King Willem Alexander and Queen Máxima’s visit to the Caribbean continued with a number of events (and hats!) over the weekend! On Friday, the couple attend the small island of Saba’s annual “Saba Day” celebration. For this event, Queen Máxima repeated her pleated ring/bandeau headpiece in vibrant yellow silk.
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On Saturday, the couple visited Sint Maarten to view reconstruction projects and damaged areas caused by Hurricane Irene. Queen Máxima wore an oversized fedora with large brim, monochrome hatband and side bow. While the hue of the hat looks to mimic natural straw, Josine Droogendijk over at Mode Koningin Maxima tells me that the hat, from a well known Dutch brand, is 90% paper (a much better alternative to the polypropylene/polyester commonly used for off-the-peg designs as this). The hat is another informal one but the design is again well suited to the location and nature of this visit. It’s difficult to hit the right balance of formality when pairing a hat with trousers but this hit just the right note.
Previously Worn: Bronté Veronique Fedora