The Dutch state visit to Greece continued on Tuesday with another round of day and evening engagements, including two different bejeweled looks for Queen Máxima.
On Tuesday, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima made multiple stops in Athens, including visits to the Oncology Clinic Marianna Vardinoyannis (pictured above) and the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center.
If the Claes Iversen dress chosen by Máxima for the daytime events on Tuesday looks familiar, that’s because we’ve seen it worn for another prominent occasion: the Garter Day celebrations in Windsor in June 2019. (Interestingly, this is the second sartorial repeat we’ve seen from that Garter service in recent days.)
This time around, Máxima wore a floral headpiece with the dress, which has a distinctive cape detail. But her jewelry choices were the same: her multicolored button-style earrings, which are set with semi-precious gemstones, and bracelets on both wrists.
The stack on her left wrist included her diamond family initial bracelet, and on her right wrist, she wore the diamond and kunzite floral bangles. She also wore a diamond ring, given to her by Willem-Alexander to celebrate the birth of Princess Ariane in 2007, on her right hand. The small blue pin on her dress is a miniature of Greece’s Order of the Redeemer, which she received on Monday. (You’ll spot the miniature order on her evening gown from Tuesday as well.)
On Tuesday evening, the King and Queen hosted the return gala event of the visit: a performance at the Athens Concert Hall. Máxima also selected another Claes Iversen archive gown from her wardrobe for the concert.
The deep red evening gown, which features a one-shoulder neckline and sleeve detail, was previously worn by Queen Máxima in Amsterdam during the President of Singapore’s November 2018 state visit. For the banquet during that visit, she paired the gown with the tiara and brooch from the Ruby Peacock Parure, plus additional jewels from the Mellerio Ruby Parure.
This time around, Queen Máxima wore major diamonds with the gown. The spotlight piece of her ensemble was Queen Emma’s Diamond Aigrette, which Máxima pinned to her gown as a brooch.
The aigrette was one of Queen Emma’s wedding gifts back in 1879, but more recently, Queen Máxima has been its most frequent and enthusiastic wearer. Here, she wears the aigrette as a brooch with another red gown in March 2014 at the German Media Awards.
Queen Emma was photographed wearing the aigrette as a hair ornament, and Máxima has worn it in her hair as well. Here, she wears it as a hair ornament for her 40th birthday concert in May 2011, paired with diamond and citrine jewels.
Tuesday evening’s gala ensemble also included a stunning pair of diamond earrings. These whopping jewels are made from clusters that can also be worn atop the Stuart Tiara.
Queen Máxima has worn the earrings frequently over the past few years, including an appearance during the July 2021 state visit to Germany. On that occasion, she paired them with a smaller setting of the tiara itself.
Queen Máxima rounded out Tuesday’s gala ensemble with bracelets on both wrists. She wore a diamond bracelet on her left wrist, and re-wore the diamond and kunzite bangles from the morning’s engagements on her right. The Princess Ariane diamond ring also sparkled again on her right hand.