Hats From the Past

Royal Hats to this day, forty-six years ago, when the House of Orange played host to an Indonesian state visit. It’s not often that both host and guest don hats for a state visit but such was the case with Head Of The Indonesian State, Haji Mohammed Suharto, and Queen Juliana of the Netherlands. Juliana’s combination of wide coat collar, wide hat brim and funky glasses is certainly memorable.

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10 thoughts on “Hats From the Past

  1. See the outfit in action here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5x6buGs51c
    With hat 0:39, without the hat and holding a young Prince Constantin at 2:01; then the tiaras come out at 2:35
    After seeing the whole outfit in the video, I quite like it on the Queen; the green and cream together are lovely. And a larger scale, such as we see in the collar, certainly suited Queen Juliana – she was tall, as is Maxima — so, big hats like this were just the ticket.

  2. It must be a requirement that to be a Dutch Queen, one must be absolutely fabulous! Juliana has long been underrated in my opinion, and in addition to these sunglasses/sunnies, she had some pretty awesome eyewear in general. I also like President Suharto’s hat, and wish more national dress was on display in the world.

    Also, I love this hat on Juliana as well:
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  3. Juliana always looks like she was fun doesn’t she. She certainly liked a funky look and this hat and specs combo is a classic. What she lacked in conventional good looks she more than made up for in personality!

  4. That is a sixties look; there is no mistaking the wide collar coat, the funky glasses and the hat worn toward the back of the head! What I find amusing is we commoners were not the only ones who dressed in that forgettable style. Looks like even some royalty fell for the look!

  5. Queen Juliana’s clothing and accessory choice for this event is certainly different! Looking at her reminded me that there were three Dutch queens in succession: Wilhemina, Juliana, and Beatrix.

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