Monaco National Day

Monaco’s royal family celebrated their country’s national holiday on November 19. Princess Charlene wore a new wide brimmed black boater hat trimmed with a ribbon hatband that trails to the edge of the brim around the back.  

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Designer: Stephen Jones. Outfit by Akris.
Previously Worn: This hat is new

Princess Gabriella wore a black felt saucer hat previously worn by her mother (the brim has been reduced in size). Prince Jacques again wore Prince Jacques a miniature winter dress uniform of the Compagnie des Carabiniers du Prince (Prince’s Company of Riflemen, the infantry branch that protects the Royal Palace), this time with a cap just like his father’s. 

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Designer of Princess Gabriella’s hat: Gallia and Peter for Akris. Coat by Terrence Bray.
Previously Worn: by Princess Charlene Nov 19, 2018

Princess Caroline wore a grey straw hat with wide cartwheel brim and shallow crown trimmed with a grey striped hatband tied in a side bow. 


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

Tatiana Santo Domingo Casiraghi wore a black felt cloche with extended brim trimmed with a wide ribbon hatband. 

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Designer: “Black Velour Felt Downbrim Hat with Grosgrain Ribbon” by Rachel Trevor Morgan. Giambattista Valli suit. 
Previously Worn: this hat is new

Charlotte Casiraghi Rassam wore a black headband headpiece trimmed with net veil. 

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

Beatrice Borromeo Casiraghi topped her red suit with a dramatic oxblood hat with wide, downfacing Dior brim. 

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Designer: unknown. Suit by Christian Dior. 
Previously Worn: This hat is new

Princess Alexandra wore a black leather headband. 

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Designer: Marcy Black Leather Headband by Jennifer Behr. Coat by Khaite.
Previously Worn: This is new

Marie Chevallier Ducruet wore a cream knotted bandeau headpiece. 

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Designer: unknown. LK Bennett dress and Zara coat.
Previously Worn: This headpiece is new

Camille Gottlieb wore a black pillbox percher with rhinestone studded bow and dotted veil. 

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Designer: unknown. Suit by LK Bennett
Previously Worn: This headpiece is new

That evening, adult members of the family attended a Gala. Beatrice Borromeo Casiraghi topper her sparkling gold Dior gown with a coordinating bandeau headpiece wrapped in gold honeycomb veil. 

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Which hats at this event stand out to you most?

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8 thoughts on “Monaco National Day

  1. Caroline and Beatrice are so elegant, these two women are pretty iconic, and Caroline is a just ageing like the very finest of wines.
    I really felt Charlene was cosplaying as a priest when I first saw this outfit. Apparently the coat had a black belt though, but it broke as she was leaving. With the big expanse of white broken up, it does make a bit more sense.
    The Monaco’s really do fashion in a way other royal families don’t.

  2. In agreement here with Nico 100%. The grey hat is awesome with the pink outfit, and Tatiana’s black hat is wonderful also. Not one to usually comment on children, I agree that the reworked hat has lost its charm. The younger royal should be taught that her hat is not a toy, and leaving it on is proper etiquette. Several Easters ago, a woman in church wore a ginormous hat from a recent wedding. During the entire service, the hat was on, off, sitting on the pew, man-handled. Not an attractive hat to begin with, my prayer that day was for someone to “accidentally” sit on it, thus putting it out of our visual misery.

  3. The black boater was a great look on Charlene, although I thought its actual construction could’ve been cleaner (I didn’t care for the small wave in the brim, which may be because of what looks like a synthetic straw); I also thought the floor-length coat looked a bit too clerical, but if you shorten it a bit, it would be a winner.

    Interesting Gabriella’s hat is Charlene’s reworked; I figured it was a new one made for her! I did think it looked a bit mature for her at certain angles (if it’s reworked, then that makes more sense) and also sat rather high on her head.

    Caroline was the winner for me! I loved this hat on her, and the grey was a great foil to her pink buclé outfit. Brava!

    While I always love color, Tatiana was another favorite for me; everything looked fantastic on her (although I did think this was a repeat, but I must’ve been remembering her grey hat in a similar shape from some years ago). While Charlotte gets points for something interesting with the veil design of her headpiece, overall I don’t find it flattering on her.

    Beatrice, as usual, remains another favorite of mine; grateful she chose some color, and this hat flatters her oh so well; my only real complaint is I wish there was some sort of hatband to make the hat look a little more finished, but that’s minor (I would guess this is a Stephen Jones hat).

    As for the rest of the family, nothing to say about the headbands and bandeaux other than they are inoffensive, but boring for my tastes; Camille is the one exception with her cocktail hat, which looks great with her white suit.

    After multiple years of mostly small headpieces, it was nice to the see the Monégasque royals bring back back some big brims again. Overall a good show by everyone!

  4. I like most of the hats, especially those of Caroline and Tatiana. But to me the styling of Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella is much too grown up. It seems as if they have dressed up in their parents clothing and are “playing royalty”.

  5. Some interesting hats.

    Princess Charlene’s hat is a good hat, but the outfit as a whole seems, shall we say, formidable. Maybe better for a rather austere science fiction movie…..

    I like the elegant simplicity of Princess Caroline’s hat. The scale is good and the contrast with her suit is refreshing.

    The other standout is Ms. Borromeo Casiraghi’s hat. The shape is dramatic as is the colour contrast with her suit. Maybe a bit deep on the brim, but I still admire the elegance of this look.

    I have very mixed feelings about Princess Gabriella’s reworked hat. If this was done to accommodate a daughter’s love for a particular hat of her mother’s, it is okay. Even with the smaller brim, it seems a tad too sophisticated for a girl her age. And I mourn the fact that we now will never see Princess Charlene again in one of my favourite hats for her.

    Lovely to have you back, HatQueen. 🙂

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