Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik of Denmark welcomed King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands for lunch at Fredensborg Palace today. While it was not a formal state visit, it was special enough for both Queens to unveil new hats! Queen Margrethe wore this pale blue straw picture hat with an upturned brim and side spray of pink blossoms. I liked the textured, open weave of the brim and thought that the upturned brim looked great on her (it saves the hat from making her look bald, which most hats do on dear Margrethe). I think I would have liked the side leaves on his hat to be less spiky but that’s just splitting hairs. I thought she looked great in this hat.
Queen Máxima wore a new headpiece of pale aqua feathers. From the front, it creates the same face-framing effect that her recent army of toques. From the side, it’s a large headband… a large headband that does not match her dress. I love the colour of the feathers but I don’t love them with this lace dress. To me, the whole look is not cohesive.
Photos from Getty as indicated