Most royals change the look of a hat by mixing it with different outfits. While Crown Princess Mary of Denmark does this to great effect, there is a particular hat in her millinery closet that has undergone more transformation than other royal hats. We have seen her wear this piece six different ways, to date.
Look 1 “The Hat”: A simple straw hat in natural straw designed by Susanne Juul with a square crown and slightly raised brim on one side.
On a July 29, 2004 visit to Sonderborg
Look 2: Hat with added pink and tan straw fluted flower trim.
Launching a Maersk container ship, May 5, 2005; touring new stables at Christiansborg Palace, September 18, 2009
Look 3: Hat trimmed with a periwinkle blue silk folded flower with feathers
Opening the Copenhagen City Beach on August 18, 2005
Look 4: Hat with a red straw hibiscus bloom
At the April 30, 2006 60th birthday celebrations of King Carl Gustaf of Sweden
Look 5: Hat with trimming of cream straw bow and feathers
Visiting the island of Bornholm, June 22, 2006
Look 6: Hat with a considerably larger trimming of cream straw bow loops, leaves and feathers
On an October 8, 2007 visit to Romania
Seeing a royal hat worn six different ways begs the question, dearest readers, which way do you like it best?