Luxembourg Royals at Religious Celebration

The Luxembourg royal family took part in the closing procession of the Octave of Our Lady of Luxembourg yesterday, a religious celebration that occurs on the fifth Sunday after Easter. Grand Duchess Maria Teresa led her family in a vibrant pink hat with squared crown and diagonal upturned brim with a flat monochrome multi looped ribbon bow on the side. I particularly liked the shape of this hat’s brim on the Grand Duchess.

Grand Duchess Maria Teresa, May 25, 2014 | Royal Hats

Grand Duchess Maria Teresa, May 25, 2014 | Royal Hats

Designer: unknown. My guess is Fabienne Delvigne
Previously Worn: I believe this hat is new

The Hereditary Grand Duchess wore an ecru looped bow fascinator wrapped in a swath of coordinating net veil. It is the first time we have seen Princess Stéphanie in a fascinator and I thought this delicate headpiece suited both her fine features and her bouclé coat quite nicely. 

Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie , May 25, 2014 | Royal Hats

Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie , May 25, 2014 | Royal Hats

Designer: unknown. 
Previously Worn: I believe this headpiece is new

Princess Claire wore a large black straw hat with a gently upturned brim flowing in gentle waves. This hat is looks a little too floppy for my taste, although it works very well with Claire’s cascading ponytail and bright smile.

Princess Claire , May 25, 2014 | Royal Hats

Designer: unknown
Previously Worn: I believe this hat is new

Princess Alexandra repeated her blush pink giant rosette fascinator. While I like the placement of this headpiece much better than the last time we saw her wear it, it still falls flat for me.

Princess Alexandra, May 25, 2014 | Royal Hats

Designer: unknown
Previously Worn: September 8, 2012

My favourite hat yesterday was worn by Princess Tessy who sported a large dove grey saucer hat trimmed in navy piping and a large grey and navy looped bow. It was the perfect compliment to her lovely navy dress and, worn at this jaunty angle, set her off so beautifully. It also looks like she has taken some hairstyling pointers from the Duchess of Cambridge that worked wonderfully with this hat. So chic!

Princess Tessy, May 25, 2014 | Royal Hats

Princess Tessy, May 25, 2014 | Royal Hats

Designer: unknown
Previously Worn: I believe this hat is new

All in all, it was a lovely day of royal hats in Luxembourg for this important event. Which one was your favourite?

** For additional coverage of this event, please refer to this article on Luxarazzi and this explanation of the Octave of Our Lady of Luxembourg.

Luxembourg Royal Family, May 25, 2014 | Royal Hats

Photos from Manuel Dias; and Pierre Matge, Luxpress / Jean-Claude Ernst, and Isabella Finzi via Tageblatt

11 thoughts on “Luxembourg Royals at Religious Celebration

  1. Re Hereditary Grand Duchess Stephanie. It has probably already been noted, but IMO she is still finding her style (and her feet). In general I think Stephanie looks better in something smaller, something that doesn’t swamp and overpower her. She has delicate features and seems like a reserved type of person, so maybe that is why I think that. And sometimes the colouring is not quite right.. This jacket looks really nice on her and while I don’t think the headpiece quite hits the mark, she’s definitely getting there.

  2. Tessy looks great because she made good choices. Period. The Duchess of Cambridge has nothing to do with it!

    I love Stephanie’s fascinator with bow. It’s very feminine!

    Claire’s hat is too big and floppy, but her ponytail and her dimples are great!

  3. Re Hereditary Grand Duchess Stephanie. It has probably already been noted, but IMO she is still finding her style (and her feet). In general I think she looks better in something smaller, something that doesn’t swamp her and make her look as though the hat is wearing her. She has delicate features and looks like a reserved type of person so maybe that’s why I think that. And sometimes the colouring is not quite right on her. This jacket looks really nice however and while I don’t think the headpiece quite hits the mark, she’s definitely getting there.

  4. Each of the five hats certainly has its own style.
    My favorite is Princess Tessy’s. Least favorite is Princess Alexandra’s.

  5. Claire and Tessy look wonderful! I wish the Grand Duchess would ditch these Pepto Bismo pink head-to-toe train wrecks. Her hat is fine enough but that much pink only works on a schoolgirl. She should take lessons from her two daughter in laws (Claire and Tessy).

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