In her first public engagement since the inauguration and the enthronement of the new Dutch King and Queen, Princess Beatrix visited the Villa Mondriaan in Winterswijk yesterday. She opened an exhibition of famed Dutch artist Pieter Cornelis Mondriaan, Jr. entitled, Where it All Started. For this visit, she wore the same red straw brimless hat by Suzanne Moulijn she wore on a visit to Doha in March 2011.
This particular hat has an interesting navy ring around the crown not visible in today’s photos. I’m not a great fan of these brimless hat “cakes” but it was so wonderful to see Beatrix looking her usual bright smiling self after her big transition this month that I’m not going to complain about this one.
Photos from Getty as indicated