Danish Prince Hosts Royal Hunt

Prince Henrik of Denmark hosted a royal hunt at Gribskov in northern Zealand today. Ordinarily, I wouldn’t feature this kind of event in a post but I saw this photo and I just had to share, Not only is Prince Henrik’s white embellished papakah wonderful (especially with his cape and most regal of poses) but the entire hunting scene looks like it was lifted straight from the 19th century. Prince Henrik, January 14, 2016 | Royal Hats

It’s fascinating how the royals manage to keep multiple layers of tradition (including hat wearing!) alive.

Photo from Mathias Løvgreen Bojesen/Scanpix via DR.dk


Royals Gather to Celebrate Bicentenary of Royal Yacht Squadron

The Duke of Edinburgh marked the bicentenary of the Royal Yacht Squadron with a Fleet Review of more than 180 ships gathered at Cowes on the Isle of Wight. Prince Philip, who is Admiral of the Squadron and wore a cap related to this rank, presided over the day’s events aboard a Royal Navy patrol boat.

Sailing is a popular sport among European royals; accomplished royal sailors King Harald of Norway, Prince Albert of Monaco, King Constantine of Greece, Prince Pavlos of Greece, Viscount Linley and Prince Henrik of Denmark were in attendance for the naval celebration, all sporting natty nautical caps.

Prince Pavlos and Viscount Linley, June 5, 2015 | Royal Hats

Prince Philip was further accompanied by the Princess Royal, Vice Admiral Timothy Laurence, the Earl and Countess of Wessex and Prince Michael of Kent. While Princess Anne sported a headscarf, the royal men (except for the Vice Admiral) wore hats related to their roles with the squadron.

 It looks like an enjoyable day was had by all, doesn’t it?!
Prince Michael of Kent, June 5, 2015 | Royal Hats
Photos from Getty as indicated and Prince Pavlos of Greece

Danish Royal Hunt

On Thursday, members of the Danish Royal Family were on hand for the Royal Hunt at Fredensborg Castle. Prince Henrik wore a natty tweed hunting cap that I thought suited him quite well…

Prince Henrik, November 27, 2014 | Royal Hats

…until I saw the rest of his outfit.

Prince Henrik, November 27, 2014 | Royal Hats   Prince Henrik, November 27, 2014 | Royal Hats

You saw it here first, folks- the latest in Scandinavian camo chic. Here’s a glimpse of Prince Joachim in a super-pinched fedora to calm your eyes.

Prince Joachim, November 27, 2014 | Royal Hats

Outfits and snazzy socks aside, these hats are both rather dapper, aren’t they?

Photos from Nils Meilvang via BT.dk

Danish Royals Skiing in Switzerland

Prince Joachim and Princess Marie and their children posed for pictures this morning with their children, Prince Nicolai, Prince Felix, Prince Henrik and Princess Athena. The family is on a skiing holiday in Villars, Switzerland so ski hats and helmets were the order of the day.

Prince Joachim, Princess Marie & family, February 13, 2014 | The Royal Hats Blog Princess Athena, February 13, 2014 | The Royal Hats Blog Princess Marie & Princess Athena, February 13, 2014 | The Royal Hats Blog

Photos from Patrick van Katwijk via Dutch Photo Press

Danish Royals Go Hunting

Queen Margrethe, Prince Henrik, Crown Prince Frederik and Prince Joachim kicked off the Royal Hunt at Grib Skov yesterday. Queen Margrethe wore a Rapunzel headscarf while Prince Henrik wore a tweed newsboy cap (if you can look past his red socks to notice his hat). Prince Joachim was the only non-crazy dressed one of the bunch in a wintery wool fedora.  Don’t they all look like they are costumed for the reenactment of a Norse folk tale?! You can see a short video of this event on the Danish Royal website. 

Queen Margrethe, Nov 19, 2013 | The Royal Hats Blog Prince Henrik, Nov 19, 2013 | The Royal Hats Blog Prince Henrik, Nov 19, 2013 | The Royal Hats BlogPrince Joachim, Nov 19, 2013 | The Royal Hats Blog

Photos from Svenskdam and Lars Laursen/Image Magazine via Billed Bladet


Danish Princes Visit Gentofte

Yesterday, Prince Henrik of Denmark visited Garderhoejfort, the historic fortress in Gentofte, with his grandsons, Prince Nikolai and Prince Felix. It certainly looks like a grand time was had by this trio, who posed for the press in reproduction soldier’s hats. I think this might be one of my favourite royal hat photos of 2013!

Prince Henrik, Prince Nikolai and Prince Felix, October 10, 2013 | The Royal Hats Blog

Photo from Splash News via Corbis