For Day 2 of their visit to Brunei, the Dutch Royals did not seem to get the same memo about the itinerary for the day. Queen Beatrix was all business in a dark floral print dress and large black straw hat (with interesting patent leather band around the brim).
I think I would have liked this look… had it not been so harshly contrasted against Princess Máxima’s informal “I’m in the Tropics on a Mini Holiday!” cheeky straw hat worn with a vacation lounge wear- a Big Bird yellow tunic and cropped pants. You’ve got to wonder what happened to their dresser’s communication on this one.
Designer: Laura Noetinger
I suppose that all’s well that ends well, and end well it did. The royal ladies both changed for a reception later in the day- Beatrix into a flattering pale lavender flat-top with bumper brim and Máxima into another wide brimmed natural straw hat.
Designer: Suzanne Moulijn
Designer: Fabienne Delvigne
What do you think about the hats we’ve seen on this royal tour?
Photos from Patrick van Katwijk via Dutch Photo Press and Corbis