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05/01/2013 09:13 am ET Updated May 02, 2013

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!

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

PHOTO GALLERIES
Princess Beatrice's Best & Worst Hats

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