Monaco Royals Celebrate Sainte Devote

Members of Monaco’s royal family celebrated their principality’s patron and protector Santa Devota with a series of radiational events over the past two days. On Wednesday evening, festivities commenced with the arrival of a boat to the port which, after a series of blessings in a religious ceremony, was ceremonially set on fire. For this event, Princess Gabriella wore a slouchy black wool beret hat very reminiscent of her mother’s recent millinery style.

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Designer: unknown. Coat and dress by Armani. 
Previously Worn: This hat is new

For yesterday’s Sainte Devote pontifical mass at Monaco Cathedral, Princess Caroline topped her woven plaid Chanel coat with a relaxed beret in black faux fur worn on the back of her head.

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The placement of this piece makes it look like a halo bandeau from the front, beautifully framing Caroline’s face and making the beret style seem more current and modern than it does from the back. That’s where the view falls flat for me, both in terms of shape and texture.

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Designer: unknown. Coat by Chanel. 
Previously Worn: This hat is new

Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella joined their father and aunt on the balcony of Prince’s Palace of Monaco to watch a procession following the mass. Princess Gabriella wore a dark blue velvet headband trimmed in faux pearls.

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Designer: Monnalisa. It is the Girls Pearl Headband in Dark Blue
Previously Worn: This piece is new

Thoughts about this trio of designs?

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2 thoughts on “Monaco Royals Celebrate Sainte Devote

  1. I absolutely love that Chanel jacket, but this beret does Caroline no favors, at least how she’s worn it. I understand she probably didn’t want to mess up the front of her hair, but wearing this beret in a more traditional style or going with a pillbox instead would’ve been more flattering options IMO.

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