Catching Up Danish Hats…Again!

We have another handful of hats to catch up on in Denmark!

May 18: Princess Benedikte repeated her navy textured straw hat with wide, upturned brim for the first of a two-day visit to the German island of Sylt. While not visible here, I think the hat is still trimmed with a large grey silk flower, which would link well with the floral skirt in this ensemble.

Designer: unknown. My guess is Susanne Juul
Previously Worn: April 7, 2014; June 26, 2013; July 26, 2012; October 12, 2011

May 19: For the second day of the visit to Sylt, Princess Benedikte repeated her blue raffia with the same additional colourful hatband as she wore to Flensburg on May 17.

Designer: unknown.
Previously Worn: May 17, 2022 Sep 26, 2020

May 20: Queen Margrethe welcomed Princess Beatrix yesterday to celebrate the the 500th anniversary of the Dutch immigration to Store Magleby in Dragør Municipality. For this event, she repeated her her apricot straw hat with navy hatband.

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Designer:  Mathilde Førster
Previously Worn: Sep 6, 2021; June 30, 2021; June 17, 2020; Sep 3, 2019; Jul 26, 2019Jun 27, 2019Jun 25, 2019 

Princess Beatrix repeated a black straw bumper hat.

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Designer:Likely Suzanne Moulijn. Outfit by Sheila de Vries
Previously Worn: Feb 26, 2022; Jan 29, 2020; Sep 21, 2019; Sep 13, 2018; Dec 10, 2013; Nov 8, 2013Jan 25, 2013

And finally, today Queen Margrethe visited Tivoli amusement park and pleasure garden to mark the 50th anniversary of her accession, a celebration put on hold until now because of the pandemic. She repeated her pink beret with with side twist trim, taking it for a spin on a roller coaster. I think that might be a first for a royal hat!

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Designer:  Mathilde Førster
Previously Worn:  Aug 29, 2021;  May 15, 2021

I’m afraid to say it but… dare I hope we’re back to royal hatted events, as they were pre-pandemic? It’s certainly nice to see events happening again. What do you think of these hats?

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Catching Up Danish Hats

We have a handful of hats to catch up on in Denmark!

May 4: Queen Margrethe repeated her red boater hat to launch the royal yacht Dannebrog’s sailing season for this year.

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Designer: unknown
Previously Worn: Mar 22, 2019

May 7: Princess Benedikte repeated her raspberry straw picture hat for her namesake race at Klampenborg Racecourse.

Designer: likely Susanne Juul
Previously Worn: Jul 31, 2020; Jun 29, 2019; May 23, 2016;  May 12, 2016June 5, 2015September 8, 2013August 3, 2013April 24, 2013

May 8: Queen Margrethe repeated her red straw wide brimmed design with diagonal open weave crown overlay and brim edge, slim silk hatband and front bow for the rededication of the newly restored Sorø Klosterkirke in Midtsjælland.

Designer: likely Peter Falk Hansen
Previously Worn: Jun 25, 2021; May 25, 2021Sep 12, 2018Sep 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

May 12: Queen Margrethe repeated her red bumper hat to open an art exhibition at Skagen Museum

Designer: Likely Per Falk Hansen
Previously Worn: May 4, 2020; Sep 8, 2019Sep 4, 2019June 15, 2019May 5, 2018July 1, 2017June 29, 2017June 1, 2017Oct 4, 2016Sep 5, 2016May 24, 2016

May 16: Queen Margrethe visited  the Gardehus Regiment’s Horse Squadron and the Cold War Museum Stevnsfort in her two-tone hat with ecru straw crown and grey straw double brim.


Designer: Per Falk Hansen
Previously Worn: May 10, 2019; Sep 3, 2018; May 4, 2018Oct 9, 2007 and likely others 

May 17: Princess Benedict wore her blue raffia picture hat for the 100th anniversary of the Danish minority high school in Flensburg. It looks like she added a printed scarf as a hatband.

Designer: unknown.
Previously Worn: Sep 26, 2020

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Confirmation of Princess Isabella

On Saturday, Princess Isabella celebrated her confirmation at Fredensborg Castle Church. She wore a pair of silver leaf embellished combs in her hair by Ellen Hunter, worn previously by Crown Princess Mary.

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Queen Margrethe wore a new hat for the occasion, a beret covered in the same cobalt blue crepe as her jacket. The hat is trimmed with two tall black feathers and a bow in the printed fabric as the ensemble’s dress.

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The colour is wonderful on the Danish queen, who wears saturated and jewel tones so well. The patterned dress provides great contrast to the matching hat and jacket, saving the two pieces from looking one note. I’d love, however, to remove the patterned bow on the hat (that is a step too matchy matchy!) and replace it, with something in the colours of the ensemble. 

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Designer: unconfirmed
Previously Worn: This hat is new

Crown Princess Mary wore a natural woven straw bandeau with tan tulle birdcage veil.

