Queen Maxima and King Willem-Alexander put on a very stylish display at a gala dinner last night.
The Dutch Queen, 51, and her husband, 55, hosted a lavish reception for the Diplomatic Corps at the Royal Palace in Amsterdam.
They treated the international representatives working towards the Netherlands’ diplomatic mission to fine dining and regal entertaining as the yearly traditional dinner resumed after being cancelled twice because of the coronavirus pandemic.
It is estimated 250 guests were invited to the banquet last night.
For this glitzy occasion, Maxima stunned the assembly in a recycled coral dress adorned with flower petals, and her Mellerio ruby tiara, propped on a very stylish low chignon updo.
The Dutch Queen Maxima, 51, and her husband, King Willem-Alexander, 55, hosted a lavish reception for the Dutch Diplomatic Corps at the Royal Palace last night
The Dutch King gave a rousing speech and invited his guests to a toast before the dinner started
The mother-of-three was a vision when she arrived to the host the evening escorted by her husband.
Her elegant chiffon silk gown was form-fitting and cinched at the waist with a ribbon-like satin red belt, which matched her satin baguette clutch bag.
The dress was also adorned with delicate flower petals and Swarovski stones at the mid-section, and included a glamourous train at the back.
It is not the first time Maxima has gown the stunning gown. She debuted it in 2009 for the Prinjesdag and in 2012 for a state visit.
Willem-Alexander Princess Beatrix also attended the dinner, wearing a sophisticated ensemble in pink and gold
For the occasion, Maxima donned the Mellerio ruby tiara, and paired it with the necklace and earrings from the same set
The royal couple looked very stylish as they stepped out of the Palace to greet their 250 guests ahead of the evening
The Dutch royal went all out and completed the look with the Mellerio tiara, which includes six rubies, and is considered one of her favourite tiaras to wear.
She first wore it in 2006, and she was still Crown Princess, and wore it to King Willem-Alexander’s coronation in 2013, as well as several state occasions since.
Last night, Maxima paired the impressive tiara with the diamond choker and the stud earrings of the same parure, which also showcased sizable rubies, however, she switched things up by wearing a different diamond bracelet.
The Dutch Queen sported a glamourous makeup for the occasion, with some bronzer complimenting her glowing olive skin.
The mother-of-three sported a warm, wooden eyeshadow with mascara and eyeliner for the glitzy reception, and a magenta lipstick that matched the rubies of her tiara.
Willem-Alexander wore a black tailcoat as well as his royal honours and his Prince of Orange sash for the occasion.
250 guests, including both international representative to the Netherlands and Dutch cultural ambassadors were sat in the banquet hall of the Palace
Willem-Alexander began the dinner with a rousing speech and a toast. Maxima was sat opposite him
The Dutch King and his guests raised their glasses. Princess Beatrice was sat to the right of her son
The King’s mother, Princess Beatrix, also attended the banquet in a sophisticated fuchsia and gold ensemble.
The couple welcomed their guests at the Palace, where they were guided to the impressive banquet room.
Once everyone took their place, Willem-Alexander delighted the assembly with a speech, and left his guests in stitches before their dinner was served.
The royal couple host a a gala dinner for the Dutch diplomatic corps every year, however, it was cancelled in 2020 and 2021 due to Covid-19.
Guests usually include the different representative to The Netherlands living in the country while on their diplomatic missions, as well as Dutch cultural ambassadors.
The guests took in the splendor of the room, which is lit by impressive chandeliers and candelabras
Guests applauded as King Willem-Alexander took his seat after delivering a heartfelt address about the Netherlands’ diplomatic ties with the world