King Abdullah and Queen Rania of Jordan arrived in The Netherlands yesterday for a two day state visit. While Queen Rania did not wear a hat (she very rarely does!), her host, Queen Máxima predictably did. Her choice was interesting- a repeat of the hat she wore for Prinsjesdag in 2013. While the upswept brim shape of this piece, which is made in gold straw, is a a very familiar shape for Máxima, today was this hat’s first repeat.
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Lighting in many of these photos gives the hat a caramel glow but its true colour is as you see in the first photo above- a toasted, golden brown. I’m not overly excited about the styling of this hat with Máxima’s brown caped coat and lace dress from Claes Iversen- not even the mix of straw, wool and lace textures keeps the ensemble from being a bit bland. I think, however, that’s precisely what the Dutch queen and her stylist were going for in the spirit of being a great host. They might have known Queen Rania was going to show up without a hat (despite longstanding protocol that includes headwear in the dress code for state visits) and this neutral ensemble keeps Máxima from stealing the spotlight.