Representatives from several royal houses gathered in Bucharest on Saturday for the funeral of Romania’s last king.
King Michael’s daughters, led by Crown Princess Margareta who is now styled as ‘Custodian of the Crown of Romania’, all wore conservatively styled black hats or veils. Princess Margareta’s bumper hat features a large, double bow at the back while Princess Elena’s hat has a cuffed brim in the same fur as her coat. Royal Musings reported yesterday that Nicholas Medforth-Mills and his fiance Alina-Maria Binder were quietly married in a civil service (their religious wedding remains set for next summer) recently, presumably so that the couple could attend the funeral together.
Queen Silvia wore a black felt pillbox, wrapped in a silk pseudo bumper brim and trimmed with a flat bow at the back.
Queen Sofia of Spain wore a loosely woven net veil anchored to her hair with a small back bow.
Crown Princess Katherine of Serbia wore a simple black hat with rounded crown and relaxed mushroom brim.
Princess Astrid of Belgium wore a black faux fur pillbox trimmed with a silk rosette and leaves.
Princess Muna of Jordan wore a white lace veil. Behind her, Princess Isabelle of Liechtenstein wore a large black straw hat with wide, exaggerated mushroom brim. The crown appears to be wrapped in a wide straw hatband (almost in the style of a bumper brim) overlaid in a dotted sheer organza or crin.