Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik of Denmark set off on their annual summer cruise this week. On Tuesday, they visited Southdjurs Municipality. For their arrival into the port of Ebeltoft, the Queen repeated her vibrant blue blue hat with pork pie crown and downward curved brim. My favourite part of this piece is the striped velvet band around the crown which adds such depth and dimension to the very blue ensemble.
Previously Worn: May 4, 2005; June 6, 2014; May 5, 2013; April 27, 2014; October 6, 2013; September 3, 2013; July 4, 2013; June 2, 2013; May 6, 2013; June 14, 2012; September 2, 2012; September 20, 2011; September 6, 2011; May 23, 2011
On Wednesday, the royal couple sailed on to Vejle. Queen Margrethe repeated her straw hat made from close and open weaves of red straw. We have seen this hat many times but its casual feel and perfect compliment to nautical navy makes it just the right hat for a royal cruise.
Previously Worn: September 17, 2014; June 19, 2014; May 26, 2014; August 31, 2013; July 1, 2013; May 29, 2013, May 14, 2013; September 11, 2009; June 30, 2008; February 20, 2008; September 12, 2007; June 7, 2007; May 10, 2007
Today, Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik concluded the trip with a visit to Aabenraa. For this stop, the Queen repeated her pale blue bumper hat with braided trim. After wearing it frequently last year (enough that I grew tired of it), this was this hat’s first 2015 outing and I was pleasantly surprised to see her wear it again. It’s a great colour and scale for her.
The hats worn on this year’s cruise feel more formal to me than those worn in years past. Perhaps the scheduled events carried more formality? Nevertheless, the two blue hats worn this week are two of the best in Queen Margrethe’s millinery closet and one can never go with classic navy and red when one is sailing. Good choices all around, I think, although I desperately hope we’ll soon see a few new hats for the Danish Queen. It’s time.