Dutch King and Queen visit Aruba

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima visited the island of Aruba today on the final leg of their inaugural Caribbean tour. Máxima repeated her pale gold ruched toque - a hat we have seen a few times this year. I don’t have strong feelings either way for this hat so will leave the opinions to all of you!

Queen Máxima, Nov. 20, 2013 | The Royal Hats Blog Queen Máxima, Nov. 20, 2013 | The Royal Hats Blog

Queen Máxima, Nov. 20, 2013 | The Royal Hats Blog

Designer: Fabienne Delvigne
Previously Worn: June 28, 2013; May 22, 2013

Photos from Hollandse Hoogte/Corbis

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7 thoughts on “Dutch King and Queen visit Aruba

  1. Beautiful dress, but the hat reminds me of the picture of a traditional housewife doing the spring cleaning. But may be not easy to find suitable hats for a sunny island if you don’t want to wear straw all the time

  2. I like that it was neutral and didn’t take away from that marvelous color of the dress. Love that peach/coral color on her. I like the hat, but think it would look better if it was a bit farther forward on her head.

  3. I really don’t like this style of hat, it still looks like a dirty dish rag, it blends with her hair, makes her hair look dirty. A wide brim hat, in the color of her dress which I just love or a cream colored hat with a small pink band around it would be nice. I just don’t get some of her hat choices on this trip…some look silly, like are for playing dress up with her daughters. Her dress and the earrings look very chic, elegant and so Max. She is one very beautiful lady, who really shines in the spotlight with her delightful personality.

    • Well put. From a distance the hat blends with her hair. Then when one realizes that the hair and hat are two entities, one clearly sees a dirty dish rag — on dirty hair!
      The dress looks fine. Change hats before its next wearing.

  4. I quite like this style of hat. I think a brighter colour would have looked stunning, as her dress is so beautiful and chic. Whilst I love the gold colour of the hat, it doesn’t go with the outfit and blends into her hair too much. Personally I think the colour of the dress suits her so much, I’m surprised she didn’t choose a more vibrant hat. These visits are planned in so much detail in advance, but it looks like she forgot and grabbed one last minute as she walked out of the door.I like the bangle though but again not with this outfit. Perspex and pearls together aren’t a winner with me.

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