We wrap up our look at the hats and headpieces yesterday at the christening of Princess Adrienne with those worn by members of the extended Swedish royal family. While Princess Margaretha and Princess Désirée did not wear hats or headpieces to this event, Princess Birgitta wore a white silk rose tucked behind her right ear. Previously worn for Princess Victoria’s 40th birthday celebrations last summer, the hair decoration coordinated nicely on this outing with Birgitta’s lace dress and pearl earrings.
Princess Désirée’s daughter, Hélène Silfverschiöld, topped her navy dress and coat with a pink straw hat with ruched hatband around the rounded crown and downward brim finished with a short, upturned kettle edge.
Princess Christina wore a folded headpiece in ecru metallic straw, trimmed with quills and a bow at the back. I adore that this youngest Haga princess consistently brings out statement headpieces for these types of Swedish royal events and thought the piece was wonderful on her. The metallic sheen on this piece pairs so beautifully with her pearls and dress- while all the pieces are in similar oyster hues, the mix of textures and sheen brings them together in such an interesting way.
Vicky Magnuson topped her pink lace dress with a small cocktail hat with teardrop shaped base, trimmed with straw leaves and crin bows.
Countess Jill Bernadotte of Wisborg (her husband Count Bertil is a grandson of Prince Oscar Bernadotte through his son Folke), wore a headpiece of layered navy folded crin bows, trimmed with navy rosettes and feathers.
And finally, Countess Marianne Bernadotte af Wisborg (widow of the king’s late uncle Sigvard Bernadotte), wore a navy silk JosefineThelin designed navy silk rosette bandeau with a dotted tulle birdcage veil. The bandeau is a lovely, summery pairing for Marianne’s lace dress and jacket
I somehow missed this post, but I wanted to chime in with a big YAY for Princess Christina!
Topping my list are Christiana, Marianne and Jill’s hats in that order. Everyone’s else’s just don’t do anything for me. Which causes me to ask a question. Are these events simply not a hatted event? And if so do they need to wear anything in their hair? Brigitta and Dagmar just look like they are putting something on to meet the headpiece requirement when in reality just doing nothing might be better.
Considering some of her previous outings, Birgitta looks quite lovely here. Hélène’s hat looks kind of matronly on her, especially as it looks just plopped on her head.
While Christina’s look is pretty beige, I like this as the hat design is quite different from what we normally see. One of my favorites of the day. I wasn’t such a fan of Vicky’s styling, however.
Dagmar’s headband doesn’t do much for me as a hat person, but she still wore it well. Countess Jill’s fascinator is pretty standard for her, although she had good styling overall. And Countess Marianne’s whole ensemble was a fun surprise in that lovely navy lace!
Of this group, Countess Bernadotte’s layered headpiece was outstanding.
For me Countess Marianne Bernadotte headpiece was once of the best of all the ladies in attendance at Princess Adrienne’s christening. She looked very elegant from head to toe. The best hat and outfit combination for me was the lady in the green wide brim hat with navy and green patterned dress and jacket: do you know who she is HatQueen?
Princess Christina’s hat makes me happy whenever I look at it! She is definitely not stuck in a rut and is willing to try something new and different and she looks fantastic in it. The other family members look very nice and kudo’s to the 102 year old for being there and including a flower in her hair.
totally agree with you
I loved Madeleine’s floral crown (I refuse to acknowledge that it really is a headband), but princess Christina wins the millinery day by a mile. Interesting but lovely and suitable. What a great hat!!
As described in the post, Princess Madeleine’s headpiece is technically, a bandeau!
I agree – Princess Christina’s a clear millinery winner! (Try saying that three times quickly…) Highly commended: Dagmar von Arbin, for looking so put together at the age of 102!