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Koningsdag 2019

It’s time for the annual Koningsdag (King’s Day) celebrations…let’s take a quick look at the events in Amersfoort.

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Máxima and the Princess of Orange are both wearing Natan. Shocker.

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I am LOVING A2 (aka Max Junior)’s outfit…down to her black booties. Wax looks just as proud of his lady pack as usual.

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I’m particularly interested in Laurentien’s outfit and thanks to the good work over at ModekoninginMaxima we’ve got more information. I think she looks great, appropriate for the event, and perfect for springtime.

There are always lots of fun elements during these celebrations and I want to meet the person who thought of this bit.

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This little lady seems thrilled to meet her Queen and I just couldn’t resist including this photo in our post, despite the fact someone is wearing a flour sack.

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Lots of photos on Twitter including this couple who got quite a few fun photos with the royals!

What do you think about all of the Koningsdag celebrations?

Post update! Royal Photos by Gert-Jan de Wit has graciously furnished us with some beautiful close up photography! Thanks very much!

A3–cute little dress
I LOVE this photo of A2!
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The Princess of Orange
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Random Royaling – Kingsday Concert 2019

The Dutch royals attended the annual King’s Day (Koningsdag) concert en famille – Willem-Alexander and Maxima were there, of course, as were Princess Beatrix, Prince Constantijn and Princess Laurentien. Fun fact! The King’s Day concert takes place in the month before King’s Day, and in the county where the royal family will celebrate the event.

This years concert was in Amersfoort. Max wore a Claes Iversen custom dress, and we don’t as of yet have any information on Beatrix’s or Laurentien’s outfits. But just drink in the bold color on those two ladies – quite a counterpoint to Max’s beige.

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I would like to bring your attention to two of the eye-popping accessories that made appearances with these outfits. Behold the heels of Maxima, and the jewelry of Laurentien. The Belt of Doom could fall into the eye-popping category, too, if I were deigning to even notice it ; ).

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What do you think? A good lead-up to the King’s Day events, or a bit too much accessorizing for your blood?

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Random Royaling – Double Dutch

Princess Beatrix recently attended an exhibit  of the works of the late artist Ad Dekkers. I simply love this ensemble, head to toe. The deep burgundy/purple adds some gravitas, and the pattern and bows add zing. To see a great back view of the signature Oma Hattery, check out New My Royals.

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Princess Laurentien and Prince Constantijn attended the  the prestigious “World Press Photo” prize. No information on Laurentien’s dress, or earrings, but I’ll fill in with “they are very Laurentien ; ).” Serously, though, she is always adds a bit of sartorial individuality to the scene, and for that I am grateful.

One of the joys of blogging has been finding out that some royals are out and about more than you think. If you want to catch up on another of Laurentien’s latest ensembles, check out ModekoninginMaxima, here. 

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