The Belgium Royal Family attended a mass commemorating the 20th anniversary of King Baudouin’s death today at the St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral in Brussels. Queen Mathilde wore a new cream straw pillbox hat trimmed with a wide black ribbon. I think Mathilde looked lovely but I would have preferred a narrower black ribbon on this hat (it overpowered the hat in my opinion) and I think it would have looked better placed slightly higher on her head.
Queen Paola wore a new classic-shaped straw hat with mushroom brim in striped black and natural straw. I thought it was a lovely hat although I was a little confused by the black hat paired with her navy suit.
My favourite hat of the day was the rosy-beige rose straw hat worn by Princess Astrid. I really liked the gently curved brim upturned around the back of the hat and the lattice pattern woven into the straw. Paired with her rosy-beige and charcoal grey dress, I thought Astrid looked elegant and very polished.
Overall, everyone looked very elegant for this important event. I can’t stop thinking that hats aside, there is something very poignant about these pictures featuring the three Queens of Belgium.
Photos from Getty as indicated