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 channeled 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- a stylised, exaggerated top hat with flared crown and short, rolled brim. 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. The placement of this hat continues to feel off to me (I’d prefer it higher, over the crown of her head) and adds to the the odd neckline confluence of ruffles, scarf and hat. The overall ensemble is off-balance for me between the floaty dress and wool hat.
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