masterpieces here and here on the Valentino show runway in Paris
Interesting shape on this teardrop saucer with silk rose trim by Jane Taylor
Black leather button with net veil brim and cream leather flowers from Australian brand Millinery Jill
Two brimless designs from Bundle McLaren with a wonderful feather flourish and green feather overlay 
Lavishly trimmed cocktail hat by Australian brand Millinery by Mel proves brown hats aren’t always boring
Classic black straw upsweep with white feather flowers from Marilyn Vanden Berg
Bumper with the most charming bow in the loveliest shade of blue from UK brand Mind Your Bonce
Sharp red straw boater with striped navy and white ribbon trim from Australian milliner Julia Watson
Simple, wearable but beautiful grey felt hat with upturned brim from Dutch milliner Myra van de Korput
A  trio of whimsically embellished helmets from New York milliner Carol Markel

And an exquisite lace, silk flower and net veil headpiece from Vivienne Sheriff’s upcoming summer collection.

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Congratulations to Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank on the announcement of their engagement. While we’ve yet to hear details, this means potentially two major hatted events (in addition to Trooping the Colour and Ascot etc.) for the British Royal Family in 2018. BRING ON THE HATS.

Peek at the lovely photo King Albert and Queen Paola used for their Christmas card this season

Prince Jacques of Monaco and Princess Gabriella of Monaco accompanied their parents last night for the annual ceremony of Sainte-Devote

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We end this week with a The Prince of Wales reading “My Heart’s In The Highlands”, shared in honor of poet Robert Burns’ birthday yesterday.

Photos from The Asahi Shimbun via Getty; Daniel Angelescu via the Royal Family of Romania

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Quick note before we get into the news- I’m setting off on vacation today until October 20. I have prepared a post to keep you entertained each day while I am away and have kept comments open for you to chat among yourselves and share any hats worn that day. Between the Danish opening of parliament next Tuesday and the Dutch state visit to Portugal the week after, there will certainly be hats for you to share and discuss. See you in three weeks!

King Carl Gustaf and Prince Carl Philip of Sweden in military berets on Tuesday in Sörmland

The Duke of Cambridge accompanied Queen Elizabeth to church last Sunday in Scotland

Princess Annemarie of Bourbon Parma in a large, rounded beige pillbox in Italy

Queen Rania and King Abudllah attending their nation’s annual Flag Parade yesterday held at the Royal Hashemite Court’s Al Rayah parade ground.

Princess Kiko in a simple, cream, short brimmed hat with pleated ecru hatband this week in Chile.

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A number of new designs stood out to me this week:

Stylised black and white fedoras with saucy brims from Melbourne Based Millinery Jill
Striking red looped ‘half turban’ with black and cream poppies from Louise MacDonald
Major statement halo hat in orange and turquoise straw from Felicity Northeast millinery
Retro fuschia felt hat with black patent leather hatband and bow from Rachel Trevor Morgan
Citrus hued leather percher with oversized magnolias from Melbourne based Murley & Co. Millinery
Stunning vertical saucers in black felt and gold straw from Irish brand Montgomery Millinery
Black boater with lace applique trim from Melbourne based Ezara/J Millinery
Red felt fedora with detachable flower trim from Bundle MacLaren

And this beautiful black teardrop cocktail hat with crin trim from Tracy Miller Designs.

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Charming retelling of a young photographer’s sitting with the Queen at Balmoral (Guardian)

Saudi King Salman made a landmark decree this week that will allow women some long awaited freedom (Reuters)

Queen Rania shared this sweet snap this week in celebration of Princess Iman and Princess Salma’s birthdays

Prince Albert and Princess Charlene attended the inaugural ‘Monte-Carlo Gala For The Global Ocean’ gala on Thursday night in what might by my favourite evening look for the princess to date.

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The Dutch monarchy released stunning new portraits of Queen Máxima, Princess Amalia, Princess Alexia and Princess Arianne, taken by Erwin Olaf

We end the week with a clip of Prince Harry watching volleyball at the Invictus games, seated next to Hayley and Emily Henson, wife and daughter of Harry’s friend, former Invictus athlete David Henson. So sweet.

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Great coverage over at Luxarazzi of the wedding of Princess Marie-Gabrielle of Nassau and Antonius Willms with this this post identifying most of the fashion  and official portraits from the event

Queen Margrethe in a familiar red hat to celebrate Copenhagen’s 850th anniversary last weekend (Danish Monarchy)

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King Carl Gustav in a fishing hat on Tuesday during a visit to Mörrumsån to discuss salmon and trout stock (Swedish Royal Court)

Princess Anne and Zara Tindall in casual hats for the Whatley Manor International Horse Trials this week

Princess Theodora of Greece shared this snap from her work on the film “Little Boy”. She wears 1950s milliney so well!

Princess Marie of Denmark visited the Danish Emergency Management Agency’s chemical lab. She and Princesss Benedikte  joined other members of the family yesterday for the funeral of one of Prince Henrik’s close friends.


Autumn/Winter 2017 collections are showing up online and while I’m still enjoying sunny, summery days (and food!) in my part of the world, these wintry designs were too beautiful not to catch my eye:

Sharp wool boater with black leather flower trim from Mind Your Bonce Millinery
Teal button cocktail hat with tall ruffle made by Sally Ashlin at Georgiana Millinery
Wool fedoras in the most luxuriously wonderful jewel tones from British milliner Philip Ian Wright
Wonderful beaded crown on this oversized fedora by Jane Taylor
Beautiful sculpted cloche hats- white from Bay Willow Designs and pink from Tracy Chaplin Millinery
Vibrantly hued silk and velvet turbans from Nerida Fraiman
Lovely leaf trimmed powder pink beret base cocktail hat from Rosie Olivia
Unexpected and interesting mix of grey felt and white windowpane crin from Cara Meehan London

And just when we thought Philip Treacy had done everything that could possibly be done to a hat, a peak at his upcoming Autumn/Winter 2017 collection looks like it will feature zippers. Unexpected, and amazing!

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Sad news about Prince Henrik’s health released by the Danish Royal Court this week.

Archduke Christophe and Archduchess Adélaïde  of Austria welcomed their second daughter, Archduchess Sophia

The Swedish royals shared this photo of their newest member, Prince Gabriel, taken by his father

Flora Ogilvy shared this snap of her parents and brother taken at their Nantucket summer home

A certain young prince enjoyed his first day of school this week, documented with a wonderful photograph taken by Chris Jackson below. The Prince of Wales had some fun remarks about the start of his grandson’s academic career. 

 Photo from Thorbjørn Fessel via The Danish Monarchy