King Philippe and Queen Mathilde arrived in Amsterdam to begin a three-day state visit to the Netherlands. As expected, both Queen Mathilde and Queen Máxima both wore hats, braving the windy weather with large brims.
Queen Mathilde used the occasion to debut a new design. In grey felt, her hat features a rounded crown and wide brim with gentle side upsweep. The piece is simply trimmed with a double folded silk ribbon hatband with multiple bows at the side. There’s a quirky series of indents on the underside of the brim that I suspect are meant to provide some subtle movement; from a distance, it is a beautiful shape but at close view, this detail unfortunately makes the hat look like it was bounced on several times by some little feet. It’s not a bad hat by any means but I don’t find it spectacular.
Previously Worn: This hat is new