Danish Royal Events This Month

On Friday, November 11, Queen Margrethe opened an exhibition at the Moesgaard Museum in Aarhus. She repeated a plaid bumper hat with pyramid shaped crown and layered feather trim around the raised brim.  I think it’s been over a decade since this hat made its last public appearance. 

Designer: unknown. Likely Per Falk Hansen.
Previously Worn: Oct 6, 2009 and others

On November 12, the Danish royal family celebrated the 50th anniversary of Queen Margrethe’s accession to the throne. For this event, she wore a new hat covered in the same fabric as the ensemble’s coordinating suit. The smaller-scale hat has a short brim and is trimmed with a slim hatband and double spray of grey and pink-tinged feathers on the side.

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The colour is fantastic and hat’s smaller scale (along with ruffled grey silk blouse and that gorgeous fur wrap) keep the overall look from falling into pink overload. The jaunty brim adds life and lift to the piece, as do the beautifully dimensional feathers and its impeccable construction. It’s such a great hat for a celebratory occasion such as this.

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Designer: Mathilde Førster
Previously Worn: this hat is new

Crown Princess Mary repeated a deep plum bandeau headpiece. The angular design features an elevated center and is covered with tiny sequins that give it great texture.

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Designer: Jane Taylor  Metallic Sequin Headband from AW 2019
Previously Worn: Dec 9, 2019

Princess Benedikte wore an ivory beret with bow on the side.

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Designer: unknown
Previously Worn: this hat is new

November 13 saw Princess Benedikte travel to Geneva for the 75th anniversary of the Danish Church in Switzerland. For this event, she repeated a feather covered hat that I’d really like to see at closeup view!

Designer: unknown
Previously Worn:  Oct 11, 2020 

On November 15, Queen Margrethe celebrated the 400th anniversary of Denmark’s Jewish history with a visit to the Danish Jewish Museum and a celebratory service in the Synagogue in Krystalgade in Copenhagen. She repeated her bright blue stemmed beanie hat with black patent leather cuff brim. 

Designer: unknown
Previously Worn:  Mar 17, 2021; Nov 18, 2020; Nov 13, 2019; Mar 13, 2019; Nov 21, 2018; Oct 3, 2017; Nov 16, 2016; Apr 25, 2016;  April 5, 2016; Mar 18, 2016; Mar 9, 2016; Nov 20, 2015; Mar 9, 2014; Apr 6, 2013Mar 21, 2013Oct 23, 2012Oct 20, 2010

The following day, Queen Margrethe attended Watch Parade of the Royal Life Guard to present “The Queen’s Clock” military award and later, receive an honorary speech making award. For these events, she repeated her blue plaid trilby with navy hatband. The combination of trilby and fur coat is so confidently chic!

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Designer: 
Previously Worn: Apr 22, 2022; Nov 17, 2021; Nov 13, 2021; Oct 29, 2021; Sep 30, 2021

Last Friday, 25 November 2022, Queen Margrethe attended the University of Copenhagen’s annual celebration to mark it’s 1479 founding. She repeated the pink hat worn for her jubilee, shown at the top of this post. 

Designer: Mathilde Førster
Previously Worn: Nov 12, 2022

Which of these hats stand out to you most?

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Catching Up… The Danish Royals

On September 5, Crown Princess Mary repeated her biscuit straw hat with sculputral crown and gently upfolded brim for Flag Day. On this outing, she trimmed the hat with a side bow and ivory spray of feathers.

Designer: Susanne Juul
Previously Worn: Aug 17, 2017; Jun 13, 2010Nov 2, 2009; Sept 18, 2009; May 4, 2009; June 19, 2008; Oct 8, 2007Jun 22, 2006; Jun 8, 2006; Apr 30, 2006Aug 18, 2005; May 7. 2005; Sep 9, 2004; Jul 29. 2004; Jun 22, 2004

On September 30, Princess Benedikte opened a care facility in Hornbæk in her ecru felt hat with contrasting swirl and raised brim around the back of the design.

Designer: unknown. My guess is Susanne Juul.
Previously Worn: April 13, 2016; Mar 17, 2015; Oct 7, 2014Jan 30, 2014Jan 14, 2012 

On October 4, Queen Margrethe was joined by her sister, son and daughter-in-law for the annual opening of parliament.

