King Harald and Queen Sonja extended an official welcome to Latvian President Andris Bērziņš yesterday in a ceremony on the Palace Square. Despite the miserable weather (or perhaps in spite of it), Queen Sonja channelled spring in a new lavender felt hat. Trimmed only with a large flower made of sculpted ribbon, this hat is defined entirely by its shape. With a strongly flared crown and short, rolled brim, this hat looks like a stylised, exaggerated top hat. While I adore the colour of this hat with Queen Sonja’s purple and grey paisley fur trimmed cape, I’m not a fan of its slightly cartoonish shape.
Previously Worn: I believe this is a new hat
Crown Princess Mette-Marit repeated her eggplant purple wool unembellished calot hat. I also though this hat was a miss, as it did not relate well to her beautiful ruffled Valentino coat. I have long abhorred the placement of this hat, which looks like it has slid down off of Mette-Marit’s head, and wish she would wear it higher, centred on her crown.
Princess Astrid looked to be wearing a textured beret style hat. I suspect her black ensemble is in mourning for her husband, who passed away in late January. It looks like a smart hat, although we need a close look to be certain.
I am afraid that none of these hats excite me at all. Do any of them speak to you?
Photos from Vidar Ruud / NTB Scanpix and Berit Roald / NTB Scanpix via The Royal House of Norway