Danish Queen Opens National Park

Queen Margrethe was in Esrum yesterday to officially open the ‘Kings Northern Zealand’ new national park. This event gives us the best side view we’ve seen of her pink straw hat, showing clearly that the hatband is a double row of the same navy floral fabric as her blouse, bound on each side with solid navy piping. The flowers are also visible here as small organza poufs in white, pink and navy with unfinished edges.

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While this closeup view makes me less impressed with the trim (those flowers seem unnecessarily fussy and crafty), I’m surprisingly taken with the hat’s shape. The brim has a jaunty trilby feel to it I had not noticed before, with shorter upturned shape around the back and wider, down facing slope at the front. Seeing the nuances of this shape makes the hat feel decidedly more modern. If only the the great shape and colour were further shown off with a medium width navy Petersham ribbon hatband (perhaps ending in a flat side bow?) in place of the current one.  I have a hunch that simpler trim would do this hat a world of good.

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Designer: likely Peter Falk Hansen
Previously Worn: Aug 28, 2017; Jun 16, 2017Sep 12, 2016Jun 27, 2016Jun 3, 2016Aug 31, 2015Jun 26, 2015
Have your impressions of this hat changed at all with this closer look at its trim?
Photos from Getty as indicated

7 thoughts on “Danish Queen Opens National Park

  1. This shape and color has always been wonderful for Margarethe, but I still get annoyed at how we only ever see it paired with this outfit; a plain navy hatband would make this hat much more versatile in terms of outfit pairings. But the hatband doesn’t bother me as much as that craft-esque floral cluster trim does! Something I also didn’t notice before was that the brim is shorter in the back compared to the width in the front.

    • Jake, exactly what I was saying about the hatband and the blouse. HatQueen’s suggestion of a ribbon hatband with a flat bow is a good one. I don’t mind the hot pink hat and suit always going together, but if the hatband were a solid color (or better yet, changeable), there are so many other blouses that would look nice with that jacket. Also then even the jacket with a contrasting skirt instead of the matching one or over a dress just for variety. Though for my part she could permanently lose the belt that is shown in some of the earlier posts — that does nothing for a jacket with pocket flaps.

  2. It’s clear that Margrethe loves this suit and hat, judging by how many times she’s worn it in a few short years.
    I like the hot pink, both on the Queen and as a color in itself. I am less enamoured with the floral print, even on the blouse – I would have preferred a solid navy. Also, if the hatband didn’t match the floral, she could pair the suit/hat combo with a number of different blouses for greater versatility. I do want to add though that I love the photo from one of the earlier posts where her gloves are sticking randomly out of one of the pockets – it’s such an “ordinary person” moment that I think you would not see on some other royals who only appear in public perfectly appointed as if they were fashion models.

  3. Love the hot pink color of this outfit. You can really see the Queen from a distance in this color. While I agree that a simpler, navy ribbon would do a lot towards updating this hat, I do like the shape and scale.

  4. This hat has good “bones” and just needs an adjustment of trim. As Hat Queen suggests, a plain navy ribbon would be much better and would prevent the overly matchy look. But doesn’t she look lovely in deep pink?

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