To mark Princess Charlene’s birthday today, we’re taking a look at the ecru, ivory and white hats she has worn over the years:
1. 2. 3.
Designer: unknown; Rachel Trevor Morgan; Gallia e Peter
Introduced: November 17, 2012; November 19, 2016; November 19, 2019
What a great trio, especially from someone who wears a hat just a few times each year. While the quintessentially French rose-trimmed pyramid is one of my all time favourites in Charlene’s hat closet (and was our top royal hat pick in 2016), the lovely lines of both the ecru beret and the white fedora warrant our admiration.
Images from the Royal Palace of Monaco; Thierry Oban and Pascal Le Segretain via Getty Images
Love hearing about the European royalty. Much more interesting than the celebrity fandom here in the states! Great job.
I think of the RTM pyramid as absolute perfection, but JamesB has a good point about the size of the brim — it really could be larger.
We had a lively discussion about the fedora in the original post! It’s an excellent hat, but I’ll stick with my observation that it looks like Charlene is trying to hide under it — not a good thing for a princess at a public appearance. Also, all-white ensemble is rather stark.
The fedora strikes me as the best of the three when seeing them all together and looking at the hats only!
I seem to recall that the fedora and coat did not score well on this blog, but she does wear a fedora so well !
I honestly could have sworn there was a cream floppy beret in the mix too, but as Charlene’s millinery style is very classic, it’s a matter of time!
The RTM hat is a stunner for sure, I only wish the brim had another inch on it. But the rose trim and the red lip are just perfection. Loving the tricky too.
Hopefully it won’t be long before we see Charlene out and about with a hat on again.
Well said JamesB. #2 is my favorite hat on her, but wish it had another inch to the brim. The fedora is so chic. I really miss seeing her style and am looking forward to her healthy, happy return. 😊
Agree with what you say. My preference goes 2, 3, and 1.
Love the fedora.