Looking into my archives on Queen Mathilde’s hats recently, I found an interesting pair of picture hats, both designed by Fabienne Delvigne and worn, each for the first time, just eight days apart:
Navy and white version worn during a Swedish state visit to Belgium, May 11, 2001
Black and white version at the May 19, 2001 wedding of Prince Constantijn and Princess Laurentien of The Netherlands
Both hats are fantastic- the shape of the large mushroom brim is wonderful and the contrasting trim, in classic navy and black, makes for such timeless and elegant combinations. I’m just curious why Princess Mathilde, as she was then, ordered such similar versions of the same hat and wore them so close together?
Photos from Photonews via Getty and Getty as indicated