During the Dutch monarch’s visit to Canada in May this year, Queen Máxima repeated an unstructured navy picture hat in loosely woven straw. The distinctively striped piece has a twin in lime green.
Visiting Aruba, October 29, 2011
The brim of the navy hat is slightly larger and less smoothly shaped than the green one but the two are undoubtedly related. The green hat first appeared during a 2005 visit to Japan while the navy hat had its début on the 2011 Dutch tour of the Caribbean (below right) – just two days after Máxima repeated the green one (below left). I find it most curious that despite a number of light straw summery hats to choose from in her millinery closet, Máxima chose two versions of essentially the same design to wear within a week, on the same foreign tour.
Princess Máxima in Aruba, October 29, 2011 and in Bonaire, October 31, 2011
What do you think of these relaxed straw hats?