It has been my great pleasure to welcome readers as guest writers here at Royal Hats over the summer to share wishes and suggestions about hats they would most like to see their favourite royals wear (or wear again!). Today, I’m so pleased to welcome back Washington D.C. based reader Jake for a second guest post, this time on the hats he’d like to see Queen Máxima repeat. Welcome back, Jake!
I had a lot of fun coming up with a top 10 list of hat to bring back for HM Queen Elizabeth II, and so I knew I had to do a follow-up list for my next favorite queen: Máxima of the Netherlands! Many thanks HatQueen for letting me have another go!
Máxima has always rocked a large brim, and most of my choices reflect that. But since she has become queen, Máxima’s hats have increasingly become more sedate, with a lot less trim and less variety of color than when she was crown princess. Therefore I was pleased to see fellow reader Sandra’s recent posts about new milliners for Máxima to try, and many of her suggestions reminded me of the more experimental days of the mid-2000s.
Below are my first 5 of 10 top choices of hats that need to make a comeback for Queen Máxima:
1. The silver floral and netting headpiece from Alexia’s christening. I know this was repeated in 2014, but her hair just didn’t work that second time, so maybe third time will be a charm again? Hat by Fabienne Delvigne
2. The pale pink wide brim from her 12 April 2011 visit to Germany. This whole ensemble is one of my favorite looks ever for Máxima, and I’m extremely sad it was never repeated. Hat by Fabienne Delvigne
3. This gold picture hat from the 2003 state visit to Brazil. I have long loved this hat, although I have long been less enamored with the gold pantsuit, which has since been repeated, unlike the hat.
5. 2008 Prinsjesdag purple picture hat. I can’t believe this one was never repeated; it would be fantastic with a grey outfit. Hat by Berry Rutjes