Prinsjesdag: (Little Prince Day). The reigning Dutch monarch gives a speech to the Senate and House of Representatives, setting out policy and budget for the next year. It’s a constitutionally mandated, traditional event on the Dutch calendar.
The Dutch busted out and did Prinsjesdag just right in the middle of a pandemic. No carriage ride or balcony appearance, but they showed up, socially distanced and showed us their faces. Also, while adhering to the long dress and hat dress code, Max still brought a couple of surprises. Very Maxlike of her!
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As I say every time I see him, it’s good to be King, isn’t it? He wears the morning suit very, very well.
Maxima is eye-catching, as Max always is, but in such times a re-wear is appropriate. The Queen is wearing a Claes Iversen repeat, dyed in a darker shade on Her Majesty’s request. The first outing of this gown was during the official visit of the Jordanian King in 2018. If you need a refresher on the devant de corsage, you are in luck! Triple A wrote a post for us back in March 2019.
The original dress color is shown below.
I am *really* interested in your thoughts on her headpiece. It’s not broad brimmed and shady, as we are used to from her, but it has a lovely delicate feel of its own. It’s a Fabienne Delvigne creation. Royal Hats has a handy retrospective of all Max’s hats if you would like to compare!
Always Better Together
What a team. I did, for a minute, think there was a Christmas tree next to them, though.
The Prince and Princess
Who loves a good Missoni? We know our OC does, but you fringe haters might have to avert your eyes. Me? I love this. It’s total Laurentien and her good looking boyfriend doesn’t look bad himself.
It’s good to see an actual, real royal event in public isn’t it? Give us your thoughts!