Gala Dinner - Queen Mathilde and King Philippe visit the Netherlands

On November 28, 2016, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of The Netherlands, Queen Mathilde and King Philippe, former Queen Beatrix, Professor Pieter van Vollenhoven, Princess Margriet, Prince Constantijn and his wife Princess Laurentien attended state gala dinner held at Royal Palace in Amsterdam.
Queen Maxima wears the tiara Mellerio Rubies and wore Jan Taminiau Gown. Queen Mathilde wearing a new powder pink gown with long sleeves by Pierre Gauthier. Princess Beatrix wears Diamond Bandeau tiara. Jewelry Princess Margriet, Princess Laurentien wearing a dark brown dress Talbot Runhof.
Queen Maxima wears the tiara Mellerio Rubies and wore Jan Taminiau Gown. Queen Mathilde wearing a new powder pink gown with long sleeves by Pierre Gauthier. Princess Beatrix wears Diamond Bandeau tiara. Jewelry Princess Margriet, Princess Laurentien wearing a dark brown dress Talbot Runhof.
Queen Maxima wears the tiara Mellerio Rubies and wore Jan Taminiau Gown. Queen Mathilde wearing a new powder pink gown with long sleeves by Pierre Gauthier. Princess Beatrix wears Diamond Bandeau tiara. Jewelry Princess Margriet, Princess Laurentien wearing a dark brown dress Talbot Runhof.
Queen Maxima wears the tiara Mellerio Rubies and wore Jan Taminiau Gown. Queen Mathilde wearing a new powder pink gown with long sleeves by Pierre Gauthier. Princess Beatrix wears Diamond Bandeau tiara. Jewelry Princess Margriet, Princess Laurentien wearing a dark brown dress Talbot Runhof.
Queen Maxima wears the tiara Mellerio Rubies and wore Jan Taminiau Gown. Queen Mathilde wearing a new powder pink gown with long sleeves by Pierre Gauthier. Princess Beatrix wears Diamond Bandeau tiara. Jewelry Princess Margriet, Princess Laurentien wearing a dark brown dress Talbot Runhof.
Queen Mathilde, Pieter van Vollenhoven, King Philippe, Princess Margriet van Vollenhoven, King Willem-Alexander, Prince Constantijn, Queen Maxima, Princess Laurentien and Princess Beatrix pose for an official portrait at the Royal Palace.
Queen Maxima wears the tiara Mellerio Rubies and wore Jan Taminiau Gown. Queen Mathilde wearing a new powder pink gown with long sleeves by Pierre Gauthier. Princess Beatrix wears Diamond Bandeau tiara. Jewelry Princess Margriet, Princess Laurentien wearing a dark brown dress Talbot Runhof.
Queen Maxima wears the tiara Mellerio Rubies and wore Jan Taminiau Gown. Queen Mathilde wearing a new powder pink gown with long sleeves by Pierre Gauthier. Princess Beatrix wears Diamond Bandeau tiara. Jewelry Princess Margriet, Princess Laurentien wearing a dark brown dress Talbot Runhof.
Queen Maxima wears the tiara Mellerio Rubies and wore Jan Taminiau Gown. Queen Mathilde wearing a new powder pink gown with long sleeves by Pierre Gauthier. Princess Beatrix wears Diamond Bandeau tiara. Jewelry Princess Margriet, Princess Laurentien wearing a dark brown dress Talbot Runhof.
Queen Maxima wears the tiara Mellerio Rubies and wore Jan Taminiau Gown. Queen Mathilde wearing a new powder pink gown with long sleeves by Pierre Gauthier. Princess Beatrix wears Diamond Bandeau tiara. Jewelry Princess Margriet, Princess Laurentien wearing a dark brown dress Talbot Runhof.
Queen Maxima wears the tiara Mellerio Rubies and wore Jan Taminiau Gown. Queen Mathilde wearing a new powder pink gown with long sleeves by Pierre Gauthier. Princess Beatrix wears Diamond Bandeau tiara. Jewelry Princess Margriet, Princess Laurentien wearing a dark brown dress Talbot Runhof.
Queen Maxima wears the tiara Mellerio Rubies and wore Jan Taminiau Gown. Queen Mathilde wearing a new powder pink gown with long sleeves by Pierre Gauthier. Princess Beatrix wears Diamond Bandeau tiara. Jewelry Princess Margriet, Princess Laurentien wearing a dark brown dress Talbot Runhof.
Queen Maxima wears the tiara Mellerio Rubies and wore Jan Taminiau Gown. Queen Mathilde wearing a new powder pink gown with long sleeves by Pierre Gauthier. Princess Beatrix wears Diamond Bandeau tiara. Jewelry Princess Margriet, Princess Laurentien wearing a dark brown dress Talbot Runhof.
Queen Maxima wears the tiara Mellerio Rubies and wore Jan Taminiau Gown. Queen Mathilde wearing a new powder pink gown with long sleeves by Pierre Gauthier. Princess Beatrix wears Diamond Bandeau tiara. Jewelry Princess Margriet, Princess Laurentien wearing a dark brown dress Talbot Runhof.
Queen Maxima wore Jan Taminiau Gown
JanTaminiau Gown

30 comments:

  1. Oooops! Sorry Maxima, but this looks like royal carneval. Same for King Willem with this admirals hat and jacket. And Laurentien for sure does not know how to wear a tiara. And Queen Mathilde, when does she arrive with her gala gowns in the 21st century? Actually Beatrix looks the best here.

