Princess Benedikte of Denmark is celebrating a milestone birthday today. As the younger sister of Queen Margrethe, we don’t see Princess Benedikte at many royal events but when we do, she is hard to miss. Her hat style is vibrant, textured and full of personality. To offer our own congratulations for her 70th birthday today, here is a look back at some of her colourful hats.
June 1964; at Princess Alexia’s wedding, July 9, 1999; in New York in Oct. 2000; May 13, 2004
At Copenhagen City Hall, May 12, 2004; Celebrating Hans Christian Andersson’s 200th birthday in April 2005;
Commemorating the 60th anniversary of Danish Liberation from WW II in May 2005 ; March 29, 2006
At Prince Christian’s baptism January 21, 2006; May 9, 2007; Opening Parliament October 2008; August 23, 2008
April 14, 2011; Opening Parliament October 5, 2010; Queen Margrethe’s Ruby Jubilee Jan 14, 2012; July 26, 2012
March 8, 2013; April 22, 2013; Opening a Rose Festival August 4, 2013; Turkish state visit March 18, 2014
I appreciate Princess Benedikte’s bold and colourful hat style and the adventurous way she is not afraid to try modern, structured shapes. In the over-60 royal crowd, her hats are among my favourites (the red wool stacked beret above is utterly fantastic!). What do you think of Princess Benedikte’s millinery wardrobe?
Photos from Keystone/Stringer, Adrian Dennis, Chris Hondros, James Whatling, and Antony Jones via Getty; Bernd Settnik via Corbis; AFP/Stringer, Antony Jones, Chris Jackson, Mark Cuthbert, Niels-Henrik Dam, and Marco Prosch, via Getty; Patrick van Katwijk via Corbis; Svenskdam; Albert Nieboer via Corbis; All Over Press via Svenskdam; Niels Henrik Dam via Kongehuset; Ugeavisen; Fyens; and Patrick van Katwijk via Dutch Photo Press