As Queen Mathilde celebrates her 43rd birthday today, we’re going to take a peek at her blue hats. She has worn ten different ones so far during her royal life- here they are in the order that they have been worn:
Designer: Fabienne Delvigne; Philip Treacy; Maison Van den Borne
Introduced: February 2005; April 29, 2011; February 16, 2012
For hats of the same hue, it’s an eclectic mix! What is most interesting to me is that the first hat did not appear in Mathilde’s millinery wardrobe until 2005, more than five years after she became a princess. While I find the great similarities between hats #5 and #6 curious, I suspect that both calots were custom designs made in the same fabric as the clothes they accompanied. I don’t think #2’s grandness can be beat nor #4’s quirky sense of fun and I would adore seeing these two pieces worn again. What hats stand out most to you in this group?
Photos from Lesoir; Chris Jackson and Mark Renders via Getty; Patrick van Katwijk/dpa/Corbis; Patrick van Katwijk/dpa/Corbis; JULIEN WARNAND/epa/Corbis; Albert Nieboer/dpa/Corbis; AFP/Emmanuel Dunand and Michel Porro via Getty; Patrick van Katwijk/dpa/Corbis; Patrick van Katwijk via Getty