The Belgian Royal Family was joined by cousins from the houses of Luxembourg and Liechtenstin for Queen Fabiola’s funeral today in Brussels. Grand Duchess Maria Teresa wore a small black velvet pillbox which was trimmed with a simple band of black silk around the perimeter of the hat.
Ninety-three year old Grand Duke Jean also made the trip from Luxembourg to bid farewell to his late sister-in-law.
Princess Stéphanie, the Hereditary Grand Duchess, wore a larger scale, rounded black pillbox hat.
Princess Sibilla of Luxembourg, Princess Margaretha of Liechtenstein and Archduchess Marie Astrid also wore classic, unembellished black pillbox hats.
While these simple black pillbox hats were so very appropriate for the funeral today, I think there is also something very beautiful about each of them.
Photos from Christophe Licoppe, Patrick van Katwijk, Albert Nieboer, Patrick van Katwijk, Didier Lebrun, Patrick van Katwijk, Albert Nieboer, Pool/Luc Claessen, Pool/Luc Claessen and Vincent Kalut via Corbis