Catching Up With European Royals

November 8: Queen Máxima repeated a plum felt hat with brim pleated on one side for the National Coalition Financial Health Action Meeting in Eindhoven.

Designer: Fabienne Delvigne. It is the “Flavia” design.
Previously Worn: Nov 21, 2018;  February 5, 2018October 13, 2015October 30, 2014October 15, 2014March 19, 2014November 12, 2013

November 22: Crown Princess Victoria and Crown Prince Haakon donned colourful hats on a visit to a mangrove reforestation development program in Kenya.

November 24: Queen Máxima attended the jubilee of the multicultural network for government officials at the ministry of Interior affairs in her muted burgundy melusine felt fedora. The combination of hat with sienna dress, cranberry coat and oxblood leather gloves and boots is a close-tonal one that works unexpectedly well.

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Designer: Fabienne Delvigne. It is the “Borsamalia.” Natan dress, Valentino cape.
Previously Worn: Oct 9, 2019; Oct 2, 2019Jan 31, 2019 

November 24: Queen Mathilde welcomed Mr. Ignazio Cassis and Mrs Paola Rodoni Cassis, the President and the first Lady of the Swiss Confederation, on state visit to Belgium in a repeated a cranberry felt brimmed hat with high, angular crown simply trimmed with a slim hatband knotted on the right side.

Designer: Dior (my guess is Stephen Jones for Dior). Outfit, bag and shoes all by Dior.
Previously Worn: Dec 16, 2019

November 30: Queen Máxima opened an exhibition on royal embroidery, stories and craftsmanship in the Tilburg Textile Museum in a repeated toque hat of safron and navy printed ikat silk.

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Designer: unknown. Dress and skirt by Natan.
Previously Worn: Dec 6, 2018

December 1: Queen Máxima repeated an emerald braided straw pillbox to attend the 70th anniversary of an organization supporting international education.

Designer: unknown. Dress and coat by Oscar de la Renta.
Previously Worn: May 27, 2021 

December 6, 2022: Queen Margrethe repeated her red and aubergine boater hat for a visit to the Danish Church of St Katharine’s in Camden for a celebration service for her Golden Jubilee.

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Designer: Mathilde Førster
Previously Worn: Nov 11, 2021; Oct 5, 2021Apr 23, 2021Nov 27, 2020

December 6: Prince Alexander was christened in Moscow at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour. Princess Victoria wore a pale grey disc percher hat trimmed with feathers. Grand Duchess Maria of Russia wore one of her signature kokoshnik halo headpieces, this one in black with a white floral spray on the side.

December 10: For the Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony, Queen Sonja repeated a teal felt pillbox with ribbon trim and back bow.

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Previously Worn: Dec 10, 2015; May 9, 2015

Crown Princess Mette Marit wore a red double crepe covered bandeau headpiece with bow across the back.

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Designer: Jane Taylor Small Bow Band. Coatdress by Catherine Walker. 
Previously Worn: This headpiece is new. 

Which hats here catch your eye?

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Catching Up… Swedish & Norwegian Royals

On September 19, Crown Princess Victoria visited the Church of England in Stockholm to pay tribute to Queen Elizabeth II. She wore a new black velvet hair bow.

Designer: Eivy Flodin
Previously Worn: This is new

On Tuesday, September 27, the Swedish royal family attended their country’s opening of parliament.

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Queen Silvia wore a new ivory felt calot with narrow cuff around the base of the design. The hat is very close to another white calot she debuted at this same event in 2018, but with slightly different shape, material and detail.

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Designer: unknown
Previously Worn: I believe this hat is new

Crown Princess Victoria repeated a headpiece of black and white layered butterfly bows.

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Designer: Malinda Damgaard
Previously Worn: Sep 10, 2019; Sep 13, 2016Oct 19, 2015Sep 15, 2015

Princess Sofia wore a new headpiece for this event, a black satin covered headband trimmed with a wide black grosgrain ribbon bow anchored with a Swarovski crystal buckle.

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Designer: Dolce & Gabbana “Swarovski Crystal Embellished Headband”
Previously Worn: This piece is new

On Tuesday, October 4, Queen Sonja of Norwan repeated a black veiled calot hat for the opening of her country’s parliament. 

