Danish Flag Day

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary Crown attended a service at Holmen’s Church and ceremonies at military headquarters Kastellet in Copenhagen and Christiansborg Palace Square on Sunday to mark Flag Day.

For this event, Princess Mary repeated her black straw picture hat with pleated brim ruffle on one side, returning the spray of cream and ecru straw leaves studded with feathers that adorned this hat on its first outing.

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This hat remains an elegant shape and scare for Mary and paired especially well with her printed black and cream dress.

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Designer: Susanne Juul
Previously Worn: Sep 5, 2019; Sep 5, 2017, May 27, 2016; cream hat trim was previously worn October 8, 2007

What do you think of this black and cream hat on Sunday?

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Catching Up With the Danish Queen

On Sunday, Queen Margrethe attended a service at Elsinore Cathedral for the installation of Peter Birch as bishop of the Diocese of Elsinore. For this, she repeated the pink beret with with side twist trim she first wore in May for Prince Christian’s confirmation.

It remains a great hat for Margrethe, the twist adding a touch of light whimsey and the bright shade one she wears so well.

Designer: Mathilde Førster 
Previously Worn: May 15, 2021

Back on board the Danish royal yacht Dannebrog for the second leg of her annual summer cruise, Queen Margrethe visited Thisted Municipality yesterday. For a walkabout in the harbour, an official welcome at Bunkermuseum Hanstholm, a visits to Thy Whiskey, Cold Hawaii Inland (formerly known as the Port of Synopal), Thy National Park at the North Atlantic Lighthouse and the National Park Center Thy in Vorupør, she wore her natural straw hat with nautical navy, red and white tartan bias-cut hatband in the same pattern as her skirt.

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Designer: unknown
Previously Worn: Sep 6, 2016; Oct 24, 2014Sep 9 and 10, 2014Jul 3, 2014Sep 10, 2014; Sep 1, 2014Jun 20, 2014Apr 28, 2013Sep 3, 2013Aug 29, 2013;  Jun 4, 2013Aug 30, 2013Sep 5, 2012 Jun 9, 2011

Today, she was back in vibrant pink as the summer cruise continued to Esbjerg Municipality, her pink suit topped with its matching curved brim hat trimmed in a double hatband in the same navy floral fabric as her blouse and pink and white silk blossoms.

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The vibrant ensemble is a great go-to for the Danish queen and while it’s become very familiar to us hat watchers, I can’t fault seeing it again.

Designer: unconfirmed (likely Per Falk Hansen)
Previously Worn: Jun 23, 2021; Jul 17, 2019

After years of following the summer cruise tradition, Queen Margrethe’s nods to nautical with attire on these visits by sea are well honed. What do you think of these three millinery looks for her so far this week?

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Milestone Birthday: Queen Anne-Marie

To mark Queen Anne-Marie’s 75th birthday today we’re looking back at some of her hats and headpieces (click on individual photos to jump to their original source with dates and event explanations):

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While I adore Queen Anne-Marie’s wonderful 1960s pillboxes, I think the bolder, more exaggerated shapes of her early 2000s hats stand out here. What do you notice about her hats?

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Norwegian Royal Wedding 20 Years On: Scandinavian Royals

Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit;s late afternoon wedding on August 25, 2001 carried a formal dress code. We don’t often cover tiaras here but any daytime diamonds are fair game here at Royal Hats so we’re going to sparkle up the rest of this week and look at the jewels and gowns worn by royal guests to this event (I’ll leave discussion about the jewels to expert Lauren Kiehna and link to her comprehensive history of each diadem).

Queen Sonja topped her jade gown with the very grand diamond and emerald tiara from the Norwegian Emerald Parure

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Princess Märtha Louise wore the modern tiara her grandfather King Olav gifted her in 1989 with diamond ears of wheat and pearls.

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Princess Astrid wore Queen Maud’s Turquoise Circlet tiara, beautifully paired with her pale blue gown.

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Princess Ragnhild wore what is known as Princess Ingebog’s Boucheron Circle Tiara

Queen Margrethe topped her purple ensemble with the romantic heart-shaped Baden Palmette Tiara

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Princess Benedikte wore her Star and Pearl Tiara. Her eldest daughter, Princess Alexandra of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, wore her mother’s wonderful floral tiara; her younger daughter, Princess Nathalie of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, is shown below in coral, in an open design tiara I’ve not been able to identify.

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Queen Anne-Marie of Greece wore the beautiful scrolled diamond Khedive of Egypt Tiara

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Princess Alexia of Greece and Denmark wore her diamond tiara with lovely halo shape.

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Queen Silvia wore one of her larger tiaras, Queen Sofia’s Tiara with central starburst and diamond swags.

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Crown Princess Victoria wore her graphic diamond Baden Fringe Tiara

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Princess Madeleine wore the Modern Fringe Tiara, a gift from her parents which she would later wear at her own wedding.

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We don’t chat tiaras much here but like hats, a tiara’s shape or scale can suit (or not suit!) their wearers and the ensembles with which they are paired. Which ones here stand out to you most?

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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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