As we have seen during previous inventory tours, Queen Mathilde has numerous brightly hued hats in red, orange and blue. However, like her Dutch counterpart, there is just one green hat to be found in the Belgian queen’s millinery wardrobe:
Designer: Christophe Coppens
Introduced: July 21, 2008
UPDATE: A second green hat was added March 16, 2018 during the state visit to Canada
Introduced: March 16, 2018
This has always felt like a very fresh,youthful hat to me and I think the simple spiral shape is cheeky and fun. We don’t often see Mathilde in pecher cocktail hats and I’ve always thought the lightness of this piece was a great match for her. It also shows how great she looks in green, a colour I’d love to see her wear more.
Photo from RoyalPress Nieboer/dpa/Corbis; Benoit Doppagne via Belga Photo