President Sauli Niinistö of Finland and his wife, Jenni Haukio arrived in Copenhagen this morning for a two day state visit to Denmark.
Queen Margrethe wore the white fur trimmed flat pillbox-esque hat she wore in February for the sign language bible release, and for her Ruby Jubilee last year.
Mrs. Haukio wore a small cream rosette looped and feathered fascinator. She seems a fan of the fascinator- she also wore one for the first day of her state visit to Norway last October. This one just seems a little juvinile and twee, don’t you think?
Princess Benedikte wore a turquoise blue modified fedora-type hat with extended front brim. This was my favourite hat today- doesn’t Benedikte look fabulous?!
Crown Princess Mary repeated the Philip Treacy burgundy diagonal cloche she’s worn seven times before (most recently at Queen Margrethe’s Ruby Jubilee last year). I liked this hat the first six times she wore it but the shape is now looking a little dated to me. Princess Marie, however, seems to be debuting a new fascinator. It appears to be an eggplant purple straw cluster of flowers and leaves with feather trim. Without a clear photo it’s hard to make judgement on this hat but it’s looking awfully like a preschool craft project to me so far.
This short video of Queen Margrethe, Prince Henrik, President Niinistö and Mrs. Haukio arriving at the Palace also shows some great hat footage. I thought it was a pretty predictable hat day by the Danes today. What did you think? Which hat was your favourite?