King Philippe and Queen Mathilde spent the third day of their state visit to Portugal yesterday in Porto where they took in the Serralves Museum and Park as well as sights along the Douro River. For these events, Queen Mathilde repeated her black calot hat wrapped in overlaid wide stripes of textured black woven fabric and trimmed with a large looped rosette on the side.
The hat pairs well with Mathilde’s black and white dress with the textural elements on both pieces relating well. With pearl drops and an elegant up-do, the hat completes a great working royal look. Is it a major statement? No… but it’s lovely and on many days, that’s what a royal ensemble needs to be.