The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded this morning in Oslo and as usual, the Norwegian royal family attended the ceremony. Queen Sonja topped her luscious purple velvet Pucci jacket with a black felt calot hat, wrapped in a swath of net tulle. I am not always a fan of calot hats but this rather simple one worked well with her suit and statement necklace.
Previously Worn: I believe this hat is new
Crown Princess Mette-Marit topped her white Valentino coat with the same black lace fascinator headband she wore to this event back in 2011. It is a fine enough hair adornment but a hat, it is not.
Previously Worn: December 10, 2011
Queen Sonja’s ensemble was the winner for me today. What did you think of this pair of small black hat/headpiece?
Photos from Getty as indicated; Nigel Waldron and Nigel Waldron via Getty
I love Sonja, but I think this hat looks a bit dated. I think Mette-Marit looked wonderful and I don’t think her headpiece looks too childish; I agree with JamesB that I don’t like it being repeated at the same event, especially when we know she has very few hats to begin with.
The prettiest items were the unique cuffs on M M white coat.
The black hat is a style that use to be popular years ago and is sophisticated but not outstanding. Still thinking about the black leaf band. Perhaps she does not mean it as a hat. I do not think she enjoys wearing hats.
I agree with Jane on both points. Those cuffs are eye-catching and playful, plus, as a person who has always felt she does not have a head or face for hats, sympathy and understanding for MM abound.
Queen Sonia looks lovely. Crown Princess Mette-Marit looks… bored. I’m not a fan of the headband – it’s not even a fascinator! She looks well groomed, but I would have preferred a proper hat. Oh well!
Queen Sonja rarely puts a foot wrong these days, as far as I am concerned. This ensemble is no exception. It is eminently appropriate for her age and position. Her daughter-in-law would do well to take a page from her book…..This bit of fluff, as you say, is not a hat.
I wonder if ‘big hair’ comes back into fashion if MM would ever venture away from her straight and sleek look that might lend to an array of hats? or maybe (like me) as she gets old, she will find her once straight sleek hair turns all poofy and frizzy and she has to go with another look! I never expect a hat or much from MM so despite I don’t like fu-fu head-bands, she looks OK in my mind today – the white and black with her hair and golden complexion work well.
The queen does look elegant and I like her hat. M-M and her headband were a little too silly. It would be cute on a child or a tween, but it doesn’t work on an adult.
Queen Sonja looks very elegant, I love the outfit and the hat together, the tulle is great, makes a hat more special. MM, not good at all, do not like these type of things in the hair, this is not a hat.
Sonia does look lovely, it’s a beautiful wintery look and she looks very elegant. Now I really like MM’s black ivy headband, I think it’s really elegant and monochrome just looks so amazing on her. Not on board with repeating for the same event though, this is one of the biggest events in the Norwegian calendar, it merits a new titfer.
I agree completely with all three points you’ve made (although I had to look up “titfer,” if I can even get that word to remain on the screen before auto-correct takes over with increasingly interesting substitutions).