King Philippe and Queen Mathilde spent a second day in Montreal yesterday for the final day of their Canadian state visit. For their program of events, which included a visit with their niece, Princess Louisa Maria who is studying this year at McGill University, Queen Mathilde wore her second new hat of the visit. In luminous emerald felt, the classic design features a flat crown and wide brim trimmed simply with a hatband with felt buckle motif at the back.
The colour of this piece, perhaps timed for St. Patrick’s Day today, is lovely on Mathilde and the slight curve on the brim gives both a sense of movement and slight informality. Its pairing with this Natan coat dress with small green and tan plaid is a wonderful one- the two pieces are tied together by colour while the more neutral dress grounds the hat, allowing it to be a supported focal point in the overall ensemble. I have some quibbles about the stitching line on the hatband (it really should be straighter) but otherwise, think this is a great addition to Mathilde’s millinery wardrobe.
Previously Worn: This hat is new