Danish Royals Embark on Canadian Tour

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary kicked off their tour of Canada today in Ottawa, the nation’s capital. Mary repeated her grey wool felt casque hat with abstract leaf trim on one side. Once again, her hairstyle was the perfect compliment to her hat; I particularly love the way her side swept bangs balance the hat, preventing it from looking too much like a helmet. I sense this tour will be a fairly informal one and I think this modern grey casque provided just the right amount of formality to get it started. What do you think of this hat?

Crown Princess Mary, September 17, 2014 | Royal Hats Crown Princess Mary, September 17, 2014 | Royal Hats

Crown Princess Mary, September 17, 2014 | Royal Hats Crown Princess Mary, September 17, 2014 | Royal Hats

Crown Princess Mary, September 17, 2014 | Royal Hats

Designer: unconfirmed. I strongly suspect Susanne Juul
Previously Worn: March 18, 2013January 14, 2012

Photos from Sonia RecchiaSonia RecchiaSonia RecchiaSonia Recchia, and Sonia Recchia via Getty

20 thoughts on “Danish Royals Embark on Canadian Tour

  1. I like this hat on CP Mary–love how she coordinated the gloves, shoes and clutch which also worked back to the colours in her dress. Correct me if I am wrong, but I think the Princess owns another clasque hat in red.. See attached.

  2. I think this is very clever and thoughtful styling. This hat fits the brief at the National War Memorial- somber, respectful….but later the hat was removed when having lunch at the Governor General’s residence, with the hair still nicely styled for this next, more relaxed engagement. And…no bad hat hair! Clever. I happen to think this hat actually suits Mary and is a good size. I have liked it each time she has worn it, but I think the hair styling this time around is the best. Thanks.

  3. I did not know they were here. We are known to be so conservative and Ottawa is a grey city. Please add colour. We need colour here.

  4. Love the hat. For me, it is the coat that doesn’t “go”. The black is too stark with the softer greys, and would make me assume she was attending a memorial of some sort. Mary looks fantastic in shades of red. A nice burgundy or plum would give it the punch it needs.

    • Unless I am mistaken, they were at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. I imagine that is why the somber colors. I actually liked the look, loved her hairstyle with the hat.

      • Yes, the first photo is taken at the Canadian National War Memorial (where the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is). I suspect Mary’s outfit was chosen for this part of yesterday’s visits.

  5. I like Mary and Fred, but I am not a fan of the hat. It looks like one of those old fashioned bathing caps from a forties movie that someone attacked with a chainsaw. It doesn’t work for me. I think it does odd things to her face.

  6. I adore the hat, wish it was in my collection and in another color, red would be great, I just don’t don’t like the color gray on anything, this is a boring outfit, her hair is perfect as is her make-up, the outfit has been seen many times, different coats, different dresses………….try some color, it’s autumn which is felled with reds, golds, greens, Canada has beautiful autumns.

    • Princess Patricia, I agree with you. I don’t like grey on brunettes as a general rule, and I particularly do not think grey suits Mary. She is a beautiful lady, but not everyone can wear every color and get away with it, myself included.

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