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Queen Maxima and King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands celebrate King’s Day from home

The Dutch royal family released a series of vibrant photos to mark King’s Day after the national celebrations were cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.  

Queen Maxima, 48, and King Willem-Alexander were joined by their daughters Princesses Amalia, 16, Alexia, 14, and Ariane, 13, on the steps of their Royal Palace Huis Ten Bosch in the Hague to mark the occasion. 

The event, which takes place every year on 27 April, celebrates the reigning monarch’s birthday and typically sees people enjoy markets, outdoor games and parties. 

However, due to the coronavirus pandemic, events and public celebrations were cancelled this year, leaving the Dutch to celebrate from home, including the monarch and his family.  

The Dutch royal family has shared pictures to celebrate King’s Day while on lockdown today. Pictured: Princess Amalia, 16, Princess Ariane, 13, Queen Maxima, 48 and Princess Alexia posing

Queen Maxima, 48, and King Willem-Alexander were joined by their daughters Princesses Ariane, Amalia and Alexia on the steps of their Royal Palace Huis Ten Bosch in the Hague to wish the country happy celebrations (pictured from the left: Princess Ariane, 13, Princess Amalia, 16, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima and Princess Alexia, 14 )

Queen Maxima, 48, and King Willem-Alexander were joined by their daughters Princesses Ariane, Amalia and Alexia on the steps of their Royal Palace Huis Ten Bosch in the Hague to wish the country happy celebrations (pictured from the left: Princess Ariane, 13, Princess Amalia, 16, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima and Princess Alexia, 14 )

In the snaps, a beaming Maxima and Willem-Alexander are the picture of pride as they stand side-by-side with their three teenage daughters. 

Known for her love of vibrant colour combinations, the Dutch queen wore a white jumpsuit with a flower print in hues of magenta, red and green. 

She accessorised with a white statement belt and emerald drop earrings, as well as a pair of red high heels.

Accentuating her natural glow with a dash of bronzer, Maxima sported a brown smokey eye and a nude lip as she warmly waved from the palace’s steps, her blonn hair swaying gently in the breeze. 

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, events and public King's Day celebrations were cancelled this year, leaving the Dutch to celebrate from home, including the monarch and his family (pictured)

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, events and public King’s Day celebrations were cancelled this year, leaving the Dutch to celebrate from home, including the monarch and his family (pictured)

The family put on their confinement's best for the snaps as they posed side by side for King's Day (pictured)

The family put on their confinement’s best for the snaps as they posed side by side for King’s Day (pictured)

Her daughters had also put on stunning outfits for the snaps. 

The eldest, Princess Amalia, 16, opted for a vibrant and lacy yellow dress with matching heels and a ruffled neckline.

She smile confidently next to her sisters and parents, her blond hair resting on her shoulder. 

Princess Alexia ,14, wore a large and crisp white shirt dress, held at the waist by a leather belt in black. 

The youngest of the trio, princess Ariane, 13, looked darling in a baby blue dress with matching espadrilles. 

Her smile revealed the young princess, who bears an incredible resemblance to her mother, is wearing braces.  

Queen Maxima shared two other family pictures on her official Instagram account, saying the royal family would also be staying at home today (pictured)

Queen Maxima shared two other family pictures on her official Instagram account, saying the royal family would also be staying at home today (pictured)

In one of the snaps, the princesses and their parents could be seen waving at the camera on their way back in (pictured)

In one of the snaps, the princesses and their parents could be seen waving at the camera on their way back in (pictured)

The sweet snaps were a breath of fresh and brings back a sense of normalcy as European nations adapt to life during the pandemic. 

Another picture saw the family standing in lobby of their palace in a neat line side by side. 

Two different pictures were released by the Dutch royal family on their Instagram account. 

The account read: ‘Today we celebrate Kind’s Day from home and so does the royal family.’

The Netherlands are observing social distancing guidelines this year for King's Day. Pictured: people wait in line to buy tradition pastries in Amsterdam

The Netherlands are observing social distancing guidelines this year for King’s Day. Pictured: people wait in line to buy tradition pastries in Amsterdam

A member of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra played the Dutch Wilhelmus anthem wioth her saxophone to play a song from home during the celebrations

A member of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra played the Dutch Wilhelmus anthem wioth her saxophone to play a song from home during the celebrations

Enjoying the sun from their doorstep (pictured) , a couple shared a drink in Amsterdam this morning

Enjoying the sun from their doorstep (pictured) , a couple shared a drink in Amsterdam this morning

A close up picture showed the family on the steps of the palace, standing next to one another, smiling. 

The other, more natural snap caught the family on their way back in, with them turning around the face the camera, laughing and waving.

The tradition of Queen’s Day was born in 1885 in honour of the birth of Queen Wilhemina. Since then, the country has celebrated each Queen’s birthday under the name of Queen’s Day.  

Another member of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra played the Dutch Wilhelmus anthem with her violin to mark the day as her neighbours applauded (pictured)

Another member of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra played the Dutch Wilhelmus anthem with her violin to mark the day as her neighbours applauded (pictured)

Members of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra did not let the coronavirus pandemic deter them from playing for King's Day (pictured: a violinist rehearsing)

Members of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra did not let the coronavirus pandemic deter them from playing for King’s Day (pictured: a violinist rehearsing)

A violinist from the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra took part in the performance from the streets (pictured)

A violinist from the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra took part in the performance from the streets (pictured)

King Willem-Alexander’s birthday will be celebrated every year that he reigns as King’s Day, but this year, the celebrations are taking place from home. 

Members of the Concertgebouw Orchestra played the Dutch Wilhelmus anthem from their homes to mark the day, as members of the public observed social distancing guidelines to buy their traditional pastries.

A total of 37,845 cases of coronavirus have been detected in the Netherlands, which led to 4,475 deaths so far.

Revellers celebrating King's Day last year, in stark contrast with the almost deserted streets of Amsterdam this year

Revellers celebrating King’s Day last year, in stark contrast with the almost deserted streets of Amsterdam this year 

King's Day is usually filled with activities and street gatherings, like this picture on one of Amsterdam's canals in 2019

King’s Day is usually filled with activities and street gatherings, like this picture on one of Amsterdam’s canals in 2019

 

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