Queen Margrethe cast a compelling, solitary figure at the Ryvangen Memorial Park in Copenhagen today for a ceremony commemorating the 75th anniversary of the end of German occupation.
For today’s anniversary, the Danish Queen repeated her red bumper hat with side bow in the same navy and red painterly print as her dress. Commemorative events such as these can be tricky to dress for, especially in light of a global pandemic, and while some royals would have chosen sombre neutrals for this event, I love that Queen Margrethe chose something characteristically vibrant and cheery.
I understand that it is Danish tradition to light candles in the windows of one’s home to commemorate this anniversary and the Danish monarchy shared these poignant shots of candles lit in the windows of Fredensborg Castle, Amalienborg Castle and Chancery House, home of Crown Prince Frederick, Crown Princess Mary and their family. Such beacons of hope are so comforting these days.
Hats at such events are not the focus but it is so lovely to finally see one, and a cheery red one at that!
Photos from Getty as indicated