As Queen Mathilde celebrates her 43rd birthday today, we’re going to take a peek at her blue hats. She has worn ten different ones so far during her royal life- here they are in the order that they have been worn:
UPDATE: Since this post was published, Queen Mathilde has added several additional blue hats to her wardrobe:
For hats of the same hue, it’s an eclectic mix! What is most interesting to me is that the first hat did not appear in Mathilde’s millinery wardrobe until 2005, more than five years after she became a princess. While I find the great similarities between hats #5 and #6 curious, I suspect that both calots were custom designs made in the same fabric as the clothes they accompanied. I don’t think #2’s grandness can be beat nor #4’s quirky sense of fun and I would adore seeing these two pieces worn again. What hats stand out most to you in this group?
Photos from Lesoir; Georges de Keerle via Getty;Patrick van Katwijk/dpa/Corbis; JULIEN WARNAND/epa/Corbis; Albert Nieboer/dpa/Corbis; AFP/Emmanuel Dunand via Getty; Benoit Doppagne and Benoit Doppagne via Belga