Dutch Queen Opens Museum and Family Support Center

On Tuesday, Queen Máxima attended the opening of the ARTIS Groote Museum, a museum about the connection between humans and all life on earth. For this event, she repeated her circular open-crowned headpiece in draped caramel brown abaca.

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While open crowns are not always met here with admiration (!!), this one pairs so beautifully with this dress. It’s not just the shared hues that work (although they do!), it’s the shared softness between the flowing dress and draped headpiece that make the two pieces fit so well together. I’m a fan.

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Designer: Fabienne Delvigne. Dress by Edouard Vermeulen/ NATAN 
Previously Worn: July 7, 2015; April 26, 2014

Yesterday, Queen Máxima visited “Het Jeroen Pit Huis”, a center for families with children with disabilities. She wore a new headpiece of pale pink silk roses studded with blush net veil.

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It’s great to see the Dutch queen wearing venturing beyond Fabienne Delvigne’s studio (I wish she did so more often!). The gentle colour, face-framing shape and nod to nature in this design create a very pretty piece that pairs beautifully with Máxima’s curled hairstyle and slightly darker muted pink dress. It’s lovely.

Designer: Berry Rutjes. Dress by Edouard Vermeulen/ NATAN 
Previously Worn: This headpiece is new

While Queen Máxima is probably best known for her bolder looks, I really like these softer ones. What do you think?

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This Week’s Extras

Princess Akiko of Mikasa in an ice blue silk covered bumper hat on April 30

On May 4, Queen Máxima wore a new black felt hat with uniquely shaped brim by Philip Treacy for the National Remembrance Day at  Dam Square in Amsterdam.
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Victoria de Marichalar de Borbón in a floral headpiece at the Seville Fair
Thanks to reader Scarfie for highlighting the Dior Museum’s new exhibition on hats!
This hat made me catch my breath. See the comments for more hats that caught my eye last week

Prince Albert, Princess Charlene of Monaco, Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella of Monaco attended the Sainte Devote Rugby Tournament on May 7
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Such sweet photos from the Hereditary Grand Ducal family’s visit to tourist and zoological attraction park “Parc Merveilleux” last week. Prince Charles is already two years old!

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Koningsdag 2022

The Dutch royal family celebrated the King’s birthday in Maastricht on Wednesday with a day of events attended by crowds not seen in several years!

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For this event, Queen Máxima wore a new hat. The muted pink wide brimmed design features a flat crown and is simply trimmed with a slim hatband.

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I like the pairing of the muted pink hat with more vibrant dress and the scale of the hat works well with the the dress’ caped bodice.

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Designer: Fabienne Delvigne
Previously Worn: This hat is new

What do you think of Queen Máxima’s new hat?

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This Week’s Extras

On Monday, Empress Masako repeated an ivory short-brimmed hat with wide lime printed hatband for the Midori Prize.

For the Four Freedoms Awards in Middelburg on Thursday, Queen Máxima repeated a vibrant green floral dress with wide brimmed burgundy sinamay hat. Princess Beatrix repeated a bumper hat in black sinamay woven with silver threads.
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Yesterday, Queen Margrethe repeated her blue plaid trilby to open Gødstrup Regional Hospital.
The following new millinery designs caught my eye this week (see the comments for more):


A lovely Easter greeting from Princess Charlene of Monaco, who we warmly welcome back to public life and offer sincere wishes for her continued health.

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Dutch Monarchs Visit Dune and Bulb Region

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima visited the Dune and Bulb region in northern South Holland on Thursday.

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For this day of visits to tulip companies, football club FC Lisse, Noordwijk’s Space Campus and tourism developments in Katwijk, Queen Máxima repeated a large rounded pillbox hat covered in navy fabric.

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The classic hat is such a great compliment to the beautiful lace trimmed dress, a piece you can see in better detail below or and at Josine Droogendijk’s wonderful blog on Máxima’s fashion. The sleek lines of the hat elevated the sophistication of the ensemble, its dark hue standing out so well amidst the many colourful tulips.

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Designer: Bettina Thomas. Dress by Oscar de la Renta and coat by Natan.
Previously Worn: Nov 8, 2013 

It’s been nearly a decade since we first saw this hat- what are your thoughts on its outing this week?

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