On Monday, members of the Danish royal family gathered at Lyngby Church for the funeral of Princess Elisabeth who passed away on June 19. Queen Margrethe was joined by her two sisters, Princess Benedikte and Queen Anne-Marie, all in black hats to remember their cousin’s life.
The funeral of Prince Henrik of Denmark took place today in the chapel of Christiansborg Palace, attended only by family, close friends and the late prince’s staff. Queen Margrethe led her family in her fur black bumper hat. A long black silk veil was anchored in between the upfolded front brim and crown of the hat that framed her face and trailed down her back.
Crown Princess Mary repeated her black felt calot hat designed by Susanne Juul. The feather and felt leaf spray that was added to the piece in 2015 was joined today by the further addition of a black net veil.
Princess Marie wore her black felt Garbo hat with wide brim, trimmed with a pale grey hatband and cluster of black felt flowers on the side.
Princess Benedikte wore her black bumper hat with diagonal stripe detail on the cuffed brim.
Queen Anne-Marie repeated her black felt bumper hat wrapped in a wide swath of dotted net veil. The hat features a double upturned brim, the inner of which is made of silk.
Princess Elisabeth wore a wider brimmed design in light black straw, trimmed with a large ruffled bow at the back.
Countess Sussie of Rosenborg wore a prim bumper hat embellished with a gold button on the side.
The service was broadcast on Danish television available for international viewers to see here (the royal family’s arrival starts at 1:49:00). Additional photo galleries can also be seen here and here. A final note- well known for his love of flowers and gardening, Prince Henrik requested that the memorial wreaths today be arranged as a flower garden as a last surprise and gift for his wife. It was beautiful.
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Et blomsterhav mødte H.M. Dronningen i dag i Christiansborg Slotskirke. I sin tale under Prins Henriks bisættelse citerede kongelig konfessionarius Prinsens bryllupstale til Dronningen: "Jeg kom fra et blomsternes land til en blomstrende have: Syren og guldregn, hyld og bonderose, blomster i parker, i marker og skov, blomster i grøftekanten. Men pigen var dog havens allersomdejligste pynt.” Det var Prins Henriks ønske, at overraske Dronningen en sidste gang. Derfor var kranse og blomster arrangeret som en "blomstrende have". 📸 Keld Navntoft, Kongehuset ©
I know you will join me in wishing peace and comfort to the entire Danish royal family as they continue to grieve this immense loss.
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On Saturday, Queen Margrethe visited Christiansfeld to take part in the town’s official inclusion on the UNESCO World Heritage List. For this celebration of the town, founded in 1773 and named after King Christian VII, the Queen repeated her pink straw hat and matching suit. This outing of the ensemble gives us a much better view of the hat and shows that the double band around the crown is in fact, made from the same navy floral fabric as Margrethe’s blouse. This trim on the hat helps greatly to break up the sea of bright pink and provide some much needed contrast. I wish that the silk flowers trimming the side of the piece were larger- in their current scale, they seem like a sad afterthought.
Previously Worn: June 26, 2015
UPDATE- Count Ingolf of Rosenborg (Queen Margrethe’s cousin) and his wife, Countess Sussie, also attended this event. Countess Sussie wore a simple straw hat in latte coloured straw trimmed with a white and mint green band around the crown.
Photo from Claus Fisker/Scanpix via The Danish Monarchy
The funeral of Countess Anne-Dorthe of Rosenborg was held yesterday at Lyngby Church. Some of you might remember the funeral of her husband Count Christian in May this year (Count Christian was Queen Margrethe’s first cousin). The funeral was attended by Prince Henrik and Queen Margrethe who wore her small black hat with fur cuff.
Princess Elisabeth, sister of the late Count Christian, wore a black bowler hat with a ribbon-edged brim.
Christian’s brother Count Ingolf of Rosenborg wore a black fedora. His wife, Countess Sussie, wife of Christian’s brother Ingolf, wore black hat with flat brim and crown, wrapped in a wide band of textured black fabric.
Count Christian and Countess Anne-Dorthe’s three daughters, Countess Camilla, Countess Josephine and Countess Feodora were all in sedate black hats. Loosing both their parents in the past year is a tragedy for them and I’m sure you join me in wishing them peace in their grief.
The funeral of Count Christian of Rosenborg (1942-2013) was held at Lyngby Church today. Count Christian (formerly Prince Christian of Denmark) was the son of Prince Knud (who was a younger brother of King Frederik IX) and was a cousin to Queen Margrethe. He and his older brother Ingolf were in line to inherit the Danish throne until changes to the Danish succession Act in 1953 allowed for women to inherit. Christian was a naval officer like his father and uncle and retired from the Royal Danish Navy ten years ago. He and his wife Countess Anne-Dorthe were fixtures at the big royal events before their health began to deteriorate a number of years ago.
The funeral was attended by Queen Margrethe who repeated an elegant black straw hat with wide silk band around the crown.
Princess Benedickte wore an embellished black straw hat with a slightly raised brim on one side.
Princess Marie repeated the dark grey Garbo hat she wore last October for the Slovakian state visit.
Princess Astrid of Norway also attended. She wore a black velvet bumper hat with veil and flower at the back.
Countess Sussie of Rosenborg, wife of Christian’s brother Ingolf, wore a black straw hat with raised brim, flat crown and poof of feathers at the side.
Count Christian’s three daughters, Countess Camilla, Countess Josephine and Countess Feodora welcomed guests to their father’s funeral. Each wore a black straw hat with modest detail.