Princess Margriet of the Netherlands, younger sister of Princess Beatrix, looked beautiful today in a pale green hat. The crown of her hat was in the same fabric as her dress and featured a straw brim and bow. Even though the brim looked a little like the rings around Saturn, I liked how the tilted back angle framed her face.
Princess Marilène, wife of Princess Margriet’s son Prince Maurits, looked statuesque and striking in a magenta pillbox.A simple pillbox is a great compliment to a patterned lace dress but when the whole lot is in bright pink, its a LOT of bright pink.
Princess Annette, wife of Princess Margriet’s son Prince Bernhard, wore a dramatic black straw hat with a sharply curved upturned brim. I liked her monochrome hat well enough but felt it was a lost against her ornately patterned dress and skirt.
At first glance, I thought Princess Anita (wife of Princess Margriet’s son Pieter Christiaan) did not wear a hat. It was only when I rewatched the royal arrivals did I notice she wore a small burgundy fascinator on the left side of her head. Anita had brain surgery a few months ago and it was great to see her looking so well.
Princess Margriet’s final daughter-in-law, Princess Aimée, who is married to Prince Floris, provided the biggest hat surprise of the day. It took me a minute to place this hat… as you’ll see below, Queen Máxima wore it during a November 2011 tour of the Dutch Caribbean! Aimée is also wearing one of Máxima’s maternity gowns. While I found this family fashion-swap quite heart warming, I was not a fan of this hat and gown combination.
Photos from Getty as indicated; Patrick van Katwijk,Patrick van Katwijk, Patrick van Katwijk, Patrick van Katwijk, Patrick van Katwijk, Patrick van Katwijk and Patrick van Katwijk via Corbis; Dutch Royal Press; Pascal Le Segretain via Getty; Boris Roessler, Patrick van Katwijk and Albert Nieboer via Corbis