Swedish King and Prince in the Great Outdoors

Last Wednesday,  King Carl Gustaf of Sweden and his son, Prince Carl Philip, both made hat appearances at events in Sweden. King Carl Gustaf visited town of Landskrona, a city that celebrates its 600th anniversary this year. He wore a grey wool fedora for the visit- not a hat you’d expect on a King, but a hat that this King wears very well don’t you think?

King Carl Gustaf  | The Royal Hats Blog

Prince Carl Philip opened the Royal Palace Spring, a cross country ski word cup competition that takes place around the Royal Palace of Stockholm. This year, the tenth year the sprint was held, this race was part of the FIS World Cup Final for the 2012-13 season. For his opening speech, Carl Philip wore a nondescript navy ski hat. Paired with the down coat and scarf, I would ordinarily have no issue with this hat… but with his suit and tie showing under his coat, there’s something about this look that just doesn’t work for me! What do you think?

Prince Carl Philip | The Royal Hats Blog

Photos from Stefan Lindblom / Stella Pictures via The Swedish Royal Court and The Swedish Royal Court

4 thoughts on “Swedish King and Prince in the Great Outdoors

  1. Finally – a men’s hat – although I want to discount the ski toque. For me these register very low on the fashion meter.

    • We’ll have to agree to disagree on the inclusion of ski hats, Gottfried, but I will do my best to include more men’s hats here. How about a series on military uniform hats?

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