Danish Royals Attend Events Marking Milestone Birthday

On Monday, Princess Benedikte of Denmark attended the opening of “Mary and the Crown Princesses” at the Koldinghus, an exhibition marking Crown Princess Mary’s 50th birthday that “paints a portrait of the Danish Crown Princess and her four predecessors”. For this event, she wore a new hat with domed plaid crown and cuffed pale fur brim.

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Countess Sussie and Count Ingolf of Rosenborg also attended this event, Countess Sussie in an chocolate brimless hat (or open crown headpiece?) with eye-catching twist trim.

On Wednesday, Crown Princess Mary was joined by her two youngest children for a a visit to Copenhagen Zoo to kick off the construction of another exhibit in honor of her milestone birthday, “Mary’s Australian Garden,” an eco facility that will house animal species from Australia. For this visit, Mary wore a casual navy felt fedora trimmed with a burgundy and navy plaid hatband. Princess Josephine and Prince Vincent wore cozy knit winter hats.

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The hat is a great scale on Mary and pairs well with her patterned coat to create a casually chic ensemble.

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Designer: unknown. Coat is Hobbs London’s Meghan Check Wrap Coat 
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We’ll celebrate Crown Princess Mary’s milestone birthday with a retrospective look at her life in hats on Monday. For now, what do you think about these less formal designs?

Images from Getty as indicated  

This Week’s Extras

Cozy knit winter hats on Princess Isabella, Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine, Marie Ducruet and Prince Achileas of Greece
Informal summer hats on Mike and Mia Tindall in Australia last week
Lovely to see Queen Elizabeth’s caramel felt hat with brightly coloured feathers step out for church yesterday.
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The Duchess of Cambridge celebrated her birthday last week and among the wishes was this fun animation that gives us a moment to enjoy some of her hats.
The following new millinery designs caught my eye this week:
For our dear gents, this classic black rabbit felt fur trilby by Danish brand Hornskov København
Love the draped front on this violet felt bumper hat with felt floral trim by Czech milliner Jolanta Kotabova
Black felt formed beret with iridescent bow by British milliner Julian Garner
Wide brimmed peach straw pyramid saucer with trailing bow by Australian milliner Marilyn Van den Berg
Deep plum felt trilby with dramatic veil by British milliner Rachel Trevor Morgan
Emerald green straw brimmed picture hat with black crown and flying bow by Australian brand Millinery By Mel

And the most beautiful bandeau headpiece in ombre sinamay and silk roses by British milliner Dillon Wallwork

Much has been written and said about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s surprise announcement last week that they are stepping down as senior members of the British royal family to carve out an independent path. I appreciated this article by mental health advocate (and, it seems, friend of the couple) Bryony Gordon, published in the Telegraph (not one of the newspapers involved in the Sussex’s lawsuit). What articles have you found insightful and useful?
Lovely new family portrait released by the Luxembourg royal family to celebrate the new year.

Photos from social media as indicated

This Week’s Extras

Royal Hats

Queen Sonja visited Svalbard on Thursday to meet those impacted by the December avalanche. Her snowflake printed faux fur cap was a great hat on her for this visit (Royal House of Norway)

Queen Sonja, January 7, 2016 | Royal Hats

Zara Philips in three striking hats at the Magic Millions races in Australia this week (Daily Mail)

Adorable photo of Princess Josephine and Prince Vincent released for their fifth birthdays (Danish Monarchy)

British milliner Rachel Trevor Morgan has designed a limited edition brooch in support of brain tumour research. At just £10.00, it’s a fun royal hat related purchase. (Rachel Trevor Morgan Millinery)

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 Don’t miss the annual video review of the Swedish Royal’s past year (SVT)

Norwegian Television has released a seven part documentary on the occasion of the King and Queen’s silver jubilee. While in Norwegian, there is great historical footage to be seen. (NRK)

A certain young prince started school this week. While he arrived without a hat, his wee royal rucksack was all kinds of adorable (Kensington Palace)

More Danish Royals Skiing in Switzerland

Just as their relatives did two days ago, Danish Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary posed for photos with their four children today in Verbier, Switzerland. For this annual ski holiday, everyone was again in ski helmets and hats.

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Photos from Harold Cunningham/Getty via Zimbio and Patrick van Katwijk via Dutch Photo Press