Danish Summer Cruise 2018: Part 1

Queen Margrethe embarked on the first leg of her annual summer cruise this week, spending Monday and Tuesday in the municipality of Silkeborg. For her arrival Monday at City Hall and a day of events that included visits to the museum Jorn and Neder Kjærsholm manor house, the Danish queen repeated her hat with ecru straw crown and brim sandwiched between a pair of curved grey straw brims curved both upward and downward.

 The hat stands out for its unique shape, which is tempered by the neutral colour scheme. It’s interesting and always draws me in for a closer look- something I like a royal hat to do. Grey isn’t my favourite colour on Queen Margrethe but it worked, thanks to the pop of colour she added to the ensemble with her canary yellow blouse.


Yesterday, the tour of Silkeborg continued with visit to an eco-minded demolition company and art therapy program. For these visits, she repeated her natural straw hat with domed crown and short brim with upturn around one half (this time, the half around the front), trimmed with a hatband in the same plaid as her skirt. Not overly exciting, it gets a nod for it’s nautical-ness.

Designer: likely Peter Falk Hansen
Previously Worn (with plaid band): Aug 31, 2017; Aug 24, 2015Sep 9, 2014Jul 3, 2014Jun 20, 2014Sep 3, 2013Aug 29, 2013;  Jun 4, 2013Jun 9, 2011
Previously Worn (with green band): Aug 23, 2015Sep 10, 2014; Sep 1, 2014Apr 28, 2013Aug 30, 2013Sep 5, 2012
Thoughts about these hats? We’ll catch up with the second leg of the cruise tomorrow. 
Photos from Getty as indicated

5 thoughts on “Danish Summer Cruise 2018: Part 1

  1. I like the grey hat, but agree with Jake that a little more visible yellow would alleviate the greyness a bit – maybe even the addition of a yellow embellishment on the hat itself. Nevertheless, I do like the ensemble with the yellow blouse much better than the pink she wore previously.

    The second ensemble doesn’t really do anything for me – it reminds me a lot of some parochial school girls’ uniforms from my youth, including the hat.

  2. Nice to see this grey hat out again, but with this outfit, it’s a lot of grey, and definitely needs a little color to help break it up, which is where the yellow comes in; I just wish there was a little more of it.

    The plaid hatband hat works well for the cruise, but it is too matchy for me with that skirt in the same fabric; plus, we’ve seen it on this cruise for so many years, it’s become almost annoying to see it again for the same event.

  3. I really like both the design of the first hat and the use of the two neutrals, but I think this one has seen a little too much action. It looks as though it has lost some shape since the 2007 wearing.

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