Princess Beatrix was in Bratislava yesterday to officially hand over Presidency of the European Union Council from the Netherlands to Slovakia. For her meeting with Slovak President Andrej Kiska at the presidential palace, she repeated a lilac straw hat with wide brim. The linear lines of this hat’s crown, hat band and flat, cuffed brim create a design that contrasts against the softness of Beatrix’s ruffled jacket and the two pieces work well together.
In the afternoon, she opened the exhibition ‘European Stars: Mir and Cobra’ at the Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum. For this, she changed into a deep purple bumper hat wrapped in a layer of lighter purple fishnet tulle. We’ve seen Beatrix in another tulle wrapped design- a feature that gives such interesting texture to a hat- and I think this iteration in purple works well. I’m just not certain about the bull’s eye button on the top of the crown.
Designer: Likely Susanne Moulijn
Previously Worn: I think this hat is new
It’s always nice to see Princess Beatrix out and about. What did you think of her hats yesterday in Slovakia?