Hats From the Past

Royal Hats While much has been said about Queen Maxima’s ensemble at Prinsjesdag earlier this week, a look back through history at this event shows it is not the only time a strong (and, um, unsuccessful) millinery statement has been made. Case in point- forty years ago today when Queen Juliana and Princess Beatrix appeared in the balcony in memorable looks-  one in particular that defies description

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I’ll be away from Royal Hats the next few days- see you back next Wednesday.

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Hats From the Past

Royal Hats to 54 years ago yesterday to another Prinsjesdag balcony scene in The Hague. Queen Julianna sported a voluminous hat very much of the time while Princess Margriet (right) wore a multi-piece floral headpiece. Princess Beatrix’s flat crowned hat looks like it was wrapped in tulle with feathers on the brim.

 
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Hat From the Past

Royal Hats sixty years to March 25, 1958 when Queen Juliana and Queen Elizabeth visited the Asscher diamond factory in Amsterdam in a matching pair of flower covered casque hats.

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Hat From the Past

Royal Hats to an event, fifty-five years ago, that saw Queen Juliana in a voluminous, white satin hat. Can any of you help identify what occasion this was in 1962?

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Hat From the Past

Royal Hats to this day in 1969 when the late Queen Juliana of the Netherlands opened Dutch Parliament in a most interesting millinery design. I’m out of words to describe this one.

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