Royal Hats this Year: The Netherlands Part I

Royal Hats Year In Review 2014We saw so many hats worn by members in the House of Orange this year that we need to break this review into two parts! First, we’ll look at all of the hats and headpieces worn by the Dutch princesses. Please click on each photo to link to larger views and detailed information on each hat.

Princess Margriet

1. Princess Margriet, April 26, 2014 | Royal Hats 2. Princess Margriet, May 24, 2014 | Royal Hats 3. Princess Margriet, June 14, 2014 | Royal Hats 4. Princess Margriet, November 10, 2014 | Royal Hats 

Princess Laurentien

5. Princess Laurentien, April 26, 2014 in Eudia | Royal Hats 6. Princess Laurentien, September 16, 2014 in Eudia | Royal Hats 

Princess Annemarie and Princess Margarita

7. Princess Annemarie, April 5, 2014 | Royal Hats 8. Princess Margarita, April 5, 2014 | Royal Hats

Princess Beatrix

9. Princess Beatrix, January 11, 2014 | Royal Hats 10. Princess Beatrix,March 21, 2014 | Royal Hats 11. Princess Beatrix, April 5, 2014 | Royal Hats 12. Princess Beatrix, April 26, 2014 | Royal Hats 

13. Princess Beatrix, May 20, 2014 | Royal Hats 14. Princess Beatrix, May 21, 2014 | Royal Hats 15. Princess Beatrix, May 22, 2014 | Royal Hats 16. Princess Beatrix, May 24, 2014 | Royal Hats 

17. Princess Beatrix, June 5, 2014 | Royal Hats 18. Princess Beatrix, June 10, 2014 | Royal Hats 19.  Princess Beatrix, June 14, 2014 | Royal Hats 20. Princess Beatrix, June 25, 2014 | Royal Hats 

21. Princess Beatrix, June 28, 2014 | Royal Hats 22. Princess Beatrix, September 2, 2014 | Royal Hats 23. Princess Beatrix, September 4, 2014 | Royal Hats 24. Princess Beatrix, September 5, 2014 | Royal Hats 

25. Princess Beatrix, September 20, 2014 | Royal Hats 26. Princess Beatrix, October 10, 2014 | Royal Hats 27. Princess Beatrix, October 3, 2014 | Royal Hats 28. Princess Beatrix, October 25, 2014 | Royal Hats 

29. Princess Beatrix, October 28, 2014 | Royal Hats 30. Princess Beatrix, October 29, 2014 | Royal Hats 31. Princess Beatrix, October 31, 2014 | Royal Hats 32. Princess Beatrix, November 10, 2014 | Royal Hats 

33. Princess Beatrix, November 14, 2014 | Royal Hats 34. Princess Beatrix, November 20, 2014 | Royal Hats 35. Princess Beatrix, November 28, 2014 | Royal Hats

Do any of these hats make your list for best of 2014? Are any of them on your list of least favourites?

Stay tuned later today for a review of all the hats Queen Máxima wore this year.

10 thoughts on “Royal Hats this Year: The Netherlands Part I

  1. How I love dear Beatrix. Compared to some years her hattery wasn’t as thrilling, but as she’s now a princess, I can’t blame her for going a little more low-key and repeating shapes more often. None of the other Dutch royals had terribly exciting hats either, although I did really like Laurentien’s beret with the feathers for Prinsjesdag.

  2. I like all Princess Margriet’s hats, and I think she is one of the best dressed royal ladies of all. My favorite hat on this page is her in the blue hat (photo number 2).

    Princess Laurentien’s cream wool and pheasant feather topper is the only hat she has worn that I have ever liked (photo number 6
    reading left the right, and from top to bottom). I loathe the headpiece she wore in the photo to the left of the cream wool and pheasant feather topper (photo number 5), as it looks like she glued a bath pouf onto her hairband. It is hard to judge her taste because she wears hats so seldom.

    Princess Beatrix is a lovely lady, but her hats all remind me of cakes, and I am bored seeing the same style. I loathe the hat in the final photo, with the pointy crown. If I absolutely must pick a favorite of hers I would chose the gold hat (the first in the series of photos of her, and photo number 9 in the total series), as it is typical of her style, but the gold color is unusual for a hat and suits her very well. I also love her in blue, so any of the blue hats can be called my favorites of hers, though I wouldn’t wear them myself.

  3. She has it figured out…why fix it if it isn’t broken. I would enjoy knowing her. Such a nice person. Her style wins for me.

  4. I like Princess Beatrix’ hats because she loves them. Would I ever choose to wear one? No. But they suit her and by golly, she knows what she likes! I think that the pointy ones look like chess pieces.
    I think I like Princess Margriet’s cornflower blue hat best of all on this page. Also, Princess Laurentien’s cream wool and pheasant feather topper is nice.
    Next up, Queen Maxima!

  5. I like Princess Beatrix but I am not generally a fan of her hats. I do like the orange and navy straw hats–#15 and 16 above. They flatter her and are a bit different than her usual selections, though not much.

  6. Well you can’t accuse Bea of not sticking to her style can you!! She looks fab as ever of course, but they’re all so similar I can’t really pick them apart. Still, it’s wonderful to see her hatting about, although she’s surely earned the chance to put her feet up! I think Margriet wins it for me, she always looks rather sassy for an older lady, and that’s always a winner for me!

  7. IT WAS the best of hats, it was the worst of hats, it was the age of a well balanced chapeau, it was the age of fascinator foolishness, it was the epoch of straw hats shot with metallic accents, it was the epoch of incredulity (literally),
    The dutch ladies are never wont for all the drama of a victorian novel in their millinery.
    Suddenly MrFitzroy is craving a nice slab of layer cake.

    • MrFitzroyOBE you cracked me up! This was not only funny but spot on! I love Princess Beatrix, but her hats always make me think of cake!

    • Her hats are very consistent and they suit her so well. She has found a style that works for her which is not easy for us women of a certain age to do.

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