Danish State Visit To Argentina: Day 3

Queen Margrethe and Crown Prince Frederik undertook a busy programme of events the Agentinian city of Tandil yesterday, including stops at city hall, a park with state of an early Danish immigrant (who became mayor) and the Danish Church. For these events, Queen Margrethe repeated her bright pink straw hat, trimmed with double navy floral fabric hatband bound in navy piping and double row of the same small flowers in white, pink and navy organza with unfinished edges.

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This is another one of Margrethe’s go-to summer ensembles and offered some vibrant contrast after the softer hued ensembles worn on the first two days of this visit. I’m still not a fan of the hatband or fussy flowers (a wide navy petersham ribbon and a single large silk bloom, please) but quietly admire anyone who can pull off a bright pink suit and hat.

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Designer: likely Peter Falk Hansen
Previously Worn: June 6, 2018; June 2, 2018; May 29, 2018Aug 28, 2017;  June 16, 2017September 12, 2016June 27, 2016June 3, 2016August 31, 2015June 26, 2015

I’ll admit- I’m a little disappointed we didn’t see a new hat on Queen Margrethe in Argentina this week (I was REALLY hoping we would). The hat’s that did make the journey for this visit are familiar repeats but still solid choices. What are your thoughts about Margrethe’s hats this week?

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19 thoughts on “Danish State Visit To Argentina: Day 3

  1. I don’t get very excited about Margrethe’s hats, although she can certainly pull a trick out of the bag on occasion (such as the beanie / Teletubby hat we know so well!) I think the reason is that, even if though they are bespoke, executed by milliners to a high standard, they generally tend to look very similar to designs one could find in any department store, and I like looking at more interesting hat designs!

    • I think you have hit the nail on the head, Bristol. People might look at the amazing hats and outfits of the British royals of all ages and long to have the sort of life that would make it necessary to own hats and outfits like that, whereas looking at, for example, this outfit of Queen Margrethe, one might think “My aunt has a suit and hat like that and she wore it just last week.” Those who criticize the outfit may really be saying that someone in that position, with those financial resources, ought to look like our mental image of a queen, and not look like the lady down the street.

      Interesting though that this sort of criticism is not generally leveled at Princess Anne, even when she pulls something out of the closet that is 25 years old!

  2. The hat needs updating as others have said but I don’t see that happening. I did very much enjoy the picture of the ladies and children dressed in Danish folk costumes and holding the Danish flags. Those caps are delightful on both the boys and girls. I didn’t know about the connection between Argentina and Denmark. I always learn something new on this blog!

  3. Think it’s so so poor how unpolished the European royals are compared to the British Royal family. They hardly ever bother with new things or proper hats. Their shoes/bags are never of the same designer quality and expense as QEII. The late QM, QEII and their families are always so well turned out and smart. This look is dated from the 70s.

    • I think there are countless examples on this blog of European royals and very polished ensembles (including many new ones) and find your comment unfair. If I look at our own choices for best royal hats of the year the past 5 years, we see Princess Charlene, Crown Princess Mary, Beatrice Borromeo, Queen Maxima, Crown Princess Masako, and Queen Mathilde all in top spots along with a few British Royals (Duchess of Cornwall, Countess of Wessex and Princess Beatrice).

      I wonder how much your perception is coloured by the greater frequency that we see British royals wear hats? We simply see them in hats more often than their European counterparts.

        • I would like to add something, now that I have had time to think this over and after reading Jimbo’s comment. It may not occur to you Dd, that the way subjects look at their royal families, differs from one country to another. Not only do some peoples expect their Royals to be more approachable than others, in some countries it is not considered a good thing if a royal person spends to much money on their clothes.
          Especially in the northern countries, we want our Royals to be nicely turned out, but not frivolously fashionable. After all, their expenses are financed by the taxpayer!
          With the appearance of the younger Queens, like Queen Máxima and Queen Mathilde, this tends to change, but I can assure you their is much discussion (in the Netherlands that is) about the expense to the country of “keeping” a Royal family!

          Also, in our country there is, I feel, a difference between a reigning queen and a queen consort: the latter is allowed more freedom and a more fashionable approach in her clothing.

