The Norwegian Royal Family braved rainy weather yesterday to officially welcome Polish President Andrzej Duda and Mrs. Agata Grain Hauser Duda on a two-day state visit.
Queen Sonja channelled spring in her aqua suit and asymmetrical hat. This repeated piece is not only a great colour on her but such an interesting shape with a cap-like crown around which is wrapped a short, diagonally placed brim. The small scale of the design keeps the unusual shape in balance and the result is a unique piece that reads more creative than costume- a good thing for any royal hat. Princess Astrid topped her royal blue suit with her cream bumper hat with net veil and feather poof trim at the back. Paired with her pearl jewellery and cream shoes, her ensemble looked very well put together.
The most interesting hat of the day for me was a new piece worn by Crown Princess Mette-Marit. The beret hat, with slim black and cream stripes and worn at the back of her head like an oversize calot, provided much visual punch while staying within the small scale that Mette-Marit prefers these days. I thought that the contrast of this piece with her blond hair worked really well and the streamlined aesthetic of the design was a great fit for her similar personal style.
Designer: Gucci (thanks to reader Nicholas for the ID!)
Previously Worn: This hat is new
It’s been a while since we have seen some Norwegian royal hats- what did you think of this trio yesterday?
Photos from Liv Osmundsen, The Royal Court; Sven Gj. Gjeruldsen, The Royal Court and Lise Åserud, NTB scanpix, all via the Royal House of Norway