Swedish Monarchs Participate in Vintage Car Rally

Last Saturday, August 16, 2014, King King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden attended the King’s Rally on the island of Öland. The royal couple joined 350 other vintage car enthusiasts in the King’s 1946 Volvo PV 60. For this event, Queen Silvia topped her 1940s inspired red peplum suit with a red and black straw cloche hat. The cloche was trimmed with large straw flowers and bows on the side that trailed in long tails around the bottom of the hat. I don’t expect we’ll see this hat for future daytime royal engagements but it was so very suitable for this event. The King looked quite handsome in a white fedora; I loved how he matched his red polka dot bow tie to his wife’s ensemble.

Queen Silvia, August 16, 2014 | Royal Hats Queen Silvia, August 16, 2014 | Royal Hats

Queen Silvia, August 16, 2014 | Royal Hats Queen Silvia, August 16, 2014 | Royal Hats

Photos from Stella via Svenskdam

8 thoughts on “Swedish Monarchs Participate in Vintage Car Rally

  1. What a great hat! The King and Queen certainly look coordinated don’t they. They are such a cute couple! I really do like this hat. This type hat has to be just perfect for me to like this style, but I must say this one is a winner with her outfit.

  2. How perfect is this? I’m not a fan of the cloche shape, but Queen Silvia looks fantastic and it is such a perfect period outfit! Well done!

  3. Love! They look terrific! This isn’t a typical Silvia hat, but it suits her and goes so well with both the rest of her attire and the event.

  4. I love their outfits and the way they really got into the spirit of things. Queen Silvia can rock a vintage look with a cloche hat! The King made a good choice with his white fedora; and his red bow tie looked cute and even matched Silvia’s outfit.The car is fabulous, and even the cat in the photo looks sleek and elegant.

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