Hats From the Past

Royal Hats to this day in 1948, 72 years ago when Dutch Queen Wilhelmina passed the throne to her daughter Juliana. The Dutch royal family (see future Queen Beatrix on the left) appeared on the balcony of the Royal Palace in Amsterdam following the abdication, Princess Wilhelmina in a feather trimmed cloche hat and the new Queen Juliana in a floral turban.

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Two days later, this pair of Queens would take to the balcony again following Queen Juliana’s inauguration, Juliana in a jaunty, tall, veiled pillbox and Princess Wilhelmina in what looks below to be a flat beret-newsboy cap hybrid with satin floral trim but was actually a short brimmed hat.

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