29 April 2019

King's Day Jewels 2019

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On Saturday, King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands celebrated his 52nd birthday in Amersfoort, where the annual Koningsdag festivities were in full swing!


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The King was joined by his wife, Queen Maxima, and their daughters, Princess Amalia, Princess Alexia, and Princess Ariane for the day.


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Maxima's major accessory for the day was a pair of pearl drop earrings, though you can also spot the hint of a bracelet (I believe the diamond bracelet made of her family's initials) peek out from her glove.


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We got another good look at the earrings in this touching photograph from the walkabout.


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All three of the young princesses attended to support their father and greet the people of Amersfoort.


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Fifteen-year-old Princess Amalia, who holds the title of Princess of Orange and will one day be Queen of the Netherlands, wore a brightly-printed ensemble to greet those who had gathered.


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She accessorized with a slender gold bangle on her left wrist.


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Princess Alexia, who is thirteen, wore vibrant red for the day. She also added a pair of necklaces...


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...and a small stack of age-appropriate bracelets on her left wrist.


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The youngest member of the family, twelve-year-old Princess Ariane, didn't add any jewelry to her outfit -- which was probably good for her shot!


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Several members of the extended royal family also attended the festivities, including Prince Constantijn, Princess Laurentien, and members of the van Vollenhoven branch of the family. Unfortunately, we didn't get many close-up photos, so we don't have good views of their jewels.


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We did, though, get a good glimpse of the bright, lovely pink drop earrings that Princess Marilene paired with her pink jacket.


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UPDATE: Here's a look at Princess Laurentien's statement earrings for the occasion!


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And that's a wrap for this year's King's Day festivities!