Belgian Monarchs Mourn Flood Disaster

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde marked a national mourning day for victims of recent severe floods today in Verviers where they met with rescue workers and people impacted by the disaster

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For the event, Queen Mathilde repeated her circle headpiece covered in black silk.

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The headpiece’s streamlined pillbox or bandeau look from the front suits more solemn events such as this and the open crown makes it suitably seasonal. We’ve not seen such a clear back view of this design as is shown above, and the overlapping edges create a lovely swirl. With her checked black and white dress and black accessories, this tops another elegant look for the Belgian queen.

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Designer: Fabienne Delvigne. Dress by Carolina Herrera. 
Previously Worn: May 25, 2018; Jul 9, 2015;  Dec 12, 2014

What do you think of Queen Mathilde’s headpiece today?

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4 thoughts on “Belgian Monarchs Mourn Flood Disaster

  1. It’s an appropriately subdued ensemble for a somber appearance. Times have changed since QEQM appeared in her full queenly attire to visit bomb sites, and people must appreciate the toned-down look.

  2. I am glad we got to see the back of this headpiece better this time. I am beginning to like the swirl on the back the longer I think about it!

    Prayers and hugs to all those affected by the floods!

  3. I agree completely Jake and you took the words right out of my mouth! Somber and elegant yet approachable for the grieving public that need their King and Queen. The open design is perfect for summer and I’m so glad that QM has kept this particular hat in her millinery closet for such occasions. Prayers to the people of Western Europe who have suffered during these summer storms especially Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany.

  4. Perfect choice of hat and outfit for this event. Elegant and formal enough for an official day of mourning, and yet simple and down-to-earth to meet and interact with the public. It was good to see Mathilde and Philippe meeting and comforting people right after the floods.

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