Princess Beatrix Opens Christmas Market

Dutch Princess Beatrix officially opened the Christmas market in the Norwegian Church in Rotterdam today. For this event, which is now in its 90th year, Princess Beatrix wore a pale dusty pink straw hat with a pyramid crown and triple rolled bumper brim. While I’m not a fan of this hat’s pointed crown, I love the mix of wool and straw on the rolled brims. I also think the colour is an unusual but rather successful choice to put with a bright pink dress. This whole ensemble pulled me in to take a closer look – at the hat, at the jewelry, at the cape – something I love a royal ensemble to do. What do you think of this pointy pink hat?

Princess Beatrix, November 13, 2014 | Royal Hats Princess Beatrix, November 13, 2014 | Royal Hats

Princess Beatrix, November 13, 2014 | Royal Hats Princess Beatrix, November 13, 2014 | Royal Hats

Photos from Patrick van KatwijkPatrick van KatwijkAlbert Philip Van Der Werf, and Patrick van Katwijk via Corbis

5 thoughts on “Princess Beatrix Opens Christmas Market

  1. I like the point! It gives more dimension to what otherwise looks like a stack of circles. I think Princess Beatrix looks wonderful, as always.

  2. I do love Princess Beatrix a lot. She is so effortlessly chic, and she has always given her best. I love it that she wears makeup, and accessories, but I am over the hats! I know these stiff boxy hats are her thing, but in general I don’t like them. This one looks better because of the pointed crown. If she continues to wear this style, I would like to see it with a higher, rounded crown. That might be an improvement, but also a less boxy look with the brims would be nice. These kind of of boxy hats always remind me of a Breughel painting for some reason.

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