Seeing Princess Beatrix at an engagement over the weekend in a dashing navy straw boater hat made me curious about her other dark blue straw hats. A little research this morning uncovered five brimless navy straw hats exist in her closet. Although there are slight differences between each hat, these brimless beauties follow the same general shape and scale that we all are used to seeing on Princess Beatrix. I assume they were all made to coordinate with specific outfits (the one in the top row, middle, is a slightly brighter shade while the one on the bottom left was custom made to match the gown she wore to King Willem-Alexander’s inauguration last year) and it is interesting to note the subtle design differences between them.
Queen Beatrix on August 20, 2009; November 22, 2011; and November 9, 2012