Catching Up With Danish Royals

On Wednesday, Queen Margrethe travelled on the Danish royal yacht Dannebrog to her summer home at Gråsten Palace, repeating her bright pink suit and matching hat for the journey.

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The hat is trimmed in a double hatband in the same navy floral fabric as her blouse and pink and white silk blossoms.

Designer: likely Per Falk Hansen
Previously Worn: Jul 17, 2019;

The same day, Prince Felix graduated from high school at Gammel Hellerup Gymnasium. Joined by his parents and elder brother for the ceremony, he wore a traditional Danish graduation cap.

Also on Wednesday, Princess Benedict was in Vordingborg to take part in centennial celebrations of the Historical Botanical Gardens at Vordingborg Castle For this event, she topped a floral dress with her ecru straw picture hat with broad, sidesweeping brim and wide hatband.

Designer: unknown
Previously Worn: June 2, 2018

Yesterday, Queen Margrethe attended the Royal Life Guards “Watch Parade” in Copenhagen to present the “Queen’s Watch” military award and official opened a Viking exhibition at the National Museum in Copenhagen. For these events, she repeated her wide brimmed red straw hat with lattice patterned fabric diagonally overlaid over the crown and on the brim’s binding. The hat is finished with a slim hatband and front bow.

Designer: likely Per Falk Hansen
Previously Worn: May 25, 2021; Sep 12, 2018; Sep 2, 2017Sep 2, 2015Jun 19, 2014;  May 24, 2014; Aug 31, 2013; Jul 1, 2013 May 29, 2013May 14, 2013; Sep 11, 2009; Jun 2, 2009; Jun 30, 2008; Feb 20, 2008; Sep  12, 2007Jun 7, 2007;  May 10, 2007

What do you think of this quartet of hats this week in Denmark?

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6 thoughts on “Catching Up With Danish Royals

  1. When I saw this post and realized just how many times Margrethe has worn that red hat, I came with the same thoughts as MittenMary about how Margrethe definitely gets her money’s worth out of her hats! My only complaint is out of the 18 times we’ve logged her wearing this red hat, only once did she pair it with a different outfit; I do wish she would switch this up a little more, especially since many of her hats could go with something different (although I do realize it’s much easier to always have one ensemble ready to put on without much thinking).

    I really like Benedikte’s whole look (the dress is fantastic), I just wish the downturned part of her hat’s brim didn’t jut out so sharply and instead sloped down a bit more like Máxima’s slice hats.

    • Queen Elizabeth does the same thing- ordering a hat specifically for each of her outfits and not mixing hats with different outfits. Margrethe’s summer hats are more generic (her winter ones often are in the same fabric as a matching suit) and I suppose it’s just easier to have set ensembles when you wear as many working outfits as she does. Queen Elizabeth’s summer hats aren’t as easily interchanged as Margrethe’s could be, often because the trim on one of QE’s hats specifically corresponds to a certain dress.

  2. No arguments here today: all 4 hats are fantastic.
    JamesB, I agree with you about Benedikte’s hat taking the lead. As for the princes, do you recall how handsome Philip was in his youth? The current Greek princes clean up pretty well also!
    Mittenmary, I thought the exact same thing about the lengthier conversation on one-n-done hats earlier this week! Great minds…

  3. Margrethe certainly provides a contrast to those borrowed one-appearance hats we discussed a few days ago! I’m appreciating the lattice pattern of the red. That diagonal solid red element gives it an interesting two-tone look. HQ, I thought you did a feature on an oft-repeated hat, probably Princess Anne’s, but I can’t find it. It seems that while she keeps her hats longest, Margarethe wears hers the most.

    Benedikte’s hat is lovely, just perfect with the summer floral dress.

    And no argument with JamesB about the handsome Danish princes!

  4. I love Benedikte’s hat, it’s a stunner. But they’re all fab good to see them out and about. Those Danish princes are very handsome young men.

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