Danish Summer Cruise 2018: Part 2

Queen Margrethe concluded this year’s summer cruise aboard the Danish royal yacht Dannebrog with a two day visit to the municipality of Svendborg. Her arrival yesterday brought a surprise- the white hat we saw her wear July 19 is indeed, a new hat! In white straw, the design follows the tall crown shape of a fedora (without front pinches) with a wide brim that curves downward in the front and back.

The hat is simply trimmed with a wide white hatband and folded side bow. The profile is larger than many of Queen Margrethe’s hats and while the colour isn’t exactly exciting, it pairs well with the nautical red and navy clothing she favours for these summer cruises.

Designer: likely Peter Falk Hansen
Previously Worn: July 19, 2018

For today’s final day of visits and engagements, Queen Margrethe repeated her navy felt hat with rounded crown, gently raised kettle brim and wide silk hatband with tied bow at the side.
The hat’s simple design paired well with Margrethe’s brightly patterned raincoat and neutral suit (how fantastic is her mixing of patterns in this ensemble? I love it!)

Designer: likely Peter Falk Hansen
Previously Worn: May 9, 2017May 3, 2017

And so draws another season of Danish summer cruises to a close. Any thoughts about the hats we saw this week?
Photos from Getty as indicated

6 thoughts on “Danish Summer Cruise 2018: Part 2

  1. The white hat is a great addition to the rotation, and it fits Margrethe so well, in terms of both shape and personality. I especially love the pairing of it with a more colorful outfit.

    The dark felt hat is a nice neutral anchor to an outfit with multiple patterns; I’m grateful one of the patterns was not repeated on the hat, because it would’ve been too much, but as is, it is perfect!

  2. I’m a fan of the new, white hat. Nice shape on her and flattering. I love the brightly colored raincoat but I’m not too keen on pairing a felt hat with it. The hat is fine as it goes, but somehow the heavier, felt hat and the bright, chipper raincoat aren’t happy together. Same hat in a lighter material would be a home run though.

  3. The white fedora is a timeless summer hat. I know the Queen has a fondness for some quirky styles, but she really wears tailored, classic looks so well.

  4. I’m not usually one for mixed patterns, but Queen Margrethe has just proved to me that it can be done elegantly, without a clashing, busy look resulting.
    A nice pair of hats, too – not, as you say, tremendously exciting, but good hats nonetheless. As much as I like the classic navy one, the new hat is more flattering, I think. Possibly because as one ages, one’s colouring generally becomes paler overall, and the paler hat makes less of a sharp contrast?

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