The Danish Royal Family attended the opening of Parliament today in Copenhagen. Queen Margrethe led her family in her pale blue brimless hat with rolled bumper brim and braided trim around the perimeter of the hat. It remains a great hat for her, especially with the interesting stand-up collar of her jacket.
Crown Princess Mary was the only member of the family to debut a new hat today and it what a hat it was! Made of royal purple wool, this large scale pillbox hat was trimmed with a circular spray of purple feathers and crystal beads. The hat alone is fantastic but as seen today- worn on the back of Princess Mary’s hair with a 1960s inspired cream coat, purple gloves and shoes- it was stunning.
Designer: Jane Taylor. It is the “Shell” design
Previously Worn: This hat is new
Princess Marie repeated her navy straw fedora with a net veil wrapped around the crown and a silk flower on the side. I have always liked this hat on Marie although I find the combination of materials (straw on her hat, boiled wool on her jacket) in her outfit a little unsettling. Am I the only one who sees this as a summer hat?
Princess Benedikte repeated her tan wool hat with swish pattern inlaid into the crown of the hat. The brim of this hat raised sharply in the back creating a very modern silhouette. It is such a striking hat and Benedikte’s modern necklace, red purse and shoes created such unexpected (yet successful) contrasts. This is not a look for someone who lacks fashion confidence and I thought Benedikte carried it wonderfully well.
Wind played a little havoc with the royal hats today, as you will see in the video below. Despite the inclement weather, I thought the Danish royal women’s hats today were a bright success. Did any of these hats stand out to you?
Photos from Patrick van Katwijk,and Ricardo Ramirez via Corbis