Queen Margrethe, Prince Henrik, Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary, Prince Joachim, Princess Marie and Princess Benedikte were all in attendance this morning for the official opening of Danish Parliament. As per tradition, the women were all in hats! Alas, it was all repeats today but a repeated hat is better than no hat at all, don’t you think? Queen Margrethe wore her charcoal grey koosh ball trimmed trilby. It felt a little informal for this kind of event but since it’s the second opening of parliament we’ve seen this particular hat, Margrethe obviously thinks it is just fine.
Crown Princess Mary repeated her staple black wool hat with straw brim and double feather trim. We have seen this hat a lot, and with many different outfits ( I think we’re going to put this hat up to the test in a “This or That” post!), and it always looks great. I think that’s a testament to how versatile this hat really is and how well Mary is suited to wearing hats. Princess Marie wore the black looped ribbon fascinator we first saw on her last month. It’s a little sedate for a fascinator but Marie wears it well. I thought she looked quite polished and elegant.
Princess Marie’s Hat Designer: unknown
Previously Worn: September 5, 2013
Princess Benedikte wore what I think might be a new hat. This chocolate brown wool bumper hat featured a tall, rolled upturned brim patterned with diagoal stripes. The stripes were an attractive touch although I’m not sure this style and colour is my favourite for Benedikte. We have seen her look so beautiful in more brightly coloured hats- I just don’t think this colour is for her.
Some minor quirks aside, they were an attractively hatted family today, weren’t they? Which one of these hats was your favourite?