When you think of royal hats, many people think of Princess Beatrice of York (because of THAT hat, of course!). I will admit- for a few years, this young princess’ hats were a little off the wall (see here, here and here) but as she has matured into the poised young princess we see today, her millinery style has settled and she has started wearing hats instead of the other way around. As we celebrate Beatrice’s 25th birthday today, here is a hat that she wore so beautifully last April when she accompanied her grandparents to a Maundy Thursday service in York. I thought this cream straw beret trimmed with large navy flowers and a navy net veil was young, fresh, elegant and oh-so lovely on Beatrice. I really do think she is coming into herself (as most of us do in our twenties) and into a style that works very well for her. Well done Bea!