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Queen Maxima of the Netherlands looks elegant in recycled orange gown in Amsterdam

Bright and beautiful! Queen Maxima of the Netherlands stands out in recycled orange gown and statement hat as she opens 3D-printed bridge in Red Light District of Amsterdam

  •  Dutch royal looked a vision of summer chic in a tangerine tie waist midi dress
  • Teamed her stylish look with an oversized straw hat and a pair of leather gloves 
  • Queen Maxima stepped out to open a new 3D-printed bridge on in Amsterdam

Queen Maxima of the Netherlands looked radiant in orange as she stepped out to open a new bridge in Amsterdam. 

The Dutch royal looked a vision of summer chic in a recycled tangerine tie waist midi dress paired with an oversized straw hat and leather gloves as she attended the opening today. 

Maxima, 50, last wore the gown as joined her husband King Willem-Alexander on a visit Ooststellingswerf in the region of South East Friesland during a series of engagements in 2020. 

Today the royal visited the world’s first 3D-printed steel footbridge which has been installed over the Oudezijds Achterburgwal canal in Amsterdam’s Red Light District area.  

Queen Maxima of the Netherlands looked radiant in orange as she stepped out to open the world’s first 3D-printed steel footbridge in Amsterdam today 

The Dutch royal looked a vision of summer chic in a tangerine tie waist midi dress paired with an oversized straw hat as she attended the opening today

The Dutch royal looked a vision of summer chic in a tangerine tie waist midi dress paired with an oversized straw hat as she attended the opening today

Maxima was seen waving to royal fans at the event today, and was visibly amused to see one of the robots used on the 3d bridge taking part in the ribbon-cutting ceremony. 

The mother-of-three donned a pair of stunning statement floral earrings, carried a chic brown leather handbag and wore stylish gold heels. 

She opted for a nude lip and dark eye, while using peach tones and highlight on her cheeks to accentuate her natural beauty. 

More than four years in the making, the S-shaped bridge will act as a ‘living laboratory’ in the Dutch capital as it handles pedestrian traffic. 

Maxima was visibly amused to see one of the robots used on the 3d bridge taking part in the ribbon-cutting ceremony over the Oudezijds Achterburgwal canal in Amsterdam's Red Light District area

Maxima was visibly amused to see one of the robots used on the 3d bridge taking part in the ribbon-cutting ceremony over the Oudezijds Achterburgwal canal in Amsterdam’s Red Light District area

The mother-of-three paired her look with a pair of brown leather gloves and a chic brown leather handbag

The mother-of-three paired her look with a pair of brown leather gloves and a chic brown leather handbag 

Researchers at Imperial College London are involved with assessing the ‘performance’ of the bridge, which is packed with sensors, as it’s being walked on. 

Data collected from the sensors will enable experts to monitor how it changes over its lifespan, such as if the steel yields due to footfall, and measure how the public interacts with the bridge, such as how many people are using it. 

‘A 3D-printed metal structure large and strong enough to handle pedestrian traffic has never been constructed before,’ said Imperial co-contributor Professor Leroy Gardner of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. 

‘We have tested and simulated the structure and its components throughout the printing process and upon its completion, and it’s fantastic to see it finally open to the public.’  

More than four years in the making, the S-shaped bridge will act as a 'living laboratory' in the Dutch capital as it handles pedestrian traffic

More than four years in the making, the S-shaped bridge will act as a ‘living laboratory’ in the Dutch capital as it handles pedestrian traffic

Maxima opted for a nude lip and dark eye, while using peach tones and highlight on her cheeks to accentuate her natural beauty

The Dutch royal wore a pair of metallic golden heels to the event

The mother-of-three donned a pair of stunning statement floral earrings, old heels and opted for a nude lip and dark eye, while using peach tones and highlight on her cheeks to accentuate her natural beauty 

Sensor data will also be put into a ‘digital twin’ of the bridge – a computerised version that imitates the real-life physical version.

Performance of the physical bridge will be tested against the twin, which will help answer questions about the adequacy of 3D-printed steel and inform future construction projects.

3D-printing uses software to create a three dimensional design before being printed by a robot. These robots have a nozzle at the end of their arms that emit the printing substance – in this case steel, which is welded on layer by layer.  

Data collected from the sensors will enable experts to monitor how it changes over its lifespan. Maxima is seen examining the bridge at the grand opening today

Data collected from the sensors will enable experts to monitor how it changes over its lifespan. Maxima is seen examining the bridge at the grand opening today 

Maxima was seen waving to royal fans at the event today held in Amsterdam's Red Light District

Maxima was seen waving to royal fans at the event today held in Amsterdam’s Red Light District 

It’s been a busy week for Maxima, who yesterday visited the Transport and Logistics sector at E & R Training in Nieuwegein.

Last week, the royal couple underwent a three-day visit in Germany that was delayed from last year because of the coronavirus pandemic.

They were greeted with a 21-gun salute after landing in wet weather at Berlin’s airport at the beginning of Willem-Alexander’s first state visit to Germany since he became king in 2013. 

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