Royal Hats this Year: Norway

Royal Hats Year In Review 2014Here are all of the Norwegian royal hats we saw this year (click on each photo to link its original post with larger views of each hat):

Princess Astrid

1. Princess Astrid, May 15, 2014 | Royal Hats  2. Princess Astrid, October 13, 2014 | Royal Hats  3. Princess Astrid, December 12, 2014 | Royal Hats

Crown Princess Mette-Marit

4. Crown Princess Mette-Marit, May 9, 2014| Royal Hats  5. Crown Princess Mette-Marit, May 12, 2014| Royal Hats  6. Crown Princess Mette-Marit, May 15, 2014 | Royal Hats  7. Crown Princess Mette-Marit, September 2, 2014  in Mona Strand | Royal Hats  8. Crown Princess Mette-Marit, October 13, 2014 | Royal Hats  9. Crown Princess Mette-Marit, December 10, 2014 | Royal Hats

Queen Sonja

10. Queen Sonja, January 14, 2014 | Royal Hats 11. Queen Sonja, February 7, 2014 | Royal Hats  12. Queen Sonja, May 15, 2014 | Royal Hats  13. Queen Sonja, May 19, 2014 | Royal Hats 14. Queen Sonja, June 11, 2014 | Royal Hats 15. Queen Sonja, September 2, 2014 | Royal Hats 16. Queen Sonja, October 2, 2014 | Royal Hats 17. Queen Sonja, October 13, 2014 | Royal Hats 18. Queen Sonja, December 10, 2014 | Royal Hats  19. Queen Sonja, December 25, 2014 | Royal Hats

Do any of these hats make your list of favourite royal hats this year? Is there one you want to nominate for your least favourite hat of 2014?

17 thoughts on “Royal Hats this Year: Norway

  1. As per your request, I reorganized the hats in this post by wearer. Comments have all been edited to reflect this updated numbering system. Sorry for the confusion, everyone!

  2. Thanks so much HatQueen for bringing us this series of royal hats from the different groups of royals. It is so much fun to look back over the year. Thanks also for this blog, as it is one of my favorites and I do love hats!

    I love the shape of Queen Sonja’s polka dot trimmed hat (photo number 12), but the polka dot band and the matching dress are channeling the 1980’s, as another commenter has said, and not in a good way, otherwise it would be my favorite with a different band. I do like her other brimmed hats, and this style suits her well.

    As others have said, I wish Crown Princess Mette-Marit would lose the headbands and bring the pillboxes forward. While I do love pillboxes, we have experienced a deluge of them among royal hat wearers this year! The worst hat in the Mette-Marit series is her gravity defying cream calot (#6), because when you see photos of her wearing it from the front, it doesn’t look like she is wearing any hat at all!

    Princess Astrid is a lovable zany character, and I do like the first hat in the series of photos of her hats (photo number 1).

  3. Sonja’s polka dots are a bit 1980’s, and I do wish MM would lose the headbands and bring the pillboxes forward. Overall, though, this lot is pretty standard fare. No bests or worsts IMO.

  4. MrFitzroy just loves the Norwegian Royals, they are just so darn…..norwegian!
    Is there such a thing as a hat protractor? Can we all go together and get Mette Marit one for Christmas? Just a few degrees, a slight tilt to the angle, and her hats would look so fabulous…and nobody does that vintage SAS stewardess look like she does, it’s flawless in the most charming way. It’s time for the headbands such to take a holiday though.
    Queen Sonja is always appropriate, never a quarrel with her. Though in a couple of those hats (or at least in the photos) she seems to be channeling a bit of Hyacinth Bucket, just something to keep in mind dear.
    Princess Astrid, Mrs Ferner — you, dear lady win the sweepstakes award every time you appear…good, bad, slightly bizarre…you own your looks completely, and that is true style!

    • Channelling Hyacinth Bucket!! I just spat out my tea! Brilliant…

      I agree MM’s minimal Scandi chic is to die for, but just a tiny bit further forward and we have hat heaven.

      As for Sonja, her broad brims are winners – I love that red coat ensemble and also the other cream hat with the upturned brim. And yes, the polkas are a tad Debbie Gibson, but they’re a yes from me still!

    • MrFitzroyOBE you are hilarious! I just loved the comment about the Queen of Norway channeling Hyacinth Bucket, but it’s true!

  5. I’m surprised that Princess Mette-Marit only wore 3 fascinators and 3 pillbox hats this year. That seems very few for a crown princess.

  6. Lovely ladies wearing lovely hats, but none of these hats are “speaking” to me! I want to hear the Hallelujah Chorus! Maybe the hats of the Danish or British Royal ladies will sing to me!

  7. Queen Sonia wears a brimmed hat very well. I’m a little tired of the pillboxes. They’ve really had a showing this year!
    And, although I love Princess Astrid best, I am not voting for her hats.
    My favorite is the black wool pork pie hat that Queen Sonia wore (#10).

  8. Hat number 12 with white poka dots…not a new design but sophisticated and elegant. I do not mind the pill box hats either.

    • I agree that is a very nice, elegant hat but it still doesn’t come close to Queen Elizabeth’s hats. Hers are so much nicer.

  9. While that cream calot (hat 6) is rather far back, I still think it’s a fabulous look with Mette-Marit’s tightly pulled hair and that marvelous coat. I quite like her two pillboxes too, (navy, hat 7; pale pink, hat 8).

  10. For me the worst hat is Mette-Marit’s gravity defying cream calot (#6). I have a strong urge to push it up toward the top of her head. Sonja always seems elegant and appropriate and Astrid is always true to her zany fashion sense. Anyone with her inherited tiara collection is bound to have interesting hats.

  11. Queen Sonja – #12 – what an elegant hat – definitely a contender for best.. and a possible worst is Princess Astrid’s orange fascinator #2.

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