Royals Attend Holmenkollen in Norway

Members of the Norwegian royal family and Princess Beatrix of The Netherlands attended ski and ski jumping races at Holmenkollen today. Nearly everyone was seen in a woolly knit ski hat or headband. I thought the hats worn by Princess Ingrid and Prince Sverre (featuring the Norwegian flag) were particularly smart. Hats aside, it’s nice to see royals having great fun together.

Princess Mette Marit, Prince Sverre, Marius Borg Høiby and Prince Haakon, March 9, 2014 | The Royal Hats BlogKing Herald and Princess Beatrix, March 9, 2014 | The Royal Hats Blog

Princess  Ingrid, March 9, 2014 | The Royal Hats Blog Princ Sverre, March 9, 2014 | The Royal Hats Blog

Queen Sonja and Princess Ingrid, March 9, 2014 | The Royal Hats Blog

Prince Haakon and Princess Mette Marit, March 9, 2014 | The Royal Hats BlogPrincess Astrid, March 9, 2014 | The Royal Hats Blog

Queen Sonja and Princess Beatrix, March 9, 2014 | The Royal Hats Blog Queen Sonja and Princess Beatrix, March 9, 2014 | The Royal Hats Blog

Photos from Scanpix NTB via The Royal House of Norway and Patrick van Katwijk via Dutch Photo Press

Norwegian Royals Kick Off Constitution Bicentennial

The Norwegian family attended the official opening of the bicentennial celebration of the Norwegian Constitution on Sunday night at Eidsvoll, where Norwegian independence was declared. For this celebratory evening outdoors, Prince Sverre Magnus, Princess Ingrid, and Crown Princess Mette-Marit were suitably attired in cozy knit wool hats.

Princess Mette-Marit, February 16, 2014 | The Royal Hats Blog Princess Ingrid and Prince Sverre, February 16, 2014 | The Royal Hats Blog

Photos from Roald Berit/NTB Scanpix via NRK

Christmas Eve with the Norwegian Royals

The Norwegian Royal Family were decidedly less formal with their Christmas millinery choices than their British royal cousins. On Christmas Eve, Crown Princess Mette-Marit and Princess Ingrid both turned up to church in warm knitted hats. I suspect these hats were chosen more for function than for appearance… but I think a woolen beret or cloche would have been preferable, especially paired with their lovely dress coats.

Crown Princess Mette-Marit, December 24, 2013 | The Royal Hats Blog Princess Ingrid, December 24, 2013 | The Royal Hats Blog

Photos from Gtres via Terra

Norwegian Royal Family Attend Ridderrenn

The 50th Ridderrenn skiing competition for the visually was held today in Beitostoelen, Norway. Crown Prince Haakon, Crown Princess Mette-Marit and Princess Martha-Louise cheered at the finish line; after the race, Haakon, Mette-Marit and their children Princess Ingrid and Prince Sverre Magnus skied over to a photocall. All dressed in warm ski hats, it looked like a lovely day was had by all.

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