Danish Royals Arrive in Indonesia

Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik of Denmark arrived at Jakarta airport this afternoon for the start of a four day Indonesian visit. For their arrival, followed by a reception with Danish expatraites living in the South Asian country, Queen Margrethe wore a silk linen covered hat with indented crown and brim that raised slightly on one side.

Queen Margrethe, October 21, 2015 | Royal Hats

The fedora-esque hat (the crown indent here shows this is not a true fedora) was trimmed in a band around the base of the crown in the same striped fabric as Margrethe’s blouse. While the shape of the hat is smart, I would much prefer it in straw to bring some much needed textural contrast to this outfit. Coordinating royal hats to ensembles is always a good idea but this one, where the exact fabrics of the Queen’s suit and blouse are repeated on her hat, is too much for me.

Queen Margrethe, October 21, 2015 | Royal Hats

Designer: unknown
Previously Worn: August 22, 2009

You can see the royal couple’s full programme here. With an official welcome, wreath laying and commemoration of Indonesia’s 70th annivesary of independence on the schedule, I think we’ll see a few more royal hats before this trip is over!

Photos from Achmad Ibrahim, POLFOTO via Kongehuset


9 thoughts on “Danish Royals Arrive in Indonesia

  1. I agree Hat Queen – this dated outfit needs a bit of something else. I love QMII, but this outfit screams geography teacher not regal head of state to me…

  2. I like the hat shape, but I don’t like the striped band on it that matches the blouse. The color of the suit and hat is bland, and the suit is quite bulky and not flattering to her tall, slim figure.

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