Dutch royal family's photo session for 2020 summer holiday

Princess Amalia in Self-portrait dress. Princess Alexia in Tommy Hilfiger dress. Princess Ariane in Maje dress. Queen Maxima
On July 17, 2020, Dutch royal family held a photo session on the occasion of 2020 summer holiday in the garden of Huis ten Bosch Palace in The Hague. King Willem-Alexander, Queen Maxima, Crown Princess Catharina-Amalia, Princess Alexia and Princess Ariane were present at the photo session.
Princess Amalia in Self-portrait dress. Princess Alexia in Tommy Hilfiger dress. Princess Ariane in Maje dress. Queen Maxima
Traditionally, Dutch royals pose for photos once in the summer and again at the beginning of their skiing holiday, and in return, the media respects their privacy outside of royal engagements.
Princess Amalia in Self-portrait dress. Princess Alexia in Tommy Hilfiger dress. Princess Ariane in Maje dress. Queen Maxima
Princess Amalia wore a new lace-panel cotton midi shirt dress by Self-portrait. Princess Alexia wore a new stripe shirt dress by Tommy Hilfiger. Princess Ariane wore a new broderie anglaise mini dress by Maje.
Princess Amalia in Self-portrait dress. Princess Alexia in Tommy Hilfiger dress. Princess Ariane in Maje dress. Queen Maxima
Princess Amalia in Self-portrait dress. Princess Alexia in Tommy Hilfiger dress. Princess Ariane in Maje dress. Queen Maxima
Princess Amalia in Self-portrait dress. Princess Alexia in Tommy Hilfiger dress. Princess Ariane in Maje dress. Queen Maxima
Princess Amalia in Self-portrait dress. Princess Alexia in Tommy Hilfiger dress. Princess Ariane in Maje dress. Queen Maxima
Princess Amalia in Self-portrait dress. Princess Alexia in Tommy Hilfiger dress. Princess Ariane in Maje dress. Queen Maxima
Princess Amalia in Self-portrait dress. Princess Alexia in Tommy Hilfiger dress. Princess Ariane in Maje dress. Queen Maxima
Princess Amalia in Self-portrait dress. Princess Alexia in Tommy Hilfiger dress. Princess Ariane in Maje dress. Queen Maxima
Princess Amalia in Self-portrait dress. Princess Alexia in Tommy Hilfiger dress. Princess Ariane in Maje dress. Queen Maxima
Princess Amalia in Self-portrait dress. Princess Alexia in Tommy Hilfiger dress. Princess Ariane in Maje dress. Queen Maxima
Crown Princess Amalia wore a new lace-panel cotton midi shirt dress by Self-portrait. Princess Alexia wore a new stripe shirt dress by Tommy Hilfiger. Princess Ariane wore a new broderie anglaise mini dress by Maje.
Princess Amalia wore Self portrait Lace-panel Cotton Midi Shirt Dress
Self portrait Lace-panel Cotton Midi Shirt Dress
Princess Alexia wore Tommy Hilfiger Lara Stripe Shirt Dress Copenhagen Blue
Tommy Hilfiger Lara Stripe Shirt Dress
Princess Ariane wore Maje Broderie Anglaise Mini Dress
Maje Broderie Anglaise Mini Dress

67 Comments

  1. Blanc, bleu pâle, couleurs fraîches très estivales pour tout le monde... Mignon le petit sac à mains de Catharina-Amalia ; j'aime beaucoup ce modèle mais ce ne doit pas être pratique pour mettre des papiers, portable et autres objets... !


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  2. Look, everyone, no masks!

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    1. Strange comment. Why in the world would they wear masks? They are living in one household, and this is a private photoshoot.

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    2. à Citoyen NC 17072020 17:49
      La séance photo de la famille royale a eu dans le jardin du palais Huis ten Bosch à La Haye ; le masque était-il nécessaire ?

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    3. Well, they are close to family members, but more than 2 meters from the Photographers. No problem!

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    4. @NC citizen: Are you saying that parents and children who live in the same house have to wear masks in each others presence?
      Do you wear a mask when you are with those who live under your roof?
      Utterly ridiculous. Please think before you post such nonsense.
      - Anon 9:13

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    5. You have succeed NC citizen, you have got the reactions that you wanted!!!

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    6. They are one household, they are outside, the photographers seem to be in appropriate distance, so no mask neccessary.

      Despite that, masks in shops, hospitals and so on are still the best thing we could do in these times.

