Scandinavian royals gathered in Oslo over the weekend to celebrate King Harald’s Silver Jubilee. After a dinner hosted by the Crown Prince and Princess at their home on Saturday night (see a group photo here), the commemoration continued on Sunday morning with a worship service held in the Palace Chapel (watch the complete service here).
Previously Worn: December 10, 2015
Previously Worn: The floral brooches are from Prada’s AW 2015 collection
Princess Märtha Louise followed her sister-in-law’s headband lead and wore a ribbon headpiece of stacked black silk bows. While I don’t want to disrespect whatever design process went into this piece, I have to wonder if someone took the bow off a wrapped gift, stuck it to the side of her head and called it a completed headpiece. We know that Märtha Louise has an interesting black cocktail hat or two in her millinery closet and I wish she had chosen one of them instead.
Previously Worn: November 15, 2014
Previously Worn: I do not believe this is new
Queen Margrethe repeated the rimmed saucer hat with white fur knotted bow from her own Ruby Jubilee. It’s a wonderful hat tailor made for grand winter Scandinavian events such as this and she wears it so very, very well.
Previously Worn: April 8, 2015; November 17, 2014; March 17, 2014; April 4, 2013; February 3, 2013; January 14, 2012
Queen Silvia repeated the purpley-blue silk covered calot she first wore last summer. In a twist from its last outing, she turned the hat slightly, placing the black feather trim at the side (instead of at the back as it was for its début). I think it is a successful move, giving the smooth piece some much needed texture and contrast.
Previously Worn: May 31, 2015