          Then there is the personality of the Royal in question to be considered. We already learned from this blog that Queen Margrethe has a very personal idea about beauty and fashion, which I found very interesting. She may simply think that there are more important things than her wardrobe!

      • HatQueen, very well worded. Throughout my past 5 plus years of reading and contributing to this blog, I have noticed a lovely kindness and warmth with your comments, and have learned a lot at RoyalHats from you in more ways than one, which is why I had hoped for an answer to my question yesterday. However, hating to see a lot of interesting research go to waste, I totally understand it if there is no interest in the topic.
        If I may add another thought to Dd: partially due to some of the European Royals’ more “unpolished” approach in their appearance, my perception of them has been one of more approachable accessibility. When HQ gifts us with a “Flashback,” I enjoy looking back at the “good ol’ days” when even Queen Elizabeth and sometimes the Japanese Empress appeared more easy going and friendly. Today, I see them as more buttoned up with a dignified reserve in their demeanor. Just a couple days ago, a contributor posed the hypothetical question as to whether HM was in fact warm and friendly, prompted by the photo of her sharing a blanket in the car with a family member. I smiled and pondered the same thing. They’re human after all!

        • Sorry Jimbo, yesterday was a day offline for me. By the time I read your comment, it was late at night.

          I’m wondering if your research idea might be well suited to a guest post (hint hint!)?

          • Sorry we will have to agree to disagree. While I enjoy all of HQs posts, I really wasn’t at all keen on the rings worn by Q Max, I don’t think these are formal enough. QEII always wears designer shoes and bags, she always wears gloves and everything coordinates without being matchy.
            I think the Royal Family should always aim to wear new things and LOOK THEIR BEST. A Young QEII was instructed on a commonwealth tour in the early 1950s NOT to economise and put Britain’s fashion foot forwards to show our place in the world. She has proudly upheld this tradition and I don’t think anyone can argue with this.

          • HQ, email me with the when, where, and hows! My teeth have been itching for a fun project such as this, and now is actually a good time for it also.

    • I don’t think there’s necessarily a difference in polish, myself, but I think there’s a difference in formality, or perhaps I should say in the frequency of formality, particularly as regards hats. Other royal families may have more formality in certain ways (for example more tiara occasions), but I get the impression that the British royal family generally have more occasions where they wear hats. As an instance, I can’t remember the last time I saw a British royal lady at a church service who wasn’t wearing a hat, whereas I can recall occasions when this happened with almost every other royal family. And I think there’s a tendency towards greater formality in the actual style of hats too in the British royal family, fewer hair ornaments, fewer informal styles such as fedoras etc (obviously this is a generalisation).

      • As regarding to hats in church: the British Kings and Queens have been head of the Church of England ever since Henry VIII wanted to be able to divorce. The Dutch monarch has to be a Protestant, but is not head of the church. Whenever I read: Queen Elisabeth is leading her family into this or that religious ceremony, it sounds very exotic to me. When the British Royals attend a church service, they will be formally dressed, because they are there in an official capacity. In other countries this is not necessarily the case.
        Speaking for the Netherlands, dress is much more informal than in Great Britain and has become even more so over the last twenty years. I think this is the same in Scandinavian countries.
        We see very few hats or gloves (other than winter gloves) in everyday life. Occasions to dress formally are very rare. Of course as a milliner, I regret this: I would sell more hats if it were otherwise. But this lifestyle suits the majority of the Dutch for various reasons.
        Of course we want our Royal family to look their best but I’m quite sure many of my countrymen would not agree they “should always aim to wear new things”, for reasons I mentioned before. What people expect from their Royals is different from one country to another, we are not all British!

  4. Agreed that she might have debuted at least one new hat for a state visit! But I agree with Glitter Girl about the blue beanie.

  5. It’s still a beautiful hat that, despite all my complaining, has long been a favorite for the shape and color; it is just brought down by the hatband and sad floral trim. As HatQueen said, a solid hatband and better trim would do wonders. And Margrethe definitely pulls off the bright pink outfit very well.

  6. Let us all be grateful that she didn’t pack the blue beanie with the black patent trim. It would have been nice to see some new hats though…..I have a particular dislike for this pink ensemble.

  7. it is a signature Queen Margarethe hat, if this was just a photo of the hat I would have pinpointed it out to Denmark, the shape, colour,

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