Danish Opening of Parliament 2021

Queen Margrethe, Crown Princess Mary and Princess Benedikte were in a trio of aubergine hats yesterday for the Danish opening of  parliament. The Danish queen repeated her sharp fabric covered boater hat with red brim and aubergine crown with slim hatband and small back bow with trailing tails.

Designer: unknown
Previously Worn: Nov 27, 2020; 

Crown Princess Mary wore a new hat, a deep mulberry calot with knotted bow at the back.

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Crown Princess Mary debuted a new aubergine calot hat with knotted bow at the back.

Designer: looks like Jane Taylor Skull Cap
Previously Worn: This hat is new

Princess Benedikte repeated her plum wool domed hat with magenta spiral rings and black feather trim.

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Designer: unknown
Previously Worn: Oct 18, 2018; Jan 16, 2016; Dec 7, 2015; April 1, 2005; October 2003

It’s not often we see such a colour-coordinated group of chapeaux at a royal event- what do you think of this trio?

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Hats From the Past

Royal Hats110 years on this day back to the investiture of the Prince of Wales at Carnarvon Castle. I adore the contrasting statements between Queen Mary’s gigantic ostrich plumed hat and the 17-year-old prince’s streamlined gold coronet!

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Hats From the Past

Royal Hats to April 1944 and a wonderful snap caught at an 18th birthday celebration featuring a fascinating pair of hats. Queen Mary’s usual toque is replaced here by a jaunty design with upfolded brim trimmed with large flowers on the side. Princess Elizabeth’s pleated cap with visor brim has such a ‘military uniform’ vibe that one must look twice to see it’s not such. 

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Thanks to reader MittenMary for suggesting this photo to share!

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Hats From the Past

Royal Hats 72 years today to the christening of a future king, held at Buckingham Palace.

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Hat From the Past

Royal Hats to this day in 1937, 83 years ago, when Queen Mary opened the Rachel MacMillan Training College in one of her characteristic toque hats. This one has an architectural ruffle trimming the top of the crown.

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