Queen Margrethe repeated her mint wool silk crepe covered bumper with cuffed brim that splits into side curls and feather trim.

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Designer: unconfirmed
Previously Worn: Sep 5, 2019;  May 31, 2019;  June 13, 2017;  Mar 28, 2017;  Oct 3, 2016;  Apr 30, 2016Sep 8, 2015; Jun 5, 2015May 23, 2015Apr 16, 2015

Crown Princess Mary repeated a purple felt pillbox hat with beaded feather trim on the opposite side.

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Designer: “Shell” design by Jane Taylor

Previously Worn: Oct 3, 2017; Feb 7, 2017; April 30, 2016March 17, 2015;  October 7, 2014

Princess Benedikte repeated a hat introduced earlier this year with domed crown in the same dark green, white and grey plaid plaid as her coordinating jacket. The hat is given a wintery touch with a cuffed brim of pale grey fur.

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Designer: unconfirmed
Previously Worn: Jan 31, 2022

On October 5,  Princess Benedikte opened OK-Fond’s nursing home Bavne Ager in her chocolate bumper hat with diagonal stripes round the brim.

Designer: unknown.   
Previously Worn:  Apr 7, 2022

On October 6, Princess Benedikte repeated her chic deep purple trilby with lighter purple hatband to open a Flora Danica exhibition at Koldinghus Museum. The opening was also attended by Count Ingolf and Countess Sussie af Rosenborg, Countess Sussie in a black felt pillbox hat.

Designer: Unknown. My guess is again Susanne Juul.
Previously Worn: Oct 6, 2020; Mar 7, 2017December 3, 2013;  March 8, 2013

While we have not seen any new hats from Danish royals in the past few weeks, there are some great repeats!

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Danish Golden Jubilee: Extended Family & Royal Guests

Princess Benedikte used the occasion to debut a new hat in biscuit colour straw with wide cartwheel brim and straight-sided crown. The hat is trimmed in a bias hatband in the same woven fabric as the ensemble’s coat, looped on the side in a bow. While I’d have preferred the hatband to be a little shorter, the overall look is still wonderfully elegant.

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Designer: unknown
Previously Worn: this hat is new

Princess Alexandra of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg wore a lilac silk covered halo bandeau headpiece trimmed with an arc spray of feathers and side bow.

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Designer: unknown
Previously Worn: unknown

Princess Nathalie of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg repeated her mother’s cream sinamay hat with wide upsweeping brim. We’ve previously seen this hat trimmed only with a wide sinamay hatband and it’s a nice change to see the large silk rose in apricot hues that Nathalie added to link the hat with her dress.

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Designer: Mathilde Førster 
Previously Worn by Princess Benedikte: Jun 23, 2021; Jun 2, 2018

Queen Anne-Marie of Greece wore a cream straw pillbox trimmed in a swath of dotted ivory net tulle and pleated circles of pink and beige straw.

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Designer: unknown
Previously Worn: I believe this is new

Princess Alexia of Greece and Denmark wore a headpiece of pink silk ruffles studded with pink feathers.

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Princess Theodora of Greece and Denmark topped her pink dress with a seafoam green sinamay folded disc trimmed wtih a feather and sinamay flower. Princess Nina of Greece and Denmark wore a rounded half hat covered in midnight blue velvet, trimmed with a large navy silk bow.

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Countess Sussie of Rosenborg (wife of Queen Margrethe’s first cousin Count Ingolf wore a white felt rounded beret trimmed with a multi-looped bow.

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Queen Silvia of Sweden repeated a white straw calot hat trimmed with a multi-looped white bow on the side studded with silver sparkles and wrapped in burnt white feathers.

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Designer: Fabienne Delvigne. It is the “Premier rendez-vous” design.
Previously Worn: Sep 8, 2020; Sep 30, 2014April 5, 2014May 22, 2013May 29, 2012; April 16, 2010May 23, 2009April 22, 2009April 15, 2008

Queen Silvia wore an ecru felt cloche with unique ribbed detail on the side of the crown and a slim hatband.

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Which hats stood out to you at this event?!

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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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