Finnish State Visit To Sweden

King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia welcomed Finland’s president Sauli Niinisto and his wife Jenni Haukio Tuesday for a short state visit.

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Queen Silvia repeated her royal blue straw hat with rounded crown and gently upswept brim. The hat is and is trimmed with a pleated blue silk hatband and a side spray of blue silk flowers.

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Designer: unknown
Previously Worn: Jun 4, 2018; June 6, 2016  

Jenni Haukio wore the most wonderful butterfly printed dress and coat with an ecru fascinator of trimmed feathers and sinamay bow loops.

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Crown Princess Victoria and Princess Sofia joined in for official photos, both in white headpieces. Victoria wore another (new I think?) ringed headpiece with large flower spray around the back of one side while Sofia wore a wide bandeau.

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Thoughts about this group of hats in Stockholm this week?!

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Platinum Jubilee Countdown: 15

I’ve picked a personal favourite today but one that stands out in the Queen’s history of hats for it’s unexpected but quietly striking colour scheme in palest aqua and peach. She wore to unveil a monument to the Women of World War II on July 9, 2005, for the  April 23, 2006 service of thanksgiving marking her 80th birthday, and to open the National Welsh Assembly on June 5, 2007.

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Norwegian National Day 2022

The Norwegian royal family celebrated the country’s national holiday yesterday, first at a children’s parade at Skaugum

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followed by the annual balcony appearance at the Royal Palace in Oslo. Queen Sonja wore a new red hat with short, curved brim and rounded bowler crown. The hat is trimmed with an interesting wrapped hatband in ombre dyed orange and dark pink.

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King Herald and Crown Prince Haakon wore gleaming antique black silk top hats.

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Crown Princess Mette-Marit wore a new double layered circular headpiece in what looks like a textured tan fabric. The design looks to tie in a sort of bow around the back, at the nape of her neck.

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Thoughts about the hats yesterday in Norway?

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Queen Opens Namesake Rail Line

Queen Elizabeth visited Paddington Station yesterday, her visit marking the completion of London’s multi-year Crossrail project and the opening of the ‘Elizabeth Line’ rail service next week. For this event, she repeated her yellow hat with domed crown and gently upswept brim, trimmed with yellow straw bow loops, blue silk flowers and brown silk leaves.

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It’s a happy, beautifully trimmed, shaped and balanced hat that’s lovely to see again.

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Designer: Rachel Trevor Morgan. Dress and coat by Stewart Parvin.
Previously Worn: July 13, 2017; May 23, 2017March 27, 2016June 14, 2016

Can you believe we’ve not seen this hat in nearly five years?!

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Platinum Jubilee Countdown: 16

 

A reminder that Her Majesty has never been one to shy away from colour- this acid green straw hat with silk trim by Philip Somerville worn October 14, 2004,

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