Princess Stéphanie, Hereditary Grand Duchess of Luxembourg celebrates her 30th birthday today. Since joining the Luxembourg Royal Family in 2012, we have seen Princess Stéphanie in just six royal hats.
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In Fabienne Delvigne for Princess Estelle’s christening on May 22, 2012
At the Dec 29, 2012 wedding of Archduke Christophe of Austria and Adelaide Drapé-Frisch
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At the Dutch Enthronement, Apr 30, 2013 and at the Sep2013 wedding of Prince Felix and Claire Lademacher
National Day June 23, 2013 and the closing procession of the Octave of Our Lady of Luxembourg, May 5, 2013
My favourite is the pale blue brimmed design for National day last year, above. Which design stands out most to you? What styles and millinery would you like to see Princess Stéphanie try?
Photos from Getty as indicated; Patrick van Katwijk via Dutch Photo Press; Rene Scho
Mr Fitzroy continues to be SO IMPRESSED by the hat suggestions the commenters present for birthdays…..some really lovely options.
It seems the main thing for the Hereditary Grand Duchess is to really start to establish her own millenary style. If one reviews the sequence of 2012/13 hat selections HatQueen has so thoughtfully assembled — it appears she has raided the hat closets of a wide range of European royals:
first, the fussier side of Queen Silvia, then one of Princess Eugenie’s little mashed hats, a classic Princess Beatrix cake, The Princess of Hanover dramatique, one from Queen Elizabeth via A. Kelly, and some strange Mathilde/Beatrice hybrid! But none of those really say Stephanie. It takes some time to get one’s hat footing, as it were, but she will likely find her muse!
I completely agree. While I love Fabienne Delvigne’s designs, I would love to see Hereditary Grand Duchess Stephanie find a young up and coming designer to establish a relationship with and develop her own style.
Love a cocktail hat for Steph. Maybe Gina Foster would be good?
I think this purple cocktail hat design by Rachel Black would be an excellent design. It is small and delicate like you say but also modern. And purple! http://static.squarespace.com/static/5193832ce4b04a0cf7de3297/51b77f2ee4b0b8b55c758dd7/51b77f77e4b0d33894940a75/1371891313739/IMG_0043.jpg?format=500w
I chose a hat by Emilia Wickstead worn by Kate Middleton: http://www3.pictures.stylebistro.com/bg/Kate+Middleton+Dress+Hats+Decorative+Hat+nAULmFJ64Djl.jpg
CORRECTION: Jane Corbett hat, not Emilia Wickstead
Her dress was designed by Emilia Wickstead so you were on the right track!
Jane Corbett hats would be SO fab on Stephanie!
Elegant black and white hat designed by Fabienne Delvigne\
Elegant Belgian hat for the Belgium born Duchess. Tres elegante.
I love pillbox hats and this one is brilliant! So chic and elegant.
Have we ever seen HGD Steph in red? I bet it would be stunning on her. I also love the idea of a small hat, maybe with a veil? This is Sophie Shields millinery. So fun and fresh!
yes, she – at least once – wore read, without a hat though!
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Thanks so much for linking my fascinator. Great choice for her I think!
I chose this beret hat for Princess Marie but I think it would also be beautiful on Duchess Stephanie. http://www.janetaylormillinery.com/onlinestore/isabelle
Sorry I forgot to say it was designed by Jane Taylor
Great hat. I was also thinking about the hat I chose for Princess Marie. It’s Rachel Trevor Morgan and it’s a fun hat that wouldn’t overwhelm HGD Stephanie.
Love this hat!
Stephanie has similar petite features to Kate so I think a Jane Taylor beret but not in a pastel color would be awesome
I chose this hat for one of the royals a few weeks back. It’s such a great hat. Both of these pink berets are.
Cloche hat by Marge Iilane
This hat by Marge Lilane is beautiful, I agree! She would look fabulous in this one.
This Rachel Trevor Morgan picture hat has better proportions than what we’ve previously seen on HGD Stephanie and the pink would be perfect for her http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/736x/a7/67/4c/a7674c905877ddbe41ebb7b03a088be1.jpg
As pretty as this hat is, I think I have to agree that a smaller hat would be better for her. I love the one that HatQueen chose. That is a gorgeous hat.
For once I agree as well. The hat you chose at the very top is very nice.
This Philip Treacy is a similar idea to your choice (gorgeous!) but with a little bit of sparkle.
Philip Treacy is a bold choice for her. I love it! Stephanie would look great in a more saturated color.
how bout this one http://www.etsy.com/listing/89494217/elegant-dark-navy-midnight-blue-curl
The Hereditary Grand Duchess is Belgian born and will wear more Fabienne Delvigne hats like Grand Duchess Maria Teresa I think. I wish she would have a style like we see on Queen Mathilde in the past year.