Queen Margrethe reopened the newly renovated Skagen Museum in her burgundy Breton hat (Billed Bladet)
Princess Anne opened the new atrium at the University of the West of Scotland in her brown fur pillbox (UWS)
Queen Sonja cheered on Norwegian skiers at a World Cup race last Sunday while her granddaughter, Princess Ingrid Alexandra, lit the cauldron of Lillehammer 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games during the Opening Ceremony.
King Philippe and Queen Mathilde were in Zeebrugge yesterday to attend the launching of the new navy ship P902 Pollux. The King and Queen were joined by their eldest daughter, Princess Elisabeth, Duchess of Brabant, who has been named as the official godmother of the vessel. For this event, Queen Mathilde repeated her pale blue calot hat with straw cuff and coordinating suit. This is a great working look for her and the monochrome outfit somehow doesn’t read as flat or one-note as others we have seen recently.
Designer of Queen Mathilde’s hat: Christian Dior. Suit by Dior.
Previously Worn: June 6, 2014
Princess Elisabeth wore a braided headband in the same fabric as her dress, trimmed with a side rosette. I thought it was a perfect mini-fascinator for the 13 year old princess on one of her first major engagements and she wore it very well.
Designer: Fabienne Delvigne
Prince Amedeo of Belgium, Archduke of Austria-Este married Elisabetta Maria Rosboch von Wolkenstein at Basilica Santa Maria in Trastevere today in Rome. Elisabetta looked luminously beautiful in a Valentino designed dress and matching veil. The dress featured a high illusion bodice and three quarter length sleeves made of ivory point d’esprit tulle trimmed with rebrodè lace, which continued over the bodice of the gown. This lace detail and point d’esprit tulle were repeated on the full skirt, which flowed into a sweeping but light-as-air train.
Elisabetta anchored her five meter long point d’esprit tulle veil (trimmed with beautiful Chantilly lace) with a surprise- Queen Elisabeth’s Diamond Bandeau on loan from Prince Amedeo’s grandmother, Queen Paola. This is the same tiara Queen Mathilde borrowed for her wedding in 1999 and the small scale suited Elisabetta very well. I particularly liked the contrast of the graphic art deco lines of this tiara with the scalloped lace edging Elisabetta’s veil. Perhaps this tiara will be used for future Belgian royal brides, as well (I would love to see such a tradition continue).
The young couple emerged from the Basilica with a pair of the widest royal grins we have seen in a long while- such a heartwarming and delightful sight.
The young bridesmaids wore white dresses with dark teal pleated collars, sashes, and silk slippers. Their high contrast ensembles were topped with lovely green and white floral wreaths.
Prince Amedeo’s sister, Princess Laeticia (above, center) was joined by her cousins Princess Elisabeth (below, center) and Princess Louise (below, right).
You can see photos of hats worn by the Belgian Royal Family at this post and by other royal guests, at this post. There were some beautiful (and bizarre) pieces you won’t want to miss.
Photos from AFP and Belga via LaVenir; RTL; Elisabetta Villa/Stringer, Elisabetta Villa/Stringer, Elisabetta Villa/Stringer, and Elizabetta Villa/Stringer via Getty
King Philippe, Queen Mathilde and their family invited the press to a photocall yesterday while on vacation in Verbier in the Swiss Valais. As to be expected, everyone appeared in woolly knit hats and ski helmets.
Photos from Belga via La Venir