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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Danish Royal Events This Month

On Friday, November 11, Queen Margrethe opened an exhibition at the Moesgaard Museum in Aarhus. She repeated a plaid bumper hat with pyramid shaped crown and layered feather trim around the raised brim.  I think it’s been over a decade since this hat made its last public appearance. 

Designer: unknown. Likely Per Falk Hansen.
Previously Worn: Oct 6, 2009 and others

On November 12, the Danish royal family celebrated the 50th anniversary of Queen Margrethe’s accession to the throne. For this event, she wore a new hat covered in the same fabric as the ensemble’s coordinating suit. The smaller-scale hat has a short brim and is trimmed with a slim hatband and double spray of grey and pink-tinged feathers on the side.

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The colour is fantastic and hat’s smaller scale (along with ruffled grey silk blouse and that gorgeous fur wrap) keep the overall look from falling into pink overload. The jaunty brim adds life and lift to the piece, as do the beautifully dimensional feathers and its impeccable construction. It’s such a great hat for a celebratory occasion such as this.

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Designer: Mathilde Førster
Previously Worn: this hat is new

Crown Princess Mary repeated a deep plum bandeau headpiece. The angular design features an elevated center and is covered with tiny sequins that give it great texture.

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Designer: Jane Taylor  Metallic Sequin Headband from AW 2019
Previously Worn: Dec 9, 2019

Princess Benedikte wore an ivory beret with bow on the side.

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Designer: unknown
Previously Worn: this hat is new

November 13 saw Princess Benedikte travel to Geneva for the 75th anniversary of the Danish Church in Switzerland. For this event, she repeated a feather covered hat that I’d really like to see at closeup view!

Designer: unknown
Previously Worn:  Oct 11, 2020 

On November 15, Queen Margrethe celebrated the 400th anniversary of Denmark’s Jewish history with a visit to the Danish Jewish Museum and a celebratory service in the Synagogue in Krystalgade in Copenhagen. She repeated her bright blue stemmed beanie hat with black patent leather cuff brim. 

Designer: unknown
Previously Worn:  Mar 17, 2021; Nov 18, 2020; Nov 13, 2019; Mar 13, 2019; Nov 21, 2018; Oct 3, 2017; Nov 16, 2016; Apr 25, 2016;  April 5, 2016; Mar 18, 2016; Mar 9, 2016; Nov 20, 2015; Mar 9, 2014; Apr 6, 2013Mar 21, 2013Oct 23, 2012Oct 20, 2010

The following day, Queen Margrethe attended Watch Parade of the Royal Life Guard to present “The Queen’s Clock” military award and later, receive an honorary speech making award. For these events, she repeated her blue plaid trilby with navy hatband. The combination of trilby and fur coat is so confidently chic!

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Previously Worn: Apr 22, 2022; Nov 17, 2021; Nov 13, 2021; Oct 29, 2021; Sep 30, 2021

Last Friday, 25 November 2022, Queen Margrethe attended the University of Copenhagen’s annual celebration to mark it’s 1479 founding. She repeated the pink hat worn for her jubilee, shown at the top of this post. 

Designer: Mathilde Førster
Previously Worn: Nov 12, 2022

Which of these hats stand out to you most?

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Catching Up… The Danish Royals

On September 5, Crown Princess Mary repeated her biscuit straw hat with sculputral crown and gently upfolded brim for Flag Day. On this outing, she trimmed the hat with a side bow and ivory spray of feathers.

Designer: Susanne Juul
Previously Worn: Aug 17, 2017; Jun 13, 2010Nov 2, 2009; Sept 18, 2009; May 4, 2009; June 19, 2008; Oct 8, 2007Jun 22, 2006; Jun 8, 2006; Apr 30, 2006Aug 18, 2005; May 7. 2005; Sep 9, 2004; Jul 29. 2004; Jun 22, 2004

On September 30, Princess Benedikte opened a care facility in Hornbæk in her ecru felt hat with contrasting swirl and raised brim around the back of the design.

Designer: unknown. My guess is Susanne Juul.
Previously Worn: April 13, 2016; Mar 17, 2015; Oct 7, 2014Jan 30, 2014Jan 14, 2012 

On October 4, Queen Margrethe was joined by her sister, son and daughter-in-law for the annual opening of parliament.

Queen Margrethe repeated her mint wool silk crepe covered bumper with cuffed brim that splits into side curls and feather trim.

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Designer: unconfirmed
Previously Worn: Sep 5, 2019;  May 31, 2019;  June 13, 2017;  Mar 28, 2017;  Oct 3, 2016;  Apr 30, 2016Sep 8, 2015; Jun 5, 2015May 23, 2015Apr 16, 2015

Crown Princess Mary repeated a purple felt pillbox hat with beaded feather trim on the opposite side.

