On the final day of their tour of Southeast Asia today, Queen Beatrix made one more change into this brown straw hat and matching floral dress. The hat is just OK for me- I love the ombre effect of different shades of brown but I’m not sure that brown is the best colour for this queen. And I won’t comment about that purple eyshadow (again). It was a slight letdown after a string or gorgeous hats on this trip.
My overall verdict of this trip? It was a millinery success. Maxima showed how to dazzle in a series of dramatically shaped natural straw hats, and threw two turbans for good measure. Queen Beatrix was a little more hit and miss, but the hits were so great that the misses are easily forgotten. This short tour was high on hat fashion and showed again that when it comes to dressing up, the Dutch Royals are hard to beat.
Photos from Dutch Royal Press