One of the newest royals, Princess Claire of Luxembourg (née Claire Lademacher) celebrates her 29th birthday today. So far, we have only seen Claire in three hats (here, here and here) and these choices do not tell us much about her millinery style. I would love to see this academic princess (she is completing a PhD in bioethics) take on a distinctly modern millinery style and I think British milliner Vivien Sheriff would be a great designer for her. Any one of these hats, from Vivien Sheriff’s Spring Summer 2013 collection, would be striking on Princess Claire
What hat or hat designer would you like to see Princess Claire wear?
Photos from Vivien Sheriff
The revolver hat made by Reny Kestel but in a different color than black. Maybe pink or coral?
My turquoise sinamay bow flower fascinator cocktail hat!
A few here have described Claire as classic. I agree. She needs a classic old Hollywood style of hat
What a great hat. I was thinking about something outside the box for Claire. You don’t see many mini top hats in scarlet on royal ladies but I think it would really work for her. Designer is Tricia Rousch http://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/112793163/sleek-yvette-mini-top-hat?ref=shop_home_active_16
Jane Taylor’s Viola hat is so pretty
I normally like Jane Taylor hats but that one looks like a snail. Maybe it looks better on a person.
How about this
This hat was designed by American milliner Christine Moore. Please credit the designer for any hat you suggest.
Many of these hats are too fancy and froufrou. What’s wrong with a simple black and white hat for a young princess?
What an elegant hat.
That hat is so beautiful. It looks like it is from Downton Abbey.
Vivien Sheriff would be great for Claire. Great pic HatQueen!
Agreed. It’s a pity Vivien Sheriff’s creations are not seen on royal heads. The Athina hat above (in grey crin with silver and black leaves) would be stunning on Claire, if styled well.
Vivien Sheriff is FABULOUS for Claire
Vivien Sheriff with flowers
Vivien Sheriff makes beautiful hats. Purple would be great on Claire
Sorry Janea – to each his own, but I think that red cloche is…well, I hate it. A lot. I agree with Hat Queen that tithe tipped platter style would look very well on Claire. The peacock Philip Treacy is nice too, although I find his hats overall a mixed bag, design – wise. Given the veil-without-a-hat Claire wore, I hope her taste doesn’t run to the avant garden. She seems perfect for more classic designs.
I really hate “auto correct.” Giving me fits while I try to type a comment – and there is no “edit ” option!
I also don’t like a lot of Philip Treacey hats (many are too out there for me) but I think this would work well for Claire if it was in a lighter shade of purple
With Claire’s dark hair and olive complexion, this red hat with roses would be flattering and very beautiful.
Sorry I forgot to say that the red rose hat was designed by Rachel Trevor Morgan.
I don’t understand why the young royals have not yet discovered Edwina Ibbotson. Her work is sublime and would be perfect for Claire (perhaps even more perfect for some of the young British royal ladies)
I’m sorry but that looks like a lace pancake. I’m the same age as the “young” royals you are talking about and I would not be caught dead in this hat.
Love Edwina Ibbotson hats for Claire
I would love to see Princess Claire in Philip Treacy for obvious reasons. To be honest, I think the hat Grand Duchess Maria Teresa wore to Claire’s wedding would have looked a lot better on Claire! Here’s a similar design but with flowers that would be stunning on her
Agreed on Philip Treacy for Claire. This would be fab.
I see Claire as a classic beauty. The Jane Bailey “Lia” pillbox with veil in a classic colour is my pick for her. Enjoy!
She IS a classic beauty. A vintage cloche would also be great for her
I LOVE a vintage cloche for Claire. Behida Dolic has some beautiful designs that feel very vintage.
If Claire prefers hats without brims, what about this Gina Foster? This shade of jade green would be beautiful on her.
I like hat #2 in salmon pink with the swirl. With the right dress, it would be smashing:)
I agree. The blue one is also fantastic.
I was thinking something more French and chic for Claire (maybe because she got married in France and she and that gorgeous husband of hers are living my romantic dream running a French winery? Sorry I don’t know the designer of this hat but I think it would be amazing on Claire