I actually think this dotted veil is a nice choice for Princess Léa for this particular event. It helps her to pay homage to the memory of her late husband, Prince Alexandre (King Albert's half-brother), but it also reflects Léa's rather quirky hattery style in general. Thumbs up from me!
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Another dark brown hat for the memorial service, which I like, but this one seems a bit too big, like it might sink down over Princess Léa's face. Regardless, I like the shape and the overall look for Léa, especially with the dramatic sweeping neckline of her jacket.
She's an elegant woman, and she's looked remarkably regal and calm since the unexpected death of her husband, Prince Alexandre, at the end of last year. One size smaller on the hat, and I think we'd be in business!
Prince Alexandre of Belgium, the son of the late King Leopold III and half-brother of the current king, Albert II, died unexpectedly this week of a pulmonary embolism at the age of 67. His funeral was held in the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Laeken, Belgium today, and royals from all branches of the family joined his widow, Princess Léa, to mourn.
This is Léa during the service -- she's wearing a rather unusual headpiece, but when you're a royal widow who has to mourn your late husband in front of cameras and the world, I think you should be given license to wear whatever the heck you want, frankly.
Another new royal hattery lady for the blog -- these weddings of pretenders to various thrones certainly provide us with a wealth of minor royals, don't they?
This is Princess Léa of Belgium; she's the wife of Prince Alexander, who is the half-brother of the current king, Albert II. And she's wearing a very simple, very elegant hat to attend these royal nuptials.
No qualms on my part ... except, really, if you know the bride is wearing a technicolor dreamcoat as a wedding dress with a purple headpiece, maybe you have a license to wear something a little zanier to the ceremony? Just a thought for the future.