Queen Margarethe of Denmark has had a busy week of hat wearing so far this week. Yesterday, she attended Marianne Christiansen’s installation as Bishop of Haderslev at the Haderslev Domkirke (Haderslev Cathedral). A short video of Margrethe entering the church can be seen on the cathedral’s Facebook page here. For this event, she wore a lovely red picture hat with raised brim and side bow detail. I suspect this hat is the same as the textured straw hat she wore back in 2008 for the 350th anniversary of the Royal Danish Life Guards (you’ll notice the shape of the brim and crown appear to be identical) but it’s just too hard to tell from this photo. Identification aside, I think the shape, proportion and colour of this hat are all perfect for Margrethe.
This morning, Margrethe attended the 275th anniversary of the Vallø Foundation (the foundation that supports Vallø Castle, a residence for unmarried, widowed and divorced women of noble decent). She wore the same black straw picture hat (with ruched band around the crown and a looped side bow) she wore while on a visit to England last summer. I suppose the shape is all right but compared to her usually millinery which is much brighter and bolder, this hat seems rather bland.
Which hat do you prefer?