Birthday of Princess Claire of Belgium

Royal Hats

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…

Embed from Getty Images

Embed from Getty Images

Embed from Getty Images

…or statement hats and headpieces in unique and interesting shapes:

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Embed from Getty Images

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.

Silverhill Creative Millinery

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

23 thoughts on “Birthday of Princess Claire of Belgium

  1. I find many of these choices too twee and cutesy for Claire. Her aesthetic is modern so let’s give her what works so well for her. Rachel Trevor Morgan might not be the best designer for her but you get the idea.

  2. I like very much the hat you choose for Princess Claire. I think Fabienne Delvigne hats are good for her and I hope she continues to wear them. I like this black and white hat for Claire.

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