Princess Claire of Belgium celebrates her 40th birthday today. As Claire does not have a formal royal role, we see her just a few times a year at major royal events. Her hat style is a little fragmented- Claire seems to choose hats in classic shapes with simple embellishments…
…or statement hats and headpieces in unique and interesting shapes:
I admire her sense of millinery adventure and willingness to try different styles. Choosing a hat for Claire was difficult; in the end, I have gone with a classic wool fedora in a beautiful dark bottle green fur felt, trimmed with a vintage silk ribbon flower. This hat was made by Kristin Silverman of Silverhill Creative Millinery and I think it would be stunning on Claire.
What kind of hat would you like to see Princess Claire wear? Please post a link to your hat choice for this Belgian princess (original photo source please) and a brief explanation of why you choose that hat for her.
Photos from Getty as indicated and Silverhill Creative Millinery