Princess Beatrix Celebrates Dutch Bible

Yesterday, Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands attended 200th anniversary celebrations of the of the Dutch Bible in Utrecht. For this  event, she wore a vibrant blue straw hat with high crown and flat, upturned brim. The crown on this hat is higher than we usually see in Beatrix’s millinery;  while I adore this vibrant shade of blue on her, I’m less certain about this particular hat shape. That being said, it is so nice to see her in a different shape than the giant pillboxes she often wears. I also love that her set of chalcedony stone jewelry includes a coordinating hat pin!

 Princess Beatrix, June 28, 2014 | Royal Hats  Princess Beatrix, June 28, 2014 | Royal Hats

Princess Beatrix, June 28, 2014 | Royal Hats  Princess Beatrix, June 28, 2014 | Royal Hats

Designer: unknown
Previously Worn: I suspect this hat is new

Photos from Albert Ph. Van Der Werf/dpaAlbert Ph. Van Der Werf/dpa, Albert Ph. Van Der Werf/dpa, and Albert Ph. Van Der Werf/dpa, via Corbis

12 thoughts on “Princess Beatrix Celebrates Dutch Bible

  1. She looks fantastic. The hat is perfect on her and the color is just right. Delft blue? Not quite, but it is very pretty. Love the jewelry and the hat pin!

  2. You can quibble with various details of Beatrix’s outfits but they are always beautifully made and fitted,the quality is high and the styles unique. I find this hat a little tall in the crown but overall I think she looks very smartly put together. I love her choice of jewellery too. including the hatpin. I was amused to see Queen Elizabeth wear “diamond” hatpins during her Diamond Jubilee but this looks like it could be the real deal.

  3. I like the hat, but I think it needs to be worn slightly further back on the head. This shade of blue is perfect for her. I don’t think I have ever seen Beatrix in costume jewelry. My first thought was that this is Chalcedony, and I suspect she has bought herself a new set of jewels, or maybe she got them as a gift, and the giver, aware of her love of hats, included a matching hat pin! This stone is said to have healing properties. The only thing I dislike about her outfit is what looks like a bib at the front of the neckline. There is just too much going on, and this piece of fabric could easily have been omitted. It’s always great to see her warm smile.

  4. That might be costume jewelry, but Beatrix has never been in the habit of wearing anything except the real deal. Most on the Royal Jewels of the World Message Board think it’s chalcedony stone.

  5. Wonderful all round. Had is close in shape to her traditional but a little better shaped. The best thing, of course, is Princess Beatrix’s smile and obviously happy disposition.

  6. Yep, ditto. So much better than the previous bank of hats she wore for all those years. I love the outfit too, the collar/lapel is really unusual and creates an eye-catching feature all on its own. Gorgeous colour and nicely fitted. Beatrix looks to be enjoying herself and has a lovely open, expressive face. That all being said, we will probably see a return to her previous style of hat at some stage…unless she’s tuning in to this blog of course!!! Cheers.

  7. I so love this hat on her, so much better then her other hats, this is a softer style and shows more of her face. I love her entire outfit, the color and the jewelry, just everything. So nice to see her out and doing what she loves.

  8. oh, I do like it. The color and the style is better than the usual style. However, I have to wonder if I’d like it better if it were a little back on her head and not plonked flat on top? So good to see her again . Thank you for the pictures.

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