Hold on to your hats, everybody -- it's time for more Hat Christmas delights!
Archive for the ‘HRH Princess Michael of Kent’ Category
Hop on the holiday train, hatters! It's Ladies' Day!
St. Paul's was simply lousy with royals today! Let's get this Jubilee party started, hatters!
Time to have a boat parade in the freezing cold rain, everybody! Good thing the ladies brought their hats along...
One's Diamond Jubilee looks to be off to a smashing start!
I was hoping to see one of the fabulous Kent tiaras on M-C tonight ... but we got brooches instead. C'est la vie.
But ... they're not just any set of daisy brooches. These include what we'll call the Argyll Diamond Daisies, two brooches worn by Princess Louise, one of Victoria and Albert's daughters, when she married the future Duke of Argyll in 1871. Louise was given the diamond daisies, which had been made by Garrard, by three of her siblings, Arthur, Leopold, and Beatrice. On her wedding day, the daisies were worn in her hair to help hold her lace veil in place.
Louise had no children, and eventually the daisies were given to Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent. On Marina's death, the daisies went to Marie-Christine, who seems to have combined them here with two other similar pieces.
So ... cool history on the pieces ... not such a cool look on the head, IMO. What do the rest of you think?
PHOTO CREDITS: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images
The stars have aligned, everybody: ZSA ZSA'S IN MONACO, wearing sleeves that you could hide snacks in and a cabbage flower sprouting from her ear. Mahvelous, dahlink!
PHOTO CREDITS: bekia.es
Zsa Zsa in the house!
Love this shape on M-C ... very glam stuff for a very glam lady. But the true swashbuckling glory of this hat doesn't come through until you see it from this angle:
Amazing. You just know she nicked this from a musketeer...
PHOTO CREDITS: Chris Jackson/Getty Images, BBC/YouTube
This morning, the role of Empress Michiko of Japan will be played by Her Royal Highness Princess Michael of Kent...
PHOTO CREDITS: Isopix
Two hats from the women of the Michaels of Kent family today -- the familiar puffy white pillbox on Princess Michael, and a gorgeous, cream-colored, wide-brimmed hat on her daughter-in-law, Sophie. Fab! (It was Sophie's first Trooping the Colour, too -- hooray! Didn't see her husband around anywhere, though.)