Princess Beatrix Celebrates Zeeland Windmill Day

Princess Beatrix was in Waarde on Saturday to officially open ‘Windmill Day’ in the province of Zeeland. For this event, she repeated a chocolate straw bumper hat with brim tightly upfolded to nearly the top of the crown, creating the look of a Pork Pie crown. The outside of the brim of this piece is wrapped in two bands of the same straw which intersect on the side. For an otherwise unembellished brown hat, it’s a surprisingly interesting piece. It’s not my favourite of Princess Beatrix’s hats (I prefer her in more vibrant colours) but its a perfectly fine hat.

Princess Beatrix, September 5, 2015 in Suzanne Moulijn | Royal Hats Princess Beatrix, September 5, 2015 in Suzanne Moulijn | Royal Hats Princess Beatrix, September 5, 2015 in Suzanne Moulijn | Royal Hats Princess Beatrix, September 5, 2015 in Suzanne Moulijn | Royal Hats

Designer: Suzanne Moulijn
Previously Worn: May 9, 2012; November 9, 2010; September 28, 2010; November 4, 2009

Photos from Patrick van KatwijkPatrick van KatwijkPatrick van Katwijk and Patrick van Katwijk via Corbis

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7 thoughts on “Princess Beatrix Celebrates Zeeland Windmill Day

  1. I never knew that there was such a thing as a Windmill Day! Princess Beatrix is looking very well. I am not a fan of her large, cake-like hats, though this one has more detailing, so it is one of the better versions of this style than I have seen. I think she can pull off this brown, though I do prefer her in more vibrant colours, that are more suited to her outgoing, and cheerful, personality. The Princess has established her own unique style, and she is sticking to it.

  2. The hat looks like the best part of the outfit to me! And despite its color, it’s actually a reasonably attractive cake hat.

  3. This is a very nice color for a change, something like stepping out side her comfort zone. I like this, in fact I like her entire outfit, fall is coming or already here in some parts of the world, so this is a nice hat with her cape. I adore this woman,princess/queen/princess, she will always be a favorite of mine. Like HM in England, that smile says it all.

  4. Only Princess Beatrix can carry off these huge cake hats. This one looks like a mocha cake. She looks better in bright colours than wearing browns and beiges. She always has such a beautiful smile and seems genuinely enthusiastic at events.

  5. I have never been a fan of these types of large bumper hats she seems to like, but this one has a more interesting shape than others of its type. I don’t think brown is a good color on her.

  6. I rather like the brown on her for a change…a nice introduction to fall weather. Her majesty is still a very attractive lady and her hats are unique only to her. I admire her!

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