The Norwegian Royal Family welcomed Israeli President Shimon Pereson a two-day state visit to Norway on Monday, May 12. For the official welcome ceremony, Crown Princess Mette-Marit wore a most unusual headpiece. It appeared to be a mass of white flowers swathed in black tulle net worn as a sort of calot hat on the back of her head. This headpiece has a Chanel-esque look to it which makes me both awed and perplexed by it…. and at a loss for words. High fashion or highly unattractive? You be the judge.
Previously Worn: I believe this hat is new
Princess Astrid stepped in for Queen Sonja at this event, who was away on a private trip. It is difficult to see but Princess Astrid appears to be wearing a dark sienna orange fascinator. It’s an unexpected headpiece for her and that makes me rather like it.
Designer of Princess Astrid’s hat: unknown