Princess Marie’s Folketinget Hats

The new session of the Folketing (Danish Parliament) commences the first Tuesday of October each year with Queen Margrethe and members of the Danish royal family attending the first sitting of the house. Here are all of the past hats Princess Marie has worn to this event:


Taupe straw Susanne Juul stovepipe in 2008; Green felt pillbox with black feathers in 2009; Black straw beret n 2010


Beige trilby with black leather trim in 2011; Greige pillbox in 2012 and a black organza headpiece in 2013


Navy straw fedora in 2014; Plum felt brimmed hat in 2015


Pink sinamay flower headpiece in 2016; Repeat of the navy straw fedora 2017; Navy felt Whitely calot in 2018

It’s an autumnal hued group, save for that pink flower fascinator in 2016.  The standouts for me are the deep green 1940s pillbox in 2009 and the plum felt brimmed hat in 2015.

What do you notice about Princess Marie’s millinery style evolution through the years at this event?

Photos from Niels Henrik Dam via Getty; Hanne Juul; Francis Dean/Corbis via Getty; Corbis; Patrick van Katwijk,and Ricardo Ramirez via Corbis; Splash News/Splash News/Corbis; Ole Jensen/Corbis via Getty; Søren Bidstrup/Scanpix; Chris Christopherson

Hat From the Past

Royal Hats to this day in 1986 and a trip to China that saw Queen Elizabeth in a white silk covered hat with cartwheel brim by Frederick Fox, trimmed with a simply tied scarf hatband in the same blue and white silk print as her suit.

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This Week’s Extras

Ahead of her October 26 marriage, Princess Mako wore a simple black brimmed hat to visit the graves of her great grandparents on Tuesday. Today, she and Princess Kako wore a cream silk bumper hats for a ritual at the Three Palace Sanctuaries (Mako’s last as a member of the Imperial Royal Family).

On Tuesday, Maud Behn wore a whimsical lobster embroidered bandeau headpiece to take delivery of her upcoming book.
Also on Tuesday, Princess Margriet wore a chocolate hat with felt crown and sinamay mushroom brim for a WWII memorial

On Tuesday, Princess Beatrix wore a bumper hat in layered burgundy and rust sinamay with a pyramid crown for the anniversary of a women’s charity

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The following new millinery designs caught my eye this week:
Stunning pink swirl and gold pinwheel designs by Australian milliner Rebecca Share
Fantastic pink boater hat by Australian milliner Michelle Robinson
Sophisticated claret felt brimmed design by American milliner Debbie Lorenzo
Graphic, wide-brimmed interlocking wood hat by Spanish brand Vivascarrion Artmilliners
Stunning colour and shape on this flared bumper, blocked on a puzzle block, by US milliner Laura Del Vellaggio
Wonderfully whimsical design of gold rolled sinamay ‘hair’ by Australian milliner Rachel Henry!

Amazing Tudor headpiece by British theatrical milliner Lauren Martin
Incredible sea waves headpiece by Australian brand Taboo Millinery
Magenta floating bandeau headpiece by Australian milliner Lauren J. Ritchie
Lovely vintage vibe on this cream felt draped hat with teal trim by Polish brand Oktopus
Gorgeous raspberry sinamay hat with domed crown and cartwheel brim by Australian milliner Fiona Cooper
Bandeau headpiece of pink scrolled braid flowers by Australian milliner Lisette Margini
At a loss how to describe this embellished pillbox by Australian milliner Catherine Storm except… WOW!

Utterly charming pale blue pale blue parasisal brimmed hat with flying bow by Australian milliner Jill Humphries
Wonderful historical bonnets made by Finnish brand Brevetar Hats
Exquisite rolled sinamay lily headpiece with cornflowers by British milliner Bridget Bailey
Deep magenta halo bandeau of metallic flowers by Australian milliner Sophie Allport
Striking black interwoven ring headpiece by American brand CHUCHU NY
Punchy orange and fuchsia waved saucer with silk flowers by British milliner Beverley Edmondson
Fresh and creative lattice woven headpiece with flying bow by Australian milliner Belinda Osborne
Unique watercolour painted boater by British designer Shandana de la Rivière

Lovely new portraits of King Jigme Khesar and Queen Jetsun Pema released for their 10th wedding anniversary

New snaps of Prince Christian released for his his 16th birthday this week

And we end the week with adorable Prince Charles of Luxembourg.

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Queen Elizabeth Attends Races

Queen Elizabeth was spotted today enjoying Champions Day at Ascot Racecourse in her repeated royal blue silk cloque fabric covered hat with flared crown, slim hatband and downward sloped brim with kettle edge wrapped in black faux fur.

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There’s still much to like about this design, beginning with its brilliant colour and contrast. Interestingly, the first two outings of this ensemble included a blue and white floral printed dress that was replaced today by an unprinted on in just barely a shade darker royal blue than the hat and coat. The resulting look is more streamlined and increases the impact of the faux fur trim, which works so well for an autumn or winter look.

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Designer: Angela Kelly made by Stella McLaren
Previously Worn: Feb 22, 2019;  March 29, 2018

What do you think- does this hat pair better with the floral dress or this solid blue one?

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Opening of Welsh Parliament

Queen Elizabeth, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall were in Cardiff this morning to attend the opening ceremony of the sixth session of the Senedd.

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For this occasion, the Queen repeated her dusty pink cashmere covered hat with domed crown and downward facing brim, trimmed with layered black and pink hatbands and a side spray of handmade silk flowers.

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It’s amazing how much visual impact that slim black pinstripe of hatband brings to this design (along with the black buttons on the coat), adding punchy contrast amidst all the dusky pink. It’s another take on the stovepipe silhouette we often see on Her Majesty’s hats, this one set apart by the extended brim which is beautifully balanced by that slight dome on the top of the crown.

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Designer: Rachel Trevor Morgan. Cashmere coat and silk dress by Stewart Parvin.
Previously Worn: Oct 15, 2020Mar 13, 2019Mar 27, 2018

The Duchess of Cornwall wore a new beret percher hat in red felt trimmed with a side spray of monochrome felt leaves and berries.

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The colour nod to the red Welsh dragon is a lovely touch and the different textures on hat and coat dress (note the tassels at the the back!) make the monochrome look work. This is a case when a large brimmed hat in the same colour would likely have been too much and while beret shapes are a secondary go-to silhouette for Camilla, the shape and scale of the fantastic trim on this design  make a striking, stand-alone statement.

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Designer: Philip Treacy. Coat by Fiona Clare.
Previously Worn: This hat is new

What do you think of this pair of hats today in Cardiff?

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