King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima were greeted this morning by members of the Norwegian royal family for the start of a state visit to the Nordic nation.
Queen Máxima repeated a beige blocked beret hat for this morning’s arrival in Oslo.
The scale of the hat pairs well not only with Máxima’s voluminous dress but with the smaller scale hats typically worn by the Norwegian royal ladies. The combination of felt hat and silk dress is less cohesive, although an understandable choice for the current season and today’s rainy weather. I do admire how the neutral accessories let the dress and emerald earrings shine!
Queen Sonja repeated her chocolate and periwinkle blue felt hat with high, upturned brim embellished with ‘V’ cutouts. I’ve said this before- the hat, especially in combination with the chocolate dress, has a sci-fi vibe I find distracting and overly costumey. What I do like are the cutouts, a design element we seldom see but that is so visually effective.
Later in the Day, Queen Sonja changed into a different ensemble with brown velvet tam hat. Any day a royal embraces the opportunity to wear multiple hats is a great day! Tams are not trendily fashionable these days, a shame as the style and rich colour suit Sonja really well.
Crown Princess Mette-Marit repeated her classic ivory felt pillbox, worn, as she does, on the back of her head.
Princess Märtha Louise wore am oyster bandeau bow headpiece trimmed with silver and crystal embellishments.
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What do you think of this quintet of millinery designs today in Oslo?
Images from Getty as indicated