Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands attended the 100th anniversary of the Dutch Rural Youth Organization in Toldijk today. She wore one of her signature large brimmed hats; this one had a stacked crown and side bow loop (see more of these side loop-de- looped hats here). The lovely upturned brim and the deep burgundy colour made this a stunning hat on her. It’s sad to think we only have two more months of official hat loveliness from Beatrix- no doubt we’ll see her in her retirement, but I’m afraid it will be with far fewer hats. Sigh.
Photos from Albert Nieboer via Corbis