Today’s christening of Prince Oscar at the Royal Chapel in Stockholm’s Royal Palace was more of a family affair than a state occasion (as happens with many second royal children) and as such, there was a small contingent of royal guests. Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway, who was chosen as one of Prince Oscar’s godmothers, wore a sparkling headband. While I could go on again about how much I wish Mette-Marit would actually wear a hat, I’m instead going to move on to the other Scandinavian crown princess’ hat because it’s actually worthy of discussion.
Designer: Miu Miu
Previously Worn: I believe this is new
While the Norwegian crown princess’ headpiece was disappointing, Crown Princess Mary of Denmark wowed in a new picture hat. While the jury is still out on the colour of this piece (it reads black in some photos, navy in others), the design is an undoubted success. In dark finely woven straw, the design featured a sidesweep upfolded brim that is balanced by a gentle wave ruffle on the brim’s other side. Tying beautifully with Mary’s border print dress, the hat is embellished with a cream spray of straw bows, silk leaves and flowers and several types of feathers. The gentle movement of this design makes it a winner for me and I thought its pairing with this dress made for a spectacular ensemble.