This royal round up features three Queens on State Visits: Queen Maxima, Queen Mathilde, and Queen Letizia.
On Monday, November 28, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde began a three day State Visit to the Netherlands where they were greeted by King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima.
Maxima wore a blue, ruffled Claes Iversen dress with a brown cape over it when outdoors and a Fabienne Delvigne hat. Mathilde went with a Natan dress and also wore a Fabienne Delvigne hat. I was hoping for some twinning, but I guess not.
The evening of Day 1 brought out lots of tiaras.
To my surprise, Maxima didn’t go with something new and didn’t go for a more substantial tiara. Instead, she choose the Mellerio Ruby Tiara and parure and a repeated Jan Taminiau gown. She also wore the Order of Leopold (Belgium). I think Maxima looks beautiful here, and I love the jewelry, but I was expecting something new.
Mathilde didn’t disappoint, though, opting for the full version of the Nine Provinces Tiara, diamond and pearl earrings, and a large diamond brooch. She wore a gorgeous pink gown from Pierre Gauthier, and the Order of the Netherlands Lion (Netherlands).
Princess Beatrix was in attendance, wearing the Dutch Diamond Bandeau Tiara and the Order of Leopold (Belgium).
Princess Laurentien wore Queen Emma’s Diamond Tiara and the Order of the Crown (Belgium).
And Princess Margriet wore the Dutch Pearl Button Tiara and the Order of the Crown (Belgium).
On Day 2, November 29, Maxima and Mathilde again did no twinning. Instead Maxima opted for a purple velvet top and tartan skirt, while Mathilde wore red Armani Privé.
The Day 2 evening return concert brought out a surprise tiara appearance from Mathilde.
Maxima wore a repeated green Valentino gown with her “Tutti Frutti” necklace and bracelet (which were bought from Christie’s Amsterdam in 2007 as a gift from W-A to Max). She looks lovely, but Mathilde for the win for me. She wore a gorgeous red Jan Taminiau gown and the Laurel Wreath Tiara as a necklace.
Day 3, November 30, Maxima and Mathilde still did no twinning – it makes me sad. Maxima wore a pretty purple dress and a tall feathered hat, while Mathilde wore a grey Esmeralda Ammoun outfit – the design of which looks very familiar, because both Queen Letizia and Kate Middleton have worn coats with similar design.
King Felipe and Queen Letizia were also on a State Visit from November 28-30, but they were in Portugal. Sadly, Letizia went tiara-less at her State Banquet.
Letizia wore a black Carolina Herrera “Short-Sleeve Tiered Lace Evening Gown” ($5,990.00) which is a repeat from 2014. She wore her diamond wedding earrings, a diamond brooch, and a diamond bracelet with the Order of Christ (Portugal).
I wasn’t super thrilled with Leti’s night 1 look, but night 2 was on point.
Letizia wore a stunning green Felipe Varela dress which is a repeat from 2013. I love her green suede Magrit pumps and the emerald and diamond earrings. The earrings are borrowed from Leti’s mother-in-law, Queen Sofia.