Queen Margrethe in Hellerup, Aarhus and Bjerringbro

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.

Queen Margrethe, August 29, 2013 | The Royal Hats BlogQueen Margrethe, August 29, 2013 | The Royal Hats Blog

Queen Margrethe, August 29, 2013 | The Royal Hats Blog

Designer: unknown
Previously Worn: June 5, 2013, June 9, 2011

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.

Queen Margrethe, August 30, 2013 | The Royal Hats BlogQueen Margrethe, August 30, 2013 | The Royal Hats Blog

Designer: unknown
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.

Queen Margrethe, August 31, 2013 | The Royal Hats Blog Queen Margrethe, August 31, 2013 | The Royal Hats BlogQueen Margrethe, August 31, 2013 | The Royal Hats Blog

Designer: unknown
Previously Worn: July 1, 2013 May 29, 2013, May 14, 2013; September 11, 2009; June 30, 2008; February 20, 2008; September  12, 2007; June 7, 2007;  May 10, 2007

Photos from Hanne Juul, Image magazine via Kongehuset;  Niels Ahlmann Olesen via Berlingske;  Morten Hymoeller Laursen via Aarhus Statsgymnasium; and Jakob Stigsen Andersen via MJA.dk

9 thoughts on “Queen Margrethe in Hellerup, Aarhus and Bjerringbro

  1. I really love the red hat on her, red is her color, it brightens her up. I also like the wide brim hats better then any other on her. She is one classy lady/queen for sure!

      • She does look real nice in bright colors. I like the red hat except for the nubby net covering the hat. It looks like someone wrapped a red old fishing net on her poor hat.

  2. The first 2 she looks very ‘tourist’ casual – like a look she appears in when on her own vacations. I would think she might dress up a bit more for each of those occasions.

    • I might like the first two if they were worn with more flattering outfits (I’m afraid she looks very dowdy). The red hat is not only a great color and shape for Daisy but is worn with an outfit that actually looks good on her. Since the posts where you show the same hat with different outfits, I’m thinking that the outfit is just as important as that hat!

  3. The first two hats look like the same hat to me just different bands, (one plaid, the other green). I prefer the red hat. She does look better in larger brim hats I think. Red is a good color on her.

    • At first glance, I also thought they were the same hat. If you look closely at the brim, however, you’ll notice that the brim on the hat with the green band upturns just slightly on the side.

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