Danish State Visit To Argentina

Queen Margrethe arrived in Buenos Aires on Sunday, a day ahead of the start of a state visit to Argentina. For her arrival at the Danish embassy (presumably her home base during the visit?), she repeated her navy felt hat with rounded crown, gently raised kettle brim and wide silk hatband with tied bow at the side.

Designer: likely Per Falk Hansen
Previously Worn: Sep 7, 2018;  May 9, 2017May 3, 2017

For the official welcome yesterday at Casa Rosada Presidential Palace and visits to the supreme court and Argentine National Congress, the Danish queen repeated her pale blue straw picture hat with openly woven sideswept brim. The hat’s trim, a posy of pink and white silk cockscomb flowers and green feather leaves, links with the floral print on the accompanying silk dress and coat.

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We’ve seen the hat before but so there’s no much to add except to say that it’s still a great one for Margrethe. The open weave on the brim gives such textural contrast and lightness to the overall look. I will repeat my compliments about the overall the balance of this ensemble from its last outing– neckline and brim, texture and pattern, solid and print are all great. It’s a pretty and elegant look for Queen Margrethe.

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Designer: likely Per Falk Hansen
Previously Worn: July 4, 2018; October 22, 2015June 25, 2013

The visit continues through Wednesday, and I think we can expect another hat or two!

Photos from Getty as indicated

10 thoughts on “Danish State Visit To Argentina

  1. I feel I have to break a lance for the Queen`s choice of shoes. Having read somewhere that she`s suffering from arthritis and having seen her ankles (as well as fighting a form of arthritis myself) I think it might have to do with wearing broken-in shoes that are “as comfortable as old frends” over shoes that would be a better colour fit, but possibly new and – even if custom-made – still uncomfortable for already aching feet….

  2. Oh dear, I hadn’t noticed the brown shoes and bag until Jimbo pointed them out. Still, it’s a lovely hat and ensemble. The Queen looks as though she’s enjoying the Southern Hemisphere sunshine as well as that glass of champagne!

  3. The dark navy hat at the embassy, especially with her whole outfit, seemed a bit heavy looking, especially considering it was fairly warm in Buenos Aires on Sunday and after her sundress in the cemetery (presumably visiting the tomb of Eva Perón).

    The hat to kick off the state visit is an excellent choice and remains one of her best hats.

  4. It’s surprising how well the pale blue hat fits in with the overall look of this ensemble. It certainly brings a note of drama!
    But oh! The brown shoes and bag! How I agree with Jimbo!
    Pale blue or grey or, why not lavender or pale green, would have looked so such more elegant.

  5. Queen Margrethe looks very nice today, and I have only 2 nits to pick:
    1. I would prefer the brim either smaller, or placed down around the crown.
    2. I would have picked black or grey accessories instead of brown (ugh!) Even navy would have been better.

    • I’m with you Jimbo and agree that the brown accessories are hideous! Black, grey or a pastel would have looked SO much better. I do like the spring/summer feel of her dress and her pearls are lovely. I’m on the fence about the hat and can’t make up my mind whether I like the brim or would change it “a la Jimbo”.The flower trim works well with the dress. Sorry to be so wishy washy today.

  6. I really like the blue hat with the open-weave brim, and I think it works very well indoors, or in cloud. When it’s sunny, however, it does create some rather distracting shadows such that it’s impossible to get a good photo of the Queen, which I think is a drawback in practical terms.

    • I agree, Bristol, the hat must be a nightmare for photographers! But it has a very summery light feel, and the colour is lovely on her.

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