Open Post – Prinsjesdag 2021

It’s Prinsjesdag 2021! The Dutch Senate and the House of Representatives will meet today in the United Assembly of the States General to open the new working year. The King will deliver a the speech from the throne in the Grote Kerk in The Hague. If it remains to to form, the ladies will wear long dresses, hats, and orders. We never know quite how Queen Máxima will approach the event, so there’s a little spicey anticipation involved.

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The Queen wore a Natan skirt (no information yet on the top) with a thought to be previously-seen hat (certainly it looks like this one). The skirt is reported to be a silk taffeta, and the clutch is from Oscar de la Renta.

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Honorary Hofdude Triple A ONCE AGAIN comes through with information on the massive brooch.

Princess Laurentien was restrained in her grey brocade dress, made by Hardies Couture. The hat is by Evelien Gentis.


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And just for fun – an Orange fan!

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We’ll be circling back throughout the day to add the official photos.