2021 Nobel Peace Prize

The 2021 Nobel Peace Prize ceremony was held today at Oslo City Town Hall. Queen Sonja wore a new hat for the occasion, a black formed beret design overlaid with a dotted black veil.

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The classic shape suits Sonja well and the dot-studded veil lends contrast, texture and visual interest, pairing beautifully with her aubergine velvet jacket.

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Designer: unknown
Previously Worn: This hat is new

Thoughts about this new hat?

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This Week’s Extras

On Tuesday, Princess Mako donned a silk covered bumper hat to report her upcoming marriage to the Imperial Sanctuaries.
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On Friday, Princess Mako was photographed arriving in a sky blue silk jacquard bandeau trimmed with silk roses arriving for a farewell visit with Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako.

On October 12, Infanta Elena was photographed at a bullfight in an ecru straw brimmed hat with pork pie shaped crown and vibrant red striped hatband.
Princess Alessandra of Hanover wore an interesting plum percher from Spanish brand Mimoki on Thursday for the  wedding of Isabel Entrecanales and Edmund Eggins

On Friday, Queen Sonja wore a warm brown felt pillbox hat to open the MUNCH museum in Oslo
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The following new millinery designs caught my eye this week:
Fantastic shape on this freeform gold buntal hat by Dutch milliner Wies Mauduit
Wonderfully unique twisted vintage ribbon on this black boater by British milliner Rebecca Gray
Turquoise and white straw wide brimmed hat with flying bird trim by Australian milliner Chris Mullane
Love the curves on this blush design with crin brim by Spanish milliner Teresa Briz
Fantastic feather bergère made for Season 2 of “The Great” by British milliner Justin Smith
Natural straw braided bandeau with halo of scrollwork flowers by Australian milliner Lisette Margini
Wonderful and vibrant floral headpieces by Israeli milliner Maor Zabar
Interesting brim vents on these colour blocked sinamay designs by Dutch milliner Myra van de Korput
Chartreuse buntal percher with cut feather leaves and red roses by Australian milliner Jill Humphries
British milliner Jenny Beattie having great fun with a Marie Antoinette inspired hat (love the ringlets!)
Gorgeous black cloche with pink velvet hatband and feather pouffe by British milliner Nicky Miller
Harvest gold felt brimmed hat with pork pie crown and cerulean hatband by French milliner Anthony Peto
Beautiful draped shape on this freeform ink blue felt brimmed design by British milliner Stephanie Donegan
Adore the textural folded ribbon adorning this halo bandeau by Australian milliner Louise Macdonald
Unexpected but effective trim on this hat by France-based milliner Sylvia Martinez
Cheeky navy cap with numerical trim (made for an anniversary!) by Japanese milliner Yumiko Kuroiwa
Gorgeous black cloche with pink velvet hatband and feather pouffe by British milliner Nicky Miller
The most charming perched boater with silk flowers by Kenyan milliner Lali Heath

 

Emma Behn and her horse Fetoucha won the Indoor Norwegian Championships today

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Opening of Norwegian Parliament

King Harald, Queen Sonja and Crown Prince Haakon attended the opening of Norwegian parliament yesterday in Oslo.

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Queen Sonja repeated a black cloche hat with wide hatband and flat side bow.

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Previously Worn: Oct 2, 2018; Dec 25, 2010; Aug 6, 2010;

I love a black and white dress code but am not sure the shape of a cloche crown suits Queen Sonja best. What do you think?

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Norwegian Royal Wedding 20 Years On: Scandinavian Royals

Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit;s late afternoon wedding on August 25, 2001 carried a formal dress code. We don’t often cover tiaras here but any daytime diamonds are fair game here at Royal Hats so we’re going to sparkle up the rest of this week and look at the jewels and gowns worn by royal guests to this event (I’ll leave discussion about the jewels to expert Lauren Kiehna and link to her comprehensive history of each diadem).

Queen Sonja topped her jade gown with the very grand diamond and emerald tiara from the Norwegian Emerald Parure

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Princess Märtha Louise wore the modern tiara her grandfather King Olav gifted her in 1989 with diamond ears of wheat and pearls.

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Princess Astrid wore Queen Maud’s Turquoise Circlet tiara, beautifully paired with her pale blue gown.

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Princess Ragnhild wore what is known as Princess Ingebog’s Boucheron Circle Tiara

Queen Margrethe topped her purple ensemble with the romantic heart-shaped Baden Palmette Tiara

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Princess Benedikte wore her Star and Pearl Tiara. Her eldest daughter, Princess Alexandra of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, wore her mother’s wonderful floral tiara; her younger daughter, Princess Nathalie of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, is shown below in coral, in an open design tiara I’ve not been able to identify.

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Queen Anne-Marie of Greece wore the beautiful scrolled diamond Khedive of Egypt Tiara

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Princess Alexia of Greece and Denmark wore her diamond tiara with lovely halo shape.

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Queen Silvia wore one of her larger tiaras, Queen Sofia’s Tiara with central starburst and diamond swags.

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Crown Princess Victoria wore her graphic diamond Baden Fringe Tiara

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Princess Madeleine wore the Modern Fringe Tiara, a gift from her parents which she would later wear at her own wedding.

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We don’t chat tiaras much here but like hats, a tiara’s shape or scale can suit (or not suit!) their wearers and the ensembles with which they are paired. Which ones here stand out to you most?

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Norwegian Monarchs Commemorate Attack

King Harald and Queen Sonja of Norway attended a memorial service at Oslo’s Cathedral yesterday to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the bomb attack in central Oslo and mass shooting on the island of Utoya that took the lives of 77 people.

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For this event, Queen Sonja repeated a hat of ivory crin with rounded crown and upturned brim. This outing shows a better look at the piece, revealing an overlapping brim that curves up onto the hat’s crown with a curved end flourish. What looked like a central seam down the crown at this hat’s first outing is actually a stripe of pearl embellishment.

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Yesterday’s better view of the piece helped it make a little more sense. It’s a light, summery design with dimension, thanks to the stripes of sewn crin that form its body. However, I’m still a bit perplexed by the placement of the overlapped brim and pearl stripe, which runs from the top of the crown down one side to where the crown and brim meet. It just feels a bit unbalanced and awkward.

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Designer: unknown
Previously Worn: May 23, 2018  

What do you think of this cream crin hat, now that we’ve had a better look?

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