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Princess Letizia's Hat Is Bringing Back Bad Millinery Memories (PHOTOS, POLL)

Princess Letizia doesn't make for the most exciting subject of a royal fashion watch. The Spaniard tends to favor pantsuits, pantsuits and more pantsuits. But it looks like the Dutch inauguration festivities have inspired her to take a sartorial chance.

For the the abdication of Queen Beatrix and the inauguration of King Willem-Alexander, Letizia looked quite elegant in a blue lace gown by Varela and matching heels by Margriet. But the real fashion risk sat atop her head in the form of strange pancake-like hat courtesy of Maria Nieto.

Now we're not saying we're against all fascinators per se, but this might not have been the best gamble for the 40-year-old. The last time Letizia wore such a memorable hat was during the British royal wedding in 2011 (and she looked lovely). This time around, she must have taken a cue from Princess Beatrice's infamous topper -- the shock factor was definitely comparable.

Check out Letizia's bizarre fascinator and tell us what you think!


princess letizia hat

princess letizia hat

princess letizia hat

Like we said, she's not the only princess who has hat trouble:

Princess Beatrice's Best & Worst Hats

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