Danish Queen Marks WWI Armistice

On Sunday, Queen Margretheparticipated in a wreath laying ceremony in Mindeparken in Aarhus to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. For this event, she wore a new hat. Clearly made to match her finely woven plaid jacket, this wool design features a domed crown and short brim that curls up slightly around the front of the hat. Stacked hatbands in burgundy, chocolate and caramel trim the design and lend some punchy contrast while still linking with the colours of the fabric. It’s a matched look for certain, but paired with a houndstooth checked silk blouse and caramel skirt, the ensemble has enough contrast to keep it from looking overly matched (the dreaded ‘matchy-matchy’ territory!).

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Designer: Likely Peter Falk Hansen
Previously Worn: This hat is new
 I’m not often a fan of hats and jackets in the same fabric but I like this pair- what do you think of Margrethe’s new hat?
Photos from Getty as indicated

10 thoughts on “Danish Queen Marks WWI Armistice

  1. Double checks are very fashionable both in clothing and interior design these days !! 😊 The Queen looks terrific I think ! the angle of her hat is just right to my eye … and she looks as if she was very touched by the occasion !

  2. As the pattern of the fabric somewhat mimics a woven straw, the matchiness of the hat and the jacket/blazer doesn’t bother me as much; if it had just been a matching hatband, it would be more obvious I think, and I would dislike it more.

    The striped hatband is what really makes this hat stand out for me, but I do wish the brim was a bit wider. At any rate, it’s a nice new hat for Margarethe, one I suspect we’ll see on future cruises.

  3. I wouldn’t have thought it would work just reading the description but it really does work. I love the angle of the hat and the slight turn up of the brim to give it a stylish flare.

  4. I love this hat and coat together. Not too matchy, and a beautiful color combination. It looks warm, comfortable, and VERY autumnal!
    I probably would have gone the safer route with an ecru/cream blouse, but I’m a little less daring than many people.

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