28 November 2016

Belgian-Dutch State Visit: Arrival in Amsterdam

Queen Maxima and Queen Mathilde in Amsterdam (Photo: Patrick van Katwijk/Getty Images)

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of the Belgians are in the Netherlands for a three-day state visit this week! Queen Maxima and Queen Mathilde kicked off day one with a visit to a Flemish culture house in Amsterdam. Here's a look at what they wore.




Photo: Patrick van Katwijk/Getty Images

Maxima paired pieces from the family's collection of silvery-gray pearls with her outfit for the event. The earrings feature a round pearl stud, a diamond pendant, and a round pearl drop.


Photo: Patrick van Katwijk/Getty Images

The gray pearl brooch, which has a diamond ribbon winding around its stem, comes from the collection of Queen Wilhelmina. Maxima pinned this jewel to the waist of her dress.


Photo: Patrick van Katwijk/Getty Images

Maxima also wore her diamond family initial bracelet and a pearl ring.


Photo: Patrick van Katwijk/Getty Images

Mathilde went with diamonds for the visit, including her lovely diamond earrings. These earrings, which feature various diamond cuts, are newer additions to her jewelry box. She debuted them earlier this year in Sweden.


Photo: Patrick van Katwijk/Getty Images

It's tough to see, but she also pinned her lovely, delicate diamond and pearl brooch to her dress. She pinned the same brooch to her coat for the official arrival ceremony. I love both the dress and the brooch, but I'm not sure about the combo. The piece gets a little lost against the patterned fabric, though it showed up in better relief against the jacket. (Here's a better view of the brooch.)


Photo: Patrick van Katwijk/Getty Images

On her right wrist, Mathilde wore her diamond bracelet with a wrapped lattice-work pattern. We also get a sneaky glimpse here of a ring.


Photo: Patrick van Katwijk/Getty Images

That's it for the first engagement of the day -- stay tuned later today for state banquet jewels!