King Willem Alexander and Queen Máxima continued their tour of Italy back in Rome today, where the day’s events required the most contrasting of dress codes I can remember in a long time. The couple began the morning with a visit to the Vatican, where Queen Máxima predictably donned a lace veil for their audience with the Pope.
For afternoon events in Milan, Máxima changed into something…um… less formal and tucked large red silk poppies in her hair. With red tassel earrings, costume jewellery and platform shoes, it’s a LOT of look (something I say often where Máxima is concerned) and while I absolutely love her for it, the ensemble reads more Spanish flamenco than Italian chic.
An interesting side note about this headpiece- back on March 19, 2003, during a visit to Chile, Máxima wore this picture hat with large silk poppies. I think it’s safe to conclude the flowers no longer reside on this hat.
Previously Worn: March 19, 2003