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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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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