10 October 2017

Dutch Visit to Portugal: Arrival Ceremonies

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King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands are in Portugal for a state visit this week, and Maxima got things off to a very sparkly start during Tuesday's official welcome ceremonies.




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Willem-Alexander and Maxima were greeted at Lisbon's Belem Palace, a former residence of Portuguese monarchs, by President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa.


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Maxima added a bit of glitter to her neutral ensemble with some major diamond pieces.


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She wore one of the family's diamond ribbon brooches with a large diamond pendant. She recently wore the same bow brooch with Queen Juliana's aquamarine pendant for Prinsjesdag. (See photos from that appearance over here!)


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She also wore the same pair of stunning diamond earrings that she recently wore in a portrait released to celebrate her husband's 50th birthday.


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A diamond-encrusted gold bangle was visible on her right wrist.


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And her position during a military review offered us a good view of her pearl and gem-studded hat pins.


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What did you think of Maxima's diamond-studded arrival in Lisbon?


Stay tuned for jewels from tonight's state dinner!