The Danish Royal Family attended attend a Lunch reception at Aarhus City Hall today to mark the forthcoming 75th birthday of Queen Margrethe. A vision in white, Queen Margrethe repeated her rimmed saucer hat trimmed with a white fur knot bow. We first saw this hat in 2012 for her Ruby Jubilee and it continues to be a great shape and proportion on her. Queen Margrethe is partial to bright colours and I find the tranquillity of this all white ensemble is a nice departure for her. As I have said before, this feels like a quintessential winter hat for a Scandinavian queen.
Crown Princess Mary repeated her simple black calot hat. Paired with her grey bouclé coat, pleated cream silk dress and black accessories, however, the look was anything but boring. I thought Mary’s side chignon ‘hosted’ the hat beautifully and that her ensemble was classically elegant.
Princess Marie wore a new hat for this event, a navy blue felt calot with large, flat bow at the side. While we have seen Princess Marie in several small pillboxes and berets, I think this is her first calot hat; the brimless shape and off-the-face positioning suits this petite princess very well. Marie’s chignon also hairstyle works very well with this hat and balances the oversize bow. While I’m not partial to Marie’s jacket (it seems very ageing), I think this will be a great hat for her.
Designer: unknown. Coat designed by Paule Ka
Previously Worn: This is a new hat
The official birthday party gets under way next week with numerous European royals scheduled to congregate in Copenhagen to celebrate. I suspect this event will bring us some more great hats. Which one of these more simple pieces stood out to you today in Aarhus?
Photos from Getty as indicated