Nordic Royals Celebrate 100 Years of Finland’s Independence

Nordic heads of state arrived in Helsinki today to take part in official celebrations for the centenary of Finland’s independence. As is expected, the Scandinavian queens all wore hats.

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Queen Margrethe of Denmark stood out in her repeated red bumper hat with navy floral bow at the side, a piece that coordinates well with her red coat and floral dress.

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Designer: likely Per Falk Hansen
Previously Worn: Oct 4, 2016Sep 5, 2016; May 24, 2016

Queen Sonja of Norway repeated the hat, dress and coat she first wore for her and the King’s silver jubilee last year. The streamlined white straw hat features a flat crown and gently upswept brim that curves up around the back and is simply trimmed with a white hat band and slim cords of wired straw.

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Queen Sonja, June 1, 2017 | Royal Hats

Designer: unknown
Previously Worn: June 23, 2016

Queen Silvia of Sweden repeated the blue calot she first wore in February during the Canadian state visit. If you jump back to that post, you’ll see a better view of this blue felt moulded calot shape with widely woven net overlay and mixed feather trim on the side.

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Designer: Kerstin Carlefalk
Previously Worn: Feb 20, 2017

While we have seen each of these hats before, they are not greatly familiar (yet!) and today’s centenary gave us another opportunity to see them in action. Any thoughts about this trio of Nordic royal hats?


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Photos from Getty as indicated; Vesa Moilanen / Lehtikuva / NTB scanpix via The Norwegian Royal Court

6 thoughts on “Nordic Royals Celebrate 100 Years of Finland’s Independence

  1. Sonja wins the day for me! Although it is most unfortunate it looks like she had to hold onto it for much of the time so it didn’t blow away (we can’t let a good hat like this get away, now can we?).

    The other queens looked fine, but I’m not wowed by either; in fact, I find Silvia’s fur coat to be overwhelming; yes, it looks to be colder, but she looks so bulky compared to the streamlined coats everyone else is wearing.

  2. I thought all of the ladies looked fantastic! I liked Margrethe’s red color, she really stands out. I also like the all white of Sonja’s outfit. And Silvia as always looks great!

  3. Queen Sonja takes the cake here- so stylish looking in her hat, suit, and sunnies. The other ladies look lovely as well, I love the coordination, but I’m sorry that Queen Silvia had such a dark coat for the outside shots. I know it must be cold, but I love Queen Sonja’s approach of a mostly matching wrap for the outside shots rather than the heavy coat.

  4. They all look very nice and appropriate. I do wish Queen Sonja would have added some color to her outfit, but in group pictures she is a standout in her all cream look. Queen Margrethe’s hat is still a little too “beanie” looking. I love Queen Sylvia’s Calot-beautiful trimming!

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