Swedish Royals Celebrate National Day

On Saturday, members of the Swedish Royal Family gathered to celebrate their national holiday. The King and Queen kicked off celebrations with a morning visit to Örebro’s County Museum where they viewed an exhibition of the city’s 750 year history. For this visit, Queen Silvia wore a new white calot hat what looks like a teardrop shape. The hat is simply trimmed with a flat white rosette and brown leaves.

Queen Silvia, June 6, 2015 | Royal Hats

Prince Carl Philip attended högvaktsavlösningen (changing of the royal guard) in the Outer Courtyard at the Royal Palace. I believe his uniform and cap are related to his ranking as Captain in the Swedish Royal Navy.

Prince Carl Philip, June 6, 2015 | Royal Hats

In the evening, the entire royal family processed by carriage from from the Royal Palace to Skansen for an outdoor concert. Princess Estelle joined the procession in folk costume topped with a blue and yellow braided headband.

Princess Estelle, June 6, 2015 | Royal Hats

Princess Estelle, June 6, 2015 | Royal Hats

Princess Estelle, June 6, 2015 | Royal Hats

As they do each year for national day celebrations, Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria and Princess Madeleine all wore Swedish national dress complete with distinct folded white caps.

It looks like a wonderful day was hat by the Swedish Royals and it was lovely to see them together before this Saturday’s big wedding.

Photos from Kiki Nilsson / TT  and Sören Andersson / TT via The Swedish Royal Court; Svensk Damtidning and Stella Pictures; and Getty as indicated

4 thoughts on “Swedish Royals Celebrate National Day

  1. Queen Silvia looks so good in calot hats, and this one looks lovely and so does her suit. I wish I could find some better photos of this hat and outfit. The Swedish Royals look so good in their national costumes, and Princess Estelle looks as cute as ever.

  2. Thanks for this lovely post HatQueen. I was wondering why Sofia did not wear a headdress and then remembered that Madeleine did not either when she was younger. Is this something that only married women wear?

    • Yes- the cap is reserved for married women. Unfortunately, Sofia missed the ability to wear it this year by just one week! We’ll have to wait to see in in the cap until next year.

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