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    7. You don't have to wear a mask in the Netherlands. Just keep 1,5 m distance to people you don't live with and that's fine. Scarlett Witch

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    8. Portez-vous un masque dans votre jardin? C'est la même chose.

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  3. Love the coordinating colour idea. Queen Maxima's simple white trouser suit is lovely and looks great on her, though it could have done with some of her bright jewellery to liven it up. Princess Ariane seems to have grown inches since the last photoshoot and looks to be at least as tall as Alexia.. The two younger girls dresses are fine without being anything exciting. Catharina Amalia's dress unfortunately does nothing for her at all. It would have been more flattering without the wide belt as shown on the model. Lovely family photos. Hope they manage to have a great holiday.

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    1. I agree about the belt. It looks like she got her fashion advice and the belt from her mom.

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    2. Agree on the belt. I think the dress may be a size too big which does help. I love the color. Also not a fan of the trim on the back of Alexia’s dress.

      E.B.B.

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    3. I agree about the belt and "dress does nothing her" as said.

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  4. Well, separately they all look fine. Together, it looks slightly twee if they’ve coordinated the colours. I think W-A trousers were possibly the wrong colour. I think Ariane actually looked the nicest - not sure if shirt dresses are that flattering. Maxima has, for once, paid attention to her hair or are they extensions?

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  5. Beautiful pictures! I like the cool, periwinkle blue and white color theme and the lovely garden setting. Everyone looks great but for me, Ariane's glorious Maje dress is the star of this sartorial show.

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  6. Very summery, fresh looks. Great pics. I like that striped shirt dress Alexia is wearing. Once again, Maxima looks good in her minimalist outfit, and glad to see her hair styled. I know I'm in the minority, but still not a fan of the king's beard.
    Chel

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    1. Agree, nu beard

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    2. Chel, totally agree. He must shave! And may I just add Philipe, he will look also look 20 years younger without a beard. I know these photo's are about Willem-Alexander and Maxima, and children, I just had to mention Letizia's husband!

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    3. I am on the fence regarding said beard. I think for some men like HGD Guillaume it makes what seems to me a roundish or “baby face” look more rugged. I do think one thing for the King is his gray in his beard with his hair color, it almost makes the beard seem non-existent under his bottom lip and uneven/sparse. His younger pics with more solid-colored beard are better but he does need to trim the “neck beard”.
      Glo

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  7. I join you in your minority-group.
    Always a strange event, this” be spontaneous” summervacation moment.
    The girls have lovely faces.

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  8. Máxima great. A well fitted suit that draws not too much attention. Nice dresses of the 3 daughters, but just one detail which is a pity. The belt of Amalia. Too much accent on the top of her figure because of that.

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    1. To me, Maxima is definitely the winner of the family today! A nice suit fitting quite well, a good choice, and her hair is ok. The hair of the king is too short. For the girls, whom I would NOT call "children" I doubt very much they would appreciate to be called this way in the first instance!
      My favorite is Ariane, the youngest. Her dress suits her quite and she gets several other "+". To me, Amalia and Alexia did less good choices, which I will not detail, except the belt already abundantly commented. Do the girls like this photo shooting event? Not sure, but after all they have to learn to behave in an adequate way in respect of their position. If the trend is that royal teenagers do occasional appearances, I see no reason not to show the pictures. Our world is tough, better to get used to it early and as softly as possible. I agree widely with Lili.

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  9. So cute if a little “match-matchy”, aren’t all family pics a bit like that. Love how these pics seem to show the girls personalities too. C-A seems more like her Dad while Alexia seems so much like her mom. Ariana still seems a bit young given her age, but enjoying it. All look summery fresh and lovely!
    Glo

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  10. I will be a lone dissenting of all the 'lovely' comments. I think shirtdresses are sloppy looking. They have irregular hemlines, the belted version makes everyone look 'bigger' than they may be in real life, especially the oldest girl. The hemlines are horribly sewn with wide bottoms that you can easily see the stitching. The sleeves are sloppy looking as well being way too long. The children are certainly growing up. The middle girl looks like her mom. I sure wish the King would get his teeth cleaned. The woodsy location is lovely.

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  11. Die holländische Königsfamilie ist mir sehr sympathisch.
    Aber diese Aufnahmen ....die Mädchen sehen aus , eine Elfe
    ein Model und eine Gouvernante.
    Auch die Frisur von Willem-Alexander ist wenig vorteilhaft.
    Warum müssen die Mädchen immer Kleider tragen ?
    Jeans tolles Top wären volksnah und sähen nicht verkleidet
    aus.Ihre Stellung in der Gesellschaft muß doch nicht durch
    merkwürdige Kleider betont werden.

