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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Spanish Monarchs Begin State Visit To Sweden

King Felipe and Queen Letizia arrived in Stockholm today to kick off a two-day state visit to Sweden.

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For their arrival, Queen Letizia wore an orange draped silk abacca bandeau headpiece trimmed with feather flowers, dyed a slightly darker shade and place on one side of the design.

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The colour is fantastic on the Spanish queen as is the scale. The flower placement is also interesting, framing the face instead of on top of the design, leaving the drape of the silk abaca visible. I have some quibbles about the silk abaca drape (lovelier in the video below than in photographs today) and the seasonal clash between summery headpiece and wintry cape but as Letizia does not always wear hats or headpieces for state visits, it was fantastic to see her in something today.

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Designer: It is the Guilia design by Cherubina. Dress by Carolina Herrera.
Previously Worn: This headpiece is new

Queen Silvia repeated a bumper hat in vibrant magenta felt, worn on the back of her head in the style of a calot. The hat is trimmed with a felt cutout leaf on one side that anchors a small bunch of wispy feathers that lay across the front of the design and cascade off the other side. The saturated colour is so great on Silvia and the hat combines with the matching coat to create a polished but punchy ensemble (especially standing next to Queen Letizia in that luscious orange!).

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Designer: Kerstin Carlefalk
Previously Worn: May 23, 2019 

Crown Princess Victoria repeated a pale blue silk rose headpiece with ice blue straw twists. Princess Sofia paired her black floral dress with a black casque headpiece with chevron pointed edge.

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Designer: both are unknown
Previously Worn (Princess Victoria): Jun 14, 2019
Previously Worn (Princess Victoria): this headpiece is new

In the afternoon, the monarchs visited the Nobel Museum to see a special exhibition on Santiago Ramon y Cajal. For this, King Carl Gustaf donned a sharp dark navy Borsalino fedora.

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What do you think about this group of hats today in Sweden?

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Opening of Swedish Parliament

Members of the Swedish royal family attended the opening of parliament yesterday, arriving by carriage in the traditional dress code of black and white.

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Queen Silvia the white silk crepe covered calot hat with double stitched seams, black velvet flower and curled black feathers she wore for the German state visit last week.

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Designer: Kerstin Carlefalk
Previously Worn: Sep 7, 2021Sep 25, 2018

Crown Princess Victoria repeated a headpiece of overlapping black and white bow butterflies.

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

I love a crisp black and white look and enjoy the dress code for this annual event. What do you think of the headwear?

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Swedish Royals Host German State Visit

The Swedish royal family welcomed German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and his wife Elke Bedenbender yesterday for the start of a three-day state visit.

 

Queen Silvia repeated her white silk crepe covered calot hat with double stitched seams, black velvet flower and curled black feathers. The graphic trim still works so well on this hat, giving it a contemporary vibe that paired well with her black and white ensemble.

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Designer: Kerstin Carlefalk
Previously Worn Sep 25, 2018

Elke Bedenbender’s smart red boater with tan binding and hatband deserves mention! The contrasting binding and hatband is a marvelous way to break up her all red ensemble.

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Crown Princess Victoria wore a headpiece of palest apricot hued silk roses, placed above her chignon on the crown of her head. The design pairs well with her cafe au lait dress as does it’s placement, framing Victoria’s face from front view.

Designer: unconfirmed
Previously Worn: I believe this headpiece is new

Princess Sofia topped a beautiful dotted dress with a black velvet braided bandeau headpiece. This ensemble also confronts the outdated rule that black and navy shouldn’t be worn together as the shades pair successfully here.

Designer: Eivy Flodin. It is the Alexandré de Paris – Dahlia – Black
Previously Worn: this headpiece is new

What do you think of this group of hats and headpieces yesterday in Stockholm?

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