Dutch Monarchs Visit Groningen and Drenthe

King Willem Alexander and Queen Máxima visited the north eastern Dutch provinces of Groningen and Drenthe yesterday. For this visit, which included stops at the Veenkoloniaal Museum and the Wedeka social labour centre, Máxima repeated her charcoal grey picture hat with rounded crown and diagonally raised ‘slice’ brim. There were some wonderful photos taken that give us a view of this hat’s marvellous brim from all angles.

Queen Máxima, Feburary 17, 2015 in Fabienne Delvigne | Royal Hats

I adore the orange and grey colour scheme of Máxima’s outfit and thought the grey hat and orange shoes balanced the ensemble very well.

Queen Máxima, Feburary 17, 2015 in Fabienne Delvigne | Royal Hats  Queen Máxima, Feburary 17, 2015 in Fabienne Delvigne | Royal Hats

Queen Máxima, Feburary 17, 2015 in Fabienne Delvigne | Royal Hats

Queen Máxima, Feburary 17, 2015 in Fabienne Delvigne | Royal HatsQueen Máxima, Feburary 17, 2015 in Fabienne Delvigne | Royal Hats

Queen Máxima, Feburary 17, 2015 in Fabienne Delvigne | Royal Hats Queen Máxima, Feburary 17, 2015 in Fabienne Delvigne | Royal Hats

Designer: Fabienne Delvigne
Previously Worn: January 30, 2014October 16, 2013October 5, 2013

These photos made me realize that part of the success of this hat relies on the great vibrance of Máxima’s personality. On many others, this large grey hat would overwhelm but, as we often say about her millinery, Queen Máxima is able to carry it off. That, my dear readers, is why we all can’t wait to see what she wears next!

Photos from EPP / Pictures News via Paris Match and Getty as indicated

14 thoughts on “Dutch Monarchs Visit Groningen and Drenthe

  1. I want this hat, and all the pieces the Queen is wearing. I probably would have gone for a grey bag, to break up the orange a bit. You don’t often see a hat that photographs so well from every direction.

  2. Typical Max- great hat but the rest of the outfit is SO OVERDONE.

    I don’t mean to be rude but you were a day late sharing these photos. I saw them a lots of other royal sites before you had them up here.

  3. She does look fabulous in these dramatic picture hats, and the Orange and grey is a winning look. I do think she’s over-accessorised though, the Orange gloves and shoes are overkill – not everything has to match! But as you say Max’s personality can make it all work!

  4. I didn’t always love this hat as much as I do now, but these pictures have me on board. The hat is fabulous, her hair looks perfect in that style, and I do love the way the House of Orange is given a shout out in her wardrobe. Very clever. She looks amazing.

  5. Yes she can wear ” hats” so well and I guess I wonder why sometimes she wears the little hats usually the same colour as her hair. She cheats herself with those.

  6. I would gladly wear this hat and the entire outfit. I don’t think I could look as stunning in it as the Queen does. She just radiates charisma. That hat is such an amazing shape.

  7. This hat shape is one of her most successful ones and one of my favorites; I’m glad it’s realized in many colors and materials and seasons. This whole ensemble was a definite win for Maxima! Gotta love those orange leather gloves as icing on the cake as well. Brava!

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