Dutch King and Queen Visit Jewish Community

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands visited the Joodse Gemeente Amsterdam  (Jewish Congregation of Amsterdam) yesterday.  Máxima repeated a lovely pale grey straw picture hat with a square crown, cartwheel brim and thin straw band and bow around the crown. It is a beautifully shaped, classic hat that looks just fantastic on Máxima and I was so thrilled to see it again. I think this means one thing, dear readers- Máxima must have heard your pleas for a return to her glorious large-brimmed hats. Let’s hope this trend continues!

Queen Máxima, July 8, 2013 | The Royal Hats Blog

Designer: unknown
Previously Worn: March 11, 2011 and November 3, 2011

Photos from Reuters via Parool.nl

11 thoughts on “Dutch King and Queen Visit Jewish Community

  1. It does have a nice shape, but is very plainly decorated. The hat had to be plain because so is the coat.

  2. Nice hat but it’s drab. I’m fixin to stick a bright pink flower on it to liven it up! LOL!

  3. Oh I realised that.. I just wondered if there was any significance in its being blue.

      • No significance…….just that gold embroidered blue velvet is more ‘royal’ looking than plain. I was wondering if they gave it to him, or if it is his own personal one (blinged version picked out by Max) kept on hand for such occasions?

    • According to Jewish law, men are required to cover their heads during prayer – the blue cap is a Jewish Kippah, or yarmulke, which is worn in the synagogue (some men wear one all the time). I suspect King Willem-Alexander was simply respecting this practice. The man seated behind him has a blue kippah as well.

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