Princess Beatrix was in Maastricht today to attended the presentation of an Honorary Doctorate to German President Joachim Gauck by Maastricht University. For this event, she repeated her a mushroom grey felt hat with square crown and flat brim. Royal hats in mixed straw and felt are not common and the silvery grey straw folded hatband on this piece adds wonderful texture and sheen. While I prefer Princess Beatrix in more saturated colours, the combination of this hat and printed jacket makes for an understated and elegant ensemble perfect for engagements like these where the focus is on another person. For a better look at this piece, jump over here to the first time we saw it.