Susanne Juul ruffled brim hat

This is one of my favorite royal hats ever created by Susanne Juul and one I would dearly love to have for myself.

It was made for Crown Princess Mary who wore it in Copenhagen for the annual celebration of Danish Flag Day.

This is my favorite view of it.



Royal Ascot: Day Four Hats

My favourite hats for day four at Royal Ascot are worn by Her Majesty the Queen and Princess Eugenie.

Queen Elizabeth II

The titfers worn by the Queen at Royal Ascot thus far have seemed predictable and not very exciting. Although the colours have been luxe perhaps it was the “heaviness” of the brocade fabric which also matched the coat that I didn’t find very appealing.

No matter. I like Her Majesty’s hat today very well indeed. The colour is fabulous on her, I like the size and shape of the crown, “cartwheel” brim, and the silk flowers with straw twists decorating it. I even like the coat. Yes, indeed. Her Majesty looks most festive.

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Designer: Rachel Trevor Morgan

Princess Eugenie

Princess Eugenie looks terrific again today. She has certainly worn some lovely hats this Royal Ascot. Today she is wearing another navy hat this time with the same angled upturned brim but with yellow flowers sewn around the base at the front of the crown. And that dress. Gorgeous!

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Designer: Bundle McLaren.

Gorgeous hats worn by Zara Phillips Tindall

Here is a collection of gorgeous hats worn by Zara Phillips Tindall. Zara looks fabulous and is not afraid to experiment with the avante garde.

I have often wondered why Zara does not go by the title Princess. She is after all the granddaughter of HM The Queen and daughter of The Princess Royal.

So I looked it up and came across this:

While many little girls dream of being a princess, Zara Tindall (whose grandmother is the Queen herself!) is glad she grew up without a royal title.

Zara’s mother, Princess Anne, famously turned down Queen Elizabeth‘s offer to make her daughter a princess when she was born.

Zara, 34, and her older brother, Peter, 37, were not entitled to royal status by birth since titles can only be given to a monarch’s grandchildren through sons, not daughters. But the Queen extended a courtesy title to Anne’s children, which she declined.

Their father, Captain Mark Phillips, was a commoner and also turned down a title that would have been given to him as a wedding gift from the Queen when he wed Princess Anne.

“I’m very lucky that both my parents decided to not use the title and we grew up and did all the things that gave us the opportunity to do,” Zara told The Times in a recent interview.

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