Swedish Royals Visit The Netherlands

King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia arrived in The Netherlands today to begin a two-day visit. They were greeted by King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima at the Royal Palace in Amsterdam.

Queen Silvia in Whitely Fischer Ltd. and Queen Máxima in Fabienne Delvigne, April 4, 2014 | The Royal Hats Blog

Queen Máxima repeated the same silver headpiece and suit she wore for Princess Arianne’s christening in 2007. While I did not like this headpiece the last time we saw it (last November worn with a jade lace dress), there is something about this suit and hat that just works together. I think it might be the clean lines and round neck of that beautiful jacket that coordinate with the clean lines and round shape of the hat. Nevertheless, I thought Máxima looked so regal and elegant in this ensemble that I nearly forgot this hat is not closed on top and simply wraps in silver rings around her head.

Queen Máxima, April 4, 2014 in Fabienne Delvigne | The Royal Hats Blog Queen Máxima, April 4, 2014 in Fabienne Delvigne | The Royal Hats Blog

Designer: Fabienne Delvigne
Previously Worn: November 24, 2013; Oct. 20, 2007

Queen Silvia topped her red coat off with a smart black beret (if this hat looks familiar, take a peek here!). We often see Silvia in pillbox and calot hats and it was a nice change to see her in this modern, structured beret. The scale of this hat was very flattering on her, as was the styling of her hair with it. Compared to Queen Máxima it may seems a little boring but on it’s own, I think it is a lovely hat. What do you think of this pair of royal hats today?

Queen Silvia in Whitely Fischer Ltd. and Queen Máxima in Fabienne Delvigne, April 4, 2014 | The Royal Hats Blog Queen Silvia, April 4, 2014 in Whitely Fischer Ltd. | The Royal Hats Blog

Designer of Queen Silvia’s hat: Whiteley Fischer Ltd.
Previously Worn: I believe this hat is new

Photos from Patrick van Katwijk via Dutch Photo Press

8 thoughts on “Swedish Royals Visit The Netherlands

  1. I absolutely LOVE Max’s hat. Yes, it would be better if the crown were closed, but in these photos you can’t see the opening, so I’ll let it pass. She certainly likes her shiny fabrics, doesn’t she? I agree this suit really compliments the hat but the opening in the front is awkward. Silvia’s hat is nice, but maybe a little juvenile. and lacking some stateliness the occasion called for, no matter how warm and close the relationship. Perhaps that is the result of placement, as others suggested.

  2. QS looks really nice and she looks good in red, I think that is her color. QM, do not like the hole in her jacket, nor the color of her outfit, that color makes her look washed out, she looks better in bright colors. Her hat would be better if the color was different, this is not a color she should be wearing.

  3. I don’t usually like hats that have ‘holes’ in them but this looks good. I do not like the gap in Max’s jacket – it looks unfinished and untidy. It might have worked better if it was centred. I’m also not fond of this colour as I feel it washes Max out but at least the shiny fabric works (unlike the boat christening outfit).
    Silvia looks wonderful in red! Not really liking the placement of the beret though.

  4. I love the silver headpiece worn by Queen Maxima (It totally compliments the outfit). I also love the structured beret worn by Queen Sylvia, but I feel she did not captivate the true positioning of the beret, i.e. Princess Beatrix & Duchess of Cambridge.

  5. My goodness both these queens look very elegant today. I prefer Queen Silvia’s hat and coat. She looks so good in red!

  6. I had never thought about the neckline of a dress or coat affecting the way a hat looks but you are right. Maxima’s hat looks so good on her because of how it compliments the neckline of her dress. Together, they frame her face in the most flattering way.

    I still prefer Queen Silvia’s hat! She looks beautiful today.

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