Mary and Fred are on an official visit Down Under this week, and I'm loving the return to summery hats for the Southern Hemisphere! Now this is a properly glamorous chapeau...
And also on display in Sydney today? BABIES!
Look at their little faces and feet! Adorable!
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It's springtime, which means it's also time for Benedikte to break out the beach hat! I seriously always expect her to unfold a lawn chair and start sipping a mai tai when she dons this straw topper...
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Look what's back, ladies and gents: the Little Dutch Girl Viking Horns! Am I crazy? Because I sort of like this now!
(A side note: for some reason, it surprised me that Máx doesn't speak German. Maybe just because she seems to speak every other language? Anyway.)
And from the back:
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Oh, Máx ... LMAO! You forgot a hat for the opening day of your official visit to Vietnam, so you had Willem-Alexander whip one up for you out of two straw baskets on the plane ride over?!?
It's like an unholy combination of the corrugated cardboard disaster, the plaid turban debacle, and a tornado. I can't, you guys. It's just too insane!
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An excellent hattery choice for a Caribbean visit -- a simple (yet gigantic) natural-colored hat, good for shielding from the sun, casual enough to fit the location, and yet glam enough that we know it's Máx! I can't help feeling like I've seen this one before, though -- my trip through the archives turned up with nothing, but I can't find it. Hat historians -- is this one indeed a repeat?
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It's a sister act in Denmark today! Princess Benedikte and Queen Anne-Marie teamed up to reopen the Queen Anne-Marie Center for the Elderly, a nursing facility in Copenhagen. I love seeing them together!
So: hats! I love the shape of Anne-Marie's topper, but I don't understand the black-and-white hat band (it's almost zebra print, really) with the plaid jacket. Our dear Ben's got on a hat very similar to a fabulous one that CP Mary wore on last year's state visit to Vietnam -- but I don't really love it as is. Maybe in a deeper color (a plum/magenta like the suit?) and without the bow?
Good hats or not, it's really nice to see Anne-Marie back in her birth country. I've often wondered: why didn't the Greeks relocate to Denmark after they were forced into exile? Constantine is of Danish descent just like his wife. Thoughts?
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The leopard print hat band rides again! Constantine and Anne-Marie were out this morning in Spetses, apparently making a last-minute check at the cathedral (and avoiding the super-excited Greek press -- check out the mike on the right, LOL!). Let's just hope this isn't the only hattery we're getting today!
Putting up the royal wedding live post ASAP -- get excited!
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The former Greek royals have already arrived in Greece ahead of Prince Nik's big day next week, and what better way to let off some pre-wedding steam than with a little sailing jaunt?
A-M's casual hat here is perfect for a trip out on the yacht, but something about the leopard print band is just cracking me up. It's as if she's reminding us that she may be an elegant (former) queen, but she's still Daisy's little sis!
(Thanks to lovely reader Eliza for sending in this photo!)
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Margrethe wore her prairie bonnet golf visor from the Vietnam state visit today to -- star in a new film version of Robin Hood?
No, just kidding -- Daisy and Henrik are out visiting a Danish town celebrating its 1300th anniversary today. (1300th -- that's just incomprehensible to an American like me! My ancestors were probably serfs farming in Europe back then!)
The hat is just as ridiculous as it was the last time, but it was far from the most ridiculous thing on this visit. Case in point:
LOL! Defend that castle, Henri!
(Thanks to lovely reader Kirsten for sending in info about this event!)
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It's a hattery two-fer today for Mathilde -- and this year, the bold, bright color for the military parade is orange! Love the little cropped jacket on Mathilde, and I'm thisclose to loving the wide-brimmed hat. Make the crown a little lower -- it's reading "nineteenth-century midwestern American farmer" to me -- and heck, make the entire thing orange! Go big or go home!
(Also -- that's Queen Fab over in the corner! So disappointed at the lack of hattery this year, Lady F...)
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