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  12. It looks like a very rehearsed spontaneous photo shoot. Maxima's hair looks better. Amalia has not chosen her best look, makes her look like a much older. I agree that Ariana looks best of all. The King looks pretty disheveled. Nice surroundings.

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    1. "...their less beautiful parts." Frieda, that is cruel. They are kids.

      And which is it, are they too short and thus immodest or do you think that they should only wear hemlines as such if they meet your standards of beauty? Don't sexualize these children. It's summer. It's warm.

      Hellen Electra, please consider refraining from posting images of children. They were born into royal or aristocratic families. They don't have a say in whether they are scrutinized cruelly by grown women who should know better.

      I saw this with Princess Adrienne's photos and Princess Martha Louise girls as well. It's sickening.

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    2. *weren't born

      **Princess Martha Louise's

      My emotions got ahead of me so I committed many grammatical and punctuation errors.

      @Hellen Electra. Thank you for removing the original comment.

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    3. I wasn´t able to read the comment above, but I it is obvious that there is some sadness within this family. They had to face several losses.

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    4. Wow. ..freedom of speech doesn't exist here obviously. I didn't bullied anybody. I only said, you - no matter if adult woman or teenager- should dress according to your body and it is much smarter to emphasize the "nicer" or best parts of your body. I haven't offended anyone, this is about fashion, isn't it? When teenagers wear clothes that don't suit them, I say so. I tell my daughter that too. Why can't we be honest even to teenagers? I don't understand. THis is not a good culture of discussion. Does everyone think that teenagers get immediate psychological damage just by being honest with them? Crazy. Completely crazy and really really sad.
      But Anna and Amin, thank you very much for this example of dictarorical communication "whitewashing", Frieda

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    5. @Frieda anonymous 10.03: Why can't we be honest to teenagers you ask? By 'honesty' I'm reading you mean your ideas of how teens should dress. Well you can do that as much as you like with your own teenagers. But you can't do that with teenagers who don't belong to you. It has a different connotation when you do that to teens who are different from yours; after all there isn't any general set of rules for parents and teens.
      - Anon 9:13

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    6. I feel sorry for your daughters. You must be an oil painting yourself to judge your daughter and the young princesses' bodies. I work extensively with children and young adults and yes, the literature and my firsthand observations affirm it is detrimental to their self-esteem and development. It's called kindness, Frieda.

      Please find some time to reread the constitution. It states:

      Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

      This is a personal blog. It's not secretly run by the governemnt or state department despite your conspiracy minded leanings.

      Maybe since you don't agree to Hellen Electra's terms you can make your own blog where people can be terrible to children.

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  14. Fabulous photos of the Royal family. The girls are growing up so fast. They are beautiful young ladies.

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  15. Wilhelm was never handsome, now with the beard he is positively ugly

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    1. Your comments are always ugly, beard or no beard.

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    2. For me, his personality, apparent good sense of humour and most of all his obvious love and pride for his wife and daughters outweighs any physical traits. He is not classically handsome as say a Felipe of Spain....but I think he is far from 'ugly'... and I do like the beard!! They seem like a pretty normal loving family (as far as a royal family can be 'normal') - always good to see these pictures each year.

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  16. I love the ‘staged spontaneity’ of these. They all look happy and light hearted. Q. Max looks very good in her white pantsuit and the soft curls in her hair are a welcome change. (V.M)

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  17. As a rule I don't comment on children's fashion. All the girls look healthy and happy, and the Queen looks fabulous, love this white on white choice. Not to be mean, but the king looks terrible, that beard makes him look unkept, and his smile could benefit from some dental attention, perhaps he is a smoker?

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    1. Pretty certain both he and Maxima are smokers.

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    2. W-A looks like he just got out of the shower. His hair looks partially wet, and is flyaway. I am not opposed to beards. Some men wear them well. I think the trouble with this one is the color of his hair and beard are too close to the color of his skin, and he does not always keep it neatly trimmed. I don't mean to be rude, but I would have to say the color of his teeth is in the same color family as his hair. A session of teeth whitening and sun screen on his face would serve him well. It is a pity if they are smokers.

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  18. When I see these pictures I think that the strategy of this royal family to give the press the opportunity twice a year to take pictures and refrain from it the rest of the time, is wrong.
    Think of the nice fpictures of the Belgian royal family on bikes or in a museum we saw a month ago. Much more relaxed and in “ normal” clothes.
    Here you can see that all women got a training in posing for a camera, they all dressed up for it, make nice faces and postures ( see how professionalized Maxima Is as a model).

