Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway celebrates her 40th birthday today. To celebrate, we’re taking a trip back through time to look at how her her hat style has evolved since entering royal life.
Mette-Marit’s hats were initially quite simple and with minimal embellishment. The only statements we see here are the overly rounded or square shapes on the hat’s crown.
A few years into royal life, Mette-Marit wore a series of similar hats from Philip Treacy. The stronger shapes, larger brims and signature Treacy looped bow suited her well.
By 2006, Mette-Marit’s confidence in her royal role was displayed by a bolder millinery style….
… which included lots of fascinators!
More recently, Mette-Marit has moved to smaller, simpler, more streamlined pieces.
I have mixed feelings about Mette-Marit’s recent millinery choices- rumours are that the princess suffers from chronic headaches and if this is indeed the case, hat wearing might not be a comfortable option for her.
Photos from Getty as indicated