Service of Thanksgiving for the Duke of Edinburgh: Royal Guests

The Service of Thanksgiving celebrating the life of the Duke of Edinburgh held yesterday at Westminster Abbey was attended by numerous cousins and colleagues from various European royal houses.

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Queen Máxima repeated a rounded black felt beret with knotted applique trim worn on the back of her head in the style of a pillbox.

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Designer: Philip Treacy
Previously Worn: Jan 27, 2020

Princess Beatrix joined those in Edinburgh green. The gently domed crown on her brimmed hat was wrapped in three layers of sinamay that were tucked over the other on the side to form a beautiful layered hatband.

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Designer: likely Suzanne Molijn
Previously Worn: I believe this hat is new

Queen Margrethe repeated a chic grey felt trilby trimmed with a black, white and grey feather pompom on the side.

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Designer: likely Per Falk Hansen
Previously Worn: Sep 29, 2019; Oct 28, 2014;  May 15, 2014Oct 1, 2013; May 1, 2013;  Oct 7, 2008

Queen Mathilde wore a black draped halo bandeau headpiece with dotted birdcage veil.

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Designer: Elisa headband by Fabienne Delvigne. Coat by Meer Couture.
Previously Worn: This headpiece is new.

Queen Letizia topped a stunning coat dress with a green velvet covered teardrop percher hat raised at the back. The design is trimmed with a bow in the same crepe as the dress and a black tulle veil.

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Designer: Balel by Isabel Terroso
Previously Worn: This hat is new

Queen Silvia repeated a black straw hat with upfolded brim and rounded crown simply trimmed with a hatband and flat, looped bow twist.

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Designer: unknown
Previously Worn: July 12, 2017; April 17, 2017; April 1, 2017; March 16, 2013

Princess Christina of Sweden wore a black cloche with rounded crown and curved, extended brim trimmed with a wide velvet hatband anchored with a large buckle.

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Designer: unknown
Previously Worn: May 11, 2017 and others

Her Majesty Margareta, Custodian of the Romanian Crown, wore a peaked grey bandeau headpiece trimmed with a black leaf on the side.

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Designer: Kristina Dragomir
Previously Worn: Oct 19, 2019

Crown Princess Katherine of Serbia wore a black felt Garbo style hat.

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Queen Anne-Marie of Greece repeated a navy sinamay pillbox with slim bow at the base.

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Designer: unknown
Previously Worn: June 25, 2016; May 19, 2012; April 14, 2011; April 16, 2010

Crown Princess Marie-Chantal wore a black looped bow fascinator with crystal studded veil.

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Designer: Philip Treacy
Previously Worn: This headpiece is new

Princess Nina of Greece wore a navy blue felt rounded pillbox

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We have not seen such a well attended royal event in over two years, something that attests to the respect and affection held for the late Duke. How lovely has it been to see so many royal hats?!

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6 thoughts on “Service of Thanksgiving for the Duke of Edinburgh: Royal Guests

  1. Such a treat for us hat lovers to get such a large gathering after many years.

    Máxima and Beatrix both looked lovely in their respective ensembles. Nice to see this black hat again, and I think the placement this time is much improved; the wave overlay layers on Beatrix’s hat is a subtle but beautiful detail.

    Margrethe’s ensemble feels so fitting in memory of the Duke, and it’s nice to see this hat out again. Unfortunately I cannot say the same about Mathilde’s bandeau, which just looked messy IMO, minus the blocked veiling, which I did like. Letizia should wear this shade of green more often because it is quite flattering and a nice change from the reds, blues, and neutrals she favors; as for the hat, it’s a great choice for her, except I’m not a fan of the odd bow trim.

    Silvia and Christina both look classically elegant in their respective black portrait hats; I was surprised to see Christina in attendance.

    I love Margareta’s silver coat with the floral embroidered detailing, although I would’ve chosen black or charcoal accessories instead of the shiny light grey she wore. Katherine’s simple cloche suited her well and paired nicely with her subtly patterned outfit (which I quite liked).

    Classic Anne-Marie, Marie-Chantal looking chic like always in this wonderful fascinator, and Nina looked nice in this pillbox.

  2. Glad Letizia wore a hat knowing she rarely wears one and a good one for that matter, it reminds of empress Michiko percher hats
    unfortunately Maria Theresa of Luxembourg was the only royal not wearing a hat
    overall very appropriate and dignified

  3. It was very remarkable that so many foreign Royals attended. I also saw Prince Albert of Monaco and the Grand Duke and Duchess of Luxembourg. I think King Harold and Queen Sonja meant to attend, but illness perhaps prevented them. Just a lovely tribute to the Iron Duke.
    Queen Letizia looked wonderful in the green. The teardrop hat looks great on her. Princess Beatrix was another favorite for me. Such a nice color on her and a lovely hat. Queen Anne-Marie and Princess Christina also stood out for me.

  4. Wow, how amazing to see so many royals together again, with so much millinery to admire. The braid trim on Maxima’s beret is a beautiful detail which was not apparent on its first wearing. The diagonal lines of the trim on Beatrix’s new green hat are striking. Letizia’s green is such a lovely teardrop shape. And Margarita’s grey bandeau complements her ensemble beautifully.

  5. A beautiful selection of hats worn by the European Royal ladies. Their presence a touching tribute to Prince Philip.

    I especially liked the elegance of Queen Letizia and Queen Maxima.

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