    I think it must be an awfull happening for them, and the pictures show it.

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    1. Hallo,
      Du hast mit deiner Meinung völlig recht.
      Die Königskinder aus Belgien und auch
      aus Norwegen , Schweden werden vorbildlich
      präsentiert , sie setzen sich für Alte , Kranke
      ein , gehen in Ausstellungen usw.
      Die Holländischen Prinzessinen sieht
      man nur im Urlaub oder auf dem National-
      Feiertag in Luxus-Kleidern.

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  19. Princess Amalia, what a huge girl she is !

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    1. Dutch people a r e big.
      Have you never sen a KLM flight attendant?

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    2. Rude comment. Benefit of the doubt you are talking about height but really that's not how it reads.

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    3. The comment is rude. How difficult is it to use the word "tall"?

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    4. Poor girl. I have been on and of diets since I was 15. She is a public figure and will be struggling.

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  20. @11:13, what a rude comment! does it make you feel better to insult a young woman? The press put enormous pressure on these royals, but it’s their job , they have earn a living, so what is your excuse? I’d like to see a picture of you.....

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    1. It is a taboo subject, but it is correct.

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    2. Tineke - perhaps the reason it's taboo is that it's just plain rude.

      Not every thought needs to be voiced.

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    3. I know what it is like to be on a diet from a young age. We must not judge, but we must not say it is not a problem. Being overweight is a problem.

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    4. @Tineke, yes it is problem to be overweight not only how you look but the health what matters most.

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  21. I dare say that the official Fotos of the dutch royal family get worse every year.
    They seem desperately staged to look casual yet they are not.
    The shirt dresses on the Daughters look unflattering, and I agree with other posters who said the King looks unkempt!
    Maxima looks great, but I find her outfit too formal, all things considered.

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    1. Yes they do seem terribly 'staged' and unnatural.

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  22. The pretty redhaired daughter is a beauty like her mother. They are indeed a happy, loving family.

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  23. I don´t think the king looks unkempt. The beard is tidy, his hair is combed, his clothing neat.
    And I actually think that he looks better with the beard, and he is aging really well. I think he looks better now in his 50s than when he was in his 20s.

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    1. I agree with Vanessa, I like the king as he is.
      Regarding the princesses I agree with the post of Lili who says that we see the princesses only in relation with summer break or winter holidays or national day, while other young royals of the same age are already involved to some extent in official tasks, eg Spain, Belgium, UK (princess Louise), Norway ....

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  24. I just think that they could be so much better. They always seem a bit sloppy and unkempt.

    They are a cute family but, they really need some grooming and fashion help.

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    1. I find the girls dresses seem too big for them which makes them seem a bit sloppy or messy (probably not the correct words). They seem sweet happy girls who enjoy life so I don't think what they are wearing matters. They are at the age where they need and should pick out what they want to wear. They don't always gets it right. My own teenage daughter had some 'delightfull' choices. Miss thirty recently looked back at some teenage photos of herself at a family wedding and didn't know wether to laugh or cry.

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  25. En regardant à nouveau les photos de la famille, je pense que Maxima a des extensions car en très peu de temps, ses cheveux ont poussé et épaissi ; avec de jolies mèches blondes, cela donne un très joli résultat !

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  26. @ MaryT, why won’t they appreciate being called children? My brother and I are my parents’s children, nothing offensive about that . My 3 kids that range from 8 to 17 are still my children, and when somebody says that they don’t like to comment on children’s fashion is just a mere courtesy, and an attempt to spare them from the ugliness of the keyboard warriors until the day they become adults and start flying solo.
    I don’t see the point of picking a word apart, since is not only correct but benign in nature. Perhaps you should object to the comments about their bodies. Just saying!!
    @ Frieda, “ freedom of speech” doesn’t excuse unkind criticism.

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    1. Hi, because I judge it ALSO from the point of view of these young people, when you are a teenager, you want to exist already as an adult.
      I also think that if they dress like adult women, which is the case in my view, they can be commented as adults. As I said the soonest young people learn about the real world the better, provided we stick to politeness. It is indeed useless and offending to be rude.

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  27. Mary T, you weren’t “judging” their dresses, you were judging the comment of a person that called them children, which in itself is correct, they are their children. Also they are dressing age appropriately just like teenagers, that doesn’t make them adults.
    I am sure that these young women know about the “real” world , and some people in this world refrain from criticizing children, simply because they believe is not the kind thing to do. To each its own.

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