Hats From the Past

Royal Hats 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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7 thoughts on “Hats From the Past

  1. 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.

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