Catching Up… Swedish & Norwegian Royals

On September 19, Crown Princess Victoria visited the Church of England in Stockholm to pay tribute to Queen Elizabeth II. She wore a new black velvet hair bow.

Designer: Eivy Flodin
Previously Worn: This is new

On Tuesday, September 27, the Swedish royal family attended their country’s opening of parliament.

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Queen Silvia wore a new ivory felt calot with narrow cuff around the base of the design. The hat is very close to another white calot she debuted at this same event in 2018, but with slightly different shape, material and detail.

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Designer: unknown
Previously Worn: I believe this hat is new

Crown Princess Victoria repeated a headpiece of black and white layered butterfly bows.

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Designer: Malinda Damgaard
Previously Worn: Sep 10, 2019; Sep 13, 2016Oct 19, 2015Sep 15, 2015

Princess Sofia wore a new headpiece for this event, a black satin covered headband trimmed with a wide black grosgrain ribbon bow anchored with a Swarovski crystal buckle.

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Designer: Dolce & Gabbana “Swarovski Crystal Embellished Headband”
Previously Worn: This piece is new

On Tuesday, October 4, Queen Sonja of Norwan repeated a black veiled calot hat for the opening of her country’s parliament. 

Designer: unknown
Previously Worn: Dec 12, 2014; Dec 10, 2011

Also on October 4, King Carl Gustaf, Queen Silvia and Crown Princess Victoria attended the start of annual meetings of the Swedish Church at Uppsala Cathedral. Queen Silvia repeated a navy straw pillbox hat with accordion folded bow at the back.

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Designer: unknown
Previously Worn: Apr 7, 2018

Crown Princess Victoria wore a headpiece of folded cockades in pale pink satin. For several years, Victoria has tended to choose more fascinators and smaller headpieces than hats and these cockade designs, with their beautiful detail, are such great pieces for her.

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Designer: Örjan Jakobsson (Parant Couture Headpieces)
Previously Worn: this headpiece is new

On September 11, the Swedish royal family welcomed the Dutch king and Queen on state visit.

Queen Silvia wore a new headpiece, an open bandeau circle covered in the same green wool crepe as her coat. The hat is trimmed with large, slim wired bows at the back, again covered in the same fabric, that look like abstract leaf shapes.

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Designer: unknown. Coat and dress by Georg et Arend.
Previously Worn: this headpiece is new

Crown Princess Victoria debuted another folded cockade headpiece, this one in the most wonderful cerise shade.

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Designer: Örjan Jakobsson (Parant Couture Headpieces). Dress and jacket by Camilla Thulin Design
Previously Worn: this headpiece is new

Princess Estelle repeated the black velvet Eivy Flodin hair bow her mother wore on September 19, at the very top of this post.

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Princess Sofia topped her red outfit with a wide bandeau headpiece.

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Designer: unknown. Dress by Lilli Jahilo. 
Previously Worn: this headpiece is new

On Thursday, the final day of the visit, Queen Silvia repeated an navy headband with… is it a flat bow?

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Designer: unknown. Suit by Chanel.
Previously Worn: 

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6 thoughts on “Catching Up… Swedish & Norwegian Royals

  1. I agree that perhaps the hat aspect of the Dutch State Visit to Sweden was a bit disappointing. But then again both Queen Silvia and Queen Máxima made up for it at the State Banquet in the evening of the first day! It was amazing to see both the Braganza tiara and the House Diamond tiara in the same room 🙂

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  2. Overall I was left rather underwhelmed by the Scandinavian royal hats in this roundup. The opening of the Swedish Parliament wasn’t a surprise (nor was that of Norway), but I thought the Dutch state visit might warrant a little more substantial millinery, but at least we got some good colors from it. I do wish Silvia had gone for a full pillbox (shaped like that from the Uppsala Cathedral visit) rather than this rounded circlet hat, but the jungle green is a fantastic color for her. Victoria clearly has a hairstyle and headpieces she likes that work well together, but with them being quite small and worn on the back of her head, we rarely get to admire them and their craftsmanship. Ultimately though Sofia was the winner for me; she rocked that red and the bandeau just suited her (and her hair) perfectly; her Swarovski headband at Parliament was also a good choice.

  3. The 60s really are back if we are to judge by the amount of pillbox hats we’re seeing! I like a good pillbox, but I also like a variety of hat designs, so I hope this isn’t the future of millinery. The bandeaus and headbands are better than nothing and Maxima’s was quite pretty with all the beading, though that isn’t the bandeau being focused on in this post. My laptop is having trouble downloading all the pictures (I am afraid the laptop is on its last leg), so I didn’t get a good look at Victoria’s cerise colored cockade headband/bandeau. Her beige one is quite pretty, though I wish she would wear it higher on her head. The way she wore it over her bun is like a bun-piece instead of a headpiece!

  4. “Bandeaus, pillboxes, and headbands, oh my!” “Pay no attention to all the beautiful brimmed hats behind the curtain.”
    That’s about all I can contribute. Is this the direction of the fashion world of the future?
    Hat Queen, these recent “Catching up” posts are fantastic! It’s very enjoyable following each country’s events along with their corresponding millinery displays. However, the previous weekend posts, which were chronologically written for the most part, and jumped around the globe more, were also entertaining. Is it easier for you to research and compile this way?

    • The “Catching up’ posts been just that- a means to’catch up’ after time away, during which Her Majesty passed away and suddenly, there were so many hats to cover.

      I hope to return to ‘normal’ this week.

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