King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima's visit to Mumbai

On the third day of their state visit to India, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima visited Mumbai. The King and Queen first visited Tiny Miracles, an organisation which creates sustainable employment and at the same time provides employees with healthcare and education. The objective of the organisation is to alleviate the poverty in communities living in poor neighbourhoods in Mumbai and help them to be self-reliant.
Queen Maxima wore Sandro blue ring detail midi dress. Queen Maxima wore a new turquoise green tulle dress by Natan
Queen Maxima wore Sandro blue ring detail midi dress. Queen Maxima wore a new turquoise green tulle dress by Natan
Queen Maxima wore Sandro blue ring detail midi dress. Queen Maxima wore a new turquoise green tulle dress by Natan
Queen Maxima wore Sandro blue ring detail midi dress. Queen Maxima wore a new turquoise green tulle dress by Natan
Queen Maxima wore Sandro blue ring detail midi dress. Queen Maxima wore a new turquoise green tulle dress by Natan
Queen Maxima wore Sandro blue ring detail midi dress. Queen Maxima wore a new turquoise green tulle dress by Natan
In the afternoon, the King and Queen attended the Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency (NFIA) High-Level Discussion, where leading Indian businesses and investors spoke about current and future investments in the Netherlands. Afterwards, the King and Queen attended the 3rd Indo-Dutch Port Forum, which promotes cooperation between Dutch and Indian ports, port authorities and port developments.
Queen Maxima wore Sandro blue ring detail midi dress. Queen Maxima wore a new turquoise green tulle dress by Natan
Queen Maxima wore Sandro blue ring detail midi dress. Queen Maxima wore a new turquoise green tulle dress by Natan
Queen Maxima wore Sandro blue ring detail midi dress. Queen Maxima wore a new turquoise green tulle dress by Natan
Queen Maxima wore Sandro blue ring detail midi dress. Queen Maxima wore a new turquoise green tulle dress by Natan
Queen Maxima wore Sandro blue ring detail midi dress. Queen Maxima wore a new turquoise green tulle dress by Natan
The King and Queen then visited the Chhatrapati Shivaji Museum to attend the opening of the exhibition ‘Indo-Dutch Connections in the Age of Rembrandt’. At the exhibition, artworks from the museum as well as miniatures and engravings by Rembrandt on loan from the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam are displayed.
Queen Maxima wore Sandro blue ring detail midi dress. Queen Maxima wore a new turquoise green tulle dress by Natan
Queen Maxima wore Sandro Blue Ring Detail Midi Dress
Sandro Blue Ring Detail Midi Dress

30 comments:

  1. the little hole in the blue dress, not suitable for state visit outfit and not in form with the headpiece

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    1. Yes, I find I just can't get past that awkward little circle of skin just below the bodice. It's not a modesty issue so much as a "What on earth is this for?!" issue, distracting enough to ruin an otherwise beautiful dress that in all other ways looks marvelous on Maxima. I agree that the bit of froufrou on the head is unhelpful.

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  2. Another day, another rediculous outfit...... and unfortunately even worse, two rediculous outfits..... especially the headpieces, totally estranged from a normal appearance ....
    Lily T.

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  4. I don’t often comment on this site as I enjoy most of the clothes on display. But the first outfit just leaves me speechless. This outfit just doesn’t seem to gel for me - a peephole in the dress, a hair piece, a pair of sandals and gloves.... if feels like formal and informal wear mixed with an altogether unhappy outcome.

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  5. Like both outfits, Charlene of Monaco owns the second one as well, does she?

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  6. Adore the bright blue dress! Love the colour, the length, the cut, just everything about it.. also like the hair accessory. Queen Maxima looks sensational. I also like the afternoon outfit especially the gorgeous, very typically Maxima, hat. The shape of the dress is not as good for the Queen’s figure as the earlier dress but still a couple of great outfits.

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  7. Both outfits get a resounding "what were you thinking" QM. The blue dress with the hole is just absurd, you do not wear it on a state visit, especially when the country had very reserved customs on how they dress. The hat, too fussy, too formal for the dress, plus the shoes do not go with either the dress, or the strange headpiece.
    The 2nd outfit; Again, she has bare arms, when the custom is to cover them in the country she is visiting. The color of the fabric is ok, but again, the sheer neckline should not be worn to an informal occasion. Then the hat: The hat is for a less formal occasion than the dress, it is way too large. The necklace too large/heavy weight for the thin weight of the dress fabric which complicates the entire outfit more. I wonder why her stylist helped her choose these pieces, the entire trip has been one bad decision after another, sad to say. She has a lovely smile, but everything else is a mess.... JT

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    1. As far as I know (from hundreds of photos) traditional Indian saris have a bare midrif which is a lot more bare skin than the hole of the blue dress. Saris also have short sleeves = bare arms (with only the shoulders covered). Why just to say that you do not like the way Maxima dresses. That would be enough.
      Margot

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    2. Agree about the dresses not being totally appropriate for a visit to this country, even though the length of both dresses is fine. Glad I'm not the only one who thought so.

