Belgian Queen Awards Music Prize

Queen Mathilde presided over the award ceremony for the laureates of the Queen Elisabeth Competition for Cello 2022, at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel in Waterloo yesterday. For this event, she repeated her royal blue ruched straw brimless toque hat.

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It’s such a great working royal hat, its vibrant colour standing out just enough and its draped design giving interest and movement, all with a small scale that doesn’t feel awkward at an event where no one else is wearing a hat! It’s pairing here with Mathilde’s blue and white Ikat printed dress works so well.

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Designer: Fabienne Delvigne. Dress by Natan. 
Previously Worn: Apr 30, 2022; June 28, 2018July 3, 2016;  May 20, 2015

Classic, crisp blue and white is among my favourite colour combinations so this look is right up my alley. What do you think of Queen Mathilde’s ensemble yesterday?  See all the other ensembles she has worn with this hat over at this post. 

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8 thoughts on “Belgian Queen Awards Music Prize

  1. Everything you said, HQ! That’s a very good point about wearing a small hat at an event where no one else is wearing one. I’m giving an edge to this dress for the best pairing, although the early pairing with the blue and black print is very good, too. Not a bad showing for a hat which is really not so exciting on its own.

  2. I agree with Matthew; today’s combo is most satisfying, perhaps because there is more blue in the dress, and the hat is not overwhelming. Mathilde looks great today.

  3. I must say I find this a fascinating hat. It’s a lovely colour, but other than that, I would say I don’t find it inherently attractive or interesting. However, it looks really good when Mathilde actually wears it! And it clearly is perfect as a wardrobe staple, since it goes so well with many different outfits, and looks polished and poised with each.

  4. It’s great we’ve gotten 4 different lovely outfits with this hat over the years. The cobalt blue color is gorgeous on Mathilde, but I do wonder what this hat would look like with a more relaxed hairstyle, just for something different.

  5. This hat has looked well with all of the outfits the Queen has paired it with. As you say, a work horse hat that has served her well.

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