Members of Monaco’s royal family gathered today to celebrate their country’s national holiday.
Princess Charlene wore a black beret described by the designer as “a modern take on classic Parisian style. It is crafted from soft rabbit felt using traditional millinery techniques and embellished with a nylon veil for a feminine touch.”
The veil elevates the hat, and it’s small scale beret pairs very well with the high necked coat (I adore the pops of magenta which give great energy!). It’s another sleek and streamlined look for Charlene.
Designer: Dior “Parisian Beret”. Coat by South African designer Terrence Bray.
Previously Worn: This hat is new.
Princess Gabriella wore a pair of red bow hair clips while Prince Jacques looked very handsome repeating his miniature winter dress uniform of the Compagnie des Carabiniers du Prince (Prince’s Company of Riflemen, the infantry branch that protects the Royal Palace) complete with blue cloth helmet with red and white dress plumes.
Princess Caroline topped her exquisite feather-trimmed Chanel suit with a plaited bandeau headpiece made of textured black silk. As far as bandeaux go, this one is a good one with wonderful texture and enough elevation not to look like a headband. While I would have loved to see this suit paired with a wide brimmed black and white boater or bergère, the bandeau is a slightly tamer yet still very elegant choice that Caroline wears really well.
Designer: unknown. Suit by Chanel.
Previously Worn: This headpiece is new
Tatiana Santo Domingo Casiraghi wore a bandeau headpiece of triple layered black velvet bows. It is the third black bandeau she has worn to this event in as many years (see 2018 and 2017) and while the scale and shape are good, it doesn’t seem that distinctive from the others already in her closet.
Designer: Jennifer Behr “Katya Headband”
Previously Worn: this headpiece is new
Beatrice Borromeo Casiraghi repeated a burgundy velvet knotted bandeau headpiece.
Previously Worn: Nov 17, 2019
Marie Chevallier Ducruet wore a black felt beret percher trimmed in a large flat bow.
Previously Worn: This hat is new
The millinery at this year’s event is slightly more subdued than usual, understandable amidst a pandemic. What designs here stood out to you?
Photos from Getty as indicated