Christening of Prince Gabriel: Extended Family & Royal Guests

Several members of the extended Swedish royal family and a pair of foreign royal guests were also in attendance at the christening of Prince Gabriel today.

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While Princess Margaretha and Princess Christina did not wear hats, Princess Christina’s daughters-in–law did. Emma Magnuson topped her purple lace dress in a purple velvet percher cocktail hat with button base. The hat is trimmed with a single feather and velvet multi-looped bow. As far as cocktail hats go, I think this one is a winner.

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Designer: unknown
Previously Worn: I think this hat is new

Vicky Andren Magnuson repeated a dusky pink straw cocktail hat with button base, trimmed with a large flat bow and net veil. While a fine enough hat on its own, its pairing today with her black, white and royal blue ensemble felt a bit odd.

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Designer: unknown
Previously Worn: April 30, 2016

Countess Jill Bernadotte (wife of Count Bertil Bernadotte af Wisborg) wore a black crin headpiece. It’s a simple design but one with a scale and shape that works nicely on Jill, particularly with her hairstyle.

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Designer: unknown
Previously Worn: I think it may be new

Mrs. Dagmar von Arbin (granddaughter of Prince Oscar Bernadotte) who at 101 years old is currently the eldest member of the Swedish royal family, repeated small black silk bow and net fascinator. She arrived with Countess Marianne Bernadotte, who went hatless for this event.

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The only foreign royal guests at this event were Prince Leopold and Princess Ursula of Bavaria (Prince Leopold is Prince Carl Philip’s godfather). Princess Ursula followed the headpiece trend set by the Swedish royal family and wore a navy floral design attached to a headband. It’s a great winter headpiece that worked well with her hairstyle and while it tied to her navy skirt, her patterned coat and blouse and coral accessories made for an ensemble that felt a bit madly off in all directions. I really like the individual pieces (including the fascinator) but am not a fan of their mashup together.

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Designer: unknown
Previously Worn: new, maybe?
This wraps up all the hats and headpieces we saw in Sweden today. Which ones stand out to you most?
Photos from Getty and social media as indicated; Jonas Ekstrommer/TT;  Frederik Sandberg/TT; Anna-Karin Nilsson

8 thoughts on “Christening of Prince Gabriel: Extended Family & Royal Guests

  1. Emma Magnuson’s cocktail hat is definitely my favorite of the day! The shape is wonderful for her and the color is beautiful; my only complaint is I wish she had worn black or plum shoes instead of the beige ones she did, which seem too random for the rest of her outfit.

    Vicky’s cocktail hat is nice, but it falls flat when seen with her whole outfit; it lacks a lot of coordination, and her crimped hair also ruins the look for me.

    Countess Jill looked nice as she usually does, but this is pretty standard in terms of a fascinator. I also thought her necklace was askew at first, but then I realized we would be able to see the clasp if that was the case; an interesting design concept for sure.

    Dagmar is looking great for 101, and when you’re that age, you get a pass for wearing a simple bow headband (although I would personally be trying to rock out awesome hats at that age!).

    As for Ursula, I like the combination of her navy blue fascinator with her coat and outfit (but I’m also not afraid of mixing colors and patterns as much as many people are). While it’s hard to tell from just one photograph, her skirt and shoes look much more like black to me, and if that’s the case, then I would complain about that and say navy would be a much better choice for both.

  2. My favorite here is Emma Magnuson’s purple velvet percher.

    Btw, Vicky’s surnames are spelled wrong, should be Vicky Andrén Magnuson.

  3. The theme does seem to be small hats and wildly unmatched clothes. When I was much younger I once read that it is more elegant to limit your colours to two (or three at the very most), and to also limit patterns. However recent issues of fashion magazines tell me this has all been thrown to the winds. I guess I am old school, but I still like coordination. Queen Silvia has the right idea for me.

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