I have not been keeping up with Queen Maxima‘s schedule, so I was delightedly surprised for these photos of Maxima attending a State Banquet in Portugal to come across my Twitter feed last week. I’m also including photos of Maxima’s other outfits during the State Visit.
For the banquet on October 10, Maxima chose a green Jan Taminiau gown for the occasion, which she paired with the Dutch Emerald Tiara and the earrings from the Dutch Emerald Parure to go along with a whopper of an emerald necklace. I love it when royal ladies bust out the big gems.
Both Maxima and King Willem-Alexander received the Grand Collar of the Order of Prince Henry the Navigator (Portugal) – they are both wearing the collar, sash, and star of the Order. The President of Portugal received the Order of the Netherlands Lion (Netherlands) – he is wearing the sash and star.
For the day events of October 10, Maxima wore a new beige Natan dress, but it’s so boring I never would have known it was new.
For the day events of October 11, the second day of the State Visit, Maxima wore the same pink Elie Saab dress that Crown Princess Victoria wore to Alexander’s Christening.
In the evening of October 11, Maxima wore another Jan Taminiau creation and another giant pendent necklace.
While I may not love everything Maxima wears – I’m not a fan of this dress – I do love her commitment to bringing the bling.
For the final day of the visit, on October 12, Maxima wore a fringe-y skirt and a shirt that left one of its sleeves at home.
Max didn’t forget her phone, though. I kind of love that Max just whipped out her phone here. That’s hilarious.
Here are a couple more photos of the banquet. These jewels!