Danish Crown Prince And Princess In Aarhus

Crown Prince Frederick and Crown Princess Mary spent Frederik’s 50th birthday yesterday on a visit to Aarhus. Arriving into the port on the royal yacht Dannebrog, the couple embarked on a program that included an official welcome, a media production company, a gin distillery, and an international sailing center. For these events, Crown Princess Mary wore a white lace dress topped with a magenta headpiece.

The floral headpiece features a large cala lily with stamen filled center and long, slim veined leaves that circle around the back of Princess Mary’s head. The colour is marvelous against Mary’s dark hair and the scale of the piece gives it some significance without competing with the lace dress- a dress that might have gone too ‘garden party’ with a full hat. I also love the styling here, with a neutral purse and pumps and ruby centered earrings as the only link of deep pink. It’s balanced, nuanced, festive and really pretty.
May 23, 2018 in Susanne Juul | Royal Hats
May 23, 2018 in Susanne Juul | Royal Hats  May 23, 2018 in Susanne Juul | Royal Hats
May 23, 2018 in Susanne Juul | Royal Hats
Designer: Susanne Juul
Previously Worn: this headpiece is new
I’ve been critical of numerous headpieces and fascintors here in the past but I wonder if I’ve missed their potential to be good pieces for summery daytime engagements such as this. What do you think of this floral headpiece?
Special thanks to contributor and dear friend to Royal Hats, Inger Stokkink for graciously offering these wonderful photos  here to share. 
Photos from The Danish Monarchy as indicated; Miguel Mielgo and Inger Stokkink. Photos may not be replicated in any way without written permission from their owners.

16 thoughts on “Danish Crown Prince And Princess In Aarhus

  1. I think this is a lovely look, and I really like the design of the headpiece. However, to me, it really enhances the “garden party look” of the lace dress, rather than mitigating it. I think a more normal hat shape (even if something on quite a small scale) would have anchored the look to a (non-garden party) day-time engagement more successfully.

    • Thank you for this excellent back view, maja, it was great to see it, but now, having seen it, I do need to agree with Bristol that this headpiece is even more garden party-ish than I previously thought.

  2. Mary looked very elegant and this magenta color is fabulous for her, but I dislike the fact you can only truly appreciate the design of this headpiece by looking at her from the back. The way it’s designed it can’t be worn any other way, but like calots, I just find them hard to like when I can’t see them properly from most angles.

  3. I absolutely adore every aspect of Mary’s ensemble. The dress is wonderful and the hat/facinator or head piece is wonderful for the dress and event. When I first saw this my initial reaction was one of happiness because everything about this look just “clicked”.

    • I feel the same way. Sometimes seeing someone in a great outfit makes you happy. This is one of those cases where everything is perfect.

  4. I really like CP Mary’s headpiece today. If you’re not going to wear a hat to scheduled royal functions, I’m looking at you CP’s Victoria and Mette-Marit ( she gets a pass due to her medical condition) then the use of headpieces is a welcome alternative and really sets the tone and overall look of wearer. I can certainly see this type of accessory for the BRF, too, especially our new Duchess of Sussex. Sleek and modern headpieces can anchor her chignon and not appear fussy or outdated. I’m crossing my fingers!

  5. This is just fabulous. The color and shape are great. organic feeling and beautiful. I love the dress too. I wonder whether my general dislike of fascinators is because they tend to stick straight up or off the side of the head in a way that feels strangely proportioned to an eye expecting a hat? Or if the placement/style of this fascinator reads more “hair ornament” than “hat replacement”? Anyway it works!

  6. She looks marvellous. The headpiece hits exactly the right note. My only quibble, Hat Queen…..I would not call those earrings “tiny”.

  7. I love the whole look. Sophisticated yet not overdone, nor trying to emulate a period piece. And the hair deco is just right.
    P.S. I also love this website! Even though I am not a milliner, I do appreciate and love to view beautiful hats and wardrobe combinations. Thank you for letting me share with you!

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