Dutch State Visit To Indonesia Day 3

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima concluded their state visit to Indonesia in Sumatra on Thursday with several more informal engagements that saw the Dutch queen in a pair of neutral headpieces. The first paired with a coral floral dress, was a repeated open circle headpiece in ruched caramel brown straw.

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We’ve talked about these open-crowned designs here many times before and while they are still not my favourite, I can see how it was a logical choice for a less formal event held on tour in a tropical climate. This particular design pairs well with the dress, adding a neutral grounding that slightly softens the impact of the coral print.

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Designer: Fabienne Delvigne. Dress by Zimmerman. 
Previously Worn: July 7, 2015; April 26, 2014

Queen Máxima’s final piece of millinery for this tour was a new halo bandeau headpiece covered in the same tan linen as her outfit (one some of you will recognize from Konigsdag last year).

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Hats and pants always seem an odd combination to me but this bandeau works well, I think, thanks to its interesting raised shape (which gives it more presence and style than a simple headband) and it’s quiet colour. The design frames Máxima’s face in a very attractive way, adding that extra bit of interest to her overall ensemble without overwhelming.

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Designer: unknown. Outfit by Natan.
Previously Worn: This headpiece is new

For the final engagement, a boat trip to see Silima Lombu Eco Village on the island of Samosir in Lake Toba, King Willem-Alexander wore a casual trilby in finely woven Panama straw, simply trimmed with a charcoal hatband tied with a side bow. It’s great to see a men’s hat on a royal tour and Willem-Alexander wears it well.

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That wraps up the Dutch state visit to Indonesia. Which hat was your favourite on this tour?

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5 thoughts on “Dutch State Visit To Indonesia Day 3

  1. I love that coral pink dress on Máxima, but this headpiece always blends in so much with her hair, and it just doesn’t really work for me. I prefer the bandeau headband for pairing with this culotte outfit; I think Máxima can pull off headbands well (i.e. state visit to UK cited by mcncln), but I’m just not a fan of this particular outfit, and I find this linen color washes her out a bit.

    As for Willem-Alexander, this is definitely my favorite hat of the tour! His panama straw fedora is one of a very fine weave, which indicates its quality and artistry; it is so beautiful. I also love that he chose the crown shape I suggested for him hehe (https://royalhats.net/2019/08/21/royal-mens-hats-fedoras-and-trilbys/). Please don’t let this one hide away for years, and I hope a felt one joins its summer companion next fall/winter!

  2. I agree, the king looks great in his hat!
    I’m fine with open crown hats, and I like this one as styled on the previous 2 occasions. But paired with this dress, (described as a salwa style) the hat is reminiscent of a turban as worn by men in Indian traditional formal dress. The costumey effect is a bit disconcerting. This delicate silk dress would look better I feel with a lightweight slice-style summer hat, along these lines — Ascot 2019: Embed from Getty Images
    The bandeau looks fresh and is in a style which I feel Maxima wears well. However, with this oufit I don’t feel that the bandeau has the same presence as the straw brimmed hat she wore on Koningsdag April 27, 2019 – even though that hat was poorly finished. I’d like to see this bandeau worn with a more classic dress like the one she wore with a pink bandeau during her visit to Queen Elizabeth on 23 October: Embed from Getty Images

  3. Willem-Alexander should wear hats more often! He looked great in this trilby. I will begrudgingly admit that HQ is right about Maxima’s open circle headpiece being appropriate for the weather, but I still am not in love with it. I am sad that Maxima even wore the last outfit a second time, but if she was going to wear it the added headband did help a trifle.

  4. Agree with HatQueen’s assessment: both neutral headpieces are appropriate for the tropical weather and informal events, but nothing exciting. Willem-Alexander’s trilby is definitely the best hat of this state visit!

    • I agree with you mittenmary and HQ. The headpieces are not my favorite style, but they work well in the weather.
      The first pink dress is so lovely, and the scenery is superb! These photos are great!
      I love the trilby on King Willem-Alexander. He needs to wear them more often.

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