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!
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!
On the occasion of Good Friday, https://t.co/JOOjYrRe1H. Prince Albert II, Princess Charlene, accompanied by their children, Hereditary Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriela followed the traditional Procession of Christ-Death from the windows of the Palace. pic.twitter.com/0EyYpdYKAc
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.
King Carl Gustaf in his trusty fedora last weekend for a visit to Vilhelmina
Yesterday, King Carl Gustaf visited Vilhelmina. The king arrived in a steam locomotive from 1908. He said "[Vilhelmina is] A part of Sweden where people are proud of their country. But also, by tradition and perhaps by necessity, are accustomed to taking their own initiatives." pic.twitter.com/u4zEbPtlQ9
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.
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.
Victoria and Daniel brought Estelle and Oscar in Daniel's home town Ockelbo for the opening of a new multisports hall this afternoon 😍 Daniel's parents were there too pic.twitter.com/7niUWlT89U
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.
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.
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
I was surprised to find this Christmas card in the mail today! The card came in 6 weeks after I’ve sent them mine. It’s such a lovely card from King Albert and Queen Paola and it’s A5-format. 😍 pic.twitter.com/v9c3bOkH60
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!
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.
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!