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 hat with trilby-style brim slightly raised around the back and wide plaid hatband.
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 the same hat, changing out the hatband for one in the same jade green as her jacket. The button on the hatband is a nice touch. Changing out hatbands to get more mileage out of a royal hat is something we seldom see… or maybe, seldom notice?!
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.
Photos from Hanne Juul via Kongehuset; Niels Ahlmann Olesen, Morten Hymoeller Laursen and Jakob Stigsen Andersen via Corbis