With a busy week of royal hat happenings, I’m going to catch up a few posts today and save the regular ‘Extras’ post for tomorrow. First up- over to the Netherlands! On Thursday, the king, queen and Princess Beatrix attended the annual Four Freedoms awards. For this event, Queen Máxima repeated the coffee-hued straw slice picture hat that she débuted in Paris last month. It’s pairing this time with her coral dress felt a little heavy to me, making me wish she had instead chosen her well-worn lighter version of this millinery style.
Previously Worn: March 10, 2016
Princess Beatrix topped her magenta dress and coat with contrasting black accessories. Her hat, in black straw, featured a highly upturned, pleated brim. The flat crown of the piece was wrapped in a straw sash that echoed the shape of the brim, giving the piece the illusion of a double brim. It’s a wonderful scale on Princess Beatrix and the double play of the brim and crown wrap gives such visual interest to the piece while keeping it light.
Previously Worn: May 4, 2011; April 14, 2011; June 22, 2010
You will see the winners below (you may recognize German Chancellor Angela Merkel) with the royal guests. This event is a highlight in the royal Dutch calendar each year- what did you think of the hats worn to it?