Dutch Monarchs Kick Off State Visit To Italy

King Willem Alexander and Queen Máxima arrived in Rome today for the start of a four-day state visit. As she often does or such high profile events as this, Queen Máxima used the occasion to debut a new hat. In light, nude pink, the hat follows her familiar, go-to shape with a high, upswept ‘slice’ brim, wide hatband and folded side bow. This shape has become a working uniform of sorts for Máxima, part of a formula that includes a dress, heels, a side chignon and spectacular earrings. It’s a uniform that is becoming quite familiar to us royal hat fans but gosh- it’s a uniform that looks fantastic.

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12 thoughts on “Dutch Monarchs Kick Off State Visit To Italy

  1. Cataloging the minutiaea of Maxima’s slice hats does indeed prove that she has a rotation going! But, as we all seem to agree, she looks fabulous in them.

  2. Maxima has outdone herself on this tour. She has looked fantastic in every outfit. I wish we all had a uniform that worked so well!

  3. This particular slice hat looks to have a little larger brim than most of her other ones. She has so many in these neutral shades, so it’s not as exciting to see these as it once was, but that doesn’t mean she doesn’t look amazing in them!

    • The brim looks larger — maybe a little too large — to me, too. Well put, Jake: she looks amazing even when she sticks to her “uniform.”

  4. I have slightly mixed feelings about these style hats. In the closeup pictures, it looks like a massive, sort of lumpy, tan hat. Side views are better, making the hat seem smaller because you don’t see the whole rim. But in the full length shots, you can see that the hat is in proportion to Queen Maxima’s whole figure. And in shots like the sixth above, with the sun shining through the hat, you get a good sense of it being pink and it practically glows like a halo, looking absolutely beautiful.

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