Princess Beatrix joined and Queen Sonja in Oslo yesterday morning to open the exhibition “VanGogh + Munch” at the Munch Museum. For this joint engagement, she wore a charcoal grey metallic hat with flat brim and wide, upright band around the crown. The band gave the hat a slight hourglass shape and neatly concealed a pyramid-shaped crown. Princess Beatrix carries oddly shaped hats better than most but when it comes to these pyramid shaped crowns, I think concealment is best.
Designer: unknown. My guess is Emy Hill
Previously Worn: unconfirmed
Queen Sonja used this occasion to début a new turquoise suit and matching hat. The wool hat, a rounded version of a pillbox, was simply trimmed with a wide monochrome stripe and back bow, presumably in the same fabric as Sonja’s peplum jacket and skirt. I would prefer the lines on this pillbox to be sharper (it’s headed far too close to helmet territory) but the colour is wonderful and I’m happy to see Queen Sonja veer away from her go-to bowlers and cloche hats.
Previously Worn: I suspect this is a new hat
It’s always fun to see joint royal engagements where those involved are clearly enjoying their time together. What did you think of this pair of hats yesterday in Oslo?