Princess Beatrix and Princess Margriet of the Netherlands attended the ‘Grand Defile’ , a celebration of 200 years of the Kingdom of the Netherlands at Het Loo Palace in Apeldoorn on Saturday. Princess Beatrix repeated a caramel straw hat with flat crown and brim, wrapped in a wide, coordinating band around the crown. A flat bow at the back completed the hat. While this is not my favourite colour on Princess Beatrix, I like this more restrained hat shape on her very much.
Princess Margriet wore a bright teal straw hat with a small, diagonal brim. The brim was trimmed in black piping around the edge and featured a massive teal bloom on under the raised side of the brim. I want to love this hat but something about it seems out of proportion for me. I think if the brim had been slightly bigger, it would have worked more successfully. I do adore the colour and the large bloom.
What do you think of this pair of Dutch royal hats?