Danish Queen Presents Military Honour

Last Friday, Queen Margrethe attended the  Anniversary Parade of The Royal Guard at the Royal Life Guards barracks in Gothersgade, Copenhagen. Each year at this event, Margrethe presents the Queen’s Clock award – an award of merit to a member of the guards. This year, she attended the event in a new hat. In brightest fuchsia, the straw piece follows a very traditional shape with rounded, flat sided crown and downward facing brim. The hat appears to be trimmed in navy ribbon embroidered with pink and white flowers, which is wrapped twice around the crown and topped with a bunch of silk flowers on the side.

Queen Margrethe, June 26, 2015 | Royal Hats

The hat is rather simple but receives a boost from its pairing with Queen Margrethe’s navy trimmed fuchsia suit. It is a lot of vibrant colour for one ensemble but the touches of navy in the floral fabric used on her blouse and trim on the hat provide grounding and contrast to make it work.

Queen Margrethe, June 26, 2015 | Royal Hats   Queen Margrethe, June 26, 2015 | Royal Hats

Queen Margrethe, June 26, 2015 | Royal Hats

Designer: unknown
Previously Worn: This hat is new

What do you think of this bright new summer hat?

Photos from Jens Dresling, Polfoto via the Danish Monarchy; Splash News and Splash News via Corbis

4 thoughts on “Danish Queen Presents Military Honour

  1. QM’s hats so often look a little weatherbeaten just as if they’ve been caught in a shower at an English garden fete!

  2. Daisy looks well and happy in this bright summery hat. But the star for me is her husband’s topper. Uniform or not, tassels look great on him!

  3. I don’t like the hatband or the flower trim; the hatband should’ve just been a solid color. Margrethe can definitely rock this color though, and overall she looks great!

  4. Queen Margrethe is tall enough to be able to carry off these strong walls of color, and the fuchsia suits her coloring too. I like the simplicity of the hat, as you can’t have a fussy hat when you are parading in such a wall of vivid color or it all looks too much.

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