Princess Beatrix Opens Exhibition

Princess Beatrix as at the Hermitage Amsterdam yesterday to officially open an exhibition on Spanish Masters. For this engagement, she wore a silver threaded lavender straw hat with flat crown and double upturned brim.

Princess Beatrix, November 27, 2015 | Royal Hats  Princess Beatrix, November 27, 2015 | Royal Hats

The photo below shows the hat’s simple trim- a wide band of metallic woven straw wrapped around the brim and knotted on the side. The knot is such a great alternative to a bow or spray of feathers, providing that little bit of extra ‘something’ to the piece. The colour of this piece is so pretty on Princess Beatrix and looks wonderfully luxurious paired with her wrap.

Princess Beatrix, November 27, 2015 | Royal Hats

Princess Beatrix, November 27, 2015 | Royal Hats  Princess Beatrix, November 27, 2015 | Royal Hats

Designer: I suspect Suzanne Moulijn
Previously Worn: uncertain

I can’t find any previous outings of this hat- do any of you remember seeing it before?

Photos from Patrick van Katwijk/dpa/CorbisPatrick van Katwijk/dpa/CorbisPatrick van Katwijk/dpa/CorbisPatrick van Katwijk/dpa/Corbis and Rpe/Albert Ph.Van Der Werf/dpa/Corbis

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12 thoughts on “Princess Beatrix Opens Exhibition

  1. Princess Beatrix always wears those large, distinctive hats, but I have never been a fan. This one seems to fit better than most and doesn’t look too huge. The colour is so flattering on her and I like her wrap, but not that dated paisley outfit.

  2. This is one of the best outings for Beatrix this year, and definitely one of my favorite looks and hats on her in a long time. The lavender and purple are such great colors for her, ones she should wear more often. My complaint is how loud the paisley print of her outfit is; the wrap/coat definitely helps tone it down.

  3. Princess Beatrix knows what she likes and what she feels comfortable in. I really ahvelost a hard time imagining her in another style of hat. The colours are lovely in her and she looks happy. That counts for a lot.

  4. I like the hat, certainly better than many of her *bumper* style hats. I suspect that the material is sinamay and that the “silver” is actually the sheen created by the sizing.
    I love the color with the wrap color.
    However, the print pattern of the dress has some unfortunate placement.

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