Dutch Royals Commemorate National Remembrance

King Willem Alexander and Queen Máxima took part in the National Remembrance ceremony held at the National Monument on Dam Square in Amsterdam today. Queen Máxima repeated her black felt rounded pillbox hat with flat bow at the back.

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Designer: Bettina Thomas
Previously Worn: March 21, 2017December 17, 2015May 4, 2015November 10, 2014; November 2, 2013

Princess Margriet, Pieter van Vollenhoven and Prince Pieter-Christiaan attended a similar ceremony at the Military War Cemetery Grebbeberg near Rhenen.  Princess Margriet repeated her wide brimmed black straw hat trimmed with a simple black hatband and what looks to be large, almost abstract straw leaves on the side. The hat has undergone a renovation since its first outing, when the trim also included black feathers.

Designer: unknown
Previously Worn: November 10, 2014
Photos from Getty as indicated

6 thoughts on “Dutch Royals Commemorate National Remembrance

  1. Máxima looks very elegant here. It must’ve been quite chilly in the Netherlands to be dressed so warmly; that said, I like the simplicity of how she did the scarf and how it frames her overall look very nicely.

    It’s a bit odd to see Margriet wearing a coat with fur/faux fur on it, and a sinamay straw hat. Nevertheless I really like this hat and am glad for it’s return, although I did not remember it’s last outing and the feathers; I do remember seeing it earlier than 2014 on a visit to Canada, but image searches are coming up blank for me at the moment. Will try to dig deeper.

  2. Queen Máxima also wore this hat for the Prix de Rome 2015 (17 dcember 2015) so this is already it’s sixth outing (with six different outfits, so definitely a contender for ‘This or That’!

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