While a great national party of flea markets, concerts, and community-based festivities took place all around The Netherlands today, members of the Dutch Royal Family celebrated the Koningsdag (King’s Day) national holiday together in Dordrecht. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima enjoyed the day with their three daughters, Princesses Amalia, Alexia and Arianne.
Queen Máxima unveiled a new hat for today’s celebration. In vibrant pink parabuntal straw, the large brimmed picture hat featured a sharply upfolded ‘slice’ brim and was trimmed simply with a darker raspberry ribbon around the crown. This hat shape has become a staple for Máxima for good reason- it looks wonderful on her. The raised brim removes the facial-obstruction that usually occurs with large brimmed hats and the dramatic shape lends a sense of drama that Máxima carries so well. Today’s all pink ensemble is a daring choice but the darker shade of pink on the hat, gloves, and shoes gives enough contrast to make the outfit work. Máxima wears vibrant colour better than most and today’s ensemble hit a perfect note for the celebratory nature of today’s events.
My only qualm about the hat were the giant hatpins used to secure it. Not only do they look like royal weapons, they interrupt the beautifully smooth curves of this hat.
Designer: Fabienne Delvigne
Previously Worn: This hat is new
I adore Koningsdag because the Dutch royals always look like they are having immense fun. What did you think of Queen Máxima’s hat today? Has it erased your memory of the one she wore over the weekend, as it thankfully did for me?
Photos from Getty as indicated; Patrick van Katwijk via Corbis