King Harald of Norway opened the 159th session of parliament yesterday with the monarch’s traditional speech from the throne. He was accompanied by Crown Prince Haakon and Queen Sonja, who repeated her black wool hat with diamond cutouts on the curled brim. The shape of this hat, close to a bowler hat, is not my favourite of shapes and something about it feels out of proportion. The brim cut outs are very creative (but successful? I’m not so sure) and I suppose that the best thing about the small brim is that it allows Sonja’s necklace to take center stage. I’m not a great fan of this hat- what do you think?