59 years ago back to July 7, 1963 and the awarding of the Dutch Erasmus Prize to Austrian theologian and philosopher Professor Martin Buber. I’d love to see a closeup, technicolour view of Queen Juliana’s draped turban! And the guipure lace on Princess Beatrix’s transparent hat with upturned brim looks impressive as well.
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I had to look up “guipure lace” as I wasn’t familiar with that term, and found some impressive examples of just the fabric by the yard on Google (as well as impressive prices). I took one philosophy class in college (pass/fail, thank goodness!) and I believe might have read some of Martin Buber’s work. Jimbo, why lemon yellow?
Matthew, why lemon yellow? Maybe it’s wishful thinking on my part – I think it would look very nice on Beatrix. Or perhaps it’s like taking bets on HM’s color ensemble at Royal Ascot.
👍 — Jimbo, I like your thinking, and agree that yellow is a good color for her. I wonder if she ever wore the suit again later, without a hat — that would give us a clue.
This looks like a forerunner of Princess Beatrice’s standard cake hats! I love the lace!
You beat me to the thought! 🙂
I was thinking the same; it’s like a cupcake hat this time! (and I mean that only in the best way)
Both hats today look very interesting. Is Juliana’s turban a shiny straw?
I really like Beatrix’s hat and beautiful lace trimmed suit. Notice the blouse is all lacy. Not able to find color photos, I did find another outing of it, though, the next year. She wore the ensemble again to open a blind library in the Hague. I’m guessing the color is lemon yellow.
May 27, 1964