Last Friday, Princess Beatrix of The Netherlands opened the Majoor Bosshardt Burgh homeless shelter in Amsterdam. For this event, she repeated her black straw hat with flat, rolled brim and patent leather band around the crown. Princess Beatrix has a few hats in this shape- a shape that looks like the hat has square crown but in reality, has a tall straw wrap around a domed crown. The shape is architecturally interesting and the patent leather trim is (dare I say) a little edgy for a royal hat. It’s not my favourite of hats but it is interesting, don’t you think?