Queen Margrethe had a series of engagements last week that we need to catch up on! Last Thursday, August 29, Queen Margrethe opened the exhibition “Denmark and the Russian Empire 1600-1900” at Frederiksborg Castle. Later in the day, she commemorated the events of August 29, 1943 (when the Danish government resigned in response to a Nazi ultimatum given the day before) with a memorial ceremony the Memorial Park in Hellerup. Margrethe repeated her straw boater-type hat with plaid band around the crown. It’s a very vanilla hat that bores me a little but I suppose a boring hat is better than no hat at all.
On Friday August 30, the Danish Queen visited the Aarhus State Gymnasium (a secondary school) to unveil a new building extension and outdoor sculpture. For this engagement, Margrethe repeated another summery straw hat (I thought it was new at first but it’s a repeat!). This hat, a take on a traditional porkpie shape, looks to be made of natural straw and features a vibrant jade green band and button around the crown. I usually prefer Margrethe in hats with larger brims but this one looks quite fine on her. I particularly like the slightly domed shape of the crown and the subtle upturn on the brim.
Previously Worn: September 5, 2012
On Saturday, August 31, Queen Margrethe took part in celebrating Bjerringbro’s 150th anniversary. For this event, she brought out one of her old standbys- this red straw picture hat featuring a textured open weave straw detail on one side of the hat. Margrethe looks great in red and this classic shape and a large brim suits her well. I can see why it’s a hat she chooses to wear again and again.