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