Queen Beatrix completed her last official engagement as Queen of the Netherlands this morning in The Hague. Very fittingly, she opened The Huygens Exhibition, a “spectacular show about the House of Orange, the Golden Age and the revolutionary scientific progress achieved during that period. The exhibition combines political history, science and the arts to provide a full immersion into the context of the times”. I thought it was poignant that her last official engagement involved a look back in history before we all look forward to the next monarch on April 30. It’s amazing the continuity these royal families are part of.
Beatrix wore one of her classic blue domed single tier cake hats. I don’t think there’s anything to say except she looked radiant and happy, and that we’re all going to miss seeing her this way, as Queen, very much.
Photos from Getty as indicated