Princess Beatrix Celebrates Cancer Society

On Saturday, Princess Beatrix took part in celebrating 70th anniversary of the Dutch Cancer Society Dutch Cancer Society with a visit to the Royal Dutch Mint to to see a special coin stamped to commemorate this milestone come off the press. For this event, she repeated a denim blue straw hat with domed crown and high, straight sided double bumper brim wrapped in a slightly slanted wide stripe of straw. The design is completed with two pointed ribbon tails curling off the back.

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The colour is so lovely on Beatrix and while I could do with a trim on those ribbon tails off the back, that slanting stripe of straw around the outside of the hat gives a unique take on shape that has become a very familiar one for her

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Designer: Suzanne Moulijn
Previously Worn: July 3, 2008

It’s been a while since we saw this hat- what are your thoughts?

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4 thoughts on “Princess Beatrix Celebrates Cancer Society

  1. Lovely pictures of Princess Beatrix and I really like this hat. The whole outfit and specially the blue of the hat makes her blue eyes just “pop”.

  2. Wow, Beatrix looks fantastic in these photos; this cerulean color really suits her! It’s a shame we apparently haven’t seen more of this hat.

    • The straw has almost certainly been hand dyed by Suzanne Moulijn, to harmonize with the colour of the dress material.
      The large, cake box shaped design is a familiar one Princess Beatrix has favoured for many years. Her hats (or at least those hats made for her by Mrs. Moulijn) have a double crown. The inner crown is large and round, like a salad bowl turned upside down. It has the exact shape of P. Beatrix’ hairdo. A generous dose of hairspray (her hair has sometimes been described by the press as “sculpted in marble”) achieves to preserve her looks. I don’t think she has ever been seen with “hat hair”.

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