King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima were at the Commando Corps at the Binnenhof in The Hague this morning to award the Militaire Willemsorde, the oldest and most prestigious medal in the Kingdom of The Netherlands awarded for exceptional bravery on the battlefield. Queen Máxima used the occasion to début a new pillbox hat in grey felt trimmed sparingly with a band of grey ribbon around the base and a slim double bow at the side. It’s a very simple hat that I thought was improved with Máxima’s addition of a diamond brooch (why don’t we see more jewels dressing up royal hats?) although I would still prefer it scaled up to a slightly larger proportion. With her lace dress, grey coat, and stunning drop pearl earrings, the hat makes for an elegant ensemble.
Previously Worn: This hat is new (and different than this very similar design)
What do you think of this new hat?