Claire’s mother, Gabriele Lademacher (who arrived with Grand Duke Henri) chose a flat, pale grey-blue, brimless straw hat with a rounded crown and white veil to compliment her Dior suit in the same colour. While it looked like a little too close to veiled hubcap on her head, I still thought it was chic and quite elegant. This hat was made by Berlin-based millinery designer Fiona Bennett.
Grand Duchess Maria Teresa arrived with Prince Felix in head-to-toe bright pink. I believe her hat is a bespoke version of Philip Treacy’s “Wave” style beret in silk with an additional pink bloom. The whole ensemble read as “cheesy mother-of-the-groom meets Vegas showgirl”. I think a hat in a contrasting colour and worn with her hair down would have been a better choice.
Princess Stéphanie wore an abstract pale turquoise blue straw hat edged in taupe trim. This hat seems to be generating a lot of criticism but I like the interesting flower shape. I’m just not sure it was the best hat to wear with her lace coat dress (by Belgian designer Stephanie Le Grelle).
Princess Tessy also wore a dramatic statement hat in deep aubergine. Initially, I thought this hat looked like her head sprouted wings but it seems to now be growing on me (a relief, since I really, really want to love this hat!)
Princess Alexandra did not wear a hat (she attended the bride) and instead, tucked some fresh greens into her hair.
Which hats here stand out to you most?
Photos from Getty as indicated