The first leg of Queen Margrethe’s annual double summer cruise kicked off today with the royal yacht Dannebrog arriving in Køge. Today’s program of events included a carriage ride to Køge Town Hall and visits to a health and rehabilitation facility, performing arts center, sustainable housing development and a miniature village.
For these events, Queen Margrethe wore a new hat. The design features a short, flat crown covered in the same navy textured woven fabric (gabardine, maybe?) as her jacket and a short, cream cartwheel brim in what looks like straw.
The Danish queen tends to wear hats that coordinate with a specific ensemble, often with the same fabric used on both hat and garment(s). It’s certainly an efficient way to dress that results in extremely coordinated ensembles but it’s a level of coordination that can easily veer towards one-note or overly matched. This hat and jacket, however, escape such a fate. Margrethe’s cream skirt and sweater greatly help this, as does the jacket’s crisp navy and white pockets and sleeve placket and that adorable navy and cream striped purse. What has my heart a flutter, however, is the jaunty angle that Queen Margrethe wore it. In the end, this hat is a very simple design (fabric straight sided crown, straw brim, no trim) that becomes a statement of style when worn at that angle. It’s so good.
Designer: Mathilde Thoe Førster
Previously Worn: This hat is new
What do you think of Queen Margrethe’s new hat?
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