30 April 2017

Jewels in Motion: Queen Maxima's Inauguration Jewels

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Four years ago today, King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands became the nation's king when his mother, Princess Beatrix, abdicated in his favor. At his inauguration ceremony, the new Queen Maxima was a magpie's dream in diamonds and sapphires. You can read all about the history of her jewels in our previous post, but today, I think it's time to enjoy them glittering in motion!






Arriving in the family's magnificent diamond and sapphire tiara




Processional at the Nieuwe Kerk




Processional at the Nieuwe Kerk




Singing the Dutch national anthem




Applauding King Willem-Alexander's remarks




An emotional moment during the inauguration ceremony




Three cheers for the new king!