Royal Exhibitions - Chapeaux! - The hats of former Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands

Former Queen Beatrix with hat -
picture taken in the Royal Palace at the Dam in Amsterdam

On May 12th. 2017, I visited at the Loo Palace in Apeldoorn, the Netherlands,
an unique royal exhibition called:

Chapeaux!

Chapeaux exhibition at the Loo Palace in Apeldoorn - The Netherlands -
own picture taken on 12 May 2017

At the exhibition people can see hats from the period 1980 - 2013. This was the
time that Beatrix was Queen of the Netherlands.

Queen Beatrix and Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom were seen as the most
important wearers of hats.

However with royal hats it isn't just the hat, it has also another important aspect.
Queen Elizabeth II answered: "It is the part of the uniform", when she was asked
why she wore a hat.

The Royal Hat is the crown, the hat is her majesty, the hat is Queen Beatrix.

Chapeaux - a royal exhibition - The Loo Palace - The Netherlands
own picture taken on 12 May 2017

The exhibition

For me the exhibition was very beautiful. You can see all kind of hats, worn
by former Queen Beatrix on various occasions. It is very special that she
lined her hats for this exhibition.

The location of the exhibition Chapeaux, at the Loo Palace in Apeldoorn - a former
royal residence of Queen Wilhelmina - also is the perfect place for this
occasion.

Chapeaux lasts from 23 March 2017 till 27 August 2017. Taking pictures was
not allowed.

To know more, check the page of Paleis Het Loo on this link.