Danish Royals Host Vietnamese State Visit

The Danish Royal Family welcomed Vietnamese president His Excellency Truong Tan Sang and Madam Mai Thi Hanh on a state visit to Denmark this morning (a video of the arrival can be viewed on the Danish Royal website here),  For this welcome, Queen Margrethe repeated the turquoise blue beret-style hat we saw her wear just last weekend in Sweden. Today’s photos however, revealed an element of this hat more clearly than we have seen it before- notice the stripe of beaded trim running diagonally across the hat (most visible in the third photo). It adds a bit of sparkle and interest, doesn’t it? I continue to really like this hat for Queen Margrethe.

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Designer: unknown
Previously Worn: September 16, 2013September 6, 2011April 29, 2011April 14, 2011April 16, 2010

Crown Princess Mary repeated one of her most frequently worn hats- a black wool picture hat with square crown, black straw brim and double feather trim. It is a versatile, clean and modern hat that looks great on Mary, particularly when she wears her hair in a chignon as she did today. I also really loved it paired with her teal blue coat.

Designer: Susanne Juul
Previously Worn: October 2, 2012; April 21, 2012; July 27, 2011; April 9, 2010October 5, 2010; September 6, 2009; September 23, 2006

Princess Marie repeated the hat she last wore in May for Prince Nicolai’s confirmation. A close look at this hat (see here) shows it is actually a navy straw fedora with a net veil wrapped around the crown and a silk flower on the side. I like to think of it as a “dressed up” fedora and I like it very much on Marie.

Hat Designer: unknown
Previously Worn: May 18, 2013, February 14, 2011

Princess Benedikte repeated her fuschia pink straw wide-brimmed picture hat but instead of wearing the brim down as she did last time, she turned it up on one side. I always thought the colour and shape of this hat was wonderful on Benedikte and seeing the added versatility of the brim today made me love it even more.


Hat Designers: unknown. I suspect it’s Susanne Juul
Previously Worn: August 3, 2013April 24, 2013

I thought the Danes’ millinery choices were fantastic today- certainly better than what we saw their Swedish cousins choose yesterday.  Which hat in Denmark today was your favourite?

Photos from Splash News via Corbis;  Keld Navntoft/Scanpix via Kongehuset

11 thoughts on “Danish Royals Host Vietnamese State Visit

  1. Maybe the silk tunic worn by Queen Margrethe was a gift brought by the guests, in which case is was very thoughtful of her. Or maybe Princess Mary brought it to the Queen. Didn’t Princess Mary visit Viet Nam not too long ago?

  2. I thought the hat showing was good for this greeting. I do like Margrethe’s blue hat, and think the embellishments are fine since she wears it with otherwise plain outfits. (And it isn’t quite as Teletubbyish as the very round one with the little stalk sticking out!) One technical question; is it certain Benedikte’s hat is the same as she’s worn previously? I know its basic structure is the same, but surely it’s very difficult to re-shape straw without actually steaming it? (Unlike felt or other materials.) Or at least to reshape it on one side; I can see you might ping the whole brim up or down all around, but does it have enough elasticity to retain a definite shape like an asymmetric brim without actually snapping the straws? (Or maybe her milliner did re-steam it!)

  3. I always liked this hat on Princess Mary but she almost always wears it with black. It’s so amazing with the blue coat and black accessories! She looks so stylish.

  4. Thats a possy of good lookin hats. I just love that pink one and wowee the brim can go two ways! Two hat’s for the price of one! LOL!

  5. I understand why Q Margrethe repeats this outfit, the colour suits her. The hat however is good in some pictures but very strange in other. It’s the decoration on top, I’d like to see the hat without it.

    • I really like the hat (I love the curling feathers) but I think it’s too much blue with the coat, skirt and blouse. Maybe if the blouse was a blue floral with other colors it would have been better.

  6. yes, this is the way to have a lady’s beret type hat – a bit more structure then what you showed up Princess Victoria (Sweden) had in her beret she wore yesterday or maybe it was today – I am west coast US and not too sure when that was now. This on on Margrethe does not look military at all. Be fun to see that line of ‘bling’ in a closer photo sometime when she wears it again. I love a royal who repeat wears items so soon to events as Margrethe sometimes does.

  7. I loved ALL of the hats chosen by the royal ladies of Denmark! I like Queen Margrethe’s hat even better this time with more of the detail visible than the last time I saw it. Princess Benedikte and Crown Princess Mary look very elegant. Princess Marie gets my vote for the best hat. Marie’s entire look is well put together!

    • I thought these hats were all very sharp. Most of them (except the turquoise blue one) were plainer hats but I think that makes them look very classy.

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