The Belgian Royal Family began celebrations of their national holiday today by attending a Te Deum mass at the Cathedral of St. Michael and St. Gudula in Brussels. Queen Mathilde wore a classic picture hat for the occasion.
Described by the designer as “a big hat made out of refined pale green parasisal straw… the size and style of the hat highlight the natural grace and glamour of our young Queen.” While the shape of this piece is simple, the subtle ruffle on the brim, balanced by a soaring upward curve on the other side, gives such beautiful movement to the piece (see it from the back here). The scale is wonderful on Mathilde and the colour, which looks blue instead of green, is so pretty. I particularly adore the way the ruffle on the side of the brim echoes the flowing cape sleeves on her dress. This monochrome dress and hat perfectly compliment the other.
Designer: Fabienne Delvigne. Banana fibre clutch also by Fabienne Delvigne
Previously Worn: This hat is new
This is a more classically styled hat than queen Mathilde has traditionally worn for National Day but I adore it on her. What do you think of this piece?
Stay tuned later today for a look at the hats worn by Princess Claire and Princess Astrid.