Swedish Royals Host State Visit

Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi and his wife Saida were welcomed by the Swedish Royal Family this week for the first state visit paid by the country since 1963. For their arrival on Tuesday, Queen Silvia repeated the moulded white calot hat she first wore for the opening of Swedish parliament this year. The photo below shows a better view of the back trim on the hat which consists of a pearl studded white silk flower and several leaves made of brown feathers.

Queen Silvia, November 4, 2015 | Royal Hats

 Queen Silvia, November 4, 2015 | Royal Hats Queen Silvia, November 4, 2015 | Royal Hats

Designer: unknown. My guess is Kerstin Carlefalk. 
Previously Worn: September 15, 2015June 8, 2015

Crown Princess Victoria repeated her navy ruffled flower and leaf fascinator trimmed with navy feathers. While the height and sense of movement in this piece did balance her sleek coat, I don’t think it was the right choice for this ensemble and I found myself wishing, yet again, for Victoria to invest in a cream hat or two to pull out for these kinds of events.

Crown Princess Victoria, November 4, 2014 | Royal Hats Crown Princess Victoria, November 4, 2014 | Royal Hats Crown Princess Victoria, November 4, 2014 | Royal Hats

Designer: unknown:
Previously Worn: August 30, 2014

Yesterday, Princess Victoria showed her continued love for black and white hair bows with the début of a new piece (her third by my count). While this headpiece does a great job of tying together her white coat and black accessories, it’s still a little twee for my liking.

Princess Victoria, November 5, 2015 in Evelina Persson | Royal Hats   Princess Victoria, November 5, 2015 in Evelina Persson | Royal Hats

Princess Victoria, November 5, 2015 in Evelina Persson | Royal Hats

Designer: Evelina Persson
Previously Worn: This piece is new

What did you think of the hats and headpieces worn this week in Sweden?

Photos from ANDERS WIKLUND / TT/epa/Corbis; Dana PressStella Pictures via Svenskdam; Henrik Montgomery/TT and Anders Wiklund/TT via Expressen; Kunahuset InstagramCharles Hammarsten/IBL via Svenskdam; and IBL via Svenskdam

5 thoughts on “Swedish Royals Host State Visit

  1. I think Queen Silvia’s calots work so well with her hairstyle, and this one is no exception. I like the simple trim. Crown Princess Victoria’s headpieces are too twee for a lady of her age and status, and she looks much better in larger, regular hats.

  2. No one wears a calot like Silvia! And this one is fabulous. As for Victoria, a agree, although her hair is much prettier in these photos, the fascinator are underwhelming, and she would do well to buy some “ral hats”. Her mother could give Her great advice.

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