Swedish Royals Celebrate National Day

King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden kicked off celebrations for Sweden’s National Day yesterday with a visit to Ånge. For this visit, Queen Silvia repeated her white straw pleated calot hat trimmed with a net veil and rosettes at the back. While this is a good hat style for her (particularly with her hairstyle), I would love to see her try something more modern.

Queen Silvia, June 6, 2014 in Mode Rosa  | Royal Hats Queen Silvia, June 6, 2014 in Mode Rosa  | Royal Hats

Queen Silvia, June 6, 2014  in Mode Rosa | Royal Hats

Designer: Mode Rosa
Previously Worn: September 8, 2013May 10, 2013; and April 16, 2013 

In the afternoon, the Swedish Royal Family left the Royal Palace by carriage to attend a National Day concert at Skansen. Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria and Princess Madeleine all wore Swedish national dress complete with distinct folded white caps.

Swedish Royal Family, June 6, 2014 | Royal Hats

Crown Princess Victoria, June 6, 2014 | Royal Hats Princess Madeleine, June 6, 2014 | Royal Hats

Queen Silvia, June 6, 2014 | Royal Hats

Little Princess Estelle joined the procession, also dressed in national costume with a white bow in her hair. I can’t decide what is more adorable- her hairbow or her royal wave?

Crown Princess Victoria and Princess Estelle, June 6, 2014 | Royal Hats

As this was Princess Madeleine’s first wearing of national dress as a married woman, she was able to add the folded white cap to her ensemble for the first time. She wears it well, doesn’t she?

Princess Madeleine, June 6, 2014 | Royal Hats

 Princess Madeleine, June 6, 2014 | Royal Hats

Princess Madeleine and Crown Princess Victoria, June 6, 2014 | Royal Hats

Hats, flags and nationalism aside, there were two images of the day that were most special. The first was Princess Madeleine presenting her baby daughter Princess Leonore to the Swedish people for the first time. Little Leonore did not wear a hat but she did appear in miniature national dress.

Princess Madeleine and Princess Leonore, June 6, 2014 | Royal Hats

The second was this image, released by the Swedish Royal Court, of this future Swedish Queen in national dress and white hair bow. Adorable, isn’t she?

Princess Estelle, June 6, 2014 | Royal Hats

Photos from Jonas Ekstromer and Mats Andersson via Expressen; Kate Gabor via Kungahuset, Torsten Laursen and Torsten Laursen via Getty; Stella Pictures, Stella Pictures, Charles Hammarsten / IBL and Patrik Osterberg / All Over Press, Charles Hammarsten / IBL via Svenskdam

6 thoughts on “Swedish Royals Celebrate National Day

  1. Dear HatQueen, Hi there! The link to your page when I click on the title is not working. 😦 It’s a wonderful post… 

  2. I’ve come to the conclusion that I must have been Swedish in another life! I would wear that outfit ALL THE TIME if I lived there, I love the blue, yellow and white! No wonder I use those colors in my home! I think even the white caps are adorable and the little ones in national dress are just delightful! Thank you Hat Queen!

  3. I think Queen Silvia is a very naturally stylish woman. This jacket looks really good especially with the trim around the edges and the very textured fabric so I think a fairly simple hat was the order of the day.

  4. At first I thought the headline said “Swedish royals celebrate national *hat* day”! 🙂 But my eyesight failure wasn’t so bad … it was a kind of national hat day! How spiffing they all look (shame Madeleine didn’t have the buckled flats as well) – and how much like her Grandpapa does little Estelle look? Two peas in a pod!

  5. They all look very good, but as a married woman, the hair is supposed to be up under the white cap. That was the whole idea, a married woman had her hair up and covered. I am fine with Madeleine wearing more modern shoes with the dress but do not like the untidy hair.

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