The Swedish Royal Family were all in attendance yesterday for the Opening of Parliament. The day began with an inter-religious service at the Cathedral in Stockholm. In years past, the family has worn black and white and they continued this tradition for yesterday’s event. Queen Silvia wore what at first glance looked to be a large white pillbox wrapped in layers of gossamer straw. Upon closer inspection, however, the hat turned out to be a giant white doughnut with a huge bow at the back. From the front, I thought she looked lovely. The view from the back, however, was an entirely different question.
Designer: unconfirmed. I strongly suspect Fabienne Delvigne
Crown Princess Victoria also wore a hat but to much greater success! Her rigid black wool beret was trimmed with wool buttons and a single, curled feather. I don’t believe we have seen Victoria in a beret before and I thought this shape looked great on her. I just wish her hair would be a little less severe.
Princess Madeleine skipped hats altogether and went with a large black Chanel-type bow around her chignon. While it’s not a hat, the look on her is quite classic and elegant.
Crown Princess Victoria has my pick for best hat of this bunch. What do you think?
Photos from Corbis