First Week of Danish Summer Cruise: Part 1

Queen Margrethe set sail Monday on the first week of her annual summer cruises aboard the Royal Yacht Dannebrog. Yesterday, she arrived in Kalundborg harbour for the start of a two day visit. After a welcome from the Royal Danish Life Guards, the Queen travelled by carriage to Bishop’s Palace for a reception; the rest of her day was filled with visits to a sports center, a volunteer-run hub of 62 social programs, and the lighthouse and museum and harbour in Røsnæs. For these events, she repeated her pale green bumper hat with curling detail and feathers on the side. This is undoubtedly one of Queen Margrethe’s best hats but we’ve seen it a lot and I’m ready for something new.



Designer: likely Per Falk Hansen
Previously Worn: Mar 28, 2017Oct 3, 2016Apr 30, 2016Sep 8, 2015; Jun 5, 2015May 23, 2015Apr 16, 2015

Today’s programme included visits to the local weaving association and nature and history interpretation center, the inauguration of a new heat pump at the power station and a rickshaw ride with cyclists from a local club. For these events, Queen Margrethe repeated her beige hat with inverted mixing bowl shaped crown and upturned kettle brim. There’s not much to say here except to quote a reader who once (now famously) commented, “That’s a whole lot of biscuit.” Indeed.


Designer: likely Per Falk Hansen
Previously Worn: May 30, 2016Aug 31, 2015Sep 10, 2013Sep 4, 2013Sep 6, 2012Jun 8, 2012 
You can watch video of yesterday morning’s arrival here. The Royal yacht moves on to Mariagerfjord for another two-day visit that we’ll look at on Friday. In the meantime, thoughts about the two hats we saw Queen Margrethe wear in Kalundborg?
Photos from Getty as indicated

5 thoughts on “First Week of Danish Summer Cruise: Part 1

  1. I agree that it’s time for some new hats and clothes for the Danish Queen. I know how thrifty the Scandinavians can be (I’m a Norwegian-American) but I’ve seen the mint green ensemble far too much. That also goes for her red bumper hat with floral bow and matching outfit! Time for an appointment with her couturier and favorite milliner. She looks good in many different colors but I like the primary or saturated colors on her best. She can look too washed out in pastels. And I really like the “biscuit” hat and wish I could see it better. Can’t wait for tomorrow’s post!

  2. I have said it before, and I will say it again, it always amazes me that such an artistic person repeats her clothing so often. The mint green ensemble looks to me to be made from a very synthetic fabric which I don’t care for, but I may be very wrong in my guess. Time for some new clothes and hats, Your Majesty!

    • Not a reply to myself, but on looking at the “biscuit ensemble” again, it does remind me of Curious George’s friend, the Man with the Yellow Hat.

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