King Carl Gustav and Queen Silvia of Sweden welcomed Pope Francis today for a two-day visit to Sweden marking the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. The royal couple greeted the Pope at the Royal palace in Lund this morning where the queen repeated her vibrant purpley-blue brimless hat trimmed with black feathers.
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While the shape of this design looks like a rounded pillbox from the front, the side view reveals it to be more of a calot with indented crown similar to a Pork Pie hat. The shape nestles nicely into Queen Silvia’s hairstyle and the vibrant colour (which is reported to be a royal blue despite taking on a very purple hue in many photographs) suits her very well.