Hat From the Past

Royal Hatsto this day in 1946 and a photograph taken at a Christmas celebration at the Swedish legation of Copenhagen that captured Queen Margrethe and Princess Benedikte of Denmark in Swedish St. Lucia wreaths. So sweet.

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Danish Crown Princely Couple at Copenhagen Cathedral

Ongoing commemorations for this year’s 500th anniversary of the Reformation continued with a church service on Sunday at the Copenhagen Cathedral attended by Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary. For the event, Princess Mary repeated her navy felt cloche hat with upturned brim, trimmed with a wide, pleated, monochrome hatband and cluster of felt leaves and flowers at the side. It’s a simple hat that Mary wears well and that paired nicely with her grey wrap coat.


Designer: likely Susanne Juul
Previously Worn: Sep 17, 2011
This hat has not been worn in more than six years- any thoughts about seeing it again this week?
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Danish Queen Embarks on State Visit to Ghana

Queen Margrethe arrived in Ghana late last night to begin a five day state visit to Ghana. For her arrival, she repeated a hat with white straw brim and navy rounded straw crown with wide navy hatband, flat navy side bow and two white feather spines. It’s an attractive, high contrast hat I’m surprised we’ve not seen Margrethe wear more often.


Designer: unknown
Previously Worn: Nov 2, 2009; likely others
For today’s official welcome to the West African nation, the Danish Queen repeated her pink straw hat with tapered crown and gently upswept brim.

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It’s a simple hat made successful with the pink silk brim edge and hatband, both of which are piped in a slim stripe of white that adds a punchy touch of sharp tailoring to the design.

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 Designer: unknown. White silk flowers by Danish fleuriste Effi Pingel
Previously Worn: July 15, 2017
It’s not the most memorable hat in Queen Margrethe’s closet but the scale, shape and that good bit of contrast add up to this being a fine working hat. What do you think of it on its second outing?
Photos from Sarah Christine Nørgaard viaScanpix and Christian Thompson via AP

Danish Queen Presents Military Award

On Wednesday, Queen Margrethe awarded ‘The Queen’s Clock’ military award following a parade at The Royal Life Guard in Copenhagen. For this event, she wore a new bumper hat in spotted grey sealskin with a matching coat. As some of you have mentioned in the comments below, the pieces were gifted to Margrethe during her visit to Greenland in July 2015.

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 Designer: unknown
Previously Worn: this hat is new
Points to Margrethe for wearing these gifts. The hat shape is not particularly successful in my mind- the crown is too pointed to be a true bumper and the black bow on the side seems completely at odds with the design.
Photos from Mads Claus Rasmussen, Scanpix 

Danish Royals Celebrate 500 Years Since Reformation

Members of the Danish royal family joined their Parliament’s celebration ceremony for the 500th anniversary of the today in Copenhagen.Queen Margrethe led the royal delegation in the purple pillbox she wore earlier this week in Italy. It’s a quick repeat for this sequin and feather trimmed hat, one that we all seem to agree is a great one for her.

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Crown Princess Mary repeated her black calot hat. The feather and felt leaf spray that was added to the piece back in 2015 for the opening of parliament seems to be a permanent addition, as it has adorned the hat ever since. This trim a much needed focal point to the simple design, which was paired beautifully (as always) with Mary’s black and cream ensemble.

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Princess Marie used the occasion to debut a new hat in a stunning deep peacock blue felt. The percher design, with a button base, is trimmed in overlapping felt leaves. The design has a very similar feel to a grey calot hat in Crown Princess Mary’s wardrobe and makes a great addition for Princess Marie- the colour is so wonderful on her. I just wish she had placed it further up on her head, centred over the arch of her eyebrow. 

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Designer: Likely Susanne Juul
Previously Worn: this hat is new

Princess Benedikte repeated her fuchsia bumper hat. The pink bow that adorned the piece last time we saw it has been removed again, leaving just the purple feather koosh ball which coordinates well with Benedikte’s coat. The hat is a beautiful colour and adds a punchy note to her ensemble.

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Designer: unknown
Previously Worn: April 16, 2015; October 5, 2010; 2007

It’s not often that we can line up four brimless royal hats at a single event and say that all four pack strong style punch. I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on this millinery quartet.
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Queen Margrethe In Italy

On Friday, Queen Margrethe’s visit to Rome took her to the Presidential Palace Palazzo Quirinale  where she met with Italian President Sergio Mattarella. For this meeting, the Danish Queen repeated her purple felt  slightly domed pillbox with sequin trim and side feather spray.

It’s a great hat for Margrethe- in scale, shape but particularly in colour, as she wears such saturated, jewel tones so well. On the hat’s first outing we didn’t get a look at the accompanying dress- clearly, the two pieces were designed to go together, with the horizontal bodice pleats making subtle reference to the black sequins that trim the perimeter of the hat. I think t’s an elegant and striking ensemble.

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Designer: unknown
Previously Worn: March 17, 2015
Thoughts about this hat?
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Danish Royals Observe Flag Day

Crown Prince Frederick and Crown Princess Mary observed the annual Flag Day parade in Copenhagen yesterday. For the occasion, Princess Mary repeated her wide brimmed black straw picture hat with upsweep on one side balanced by a waved brim ruffle on the other.

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Designer: Susanne Juul
Previously Worn: May 27, 2016
Prince Joachim and Princess Marie participated in the Engineering Day’s Flag Day for Denmark’s broadcasters at the Skive Kaserne. Princess Marie repeated her navy cuffed calot hat for the event.