Designer: unknown
Previously Worn: Dec 12, 2014; Dec 10, 2011

Also on October 4, King Carl Gustaf, Queen Silvia and Crown Princess Victoria attended the start of annual meetings of the Swedish Church at Uppsala Cathedral. Queen Silvia repeated a navy straw pillbox hat with accordion folded bow at the back.

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Designer: unknown
Previously Worn: Apr 7, 2018

Crown Princess Victoria wore a headpiece of folded cockades in pale pink satin. For several years, Victoria has tended to choose more fascinators and smaller headpieces than hats and these cockade designs, with their beautiful detail, are such great pieces for her.

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Designer: Örjan Jakobsson (Parant Couture Headpieces)
Previously Worn: this headpiece is new

On September 11, the Swedish royal family welcomed the Dutch king and Queen on state visit.

Queen Silvia wore a new headpiece, an open bandeau circle covered in the same green wool crepe as her coat. The hat is trimmed with large, slim wired bows at the back, again covered in the same fabric, that look like abstract leaf shapes.

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Designer: unknown. Coat and dress by Georg et Arend.
Previously Worn: this headpiece is new

Crown Princess Victoria debuted another folded cockade headpiece, this one in the most wonderful cerise shade.

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Designer: Örjan Jakobsson (Parant Couture Headpieces). Dress and jacket by Camilla Thulin Design
Previously Worn: this headpiece is new

Princess Estelle repeated the black velvet Eivy Flodin hair bow her mother wore on September 19, at the very top of this post.

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Princess Sofia topped her red outfit with a wide bandeau headpiece.

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Designer: unknown. Dress by Lilli Jahilo. 
Previously Worn: this headpiece is new

On Thursday, the final day of the visit, Queen Silvia repeated an navy headband with… is it a flat bow?

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Designer: unknown. Suit by Chanel.
Previously Worn: 

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Hat From the Past

Starting today, I’ll be away from the blog for a few weeks but have lined up multiple posts per week to keep you entertained during my absence I’ll return the week after the Danish Jubilee and Belgian royal wedding and will cover those events when I’m back. 

Royal Hats 40 years ago to this day in 1982 when Princess Madeleine was christened at the Royal Chapel at the Royal Palace in Stockholm. Queen Silvia wore a blue padded satin bandeau with silk flowers on either side while Crown Princess Victoria wore a sweet blue floral hair wreath.

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Finnish State Visit To Sweden

King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia welcomed Finland’s president Sauli Niinisto and his wife Jenni Haukio Tuesday for a short state visit.

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Queen Silvia repeated her royal blue straw hat with rounded crown and gently upswept brim. The hat is and is trimmed with a pleated blue silk hatband and a side spray of blue silk flowers.

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Designer: unknown
Previously Worn: Jun 4, 2018; June 6, 2016  

Jenni Haukio wore the most wonderful butterfly printed dress and coat with an ecru fascinator of trimmed feathers and sinamay bow loops.

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Crown Princess Victoria and Princess Sofia joined in for official photos, both in white headpieces. Victoria wore another (new I think?) ringed headpiece with large flower spray around the back of one side while Sofia wore a wide bandeau.

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Thoughts about this group of hats in Stockholm this week?!

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This Week’s Extras

Way back in November, Princess Nobuko wore a lovely red brimless calot to a Red Cross convention.

On Friday, Queen Margrethe repeated her purple brimmed hat with bow trim to open a new exhibition on 150 years of representation of women and gender in art.
Also on Friday, Crown Princess Victoria wore a cozy navy knit hat to visit Färnebofjärden National Park, her first in a series of outings that will take her to all of Sweden’s national parks.
Grand Duke George and Princess Victoria Romanoff in fur hats this week while in Moscow

These new millinery designs caught my eye this week (click on the post title above to open this post and view the comments for more):


Beautiful new portraits released by the Danish monarchy for Princess Mary’s 50th birthday


Queen Elizabeth has released a message on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of her Accession today. along with some lovely pictures, including several reading well wishes. What an incredible milestone this is.

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