King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima are paying a state visit to Ireland at the invitation of Irish president Michael D. Higgins. They will visit Dublin and Cork from Wednesday, June 12 to Friday, June 14, for a mission focused on enhancing economic cooperation between the two countries.
The schedule for the visit is below. We will update as photos become available, but feel free to provide any comments/intel/photos you happen upon in the comments below.
Wednesday, June 12
Welcome Ceremony, The King, Queen and President and Sabrina Higgins
Wreath laying at Dublin’s Garden of Remembrance
Afternoon visits with IT, Tech and Business Leaders
Evening State Banquet
Thursday, June 13
Visit with Lord Mayor of Dublin
Visit to Trinity College, viewing of Dutch ‘Fagel Collection’,
Reception for Dutch residents of Ireland
In the evening, the King and Queen will host Irish dignitaries at a performance by the Dutch dance company, NDT, followed by a reception.
Friday, June 14
Travel to Cork, greeting by Lord Mayor
Visits to maritime and port development industries in Cork and Cobh
Visit to Camden Fort Meagher
For the Welcome Ceremony and day activities, Maxima is wearing a Claes Iversen dress with gold ring embellishments on the sleeves. This Iverson collection was inspired by the golden rings women of the Ndebele tribe in Africa wear around their necks. (H/T to Triple A).
Finally, banquet photos are available to us! Thanks to Triple A (and a few other on-the-case Handbaggers) we know that Max is wearing a Jan Taminiau repeat with an emerald parure that he describes SO MUCH BETTER than I could! Please seek his comments out below. I will say this is the amazing mutating color dress – in the outdoor pics it looks green and it morphs to teal in some of the dining room photos. Excellent coordination with Mrs. Higgins, too.
Day 2 is vintage Max. Big brimmed hat, big brooch and big smile, despite the rain. Max has reached back into the Natan portion of the closet, but this is a good one. Love the color. Love the slight texture in the top.
Check out the big brooch on Max. This bow diamond brooch is an excellent frame for the citrine that Max has added on for this visit. Our resident kamerheer, Triple-A, has some interesting intel on it in the comments, and shows some photos of it in different iterations. Check it out below!
Well, well, well! Here’s a gorgeous blast of colour to brighten dreary skies! Another Natan repeat, but a good dose of brightness to send the message that the House of Orange is on the land.
Day 3 found Max in a much repeated sunshine yellow Natan. She has worn this several times before, most recently in 2017. I always feel Max does well in yellow. She certainly brought the bright colors along on this visit. Unfortunately, the weather wasn’t conducive to showing off the yellow, so she had to bundle it under a trench coat.
— Koninklijk Huis (@koninklijkhuis) June 14, 2019
If you would like more information on the jewels and clothes from this visit, see ModekoninginMaxima, or read through our comments and enjoy!