Princess Beatrix Sparkles at Anniversary

On Friday, Princess Beatrix attended the 90th anniversary celebration of the Arthritis Foundation in Scheveningen. For this event, she wore a boater style hat with flat brim and crown in sparkling silver and dark grey straw. The colour contrast between the two shades of grey on the hat’s three stacked headbands packs a fair bit of visual punch and the metallic threaded straw feels most festive. I don’t often like hats with such severe lines but this one sings, don’t you think?

Princess Beatrice, Nov 18, 2016 | Royal Hats  Princess Beatrice, Nov 18, 2016 | Royal Hats

Princess Beatrice, Nov 18, 2016 | Royal Hats  Princess Beatrice, Nov 18, 2016 | Royal Hats

Designer: unknown
Previously Worn: I believe this is new
What do you think of Princess Beatrix’s sparkling chapeau?
Photos from Philip van der Werf via PPE as indicated

8 thoughts on “Princess Beatrix Sparkles at Anniversary

  1. I love seeing Beatrix’s style, especially her hats, and this one is a lovely example with its sparkle and graded colours. I just wish I could see these boater hats of hers without the added bulk of three double-folded hatbands, which make the body of the hat look so much wider than her actual head. The optical illusion of a hat that looks too big for the wearer’s head is something I still find distracting, even after all these years of seeing Beatrix wear this sort of wide band.

  2. You know, just the fact that Princess Beatrix always seems to have a smile on her face makes her hats look wonderful. She is a lady who likes a couple of particular styles of hats and doesn’t mind wearing them in different shades and textures. And why not? They have come to be known as her style and she wears them well. This hat looks very good with the color and texture of the rest of her ensemble. As usual, she always looks like she just stepped out of a bandbox!

  3. Nice change from her usual bumper hats. This looks better in a close up than from a distance. All in all, a nice hat, and I like the sparkle.

  4. HatQueen I wonder how many similar hat Princess Beatrix has? I am sure it must be at least five – same basic shape, same grey/charcoal colours! I would love to see a post with them all side by side!!

  5. I really like this. I feel like she pulls off this flat boater style better than a lot of ladies, perhaps partly due to her hair shape. I only wish she had a more blendy hat pin, but overall the whole look is charming.

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