Dutch Monarchs Mark Remembrance Day

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima attended the National Remembrance Ceremony at Dam Square today.

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The Dutch queen always wears a black hat for this event and today she wore a layered felt turban.

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At first glance, it appeared a repeat of this layered black felt turban. Closer inspection, however, shows the hats to be different- the design today features smaller layers, a narrower brim cuff (on the opposite side!) and a larger crown. Furthermore, the hat today is made of a lower nape felt that is noticeably smoother than the longer pile melusine felt of the previous hat. These slight tweaks give today’s hat a more refined feel, all around. With her dress, cape and pearl jewels, the hat tops an elegantly restrained look so well suited to this event.

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Designer: unknown. Massimo Dutti dress. 
Previously Worn: I believe this hat is new

What do you thin about Queen Máxima’s new turban?

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9 thoughts on “Dutch Monarchs Mark Remembrance Day

  1. A very elegant ensemble that hits the right notes for this occasion. The hat is lovely, and reminds me of the turbans from Phillip Treacy’s AW2020 collection. I wonder if he is the designer?

  2. A very elegant and suitable look on Máxima, I have to say I’m not sure I’d be able to see the difference in the two hats, or indeed why she’d need two so similar!

  3. I like this look for such a sad occasion. Maxima always looks at her most elegant for Remembrance and memorial engagements.

  4. I’m not often a fan of turbans, but the movement and design of this one is quite striking, made more so by the rest of the ensemble. Elegant and regal, perfect for the occasion.

  5. A beautiful look well-suited to the occasion.

    It is so haunting and powerful to see such celebrations with so few able to be there.

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