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Designer: “Shell” design by Jane Taylor

Previously Worn: Oct 3, 2017; Feb 7, 2017; April 30, 2016March 17, 2015;  October 7, 2014

Princess Benedikte repeated a hat introduced earlier this year with domed crown in the same dark green, white and grey plaid plaid as her coordinating jacket. The hat is given a wintery touch with a cuffed brim of pale grey fur.

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Designer: unconfirmed
Previously Worn: Jan 31, 2022

On October 5,  Princess Benedikte opened OK-Fond’s nursing home Bavne Ager in her chocolate bumper hat with diagonal stripes round the brim.

Designer: unknown.   
Previously Worn:  Apr 7, 2022

On October 6, Princess Benedikte repeated her chic deep purple trilby with lighter purple hatband to open a Flora Danica exhibition at Koldinghus Museum. The opening was also attended by Count Ingolf and Countess Sussie af Rosenborg, Countess Sussie in a black felt pillbox hat.

Designer: Unknown. My guess is again Susanne Juul.
Previously Worn: Oct 6, 2020; Mar 7, 2017December 3, 2013;  March 8, 2013

While we have not seen any new hats from Danish royals in the past few weeks, there are some great repeats!

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Danish Golden Jubilee

We have lots of royal events to catch up on! On the second weekend of September, celebrations were held to mark the 50th anniversary of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark’s accession to the throne. This included a service of thanksgiving held at Copenhagen Cathedral followed by a lunch on the royal yacht Dannebrog on Sunday, September 11.

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Queen Margrethe repeated a pink beret with with side twist trim. It remains a great hat for her, the vibrant colour placing her firmly in the spotlight (as she should be for the celebration of this milestone!) and the hat’s scale and placement allowing her to shine. It remains such a great hat for her.

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Designer: Mathilde Førster
Previously Worn: Jun 3, 2022; May 21, 2022Aug 29, 2021;  May 15, 2021

Crown Princess Mary repeated a design with deep navy straw button base is covered with large silk calla lily flowers and wired leaves that beautifully curve around her face.

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Designer: Susanne Juul
Previously Worn: May 15, 2021

Princess Isabella wore a headpiece spray of ivory silk wired leaves, feathers and tan straw bows. The spray has previously been used as one of several removeable trims on Crown Princess Mary’s natural straw hat.

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Designer: presumably Susanne Juul
Previously Worn: most recently by Crown Princess Mary Aug 17, 2017

Princess Josephine wore a white silk hair bow (and a series of very amusing expressions!).

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Princess Marie repeated a black headpiece with looped black silk organdie ribbons. This piece also does well for flatteringly framing the wearer’s face. Since we’ve seen Marie wear this primarily at memorial events, I would have preferred to see her in something a little more uplifting for this celebration. .

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Designer: unknown
Previously Worn: Mar 21, 2017; May 18, 2016; Sep 5, 2015; April 16, 2015;  October 1, 2013September 5, 2013 

Princess Athena wore a headband with petite pink bow.

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Next up, we’ll look at hats worn by members of the extended Danish royal family and royal guests.

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Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II: Royal Guests

The state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II yesterday was attended by numerous other monarchs and royal guests.

Queen Margrethe of Denmark

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King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden

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King Harald and Queen Sonja of Norway

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King Abdullah and Queen Rania of Jordan

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Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg

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Prince Albert and Princess Charlene of Monaco

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King Willem-Alexander, Queen Máxima and Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands

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King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium

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Designer: Fabienne Delvigne

King Philippe and Queen Letizia of Spain

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Designer: Cherubina

King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia of Spain

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Designer: Miguel Marzo y Jesús Díaz

Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako

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His Majesty Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah of Malaysia and Her Majesty Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Hajah Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah of Malaysia

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Emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Faisal Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah

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Her Majesty Margareta, Custodian of the Romanian Crown and Prince Radu

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Queen Anne-Marie and Crown Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece

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Prince Alois of Liechtenstein and Princess Sophie of Liechtenstein (followed by King Letsie III of Lesotho)

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Prince Hassan bin Talal and Princess Haya of Jordan

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Princess Sarvath al-Hassan of Jordan
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Sheikha Amna bint Mohammed Al Thani of Qatar

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Prince Moulay Rachid of Morocco
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Prince Alexander and Princess Katherine of Serbia

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The late Duke of Edinburgh’s family, Hess and Baden descendants of Philip’s late sisters.

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Hats worn to the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth: Family Members

Hats worn to the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth: Extended British Royal Family 

Hats worn to the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth: Noble and Notable Guests