Numerous heads of state gathered in Auschwitz, Poland yesterday to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Nazi concentration camp, Auschwitz
Queen Mathilde repeated a black felt fedora variation with relaxed brim, trimmed with a felt hatband tied in a side bow.
Designer: Fabienne Delvigne
Previously Worn: November 11, 2018
Queen Máxima wore an black felt formed beret trimmed with a scrolled frog braid. The elegantly restrained design felt particularly fitting for this event. King Willem-Alexander wore a traditional Jewish kippah in gold embroidered blue velvet.
Designer: Philip Treacy. It is OC 665 from AW 2019
Previously Worn: This hat is new
Queen Letizia wore a bandeau headpiece in black velvet.
Previously Worn: This headpiece is new
The Duchess of Cornwall repeated her black wool hat with ruched crown and faux-fur cuffed brim.
Designer: Lock and Co. “Natalia” design in black
Previously Worn: Dec 14, 2017; Mar 18, 2017; Feb 27, 2017; Dec 16, 2017; Nov 28, 2016; Mar 16, 2016; Mar 18, 2015; Mar 13, 2015; Dec 10, 2013; Feb 7, 2012; Feb 6, 2012; Jan 27, 2012
At such sobering events, fashion feels trivial and irrelevant and I struggled over covering this event. The only thing I want to say is that these four, restrained hats each feels a fitting choice for a memorial like this where the story really should not be about a hat.
Photos from Getty as indicated