Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands attended the 50th anniversary of the European School in Bergen today. Beatrix repeated the black straw hat with patent leather band around the crown she wore in Brunei in January (she also wore this on her visit to Aruba in October 2011 and for Remembrance Day in May 2009).
Something about this hat just isn’t right for me. Maybe it’s that the sides of the crown extend straight up over the rounded top of the crown… or maybe its that the patent band looks heavy against the lighter straw. It’s certainly fine… but for me, it’s not spectacular.
What do you think?
Photos from Getty as indicated