She’s used to meeting adoring crowds and royal-watchers when she attends functions and engagements across the globe.
But on the third day of Queen Maxima’s visit to India the royal found herself somewhat in the way as she met a group of men delivering homemade lunches to offices.
The Dutch royal, who is married to King Willem-Alexander, was forced to duck out of the way of the Dabbawallas who were carrying a large platform stacked with lunch cans in Mumbai.
Maxima, 47, who looked summery in a blue midi dress, laughed the moment off as she she scarpered to safety.
Queen Maxima of the Netherlands, 47, had to duck to avoid getting hit by delivery men in Mumbai on Wednesday
The visit was the last day of her three-day trip to Indian as part of her work with the United Nations
Maxima looked like she was having a whale of a time chatting to locals on the engagement
She was playfully interacting with the delivery men – locally dubbed the Dabbawallas – who deliver homemade lunches to offices in Mumbai.
The food was brought in through the large crowds on a wooden platforms in several bags.
Apart from the near-miss, Maxima appeared to be having a fun afternoon and was all smiles during the visit.
The royal was impeccably turned out as always, complimenting her lacy blue dress with an eye-catching necklace made of blue beads and chunky pearls.
She wore a pair of delicate blue earrings and large necklace made up of blue beads and chunky pearls
She avoided a collision with with the delivery men – locally dubbed the Dabbawallas – who deliver homemade lunches to offices in Mumbai
Maxima posed for pictures holding up the metal canisters that contain the lunches
She wore delicate blue earrings and glittering silver bracelets on her wrists for the daytime function.
On her feet she donned a sky high pair of blue platform heels with a peep toe that revealed just a flash of red nail polish.
She posed for snaps with the Dabbawallas and at one point held up one of the mental containers that they transport lunches in.
Afterwards Maxima spoke to the media and looked very enthused about her three-day trip to the country.
Later on she spoke to the press and looked engaged as she spoke about her visit to India
Maxima looked sensational in a blue midi dress that no dounbt kept her cool int the stifling heat
She undertook the trip as part of her role asUnited Nations Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development
Maxima looked animated as she stopped to speak with the delivery men at the event
She has undertaken the trip as the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development.
The visit to the Dabbawallas was the final day of Maxima’s visit to India.
Last night she received a colourful welcome from locals as she arrived at the Taj Mahal hotel where she has been staying.
She was presented with an enormous bouquet of roses as she checked into the hotel.
Maxima is also an Honorary Patron of the G20 Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion
She advises the Secretary-General, and works worldwide to make financial services accessible to all, including low-income groups
Maxima shook hands with the local delivery men as crowds gathered to get a peek at her
On her feet Maxima wore a sky high pair of blue platform heels with a peep toe, that revealed just a flash of red nail polish
She was then met by a group of local women who placed a bindi upon her forehead and a garland of beads around her neck.
Maxima also visited the Cricket Factory in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday.
On Monday she attended met with a representative of the UN in Delhi on her first day of the visit.
The Dutch Queen was paying a visit to the local coordinator and representative of the UN, Yuri Afanasiev.
Maxima also carried a small black clutch bag for the final engagement of the trip
Luckily she seemed to take the near miss in her stride and giggled for the cameras afterwards
The delivery men, who were dressed in their uniforms, appeared thrilled to get a visit from the Dutch royal
Later on Monday, Maxima met with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for state discussions.
The royal came armed with various notebooks in preparation of her meeting and appeared in high spirits as she was greeted by dignitaries.
She took her seat next to Afanasiev and Eric Duflos, before giving a short speech before representatives of the UN.
On Tuesday Maxima presented with an enormous bouquet of roses before local women placed a red dot – known as a bindi – on her forehead when she arrived back at her hotel
She was in high spirits as she visited a Cricket Factory on day two of her visit to India
On Monday Queen Maxima of the Netherlands looked her elegant best as she headed for a UN meeting in Delhi
She is visiting India at the invitation of the government and in her capacity as special advocate of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for inclusive financing for development.
The Dutch royal is a UN Secretary General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development and Honorary Patron of the G20 Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion.
Appointed the role in 2009, she advises the Secretary-General, and works worldwide to make financial services accessible to all, including low-income groups.