Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands visited Scheveningen yesterday to unveil a monument dedicated to all fishermen who lost their life at the sea during the exercise of their profession. Beatrix wore a black straw hat with flat crown and brim, wide ribbon strips wrapped around the crown and a large black and white poppy on the side. I thought it was a sensitive touch choosing a hat with a poppy (a flower associated with remembrance) for this event and while the brim is a little small for my taste, the hat looked very fine on Beatrix. She last wore this hat on a visit to Qatar in March 2011.
There was an interesting discussion in the comments this week about Queen Máxima history of repeating hats just once or twice (a few of us think she’s going to wear hats more frequently now that she is queen and will therefore, wear each hat more times). I think we’re also going to see Princess Beatrix recycle hats more as well. What do you think about this?