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    3. As I learned Máxima does not have a stylist. She chooses everything herself. However she needs a stylist desperately. Except for the beautiful evening gown by Taminiau all her clothes in India were a wrong choice. And she is zo warm, friendly, with lovely figuren and an even more lovely smile. She can look so much better and royal.

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  8. Queen Maxima, Its obviously you are very kind, generous and loving Queen, You can just see she cares and enjoys mingling with people but fashion is not her thing. First of all fascinators are usually reserved for cocktail parties, weddings, a Kentucky derby and teas. But never in the same room as a sewing machine in a workshop. those sandals with the blue dress with the peep hole are just to clunky for a woman of your size. All I will say about the second set of pictures is that sombrero is so large it needs its own zip code. Now I am exhausted!

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  9. First off, the blue dress is a nice colour and a good fit for Q Maxima. I don’t care for the ruffle at the hemline, but it doesn’t detract all that much. The accessories are a bit of a puzzle though - sandals plus gloves? And the headpiece is another hodgepodge of feathers and frou frou. On to the second outfit - I like this one. The dress fits well, the hat is fun without looking ridiculous, and the bag/shoes coordinate well. The necklace looks a bit heavy against the chiffon bodice, but at least the colours coordinate. (V.M.)

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  10. On the positive side, the blue Sandro has a very slimming effect on her. Conversly, the light blue Natan (it looks like Natan) makes her look thick waisted. I am not sure why she thought a dress with a cut out was appropriate for this visit. It looks like a dress she should be wearing on a private family vacation. The headpiece is out of place, not only for the dress but for the nature of the visit. When the goal of an organization is to alleviate poverty in poor neighborhoods, I think a more relaxed outfit would have been more appropriate. She could have easily worn a pair of sandals or cute flats and lost the headpiece and gloves to make this dress work.

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    1. Well said and another well-balanced comment, chardonn8r. Agree!

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  11. Maxima needs to up her game. Both outfits - thumbs down!

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  12. Goodness I don't quite know what to say or where to start frankly. The blue outfit is a big miss for me. The hemline with the ruffle and the hole in the middle, the hat, with her hair hanging and matchy blue earrings too much, then gloves and you look at her feet and she is wearing chunky thick heeled sandals. The hat is more cocktail theme. The second dress words fail me, it just doesn't look right on the Queen. The colour is nice enough, but the chiffon and the heavy necklace don't mix well. I think I will leave it at that.

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  13. The first dress is nice, except for the bodice. When I saw the first picture, my immediate thought was: O no Maxima, you're in India, you should cover yourself up more. Other Royals are akways

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  14. Sorry, my first comment was a mistake 🙈
    When I saw the first picture, I was like: O no Maxima, you should cover yourself up more, you're in India. Other Royals cover themselves up more when they visit this country, especially to honour the 'dress code' of not showing too much skin. Not because I'm old-fashioned, but because this is how India works. Sadly, a woman showing a little bit skin, could already be in danger. Of course not Maxima, with all the security, but I simply think this isn't appropriate. But the dress is fine otherwise! And I like the colour.
    The second dress is better in my opinion but the UFO on her head is way too big - I'm sure Aliens sell smaller sizes.

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  15. I think the hole in the middle isn't elegant in any way.

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  16. The blue dress would have been lovely for the beach. The headpiece is malplacé and could have been left at home together with the gloves. The lime green outfit is OK, the thing that saves the hat is the fact that you can actually see through it. :-)

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  17. Just to put things straight. It is not customary to always cover ones arms in India. That is nonsence. Look at the at the ladies in saris even in some of these photo's so thats ok. In a country where ladies sometimes wear a relativly short top with the sari and display a couple of centimetres of bare skin at waist level between sari and blouse I suppose a little circle of skin is ok but understand it I do not. Even the headpiece might have been alright if it had been perched on or at the side of a sleek bun at the back of her head she might have pulled it off. The scruffy, fluffy hair is totally distracting it is what a teenager could get away with. The gloves in this informal visit?????

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  18. I somehow just love how she dresses. She is herself in every occasion. I am quite happy that she doesn’t have the most conservative of tastes, even though her choices may then be a tough pill to swallow for some people. She is not afraid to break sartorial ”rules” (which she probably knows very well) and that’s great as well. In that she is of course a total opposite of the Japanese royal ladies, who obviously do not have a choice. But Máxima luckily has.
    A.K.

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    1. Some may see it as breaking rules. Others see it as being egocentric and only concerned about pleasing herself and not how it might make others less fortunate feel. Rude.

      Aanya

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  19. Not so good any of the two outfits, no.

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  20. I read the comments about bare arms and for the morning photos, wearing the short sleeved blue dress every other female who is prominent in these photos Part from one in an orange top, is wearing similar length sleeves. If the dress is Alexia’s, well done. It looks youthful and comfortable. In the later photos, while I don’t think this dress is especially flattering as I said before, again everyone else has short sleeves.

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  21. I don't know I think this makes her look older than she is this is dress #1 #2 is so far not bad,but her hat looks like it fringed out.

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  22. Please hire someone to help her.

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