Dutch Monarchs in Hamburg

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima concluded their visit to Germany with a stop in Hamburg today. For their visits to Hamburg Town Hall and famous Fish Market, Queen Máxima wore a new red dress and matching pleated hat. While the hat follows the shape of a traditional turban, Máxima wore it off-centred on the back on her head, treating it as an oversize calot hat. Since this is the fifth red hat in this style that can be found in her millinery closet, we can only guess that it must be one that Máxima likes very much.

Queen Máxima, March 20, 2015 in Fabienne Delvigne | Royal Hats  Queen Máxima, March 20, 2015 in Fabienne Delvigne | Royal Hats

Queen Máxima, March 20, 2015 in Fabienne Delvigne | Royal Hats  Queen Máxima, March 20, 2015 in Fabienne Delvigne | Royal Hats

Designer: Fabienne Delvigne
Previously Worn: This is a new hat

Photos from Getty as indicated and Christian Charisius, Patrick van KatwijkDaniel Bockwoldt, and Patrick van Katwijk via Corbis. 

15 thoughts on “Dutch Monarchs in Hamburg

  1. These hats are tricky, but can be both extremely effective and highly practical. My dear grandmother wore lots of these draped turbans in various colors and scales – she started with a very beautiful Lily Daché sometime around the Second War and then later used that model to have her dressmaker whip them up to match different coats and dresses. I can see why a busy but dressy woman like Queen M. would enjoy having something proven to rely upon…

  2. This is a coordinated outfit: not only do all the reds go beautifully with each other, but the turban/hat, the dress and the shoes all have diagonal lines to them as well. I too am not crazy about today’s hair, but everything else is fabulous!

  3. Well, she most obviously likes them in RED.

    I rather like this one. It’s the true turbans and those bandage shaped things that I really don’t like.

  4. Really?!? Five hats in this style? That’s a bit odd no? I love Maxima but this just feels more than a tad profligate – and they all look virtually the same!

    Well she knows what she likes – and in this case it’s red. And turbans. It’s a LOT of red, but of anyone can carry it off…

  5. I am so glad that she wore this hat on the back and side of her head. I really dislike turbans! This hat squeaks by as a calot, I guess. But, whatever she wears, Queen Maxima’s spirit and joie d’vivre shine out. She is wonderful!

  6. The color is lovely and so is HM, but for me a turban should not be worn when the hair is down. It just looks better and more chic with an updo. I always remember Princess Grace and her turbans. Sublime.

  7. As others have noted, the color is fantastic. I also really like the shoes and the fit of her dress. It’s good to see her in a dress that doesn’t wrinkle from being tight. This seems the perfect occasion and outfit for leaving her hair loose. It looks elegant.

  8. I think that hat has to be seen ” in person” to know what it really looks. Good colour. Nice outfit based on one picture showing whole outfit.

  9. Maxima looks amazing in crimson, and I really like this look overall. This hat looks great from the front, but from the sides it definitely shows its height. I’ve never been a huge fan of turbans/calots to begin with, so that will always be my bias, but overall I think this is a definite win!

  10. Needs a little less volume under the crown of it for me to sort of like it – but then I’ve never been fond of turban style hats – they had such a hay day in the later 50s (and if you were QEII and Princess Grace you still wore them into the 60s UGH). and I never liked them then and didn’t own one at all – would not have been caught dead in one!

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