Members of the Norwegian Royal Family gathered on Sunday at Oslo’s City Hall Square for the dedication of a statue of King Olav V (father of present King Harald and Princess Astrid). For the event, Queen Sonja topped her ecru dress and coat with a hat in the same hue. A simple straw piece with a straight-sided, domed crown and short brim brim gently curved down in front and up at the back, the hat was trimmed only with a wide silk ribbon around the crown. While not the most exciting of hats, it combined well with her coat, dress and gold jewellery to create an elegant ensemble.
Princess Astrid’s hat, while small in stature, showed considerably more personality. The creamy yellow bumper was lavishly trimmed with an explosion of white feathers at the back and a swath of dotted net veil that covered the main body of the piece. It is a piece that works well with Astrid’s short hairstyle and shows a cheeky sense of millinery humour. After sadly loosing her husband this year, it is wonderful to see Princess Astrid looking so well.
Previously Worn: May 8, 2015
Crown Princess Mette-Marit continued her trend of minimal hat wearing with a slim beaded gold headband in lieu of a hat. while it is a nice enough piece, a hat most certainly is not. I also thought the intricate detail of the headband was lost against her finely embroidered Valentino coat. In this case, I think she might have done better following Princess Maertha Louise’s lead and forgoing a hat altogether.
Previously Worn: I believe this piece is new
It is always wonderful to see royal families together for special engagements and while the hats were not plentiful, it appears that the Norwegian royals had an enjoyable day.