Crown Prince Frederick and Crown Princess Mary spent Frederik’s 50th birthday yesterday on a visit to Aarhus. Arriving into the port on the royal yacht Dannebrog, the couple embarked on a program that included an official welcome, a media production company, a gin distillery, and an international sailing center. For these events, Crown Princess Mary wore a white lace dress topped with a magenta headpiece.
The floral headpiece features a large cala lily with stamen filled center and long, slim veined leaves that circle around the back of Princess Mary’s head. The colour is marvelous against Mary’s dark hair and the scale of the piece gives it some significance without competing with the lace dress- a dress that might have gone too ‘garden party’ with a full hat. I also love the styling here, with a neutral purse and pumps and ruby centered earrings as the only link of deep pink. It’s balanced, nuanced, festive and really pretty.
Designer: Susanne Juul Previously Worn: this headpiece is new
I’ve been critical of numerous headpieces and fascintors here in the past but I wonder if I’ve missed their potential to be good pieces for summery daytime engagements such as this. What do you think of this floral headpiece?
Special thanks to contributor and dear friend to Royal Hats, Inger Stokkink for graciously offering these wonderful photos here to share.
Photos from The Danish Monarchy as indicated; Miguel Mielgo and Inger Stokkink. Photos may not be replicated in any way without written permission from their owners.
Crown Princess Mary was in Slagelse this morning to officially open a new hospital. She follows the custom of wearing a hat for such openings and today was no different, although she surprised in a hat we’ve not seen in almost four years. In palest pink felt, the calot hat has the loveliest of curved sides and is trimmed with felt leaves and a spray of light feathers. The trim balances the subtle colour, which looks so great against Mary’s dark hair and the hat’s weight and material works well across several seasons, including the current transition to spring. It’s a pretty pretty with much potential to be a solid workhorse.
Wonderful to see that Lady Frederick Windsor appears to have recovered from the horrible car accident she suffered last November. She was photographed looking very well at the Cheltenham races last week in a tall crowned, rose trimmed navy hat from Siggi Hats.
Grand Duchess Maria Teresa also celebrated her birthday this week- these great new formal portraits were released in celebration of her birthday.
The @CourGrandDucale is doing a great job making up for the tiara-less appearance in Paris last night as they just released a new tiara portrait of Grand Duchess Maria Teresa to mark her birthday later this week. pic.twitter.com/Ljc9IrcdEo
to this day, thirteen years ago, when Princess Mary returned to her home nation for her first visit since becoming crown princess of Denmark nine months earlier. I’m not sure the floppy shape of her black and white picture hat wasn’t the best topper for her sleekly tailored coat, although the graphic stripes make a punchy style statement. Perhaps the hat would work with a simpler, less formal frock?
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.
Sweet red double hair bow for Princess Estelle on Thursday to receive the Swedish royal family’s Christmas trees along with her mum and brother (Swedish Royal Court). She also wore a glittery hairbow and feather boa to a pantomime theatre performance yesterday.
June is such a busy month here at Royal Hats, it’s no wonder we missed Princess Nobuko paying a visit to the JS Takanami. Her hat, a wide brimmed white straw design, has an unusually shaped brim and looks to be embellished with some sort of net tulle wrap and a bow at the back. It’s a unique shape for an Imperial royal hat.
Kensington Palace confirmed that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will attend church with the Queen and royal family on Christmas morning. For those of you waiting for Meghan’s first royal hat, I suspect that will be it. Also- mark your calendars for May 19 and hope for a daytime wedding. Daytime = HATS!!
New millinery designs shared this week that stand out to me include:
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.