Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway celebrates her 41st birthday today. While we have seen her in some bold, big-brimmed hats and some very daring fascinators in the past, Mette-Marit’s hats over the past three years have been very sedate (most often, replaced with a small, sedate headpiece). I’m not sure what has prompted this hat hiatus for the Crown Princess but I would love to see her regain her millinery stride. I admire the work of Norwegian milliner Ingrid Herud Bråten and would love to see her black wool hat on Princess Mette-Marit. The shape is decidedly modern with a square crown and short brim; the black ruffle trim is a feminine but not too fussy. Mette-Marit often wears ivory or white and I think this black hat would be a wonderfully contrasting touch.
As we celebrate Crown Princess Mette-Marit’s birthday, what hat would you like to see her wear? Please credit designers when you make your suggestion.
Photo from Ingrid Herud Bråten