Last Thursday, April 27, was King Willem-Alexander‘s 50th birthday. He celebrated King’s Day (Koningsdag) with events held in Tilburg, and celebrated on April 28 with a special dinner. He also had a big private dinner complete with foreign royals on Saturday, April 29. All of that is set up for the fact that Queen Letizia looking amazing in a red gown on Saturday.
Yes, this post about Willem-Alexander’s birthday celebrations is kicking off with Queen Letizia because she looked amazing and I’m super excited about it. King Felipe was also there, of course, but who’s looking at him.
Leti looked flawless in this red caped gown from Stella McCartney with ruby and diamond earrings, the two “joyas de pasar” diamond bracelets on one arm, and a silver clutch. Her hair and makeup were fantastic, too.
This is the most excited I’ve been about a royal outfit since Victoria’s Nobel look last year. This is one of Leti’s best looks ever. I don’t know how she could top this for best of the year.
The dinner on April 28 was with 150 people who shared the King’s birthday and were celebrating a jubilee birthday as well.
Maxima wore a purple Jan Taminiau one-shoulder gown. The silk organza gown features embroidery of purple flowers, green leaves, and bamboo and was inspired by the Japanese room in the Huis ten Bosch Palace.
Maxima wore big dangle earrings and two diamond bracelets, as well as two diamond wheat ear claps in her hair.
I don’t like this one very much; it’s too fussy for me.
Below are photos from the April 27 events in Tilburg where the King and Queen were joined by their three daughters: Princess Amalia, Princess Alexia, and Princess Ariane.
Maxima’s blue and brownish dress and cape are by Jan Taminiau. I like this outfit more than Max’s purple gown, but it’s not as stunning as Leti’s red gown.