2013 saw the enthronement of two new queens in Europe. As Crown Princesses, Máxima and Mathilde wore hats on major overseas tours and at big events at home; most of their lower profile, day-to-day domestic engagements were completed without hats. This changed with the beginning of their reigns as queen.
2013 Royal Hat Trend #2- The Young Queens Wearing More Hats
After acceding the thrones of the Netherlands and Belgium, it seemed that the first order of business for both Queen Máxima and Queen Mathilde was to order a wardrobe of new hats. Both queens adopted a more traditional approach to hat wearing this year- an approach that saw them add hats for many of their regular day-to-day engagements. While this queenly approach to hats was traditional, the hats themselves (all but one, top row right, the work of Belgian milliner Fabienne Delvigne) were decidedly modern. Please click on the photos below to link back to their original post and photo credit information.