Queen Máxima of the Netherlands was at the Keukenhof Flower Show in Lisse yesterday to present the 2016 Tuinbouw Ondernemersprijs horticulture award. For this event, she repeated her large black felt Garbo hat (a hat many of you will recognize as one of your ten finalists for favourite new royal hat of 2015).
Photos yesterday show the grandly sloped brim of this piece and this shape, combined with the large scale, gives this hat such drama. Máxima certainly wears it well.
I can’t help cheekily wondering if this hat’s outing today was a subtle ploy for additional votes in our best new hat of 2015 contest. I love to think that this queen, whose bold millinery style keeps us on our toes and is one of our favourites to watch, is having such fun with us.