Before January disappears, I want to try and fit in several more blue hat wardrobe inventories. Today, we’re venturing into the depths of Queen Máxima’s closet. As one of the most frequent hat wearing royals around today, you might expect there to be a number of blue hats in Máxima’s history but amazingly, there are just four:
UPDATE: The Dutch Queen must have heard our call for more blue hats (!) and added a fifth design in May 2016.
Even I am surprised to find just a velvet turban, a roughly woven straw picture hat, a feathered headpiece and a rounded pillbox on the blue shelf of Máxima’s millinery closet. These pieces are varied, certainly, but are less than half of the blue hats worn by both Queen Mathilde and the Countess of Wessex (even the Duchess of Cambridge has considerably more!). I suppose we can only surmise that when it comes to blue, this orange queen is not such a fan.