Queen Mathilde Awards Singing Prize

Queen Mathilde of Belgiumattended the awards ceremony for winners of the 2014 Queen Elisabeth Singing Competition today in Waterloo, Belgium. For this event, Mathilde wore a circlet of ecru rose petals. I thought this new headpiece was unexpected and added a very pretty feminine touch to her pinky beige cotton lace dress. What do you think of this piece?

Queen Mathilde, June 3, 2014 in Fabienne Delvigne | Royal HatsQueen Mathilde, June 3, 2014 in Fabienne Delvigne | Royal Hats

Queen Mathilde, June 3, 2014 in Fabienne Delvigne | Royal Hats

Designer: Fabienne Delvigne

Photos from Laurie Dieffembacq/Stringer and Laurie Dieffembacq/Stringer via Getty; and Place Royale Twitter

17 thoughts on “Queen Mathilde Awards Singing Prize

  1. By chance, I just went through the poll section, and in the August 2013 poll, Queen Maxima (state visit to Qatar, March 10, 2011) seems to wear a quite similar headpiece just upside down – what do you think?

  2. I think it is great! Very elegant and there is free sight of her face. Just wonder how they fix it in her hair? Probably a lot of hairpins and clips.

  3. From the front I thought this headpiece looked lovely and discrete and very feminine….and then I saw the side and back view. I’m sorry but it just reminds me of the olive wreaths the winning athletes were bedecked with at the Athens 1996 Olympics. Too circular, too much. Nice concept, gorgeous colour, just not circular please. Just my opinion! Thanks.

    • I do like it but I think if it was smaller and less circular, as you suggest, then it could have been a winner. I’m definitely going to make something similar for myself as I was quite inspired by it, and by the color, but I won’t go the Olympic headpiece route.

  4. From the back, it looks nice. The rose petals of the headpiece go beautifully with the pattern of the lace in the dress.

  5. She seems to like these types of hats. She also has that one that looks like a swath of fabric pinned to her head. They aren’t my favorite type of hat but Mathilde makes everything look elegant.

  6. I read Waterloo in the caption, there was a recent music festival here and I thought surely she was not here…then I saw the country. Thanks for the huh moment.

    I do like her entire outfit. The colour in turn does offer her colour even though it is beige. I am not sure it is a hat in the true sense. However , I like it.

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