Dutch Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands visited the Dutch Defence Academy in Breda this morning. During her visit, she decorated the flag of the Royal Air Force with a campaign streamer in honor of their deployment to Kosovo in 1999. For this visit, Beatrix wore one of her signature brimless hats- this one in striking cherry red straw with a wide red velvet band and side loops.
In the past, I was not a fan of these brimless hats but now, I find them rather endearing. That might be my soft spot for Queen Beatrix talking; I can’t help but like any headgear that shows off her sparkling eyes and bright smile.
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What do you think of this hat?
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I always prefer hat’s that are in bright colors. I do not mean to be rude but I think would have looked much better if she was not wearing purple eyes makeup. That purple does not look nice with a red hat. But the hat is very nice color.
I like the color but the sides of the hat seems a little odd to me. And those things on the side look like claws.
I agree- she looks so good in the hats that are off her face. And I love the red!
That’s a super hat. Makes the old girl look bright eyed and bushytailed! (I’m old too so I can say that!) LOL!
The inspiration for these hats seems to be a blending of a crown and turban with spectacular results.