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    1. The King's uniform shown in one of the pictures stems from an event before he became king. It's not an actual picture! It was just posted to emphasise the gown of Queen Maxima had been worn before. He now is no longer wearing uniform, but white tie. There's nothing wrong with Queen Mathilde's gown, at leat not to me.

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    2. Mathilde's gown is beautiful, for a wedding!

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    3. I think Mathilde's gown is beautiful

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  2. OMG, Maxima's outfit is soooo way over the top - Also, I think she's displaying a little too much boobs

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    1. The 'too much boobs' was in the photo of previous years, she's a little bit more restrained here, but the gown material still reminds me of Bohemian cut crystal glassware, the wrap is truly ugly, and she does wear way too much jewellery.

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  3. Queen Mathidle looks extremely regal and lovely and is quite appropriately dressed. Her Royal sash compliments, rather than clashes with her evening gown.

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  4. Yey the visit we've all been waiting for..its Queen Mathilde for me really, don't really care about the fact that the gown is a tad bridal-y..but yey for family affairs with Princess Beatrix and Margriet and Laurentien also showed up!

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  5. Love the group portrait! I cannot wait to read all of your responses!

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    1. So do I. And just as in most group portraits at a big event there is one person not looking at the camera, lol.

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  6. Queen Mathilde looks very lovely. I don't like Maxima's wrap, and she's wearing way too much jewelry. She looks good but she always overdoes it.

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  7. Both royal couples are absolutely stunning & of course the rest of the Dutch royals on one of the other pictures.Ik ben erg trots op onze Nederlandse koningshuis.

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  8. Mathilde is fabulous! Maxima is a little too much...

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  9. Si la reine Maxima éternue,que se passe-t-il avec le haut de sa robe?

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    1. Hahaha - si elle eternue, sa tiare va tomber, a moins qu'elle ne soit fermement anchree.

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  10. Queen Mathilde is stunning! I like her elegance. Queen Maxima is being Maxima, way over to top! But only she can do that. Princess Beatrix is quite elegant also.

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  11. For me is Mathilde best dressed and really queenly glamourous.

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  12. Maxima's gown and jewellery is stunning, however I have never been fond of the garment Maxima chooses to wear with this gown; a simple elegant wrap would look so much nicer. Maxima sparkle equals her gown and jewellery!

    Mathilde's dress while most probably exquisite up close and personal (all the fine beading), it does however do nothing for her, and it looks beige and boring. Mathilde doesn't look dowdy, there simply isn't anything exciting or interesting about her gown or jewellery. Unfortunately nothing Mathilde is wearing makes me want to go “Wow!”
    Mathilde's makeup on the other hand, made me think less is more. In the close-up photos the application was more than a little too heavy or perhaps the wrong colours for her.

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  13. Maxima pays tribute to the season and looks like a decorated Christmas tree. Mathilde looks wonderful.

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  14. I like Queen Mathilde´s gown very much, one of the best evening outcomings from her. Only negative is that I do not like her tiara, although it is biggest of Belbien vaults and that for suitable, but the model is not nice. About Maxima I love all her jewels, Mellerio Rubies is so beautiful parure really. But I do not like her gown and that mysterious ball stole.

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  15. Oh, Máxima and the return of her frilly costume tango-flamenco style bolero shrug! But I still like this dress, even if it lets to see a wee bit more from her queenly charms than what I would normally approve :D But her jewels are fabulous as always.
    I think Mathilde looks regal and her dress is lovely, though this pale colour makes her look a little washed out.
    Princess Beatrix is pretty too, I especially like the tiny diamond stars on her sash.
    As for Laurentien, she has these hard, almost manly facial features with the short hair, no curly or wavy tresses to soften her face so it's no wonder she looks so... so "Laurentien" every time she wears a tiara, which is a tricky business to begin with. I really struggled with the placement of our family tiara on my wedding day, even though I tried to follow the old trusty rules on where and how to position it. And ours is a quite flexible piece, you can literally bend it to the shape of your head, unlike most of these tiaras (I suppose).

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  16. Mathilde's dress is elegant, even if the colour is a bit subdued. It suits her and she looks lovely. I agree that Maxima's is over-the-top, especially the furry mess of a bolero. And why wear that in the group portrait?

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  17. Imagine if you will ~ Venice 15th century and it is Carnevale time. The word carnevale comes from the word 'carnem levare' meaning to "remove the meat'.

    Stick a fork in Maxima and douse her in steak sauce because she is 'well done' and not in a good way.

    Too much clevage. That cover up looks like a boa I saw in a drag show fundraiser few years ago (yesss it was hilarious). It is all too much!

    Mathilde looks very elegant.


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    1. When Maxima entered the royal stage I liked her very much, she was kind of refreshing. Meanwhile, I'm really fed up with her operetta queen outfits and attitudes and her exaggerated grins and grimaces. I know that she's among the "holy cows" of this blog but sorry, that's my personal opinion.

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    2. She's beginning to bore me, too much of everything, bling, hats, gowns, smiles

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    3. I love her Romana but when it is bad. It is bad. No matter how much I think they do good or represent their country well if they dress badly on this fashion blog then I will day so. This is not good at all.

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  18. spectacular evening with quite a large crowd/invited guests.. oh to be there. lovely outfits and tiaras by all!

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  19. spectacular evening with quite a large crowd/invited guests.. oh to be there. lovely outfits and tiaras by all!

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