Multiples: Crown Princess Mary

Crown Princess Mary’s has paired her elegant black and white floral Ralph Lauren dress with three different hats so far:

Look #1:  With a tan straw beret/calot hat with bow by Susanne Juul worn June 5, 2010 in America and  for Flag Day on September 5, 2014 (with a tailored black jacket)

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Look #2: With a blush straw brimmed hat with removeable straw rose worn November 22, 2011 to arrive on a visit to Australia

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Look #3: with a natural straw brimmed hat with multi-looped bow and feathers worn August 17, 2017 to open a flower festival in Odense

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Which hat do you prefer most with this dress?

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Inventory: Crown Princess Mary’s Purple Hats

Join me in wishing Crown Princess Mary a happy 49th birthday today with a look at her purple hats, shown below in order of introduction:

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Designer: Susanne Juul; Philip Treacy
Introduced: July 27, 2004; December 6, 2004

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Designer: Susanne Juul; Jane Taylor
Introduced: June 30, 2008; October 7, 2014 

I’m always fascinated when a dive into a particular royal closet turns up multiple hats of similar shape and colour- such is not the case here! These four designs are not only diverse in shape and scale, they also span the purple spectrum. For one who does not often wear hats, it’s a good mix.

What do you notice about Crown Princess Mary’s collection of purple hats?

Images from Getty as indicated; Julian Parker / UK Press via Getty; Corbis; Julian Parker / UK Press via Getty; Patrick van Katwijk via Corbis

Monday Multiples: Crown Princess Mary

One of the winter hats in Crown Princess Mary’s wardrobe we’ve admired in recent years is her deep purple felt pillbox with feather side trim by British milliner Jane Taylor. Princess Mary (and her stylist Anja Camilla Alajdi) have paired this hat with four ensembles so far:

Look #1: With a streamlined ecru Cholé coat for the October 7, 2014 opening of Danish Parliament

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Look #2: With a latte belted wool Oscar de le Renta coat and cream high-neck silk Prada dress worn for the March 17, 2015 Dutch state visit and April 30, 2016 celebration of King Carl Gustaf’s 70th birthday.

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Look #3: With a black and white textured Prada suit worn February 7, 2017 to open a jewelry exhibition in Aarhus

Look #4: With a textured pale blue Claes Iversen coat worn for the October 3, 2017 opening of Parliament

Which outfit do you prefer most with this hat?

Thanks to the Style Of Mary blog for ID on this clothing.

Photos from Getty and social media as indicated; Keld Navntoft/Scanpix; Søren Bidstrup/Scanpix;

This Week’s Extras

Princess Kiko in a simple black short-brimmed hat Monday for a service at Chidorigafuchi National Cemetery
King Carl Gustaf in a very smart navy felt fedora by Italian brand Borsalino today for the official opening of the Slussbron bridge, along with his eldest daughter and granddaughter
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Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit in cozy hats to celebrate Princess Ingrid’s gold medal at the Norwegian junior surfing championship; Crown Princess Mary in a knit hat to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the New Little Belt Bridge
The following new millinery designs caught my eye this week:
Blush straw saucer trimmed with pastel sinamay spheres by Australian milliner Enza Geddes
Supremely elegant wheat straw boater hat with black hatband by Dutch milliner Wies Mauduit
White bandeau with shocking barbed wire trim by American milliner Tiffany Arey
Luxe claret felt looped percher with twists and silk rose by British milliner Dillon Wallwork
Spectacular wired headpiece of pink crin and metallic ribbon by Australian milliner Rebecca Share
Vintage inspired rolled edge black felt percher with crin bows by American milliner Laura Del Villaggio
Blush and peach straw and ostrich feather bandeau headpiece
by Australian milliner Reny Kestel
Whimsical loden green felt fedora with orange stitched leaves by UK milliner Siana Yewdall
Orange and pink flying crin flower headpiece by Australian milliner Wendy Sculley
Fantastic fascinator of parasisal ballet slippers with silk binding and leather soles by Australian milliner Stephanie Spencer

Bold boater hat covered with reverse navy & cream zebra prints by Australian brand Jettah & Till Design Millinery
Orange felt hat with wide cuffed brim by Tronto-based milliner Jay Cheng
Layered pink and grey sinamay oversize saucer with grey feather dahlias by UK brand Stephanie Elizabeth Millinery
Charming grey and magenta plaid button percher with felt leaves by French milliner Jeannie Clark
Blush felt extended brim fedora with the most beautiful folded ribbon hatband by Czech milliner Jolana Kotabova

Lovely photos released by the Imperial Household Agency to commemorate the Empress Emeritus’ 86th birthday and Princess Mako’s 29th.


Photos from social media as indicated

Danish Opening Of Parliament 2020

Members of the Danish royal family attended the official opening of the Danish Parliament in Copenhagen today.

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Queen Margrethe repeated her blue hat with low, rounded crown and short, sidesweep brim. The hat is covered in the same finely woven wool as her jacket and the hat is simply trimmed with a hatband and side bow in the same checked tweed as her skirt.

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Designer: Mathilde Førster
Previously Worn: Feb 8, 2020; Jan 14, 2020

Crown Princess Mary repeated her cuffed calot hat in black velvet felt. The feather trim we saw on the left side of this hat on its inaugural outing (to this same event, two years ago) was not present today, making me hope it is a removeable embellishment and not a permanent edit.

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Designer: Susanne Juul
Previously Worn: Oct 2, 2018

Princess Benedikte topped a multi-coloured woven coat with her stylised purple felt trilby. The leopard print hatband we saw trimming this hat on its last outing was replaced with a silk one in a lighter shade of purple that gives a lovely note of both color and textural contrast and links beautifully with her coat.  It remains a great hat on Benedikte- the brim shape dictates it be worn at a jaunty angle that suits her so very well.

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Designer: unknown
Previously Worn: Mar 7, 2017; December 3, 2013;  March 8, 2013

What do you think of this trio of repeated hats today in Copenhagen?

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