Norwegian Royals Celebrate National Day

The Norwegian Royal Family celebrated their country’s National Day today in Oslo and London. King Harald, Queen Sonja, Crown Prince Haakon, Crown Princess Mette-Marit and their children watched the annual National Day parade from the balcony of The Royal Palace in Oslo this afternoon. I just love how the King and Crown Prince turned up in dapper silk top hats for the parade.

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Queen Sonja repeated the red wool hat with crazy curved brim she wore in December 2011 for the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony. It reminds me of the red Susanne Juul hat that Princess Benedikte has worn several times. I can’t make up my mind about this hat – it’s both interesting and a little odd. I love that Queen Sonja is brave enough to wear it.

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Mette-Marit wore the same eggplant purple Mona Strand designed felt calot she wore to the Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony in December 2012 and for the Finnish State Visit in October 2012. I still don’t like how this hat perches on the back of her head but I’m less offended by it the more times I see it. It’s a great colour on her. And Prince Haakon in a top hat? There are no words for how handsome that man is.

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Over in London, Princess Martha-Louise attended Norwegian National Day events with her family, all dressed in traditional costume. She looks very festive, doesn’t she?

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It looks like a lovely day was had by all. Which of these hats was your favourite today?

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7 thoughts on “Norwegian Royals Celebrate National Day

  1. Queen Sonia’s hat is curled up like a snail shell and I think it’s so pretty for an older lady like us. Sometimes the young ones think we can only wear plain hats but this one is so elegant on a queen!

  2. I just love that grape purple hat on the back of her head. It leaves her beautiful face free and open to shine.

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