Opening of Norwegian Parliament

King Harald, Queen Sonja and Crown Prince Haakon attended the opening of Norwegian parliament yesterday in Oslo.

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Queen Sonja repeated a black cloche hat with wide hatband and flat side bow.

Designer: 
Previously Worn: Oct 2, 2018; Dec 25, 2010; Aug 6, 2010;

I love a black and white dress code but am not sure the shape of a cloche crown suits Queen Sonja best. What do you think?

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6 thoughts on “Opening of Norwegian Parliament

  1. I agree with HQ & the other contributions: the hat’s too spherical (too high and round) which makes it too informal for this occasion.

  2. The crown is a bit tall and gives this hat more of a bowler feel than a cloche. Also, Sonja’s outfit does feel slightly informal to me when compared to the dress uniforms and mantles worn by Harald and Haakon, so I think a fancier hat would improve on that.

  3. I don’t like this hat – it looks like a homburg that’s had its crown pushed out. Not really a fan of the jacket with contrasting lower section either. Sorry Sonja, not one of your best looks for me.

  4. I am imagining the hat with the top dome excised to the hat band. I think that would look more elegant and better fit this solemn occasion. (Of course, with an appropriate filling of the opening!) I think this would also highlight the angle of the brim better. And, yes, lesleyc, a slighter larger brim too.

    But I’m no designer…so who knows?

  5. I don’t think it’s one of her best hats either. It looks a little too tall and the brim is too small making the overall look unbalanced.

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