Birthday of Princess Benedikte

Royal Hats

Princess Benedikte of Denmark is celebrating a milestone birthday today. As the younger sister of Queen Margrethe, we don’t see Princess Benedikte at many royal events but when we do, she is hard to miss. Her hat style is vibrant, textured and full of personality. To offer our own congratulations for her 70th birthday today, here is a look back at some of her colourful hats.

Princess Benedikte, June 1964 | Royal Hats Princess Benedikte, July 9, 1999| Royal Hats Princess Benedikte, October 17, 2000 | Royal Hats Princess Benedikte, May 13, 2004 | Royal Hats

June 1964; at Princess Alexia’s wedding, July 9, 1999; in New York in Oct. 2000; May 13, 2004

Princess Benedikte, May 12, 2004 | Royal Hats Princess Benedikte, April 2, 2005 | Royal Hats Princess Benedikte, May 5, 2005 | Royal Hats Princess Benedikte, March 29, 2006 | Royal Hats

At Copenhagen City Hall, May 12, 2004; Celebrating Hans Christian Andersson’s 200th birthday in April 2005; 
Commemorating the 60th anniversary of Danish Liberation from WW II in May 2005 ; March 29, 2006

Princess Benedikte, January 21, 2006 | Royal Hats Princess Benedikte, May 9, 2007 | Royal Hats Princess Benedikte, October 7, 2008 | Royal Hats Princess Benedikte, August 23, 2008 | Royal Hats

At Prince Christian’s baptism January 21, 2006; May 9, 2007; Opening Parliament October 2008;  August 23, 2008

 Princess Benedikte, October 5, 2010 | Royal Hats Princess Benedikte, January 14, 2012 in Susanne Juul | Royal Hats Princess Benedikte, July 26, 2012 in Susanne Juul | Royal Hats

April 14, 2011; Opening Parliament October 5, 2010; Queen Margrethe’s Ruby Jubilee Jan 14, 2012; July 26, 2012

Princess Benedikte, March 8, 2013 | Royal Hats Princess Benedikte, April 22, 2013 in Susanne Juul | Royal Hats Princess Benedikte, August 4, 2013 | Royal Hats Princess Benedikte, March 18, 2014 | Royal Hats

March 8, 2013; April 22, 2013; Opening a Rose Festival  August 4, 2013; Turkish state visit March 18, 2014

I appreciate Princess Benedikte’s bold and colourful hat style and the adventurous way she is not afraid to try modern, structured shapes. In the over-60 royal crowd, her hats are among my favourites (the red wool stacked beret above is utterly fantastic!). What do you think of Princess Benedikte’s millinery wardrobe?

Photos from Keystone/Stringer, Adrian Dennis, Chris Hondros, James Whatling, and Antony Jones via Getty; Bernd Settnik via Corbis;  AFP/StringerAntony Jones, Chris Jackson, Mark Cuthbert, Niels-Henrik Dam, and Marco Prosch, via Getty; Patrick van Katwijk via Corbis; Svenskdam; Albert Nieboer via Corbis; All Over Press via SvenskdamNiels Henrik Dam via Kongehuset; UgeavisenFyens; and Patrick van Katwijk via Dutch Photo Press


17 thoughts on “Birthday of Princess Benedikte

  1. I love the purple furr ball, too! Normally, I would not like that type of hat, but in that color and with that outfit it looks really great!

  2. Only now getting to see this favorites are the red stacked beret…perfect! And that purple fur…spectacular!!

  3. As I was looking through the collection of pictures, it occurred to me that these various hats make her a chameleon of sorts. They bring out different aspects of her persona.

  4. Benedickte is one Royal I’d *REALLY* like to meet! She’s just lovely and elegant, but seems very down-to-Earth and approachable. Her hats are wonderful!

  5. I think Benedikte shares Margrethe’s taste for more interesting hats – they are rarely bland. What strikes me is that on the whole, I’d say they are more successful than Margrethe’s own selections, which, while not bland, tend to include quite a high proportion of what I might call non-successes. It helps that she doesn’t seem to be subject to the dreaded hat-baldness that sometimes afflicts Margrethe.

  6. I am an admirer or the Princess, her fashions and her hats. I particularly like her recent brimless hats but she is always elegant and well turned out.

  7. Possibly my favorite royal hat wearer. She manages to take bold risks without being OTT. Rarely see her in a hat I don’t love. Happy birthday, Ben!

  8. I never really noticed Benedikte’s hats before and I’m embarrassed! She has a lovely millinery style, doesn’t she? And I’m particularly found of her bold use of color both in her hats and in her lipstick choices!

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