King Philippe and Queen Mathilde welcomed French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte at the Royal Palace in Brussels this morning.
For the start of this French-Belgian state visit, Queen Mathilde wore a new, domed calot hat in the colour common between the two nation’s flags (coincidence? I think not!).
The small, streamlined hat is a go-to look for the Belgian queen and in this instance, balances well against her sheer collared dress and pleated coat, both finely tailored and detailed pieces that could be easily overwhelmed by a large brim. Yes, the colour is one-note and on it’s own, the hat isn’t very exciting but the overall look here is streamlined and very elegant.