Princess Beatrix Opens Sculpture Exhibition

Princess Beatrix was back in the public eye today, opening a sculpture exhibition in The Hague. For this event, she wore a blue straw hat with squared crown and upturned kettle brim, edged in a white straw stripe. It’s a fairly simple hat but one that coordinates beautifully with her floral tunic and skirt.

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Designer: Likely Suzanne Moulijn
Previously Worn: This hat is new
It’s always lovely to see Princess Beatrix out and about. What do you think of her hat today?
Photos from Getty as indicated

13 thoughts on “Princess Beatrix Opens Sculpture Exhibition

  1. Queen Beatrix looks radiant and elegant.
    I love the way the hat is cut on the bias, the crown as well as the brim. Suzanne Moulijn is an old school trained milliner, and an expert on bias cut sinamay.

  2. Like beachgal said, coordinated but not matchy, just the way I like it! Lovely shades of blue for Beatrix. While it’s nice to see her out again, I do miss her more interesting and unique hats from her queen days.

    • Jake, help me out here. I’m confused about the term “matchy” which is oft-times bantered about on this blog. 99.99% of what Queen Elizabeth (I always hear sweet music in the background when typing her name!) wears is matchy to a fault. Same color, material, pattern – the term I’d use is that she’s always perfectly coordinated. Where is the line to be drawn where her ensemble is balanced and coordinated or it’s too “matchy?” I’ve been waiting for the proper time to pose this question, and I finally got it. Anyone?

  3. Princess Beatrix looks beautiful all around – nice blue shade, balanced size, and a venture away from her default hat shape.
    She always appears so cheerful and more approachable than many royals.

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