Queen Máxima was in Weesp yesterday, visiting Dutch leather company Smit & Zoon on the occasion of its 200th anniversary. For this occasion, she repeated her avocado felt hat with flat crown and wide, cartwheel brim trimmed with Petersham ribbon brim binding, hatband, and back bow.
It’s a hat familiar to many of us and it’s lovely… except for the visible dent on the left side of the crown!
We don’t often see such glaring issues on a royal hat and while I’m a little surprised this one wasn’t fixed before this outing, my guess is that we’ll see it good-as-new on its next appearance. It’s an amusing mishap, one that reminds me even a queen is susceptible to a squashed hat!
Images from Getty as indicated