Danish Queen in Iceland

Queen Margrethe of Denmark is visiting Iceland this week. For the second day of this visit yesterday, she debuted a new hat. This hat, in scarlet wool felt, was trimmed with a tweed and black fabric band around the crown and wide tweed edging around the brim (this tweed fabric was the same fabric as her skirt and the collar of her jacket). It is quite a bold hat and I think I would like it without the tweed edging on the brim. What do you think?

Queen Margrethe, Nov. 13, 2013 | The Royal Hats Blog

 

Queen Margrethe, Nov. 13, 2013 | The Royal Hats Blog Queen Margrethe, Nov. 13, 2013 | The Royal Hats Blog

 

Photos from Billed Bladet and MBL

8 thoughts on “Danish Queen in Iceland

  1. I glove this color on her, the hat, well, the tweed band is to big and the black band should be smaller, the entire shape of the hat is great, only the bands are toooo big, smaller they wouldn’t look like they where overpowering the hat. As someone said, a black skirt would pull the outfit more together. Yet she does look very nice!

  2. She looks very nice in this shade of red, and I really like the hat. The hat and jacket with matching tweed trim look good together. I do think that a black skirt would have pulled the whole outfit together better than the tweed skirt did. I think she looks wonderful here, but I agree with beachgal that the skirt is what is keeping it from being FABULOUS. I normally do not care for round crowns,but Queen Margrethe totally pulls it off, because this hat shape looks great on her.

  3. Very snappy! I do like the tweedy trim on the brim edge – however over-all, I would have paired the suit jacket with a red skirt and just let the brim trim and the trim on the jacket in tweed coordinate together. I think for my eye, it’s the skirt that is putting up a bit of a fight here. She looks great in this shade of tomato red.

    • I agree. I think the skirt makes the outfit too busy.
      The only problem with making a hat that matches a suit like this one is that as soon as the suit wears out or doesn’t fit, you can’t wear the hat anymore. If they had just done the ribbon around the hat (not around the brim part) they could later change it for something else and match it to a new outfit. Although, I suppose queens don’t have to worry about those sorts of things! They can just get a whole new outfit and hat.

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