On Monday, members of the Danish royal family gathered at Lyngby Church for the funeral of Princess Elisabeth who passed away on June 19. Queen Margrethe was joined by her two sisters, Princess Benedikte and Queen Anne-Marie, all in black hats to remember their cousin’s life.
Last Saturday, Princess Benedikte attended festivities in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Egernsund Bridge. It was a full-circle moment for the princess, who originally opened the bridge between Egernsund and Gråsten in 1968 which replaced Denmark’s last chain ferry
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.
Til daglig hænger billedet "Kvindernes Dans i Megara" på H.M. Dronningens arbejdsværelse på Marselisborg Slot i Aarhus. Men fra i dag og frem til januar 2019 kan billedet sammen med andre værker af kunstneren Niels Skovgaard opleves på Skovgaard Museet i Viborg. Dronningen åbnede i dag udstillingen "Niels Skovgaard - ud af sin brors skygge", og Dronningen fik som det ses her på billedet lejlighed til at se det udlånte billede, der er malet af Niels Skovgaard i 1919.
Previously Worn: May 29, 2018; Aug 28, 2017; June 16, 2017; September 12, 2016; June 27, 2016; June 3, 2016; August 31, 2015; June 26, 201
Previously Worn: This hat is new
King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia attended an episcopal ordination! On June 3, 2018, Sunday, King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia attended an episcopal ordination at Uppsala Cathedral in Uppsala. The ordination service was led by Archbishop Antje Jackelén. Åsa Nyström was ordained Bishop of Luleå and Thomas Petersson was ordained Bishop of Visby. Uppsala Cathedral is the seat of the Archbishop of Uppsala, the primate of Sweden. #kingcarlgustaf #queensilvia #kungahuset #kungafamiljen
Previously Worn: June 6, 2016
Previously Worn: Nov 23, 2017; July 15, 2017
Previously Worn: I believe both are new
On Monday, Princess Benedikte officially opened the Mølleparken sports center in Dianalund. For this she, repeated a hat that is new here at Royal Hats- somehow, I missed its debut last spring. In narrow navy (or black? it’s hard to tell) and ecru stripes, the straw design features a relaxed kettle brim and is simply trimmed with an ecru hatband edged on the top and bottom with a navy stripe.
Previously Worn: May 5, 2017
On Tuesday, Queen Margrethe opened the royal yacht Dannebrog’s sailing season in her repeated navy felt hat with silk hatband that ties in a side bow. With her navy suit, red and white blouse and anchor brooch, the hat topped a suitably (but not to obviously) nautical ensemble.
Previously Worn: Oct 9, 2007
H.M. Dronningen, H.K.H. Prinsesse Benedikte og H.M. Dronning Anne-Marie ser på "Bryllupsdiademet", som de alle tre har båret ved deres bryllupper. Diademet er sammen med andre af den kongelige families ordner, medaljer og smykker udlånt til udstillingen "Magtens Smykker" på Koldinghus. I dag deltog de tre søstre i Koldings og Koldinghus' 750-års jubilæum.
Previously Worn: July 1, 2017; June 29, 2017; June 1, 2017; Oct 4, 2016; Sep 5, 2016; May 24, 2016
Previously Worn: This hat is new
Previously Worn: TBA
The funeral of Prince Henrik of Denmark took place today in the chapel of Christiansborg Palace, attended only by family, close friends and the late prince’s staff. Queen Margrethe led her family in her fur black bumper hat. A long black silk veil was anchored in between the upfolded front brim and crown of the hat that framed her face and trailed down her back.
Crown Princess Mary repeated her black felt calot hat designed by Susanne Juul. The feather and felt leaf spray that was added to the piece in 2015 was joined today by the further addition of a black net veil.
Princess Marie wore her black felt Garbo hat with wide brim, trimmed with a pale grey hatband and cluster of black felt flowers on the side.
Princess Benedikte wore her black bumper hat with diagonal stripe detail on the cuffed brim.
Queen Anne-Marie repeated her black felt bumper hat wrapped in a wide swath of dotted net veil. The hat features a double upturned brim, the inner of which is made of silk.
Princess Elisabeth wore a wider brimmed design in light black straw, trimmed with a large ruffled bow at the back.
Countess Sussie of Rosenborg wore a prim bumper hat embellished with a gold button on the side.
The service was broadcast on Danish television available for international viewers to see here (the royal family’s arrival starts at 1:49:00). Additional photo galleries can also be seen here and here. A final note- well known for his love of flowers and gardening, Prince Henrik requested that the memorial wreaths today be arranged as a flower garden as a last surprise and gift for his wife. It was beautiful.
Et blomsterhav mødte H.M. Dronningen i dag i Christiansborg Slotskirke. I sin tale under Prins Henriks bisættelse citerede kongelig konfessionarius Prinsens bryllupstale til Dronningen: "Jeg kom fra et blomsternes land til en blomstrende have: Syren og guldregn, hyld og bonderose, blomster i parker, i marker og skov, blomster i grøftekanten. Men pigen var dog havens allersomdejligste pynt.” Det var Prins Henriks ønske, at overraske Dronningen en sidste gang. Derfor var kranse og blomster arrangeret som en "blomstrende have". 📸 Keld Navntoft, Kongehuset ©
I know you will join me in wishing peace and comfort to the entire Danish royal family as they continue to grieve this immense loss.
On Wednesday, Princess Benedikte was in Hamburg, Germany to officially open the “Reisen Hamburg” international travel and leisure exhibition. For this event, she wore a new bumper hat with navy felt brim and plaid crown in the same dark blue, taupe and grey pattern as her jacket.
Previously Worn: this hat is new