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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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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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 
Previously Worn: 

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?

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Danish Golden Jubilee

50 years ago today, Queen Margrethe II ascended the Danish throne following the death of her father, King Frederik IX.  While the current state of the pandemic forced the postponement of larger scale events celebrating this Golden Jubilee, Queen Margrethe was joined by her family today first for a visit the tomb of her father at Roskilde Cathedral followed by scaled-down celebration at Danish Parliament.

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To visit Roskilde Cathedral, Queen Margrethe repeated her grey fur bumper hat and matching coat.

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Controversy about fur aside, this design is a practical choice for an outdoor winter event. I just wish she had closed her coat to show off the striking diagonal stripes and give a sleeker overall look.

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Designer: unknown
Previously Worn: Feb 8, 2019

For the visit to Danish Parliament which followed, the Danish queen switched hats, donning the brimmed blue hat with striped feather trim which we first saw her wear last November. It was an unsurprising change for the indoor event, pairing Margrethe’s lovely blue suit with its matching hat. It’s a beautifully designed and finished piece, the feathers giving some welcome colour and textural contrast to the all-blue ensemble.

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Designer: Mathilde Førster (who deservingly received a Golden Jubilee “Medal of Remembrance” today!)
Previously Worn: Nov 10, 2021

Crown Princess Mary Mary repeated her ecru felt pillbox hat exquisitely trimmed in lace applique on one side.

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The pillbox adds subtle contrast to an overall look that is elegantly restrained- some might frown at the neutral ensemble but it feels so well suited for an event where another family member is clearly the star.

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Designer: Jane Taylor
Previously Worn: Mar 28, 2017

Princess Marie wore a new black straw beret percher trimmed with round disc flowers. Here’s an occasion where the whole is greater than the sum of its parts, the hat pairing beautifully with Marie’s black and white floral dress, black accessories and mint coat.

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Designer: Mademoiselle Chapeaux Paris. It is the “Fleur” design. 
Previously Worn: this hat is new

Princess Benedikte topped her magenta suit and purple cape in a new hat combining these two hues. The design features a magenta domed crown, purple bumper brim and a trio of twists in different saturated shades of pink on the side. Benedikte wears these berry shades so well and this piece is a fun addition to her wardrobe.

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Designer: unknown
Previously Worn: this hat is new

It’s lovely to see this milestone publicly marked today, especially with the debut of several new hats! What do you think about the hats in Copenhagen for Queen Margrethe’s Golden Jubilee today?

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