Remembrance Commemorations in Belgium

The Princess Royal was in Belgium on Saturday to attend the Last Post ceremony at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission of the Ypres Memorial at the Menenpoort (Menin Gate) as part of the Armistice Day commemorations marking 99 years since the end of WWI. For this event, Princess Anne repeated her black percher hat with large round button base and wrap-around feather trim.

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Designer: unknown
Previously Worn: Oct 4, 2017; Jun 27, 2017
Also on Saturday, Princess Astrid of Belgium represented her brother at the annual homage to the Unknown Soldier at the Congress Column in Brussels to commemorate victims of the two World Wars and peace operations and humanitarian operations abroad since 1945. For this ceremony, she wore military uniform complete with curled brim cap.

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4 thoughts on “Remembrance Commemorations in Belgium

  1. Jake, indeed, but I’m sure it’s much more a case of whether Anne gets tired of it than us!

    Hat Queen, the large button on the side, do you think that’s actually a decorative hat pin? On some of the photos of the earlier wearings, it kind of looks like you can see the point end coming through her hair.

  2. I do love this cocktail hat for Anne, but I do hope she gives it a break so we don’t see it too often too quickly and then grow tired of it.

  3. I have attended the very moving ceremony at the Menin Gate, held every evening. The Princess Royal looks extremely elegant and Princess Astrid also represents her brother very well.

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