Dutch Royals visit Brunei- Day 1

Queen Beatrix, Prince Willem-Alexander and Princess Máxima of the Netherlands have arrived in Brunei for a two-day state visit. For their arrival, Queen Beatrix wore a new dove grey straw hat in her signature shape (large round hat with completely flat crown). This one had a double raised brim and a large flower on the side.I usually like Beatrix in hats that are brighter colours but the dove grey made her face shine and perfectly complimented her bright magenta dress.

The Royal Hat Blog

The Royal Hat Blog

Máxima repeated the blush pink straw ruched turban she last wore in April 2011 for William and Kate’s wedding. While the colour was a little washed out, it was a great backdrop for those STUNNING emeralds!

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The first day also included a boat tour and museum visit – and a costume change! Queen Beatrix wore a pink repeated hat (again in her signature shape) with a large brim and stylized bow. 

Queen Beatrix, January 21, 2013 | Royal Hats
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The Royal Hats Blog

Máxima wore a HUGE natural straw hat with upturned brim (the same one she wore on July 2, 2011 for the wedding of Prince Albert and Princess Charlene of Monaco). It was spectacular.

Princess Maxima, January 21, 2013  in Fabienne Delvigne | Royal Hats Princess Maxima, January 21, 2013  in Fabienne Delvigne | Royal Hats

Designer: Fabienne Delvigne

Photos from Corbis, PPE and Dutch Photo Press

2 thoughts on “Dutch Royals visit Brunei- Day 1

  1. Wow. All of these hats are amazing. Maxima’s pink turban is a little odd but with that green dress, it’s amazing. Thanks for posting this! I had no idea they were in Borneo.

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