Christmas Eve with the Norwegian Royals

The Norwegian Royal Family were decidedly less formal with their Christmas millinery choices than their British royal cousins. On Christmas Eve, Crown Princess Mette-Marit and Princess Ingrid both turned up to church in warm knitted hats. I suspect these hats were chosen more for function than for appearance… but I think a woolen beret or cloche would have been preferable, especially paired with their lovely dress coats.

Crown Princess Mette-Marit, December 24, 2013 | The Royal Hats Blog Princess Ingrid, December 24, 2013 | The Royal Hats Blog

Photos from Gtres via Terra

6 thoughts on “Christmas Eve with the Norwegian Royals

  1. Ummm…NO! No, no, no, no, no! If gloves were not needed because of the cold then a different hat could have been worn. These hats are fine for skiing, but I think they look ridiculous for a Christmas Eve church service. Princess Ingrid is still a child so maybe it is fine for her to wear this type of hat, but Princess Mette-Marit is an adult. A nice wool beret would have looked much better and still would have served to keep their heads warm. Am I being too old fashioned and conservative? or is this an appropriate look?

    • Totally inappropriate in every way. Not just the hat but the entire outfit is hideous and shows a decided lack of effort on Mette-Marit’s part.

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