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While my initial reaction to this headpiece was a yawn, I think the colour was a brilliant choice to pair with Mary’s vibrant pink dress and turquoise accessories. Say whatever you want about the shape, it’s a very current, popular style that is easy to wear and works well for a less formal event such as this.

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Designer: unconfirmed. Dress by Andrew Gn.
Previously Worn: This headpiece is new

Princess Marie repeated her pink sinamay fascinator with central bloom surrounded by a circle of pointed leaves. The slim feathers that originally trimmed this design have been entirely removed. Princess Marie has paired this headpiece with neutral outfits in past, something I think works a bit better for a working royal event. This, however, is a family event and whiile the coral suit here is not to my taste, it’s a light hearted, fun choice to celebrate her niece!

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Designer: unknown. Suit by Emporio Armani.
Previously Worn: Oct 4, 2016; March 18, 2014

Princess Athena wore a darling white headband trimmed with a silk flower and bow.

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Designer: Bonpoint
Previously Worn: This headpiece is new

Princess Isabella’s godmother, Queen Mathilde, was also in attendance. She repeated a royal blue draped toque hat.

Designer: Fabienne Delvigne. Dress by Natan. 
Previously Worn: June 28, 2018; July 3, 2016;  May 20, 2015

It’s so lovely to see larger scale royal family events coming back- what do you think of the hats and headpieces at this event on Saturday?

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Danish Princess Marks Anniversary and Opens Exhibition

Last Sunday, Princess Benedict attended the 70th anniversary celebration of Benedictine Church’s, an ecclesiastical, cultural and social meeting place for Danes in Hamburg. For this event, she repeated her  periwinkle felt brimmed hat with pink ribbon hatband.

Designer: unknown
Previously Worn: Apr 23, 2021

Yesterday afternoon, Princess Benedikte opened Museum Sønderjylland’s new jewelry exhibition “Macabre Masterpieces” at Sønderborg Castle. For this event, she wore a brown felt hat with diagonally striped bumper brim, trimmed with a pink and brown wool tweed bow and fur pompoms. We’ve all seen this hat before, right? Not quite! Princess Benedikte has a black version of this very same style (diagonal crown stripes and all) but I think this brown version is new. The pink trim works well, doesn’t it?

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

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Service of Thanksgiving for the Duke of Edinburgh: Royal Guests

The Service of Thanksgiving celebrating the life of the Duke of Edinburgh held yesterday at Westminster Abbey was attended by numerous cousins and colleagues from various European royal houses.

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Queen Máxima repeated a rounded black felt beret with knotted applique trim worn on the back of her head in the style of a pillbox.

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Designer: Philip Treacy
Previously Worn: Jan 27, 2020

Princess Beatrix joined those in Edinburgh green. The gently domed crown on her brimmed hat was wrapped in three layers of sinamay that were tucked over the other on the side to form a beautiful layered hatband.

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Designer: likely Suzanne Molijn
Previously Worn: I believe this hat is new

Queen Margrethe repeated a chic grey felt trilby trimmed with a black, white and grey feather pompom on the side.

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Designer: likely Per Falk Hansen
Previously Worn: Sep 29, 2019; Oct 28, 2014;  May 15, 2014Oct 1, 2013; May 1, 2013;  Oct 7, 2008

Queen Mathilde wore a black draped halo bandeau headpiece with dotted birdcage veil.

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Designer: Elisa headband by Fabienne Delvigne. Coat by Meer Couture.
Previously Worn: This headpiece is new.

Queen Letizia topped a stunning coat dress with a green velvet covered teardrop percher hat raised at the back. The design is trimmed with a bow in the same crepe as the dress and a black tulle veil.

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Designer: Balel by Isabel Terroso
Previously Worn: This hat is new

Queen Silvia repeated a black straw hat with upfolded brim and rounded crown simply trimmed with a hatband and flat, looped bow twist.

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Designer: unknown
Previously Worn: July 12, 2017; April 17, 2017; April 1, 2017; March 16, 2013

Princess Christina of Sweden wore a black cloche with rounded crown and curved, extended brim trimmed with a wide velvet hatband anchored with a large buckle.

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Designer: unknown
Previously Worn: May 11, 2017 and others

Her Majesty Margareta, Custodian of the Romanian Crown, wore a peaked grey bandeau headpiece trimmed with a black leaf on the side.

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Designer: Kristina Dragomir
Previously Worn: Oct 19, 2019

Crown Princess Katherine of Serbia wore a black felt Garbo style hat.

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Queen Anne-Marie of Greece repeated a navy sinamay pillbox with slim bow at the base.

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Designer: unknown
Previously Worn: June 25, 2016; May 19, 2012; April 14, 2011; April 16, 2010

Crown Princess Marie-Chantal wore a black looped bow fascinator with crystal studded veil.

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Designer: Philip Treacy
Previously Worn: This headpiece is new

Princess Nina of Greece wore a navy blue felt rounded pillbox

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We have not seen such a well attended royal event in over two years, something that attests to the respect and affection held for the late Duke. How lovely has it been to see so many royal hats?!

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