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Queen of shrobing! Maxima of the Netherlands shows her style references in a cozy patterned jacket during a visit to the coronavirus research center in Rotterdam

  • Maxima of the Netherlands is known for its impeccable sense of style
  • Today wore a patterned jacket over an all-black outfit for a trip to downtown Covid
  • Maxima’s visit focused on pilot projects on the introduction of self-testing and rapid-testing in education and industry to combat the coronavirus

Queen Maxima of the Netherlands is known for her impeccable sense of style and love of color.

And the royal, 49, cemented her fashion credentials even more today when she wrapped herself warmly for the Dutch spring in a colorful patterned coat and black leather gloves for a working visit to the Netherlands. Valentine School and Huntsman Holland BV in Rotterdam.

The queen donned a chic yellow and blue felt-style coat with a large square pattern over black wide-leg pants and a matching black turtleneck top and looked at ease as she visited downtown.

Queen Maxima of the Netherlands is known for her impeccable sense of style and love of color.  And the royal, 49, reinforced her fashion credentials even more today when she wrapped herself warmly for the Dutch spring in a colorful patterned coat and black leather gloves for a working visit to the Valentine School and Huntsman Holland BV in Rotterdam.

Queen Maxima of the Netherlands is known for her impeccable sense of style and love of color. And the royal, 49, reinforced her fashion credentials even more today when she wrapped herself warmly for the Dutch spring in a colorful patterned coat and black leather gloves for a working visit to the Valentine School and Huntsman Holland BV in Rotterdam.

A chic yellow and blue felt-style jacket with a large square pattern over black wide-leg pants and a matching black turtleneck top

A chic yellow and blue felt-style jacket with a large square pattern over black wide-leg pants and a matching black turtleneck top

A chic yellow and blue felt-style jacket with a large square pattern over black wide-leg pants and a matching black turtleneck top

To make sure her coat was the showpiece, the monarch also wore black leather clothes and a matching plain black face mask.

With her coat draped over her shoulder, in the ‘shrobe’ style, Maxima followed in the footsteps of Meghan Markle and Anna Wintour who often practice the trendy style.

Maxima’s visit focused on pilot projects on the introduction of self-tests and rapid tests in education and industry to combat the corona virus in the Netherlands.

Keeping her blonde hair loose and Covid-safe in a face mask, the royal wore light eye makeup, with black eyeliner and mascara accentuating her hazel eyes.

To make sure her coat was the showpiece, the monarch also wore black leather clothes and a matching plain black face mask

To make sure her coat was the showpiece, the monarch also wore black leather clothes and a matching plain black face mask

To make sure her coat was the showpiece, the monarch also wore black leather clothes and a matching plain black face mask

With her coat draped over her shoulder, in the 'shrobe' style, Maxima followed in the footsteps of Meghan Markle and Anna Wintour who often practice the trendy style

With her coat draped over her shoulder, in the 'shrobe' style, Maxima followed in the footsteps of Meghan Markle and Anna Wintour who often practice the trendy style

With her coat draped over her shoulder, in the ‘shrobe’ style, Maxima followed in the footsteps of Meghan Markle and Anna Wintour who often practice the trendy style

Last month, the royal family made a short speech at a meeting with entrepreneurs for Qredits Microfinance Netherlands – a non-profit credit organization that offers training and business loans to aspiring companies.

Mother of three, Maxima looked effortlessly chic in a long-sleeved, animal print maxi dress, paired with a vibrant red cape, when she appealed to small and medium-sized businesses from a studio in The Hague.

A trained international financier, Máxima was born in Argentina and married into the Dutch Royal Family in 2002, three years after meeting her husband-to-be in Seville, Spain.

Maxima's visit focused on pilot projects on the introduction of self-tests and rapid tests in education and industry to combat the corona virus in the Netherlands

Maxima's visit focused on pilot projects on the introduction of self-tests and rapid tests in education and industry to combat the corona virus in the Netherlands

Maxima’s visit focused on pilot projects on the introduction of self-tests and rapid tests in education and industry to combat the corona virus in the Netherlands

Keeping her blonde hair loose and covid-safe in a face mask, the royal wore light eye makeup, with black eyeliner and mascara accentuating her hazel eyes

Keeping her blonde hair loose and covid-safe in a face mask, the royal wore light eye makeup, with black eyeliner and mascara accentuating her hazel eyes

Keeping her blonde hair loose and covid-safe in a face mask, the royal wore light eye makeup, with black eyeliner and mascara accentuating her hazel eyes

The mother of three daughters, Catharina-Amalia, 17, Alexia, 15, and Ariane, 13, were married into the Dutch Royal Family in 2002.

Her husband Willem-Alexander, 53, was not joined today by her husband Willem-Alexander, 53, who became king after his mother, Beatrix, stepped down in April 2013 after 33 years as reigning monarch.

Queen Maxima has reportedly said she had no idea that Willem-Alexander was the heir to the throne when they first met.

The mother of three daughters, Catharina-Amalia, 17, Alexia, 15, and Ariane, 13, were married into the Dutch Royal Family in 2002.

The mother of three daughters, Catharina-Amalia, 17, Alexia, 15, and Ariane, 13, were married into the Dutch Royal Family in 2002.

The mother of three daughters, Catharina-Amalia, 17, Alexia, 15, and Ariane, 13, were married into the Dutch Royal Family in 2002.

Her husband Willem-Alexander, 53, who became king today after his mother, Beatrix, stepped down in April 2013, after 33 years as reigning monarch, was not joined by her today.

Her husband Willem-Alexander, 53, who became king today after his mother, Beatrix, stepped down in April 2013, after 33 years as reigning monarch, was not joined by her today.

Her husband Willem-Alexander, 53, who became king today after his mother, Beatrix, stepped down in April 2013, after 33 years as reigning monarch, was not joined by her today.

What is Shrobing?

The trend of draping a coat over the shoulders, dubbed ‘shrobing’ in recent years, has been embraced by socialites and celebrities lately, but actually goes back decades, having been spotted at Princess Diana as early as 1981.

It had something of a renaissance back then the influential style blogger The satorialist recognized the trend back in 2008.

The blogger wrote at the time, “I’ve seen some young Americans do it lately, but it still seems so specific to the Italians.”

The explosion of Instagram in 2013 made bloggers, models and journalists avoid their sleeves at all costs, and newspapers and magazines praised the arrival of ‘tippet’, ‘shrobing’ and ‘slinging’.

As Fashion just say ‘the fanciest way to wear your coat is free’.

The article on the trend reads, “ the best times to swing is when you’re on the go, ” citing a nearby meeting or a short walk as the ideal opportunity to try it out.

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