Hat Share in the Swedish Royal Family

Royal Hats One of the major royal events this summer will be the wedding of Prince Carl Philip of Sweden and Sofia Hellqvist. Sofia has attended a number of royal occasions in the past and worn several hats and headpieces. Eagle eyed reader Sara noticed something familiar about one of these hats:

Sofia Hellqvist. March 16, 2013 | Royal Hats Sofia Hellqvist at the March 2013 funeral of Princess Lilian

Crown Princess Victoria, May 14, 2012 | Royal hats

Crown Princess Victoria at the May 2012 funeral of Count Carl Bernadotte

No question- it’s the same hat. It makes me curious if we’ll see some more hat swapping between Sofia and Princess Victoria as Sofia starts her royal life.

Photos from Lehtikuva.fi and Ragnar Singsaas / Stringer via Getty

 

 

Bow or No Bow?

Royal HatsIn early February, the Swedish Royal Family attended the funeral of a family friend. For this event, Princess Victoria wore a black felt Garbo hat with wide brim, trimmed with a simple grosgrain band and bow at the base of the crown. The last time we saw this hat, it was at a similarly sombre occasion but was without the band and bow trim. This simple piece of trim significantly changes this hat and this makes me curious, dear readers, if you are in camp “Bow” or “No Bow”?

Crown Princess Victoria, February 4, 2015 | Royal Hats Crown Princess Victoria, February 4, 2015 | Royal Hats

Crown Princess Victoria on February 4, 2015

Crown Princess Lilian, March 16, 2013 | Royal Hats Crown Princess Lilian, March 16, 2013 | Royal Hats

Crown Princess Victoria at the funeral of Princess Lilian, March 16, 2013

Photos from TT, Stella Pictures and All Over Press via Svenskdam and Lehtikuva.fi

Swedish Monarchs Open Exhibit

Last Friday, King Carl Gutaf and Queen Silvia opened an exhibition on the life, paintings and art collection of Prince Eugen (this year is the 150th anniversary of his birth) at the Waldemarsudde in Stockholm. For this event, Queen Silvia accessorized her pale pink suit and lace blouse with a dark clutch purse and fur calot hat. The contrast between the suit and sable brown hat was unexpected but provided a welcome wintertime context to the pastel ensemble. Fur calots will never be included on my list of most favourite royal hats but I think this one worked very well for Queen Silvia. What do you think of this hat and its pairing with this ensemble?

Queen Silvia, February 6, 2015 | Royal Hats

Queen Silvia, February 6, 2015 | Royal Hats

Queen Silvia, February 6, 2015 | Royal Hats

 

Queen Silvia, February 6, 2015 | Royal Hats

You can read more about this event at the Swedish Royal Monarchy website. 

Photos from Patrik Österberg / All Over Press via Svenskdam and the Swedish Royal Court

Who Wore It Best: January 2015 Poll Result

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Comparing Fabienne Delvigne’s folded black net headpiece with ribbon bow trim in our January poll brought forth a clear winner:

2015-01 poll 1 result

Crown Princess Victoria, May 20, 2008

Photos from Billed Bladet; Le Soir; and Photonews via Getty

Swedish Royal Family Attend Friend’s Funeral

The Swedish Royal Family gathered today at the Katarina kyrka in Stockholm to bid farewell to Swedish business leader and friend, Peter Wallenberg. For this funeral, Queen Silvia wore a beautiful black pillbox hat. The crown of the pillbox was made of felt while the sides were wrapped in silk. A flat silk bow at the back completed this simple but striking hat. 

Queen Silvia, February 3, 2015 | Royal Hats

Queen Silvia, February 3, 2015 | Royal Hats

Crown Princess Victoria repeated her black Garbo hat. Since its last outing, a black band was added around the crown of this hat along with a coordinating grosgrain ribbon bow. The simple, classic lines of the hat worked very well with the clean lines of her black coat.

Crown Princess Victoria, February 3, 2015 | Royal Hats

Crown Princess Victoria, February 3, 2015 | Royal Hats

Photos from TT, Stella Pictures and All Over Press via Svenskdam

Swedish Royals Support Anti-Hate Campaign

On Sunday, King Carl Gustaf, Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel attended a special mass at Stockholm Cathedral. Part of the “Refuse to Hate” interfaith initiative, the service brought together representatives from numerous faiths in support of the Swedish Interfaith Council’s rejection of using religious arguments to legitimize hatred, violence and aggression. While Crown Princess Victoria did not wear a hat for this event, Queen Silvia wore a simple bowler in loden green felt trimmed with a ruched chocolate brown band around the crown. This sedate and rather boring hat does the job, I suppose…. but I thought this ground breaking initiative deserved a much more vibrant and exciting hat. Don’t you as well?

Queen Silvia, February 1, 2015 | Royal Hats

Designer: unknown
Previously Worn: I suspect this hat is new

Photo from APA

Swedish King and Queen Attend Jewish Memorial

King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden commemorated the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz today with attendance at a memorial at Stockholm’s Grand Synagogue. Queen Silvia wore a simple black felt beret hat, placed at the back of her head in the style of a calot. King Carl Gustaf honoured the Jewish practice of wearing a kippah.

Queen Silvia, January 27, 2015 in Kerstin Carlefalk | Royal Hats

Queen Silvia, January 27, 2015 in Kerstin Carlefalk | Royal Hats

Queen Silvia, January 27, 2015 in Kerstin Carlefalk | Royal Hats

Designer: Kerstin Carlfealk
Previously Worn: This is a new hat

Photos from Scanpix via SMP.se and William Stokstad/TT via The Swedish Royal Court