Queen Maxima presented the Appeltjes van Oranje 2023 Awards

Queen Maxima wore a beige, cream sequin midi dress by Natan. King Willem-Alexander and Princess Beatrix

On October 4, Queen Maxima presented the Orange Fund's "Appeltjes van Oranje 2023" (Apples of the Orange) awards at Noordeinde Palace in The Hague. King Willem-Alexander and Princess Beatrix were also present at the award ceremony.

Queen Maxima wore a beige, cream sequin midi dress by Natan. King Willem-Alexander and Princess Beatrix

Queen Maxima wore a beige, cream sequin midi dress by Natan. King Willem-Alexander and Princess Beatrix

Every year, Apples of the Orange are awarded to three social initiatives in the Netherlands that are unique, creative and meaningful and have been running for at least one year.

Queen Maxima wore a beige, cream sequin midi dress by Natan. King Willem-Alexander and Princess Beatrix

In the 21st edition of the Appeltjes van Oranje, successful neighborhood initiatives that bridge differences between local residents and really connect them were rewarded. The award consists of a bronze statuette designed and made by Princess Beatrix and a cash sum of € 25,000. In principle, every year, Queen Maxima hands out the awards at Noordeinde Palace, while every five years, the awards are handed out by King Willem-Alexander.

Queen Maxima wore a beige, cream sequin midi dress by Natan. King Willem-Alexander and Princess Beatrix

Queen Maxima wore a beige, cream sequin midi dress by Natan. King Willem-Alexander and Princess Beatrix

Queen Maxima wore a beige, cream sequin midi dress by Natan. King Willem-Alexander and Princess Beatrix

Queen Maxima wore a beige, cream sequin midi dress by Natan. King Willem-Alexander and Princess Beatrix

Queen Maxima wore a beige, cream sequin midi dress by Natan. King Willem-Alexander and Princess Beatrix

Queen Maxima wore a beige, cream sequin midi dress by Natan. King Willem-Alexander and Princess Beatrix

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  1. Anonymous4/10/23 23:01

    I love this dress - except for the part where it is pulled up at the waist to one side, causing the hem to be shorter on one side than the other. It would have been so much better if it didn't ride up, still had the gathers for some detail, but kept the hem length even, instead of riding up one side like that.
    However, Maxima looks lovely and her hair and accessories are good today (perhaps a smaller clutch would have been better, also in small gold sparkles?)
    - Anon 9:13

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    1. Yes I fully agree.

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    2. Anonymous5/10/23 18:03

      I agree completely! Damsel Dragonfly

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  2. Queen Maxima looking good. The dress is reasonable but I wish it was a brighter colour and a straight hemline would also have improved it. Hair looks good too.

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    1. Everybody is dressed so casually in daytime clothes while Maxima is glittering in evening dress!

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    2. Anonymous5/10/23 07:17

      A brighter color for Maxima? The dress is already shimmering. The rest of the crowd is in office wear.
      Jill

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    3. Anonymous5/10/23 18:16

      Okay, Jill. I’ll agree to take shimmer over colour 😂
      AnnieM

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  3. Anonymous4/10/23 23:10

    Maxima looks fantastic. What a nice festive evening dress. It flows around her. Great. The King looks handsome as well. Frieda

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    1. Anonymous8/10/23 22:25

      I totally agree with you anon 23; 10

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  4. Jolie modĂšle portĂ© par Maxima mais je trouve sa couleur trop fade ; je prĂ©fĂšre la dame Ă  la robe orange vif aux lignes simples ceinturĂ©e de noir. Quant Ă  la princesse Beatrix, elle est vĂȘtue sobrement mais chic avec des bijoux qu'elle a bien choisis !

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  5. The Queen looks lovely in this colour and the dress is very understated and elegant on her. Princess Beatrix always looks stylish.

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  6. Anonymous5/10/23 00:50

    QM looks wonderful here! Two little things would improve this dress for me: straight hemline and either a brighter or deeper color. Princess Beatrix looks marvelous--love her pants outfit.

    Janet

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  7. Anonymous5/10/23 03:58

    Both women look great! The gold sequins knee length dress is always a good idea on Max and I like this execution with the side gathering. Beatrix looks wonderful with a lovely cut that makes her legs look longer than usual. Kudos all around!

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  8. She looks very attractive in this dress, but the hip thingy, I don't like.

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  9. Anonymous5/10/23 07:49

    Maxima sieht phantastisch aus. Vor allem ihre Haarfrisur. Klassisch. Geht immer. Kann sie gerne öfters machen. Sicher mit einem Haarteil am Hinterkopf aufgepolstert. Völlig ok. Ein klein gedrehter Dutt sieht, egal bei wem, einfach nichts aus. Beatrix finde ich auch klasse. So natĂŒrlich, nichts kĂŒnstlich aufgehĂŒbscht. Klasse Ausstrahlung. Sehr angenehm und autentisch. Überzeugend.

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  10. Anonymous5/10/23 09:34

    Looking good Maxime 👏

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  11. Anonymous5/10/23 15:48

    The section of the garment that is pulled up at the waist, ruins the entire outfit. At least she has the messy hair look put under control for the evening. Edwina

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  12. Q.M. looks so pretty in this glittering gold dress and her hair looks nice too!!

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  13. Anonymous5/10/23 18:47

    So sad, every comment writes only about the women's outfits.
    Do none of you really wonder how the king is doing?

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  14. Anonymous5/10/23 21:39

    Both the king and the queen seem so happy and relaxed amongst the participants. There’s nothing rigid and no one is posturing (as often happens with other royals). Likewise with the former queen. Lovely family all around.

    Petra

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  15. Anonymous5/10/23 22:43

    Maxima looks very lovely today. I like her updo and makeup. Pss Beatrix as usual elegant and classy. css

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