King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands celebrated his first Koningsdag (King’s Day) today on the eve of his 47th birthday. For this very fun and festive occasion, Queen Máxima unveiled a new toque hat! This one, in a warm caramel straw, perfectly complimented her dress. I have come to like Máxima’s toque hats, although from a distance, this one blended a little too well into her hair and looked like a bouffant hairstyle. But maybe that is the point?
UPDATE: Eagle eyed reader Norman noticed that this hat is actually open on top (one of the dreaded ‘convertible’ hats). And it’s not just a convertible, it’s a doughnut. Any warm feelings I had about this hat have thus, been cooled. When is a doughnut on a royal head ever a good idea?Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images
Designer: Fabienne Delvigne
Previously Worn: This is a new hat
The Orange Princesses were front and center at today’s celebration. The littlest member of this Royal A Team, Princess Arianne, was the only one who sported headwear. Her pale pink headband with rosette was the perfect compliment to her sweet pink dress and taupe cardigan. I thought she looked adorable.Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images
It looks like a marvelous time was had by all. I will post hats from the rest of the Dutch Royal Family tomorrow. In the meantime, what do you think of Queen Máxima’s new hat?
Photos from Getty as indicated and Patrick van Katwijk via Dutch Photo Press