King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima attended Dutch National Remembrance Day ceremony yesterday as they do every year on May 4. As in Denmark, the event took on particular poignancy with this also being the 75th anniversary of liberation and the visually arresting view of an empty Dam Square.
For this event, Queen Máxima wore a simple black felt fedora hat with relaxed brim. The design is trimmed only with a ribbon hatband, and was anchored with a large pair of pearl hatpins.
It’s a streamlined look for Queen Máxima that carries a sense of gravitas fitting to this event. Máxima always wears black for Remembrance Day and while I was initially surprised with the choice of a fedora, it provides a strong, streamlined millinery look for a somber event (perhaps more somber this year than others) where fashion simply needs not to be a primary focus. Jump over to the Dutch Monarchy page here to read King Willem-Alexander’s thoughtful speech.
Designer: Fabienne Delvigne
Previously Worn: I believe this hat is new.