Catching Up Five Scandinavian Royal Hatted Events

The Scandinavian royals were busy this weekend, leaving us five hatted events to catch up!

On Saturday, Queen Margrethe opened a Niels Skovgaard exhibition at Skovgaard Museum. The queen, who has lent a painting from the royal collection for the exhibition (one that usually hangs in her office), repeated her bright pink straw hat with double navy floral hatband and organza mini blossoms on the side.

Designer: likely Peter Falk Hansen
Previously Worn: May 29, 2018Aug 28, 2017;  June 16, 2017September 12, 2016June 27, 2016June 3, 2016August 31, 2015June 26, 201
On Saturday, Princess Benedikte was at Klampenborg Galopbane for her namesake “Princess Benedikt’s Honorary Prize Run” for female amateur riders. For this event, she wore a new cream straw hat with wide brim, upswept on one side. The hat looks to be simply trimmed with a wide hatband in the same cream straw. It’s a lovely, sleek piece that paired especially well with her bright dress and necklace.


Designer: likely Susanne Juul
Previously Worn: This hat is new 
Yesterday, King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia attended an ordination service at Uppsala Cathedral. For this service, Queen Silvia topped her patterned royal blue dress with her repeated straw hat in the same hue. The hat features a rounded crown, gently upswept brim and is trimmed with a pleated blue silk hatband and a side spray of blue silk flowers at the side. We’ve discussed recently here about the success (or non success!) of one colour ensembles and I put this one firmly in the ‘success’ category, thanks to the mix of multiple textures on the dress and hat.


Designer: unknown
Previously Worn: June 6, 2016  
Also yesterday, Queen Margrethe was in Fredericia  to take part in the 350th anniversary celebration of Sct. Michaelis Church. She repeated her pale pink straw hat with tapered crown and slightly upswept brim on one side, trimmed with white silk flowers and pink silk ribbon hatband and brim binding piped with a slim stripe of white. She was joined for the service by her cousin, Count Ingolf of Rosenborg and his wife, Countess Sussie, who wore a smart raspberry straw bumper hat.

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Designer of Queen Margrethe’s hat:  likely Per Falk Hansen. White silk flowers by Danish fleuriste Effi Pingel
Previously Worn: Nov 23, 2017July 15, 2017
And finally, the Norwegian royal family welcomed Slovakia’s President Andrej Kiska today on a three day state visit. For the official welcome, Queen Silvia repeated a cream straw picture hat with trimmed with coral quills.
Embed from Getty Images
Designer: unknown
Previously Worn: May 19, 2014; May 31, 2012June 2007 
Crown Princess Mette-Marit wore an embellished bandeau headpiece while Princess Astrid looks to be wearing a black  straw brimless hat with domed crown, trimmed with a black net tulle veil.
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Designer of both pieces: unknown
Previously Worn: I believe both are new
My apologies for the poor photos, dearest readers- the Scandinavian royals just get the level of media coverage that their British cousins do. Nevertheless, it’s been a busy weekend of interesting hats across Scandinavia! I think Princess Benedikte’s new design is a particular beauty. 
Photos from social media as indicated; Chresten Bergh and Scanpix Norway
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7 thoughts on “Catching Up Five Scandinavian Royal Hatted Events

  1. Repeating this pink ensemble again a week later? There’s something to be said about thriftiness, and then there’s just wearing the same things too much. C’mon Margrethe, bring out some of the hats we haven’t seen so recently.

    Overall I like Benedikte’s hat, but I wish the downturned part of the brim slanted down more like Máxima’s slice hats and didn’t just straight out so much.

    So glad to see Silvia bring back this beautiful cobalt blue hat, but I’m not such a fan of her dress; it looks rather dated to me.

    This light pink hat is wonderful for Margrethe, and the berry-colored pillbox is nice for Countess Sussie, but those casual shoes do not jive with the rest of her outfit unfortunately!

    Such a lovely hat for Sonja, and I’m surprised we haven’t seen it more recently! I also like the modern styling of her coat; this is my favorite of the three outfits she’s paired with this hat. Mette-Marit is one of those people than rock a headband well, and she does so again here. While I like Astrid’s outfit (she always has fun ones), her hat was too flat IMO; a more proper pillbox would’ve done the trick!

    Thanks for keeping us up-to-date with all these appearances HatQueen; it is definitely not an easy task to do!

  2. I just love Princess Astrid! She always brings a smile to my face. She reminds me of my great aunties and the little old church ladies from my youth. All were lovely, special women as well as strong and determined.

  3. Queen Margrethe has worn her vivid pink ensemble twice in quick succession! Princess Benedikte looks very smart in her new hat. I don’t care for Queen Silvia in that hat or that colour. Both seem to overwhelm her, and this is a woman who can carry off the grandest tiara with aplomb. Queen Margrethe in pale pink is lovely and Queen Sonja also looks lovely. I squinted at CP MM’s head gear in the group photo wondering if she’d broken out her natural pearl headband for daytime wear, but no it’s another headband. Love Princess Astrid in whatever she’s wearing.

  4. Princess Benedikte’s hat is a definite winner – interesting without being fussy, and contrasting without being unrelated to her outfit.
    And Queen Margrethe looks lovely in that shade of pale pink.

  5. I loved watching the sun shine through P. Benedickte’s hat in the video! Beautiful hat! I also loved Queen Sonja in her lovely outfit! It was very elegant! Sylvia’s blue was good–too bad we can’t see the trim a bit better. I like the pink and white on Margrethe but the ribbon trim didn’t look secured properly. Thank you Hat Queen for showing me some events I had not seen anywhere else!

  6. My favorite here is P. Benedikte. I really love the larger brimmed hats and her cream number looks great with the blue dress. I also really like the pairing of Countess Sussie’s fabulous raspberry hat with her patterned blue skirt (dress?). So fun!

  7. It’s very hard to chose a favourite her, but I think it might be Queen Sonja. There is something so elegant about her whole ensemble. Queen Silvia looks lovely too in her blue, and Princess Benedikte is a chic as ever. I do wish Mette-Marit would wear a “proper hat” more often. Princess Astrid looks her usual jolly self and Queen Margrethe is pretty in pink, but there is something a bit off for me with those hats.

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