Hat From the Past

Royal Hatsto this undated photo of a young King Carl Gustaf of Sweden in an Easter bonnet… of sorts. Happy Easter, dearest readers!

Photo from Getty as indicated

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Swedish Royals Honour Attack Victims

Members of the Swedish Royal Family gathered in Stockholm today to honour the four victims (and 15 people who were injured) of last week’s terrorist attack. King Carl Gustaf led the family in a black trilby hat.

Designer: Borsalino
Previously Worn: January 17, 2016

Queen Silvia repeated her black felt cloche with wide velvet hatband, knotted at the side.

Designer: unknown
Previously Worn: December 12, 2014

Crown Princess Victoria repeated her Garbo hat in black rabbit fur felt with gently curved brim. The hat is simply trimmed with a Petersham ribbon hatband and rough edged bow, which Victoria wore at the back (as opposed to the front, where we saw it last time).

   

Designer: Yves Saint Laurent
Previously Worn: February 3, 2015

Princess Sofia wore some sort of black bowed headpiece, anchored in her chignon

Photos from Getty and social media as indicated

Swedish Monarchs Participate in Vintage Car Rally

Last Saturday, August 16, 2014, King King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden attended the King’s Rally on the island of Öland. The royal couple joined 350 other vintage car enthusiasts in the King’s 1946 Volvo PV 60. For this event, Queen Silvia topped her 1940s inspired red peplum suit with a red and black straw cloche hat. The cloche was trimmed with large straw flowers and bows on the side that trailed in long tails around the bottom of the hat. I don’t expect we’ll see this hat for future daytime royal engagements but it was so very suitable for this event. The King looked quite handsome in a white fedora; I loved how he matched his red polka dot bow tie to his wife’s ensemble.

Queen Silvia, August 16, 2014 | Royal Hats Queen Silvia, August 16, 2014 | Royal Hats

Queen Silvia, August 16, 2014 | Royal Hats Queen Silvia, August 16, 2014 | Royal Hats

Photos from Stella via Svenskdam

Birthday of Swedish King

King Carl Gustaf of Sweden celebrated his 68th birthday today with a military parade at the Royal Palace in Stockholm. The King and his son, Prince Carl Philip, attended the event in military uniform.

Members of the Swedish royal family watched the ceremony from a balcony above the courtyard. Little Princess Estelle was the only family member in a headpiece, wearing one of her signature (and oh-so adorable) head bows.

Happy Birthday, Your Majesty!

Swedish Royal Family, April 30, 2014 | Royal Hats

Royal Hats at the Olympics

As the Olympics draw to a close this weekend, I thought we should look back at some of the royal hats we have seen during the Sochi games.

Crown Prince Haakon, February 14, 2014 | The Royal Hats Blog Crown Prince Haakon, Prince Albert & Alexandra of Hanover, February 14, 2014 | The Royal Hats Blog

Crown Prince Haakon of Norway, Prince Albert of Monaco and Alexandra of Hanover attend the
downhill run of the men’s alpine skiing super combined event on February 14, 2014

Alexandra of Hanover & Pierre Casiraghi, February 14, 2014 | The Royal Hats Blog Prince Albert, February 12, 2014 | The Royal Hats Blog

 Alexandra of Hanover and her brother Pierre Casiraghi at the men’s super combined
competition on February 14, 2012; Prince Albert of Monaco at an event on February 12, 2014  

King Harald & Queen Sonja, February 17, 2014 | The Royal Hats BlogKing Harald and Queen Sonja of Norway at the Women’s 12.5 km Mass Start competition on February 17, 2014 

Queen Máxima, February 11, 2014 | The Royal Hats Blog

Queen Máxima of the Netherlands watching the men’s Snowboard Halfpipe qualification on February 11, 2014

King Carl Gustaf & Queen Silvia, February 15, 2014 | The Royal Hats Blog

King Carl Gustaf & Queen Silvia, February 16, 2014 | The Royal Hats Blog

King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden at cross country ski events on February 15 & 16, 2014 

Photos from KCS Presse via Corbis; Leonhard Foeger/Reuters/CorbisKCS Presse/Splash News/Corbis; KCS Presse via Corbis; Kay Neitfeld via Corbis; Jens Buettner/EPA/Corbis; Hendrik Schmidt/EPA/Corbis; and KCS Presse via Corbis

Swedish Royals in Italy

The Swedish Royal Family continued their skiing vacation in Cervinia, Italy, into the new year. Yesterday, Prince Daniel brought Princess Estelle out for some sledding; Princess Victoria hobbled out with her injured foot to be part of the fun. The King and Queen were also on hand and yes- nearly everyone was in a lovely ski hat. My favourite, because of its giant pompom, was Estelle’s pink hat.

Prince Daniel and Princess Estelle, January 1, 2014 | The Royal Hats Blog Princess Victoria, January 1, 2014 | The Royal Hats Blog

King Carl Gustaf, January 1, 2014 | The Royal Hats Blog Prince Daniel and Princess Estelle, January 1, 2014 | The Royal Hats Blog

Prince Daniel and Princess Estelle, January 1, 2014 | The Royal Hats Blog

Photos from Aftonbladet