King’s Day, the annual celebrations of the birthday of the King of the Netherlands, is rapidly approaching, and the first sparkling event of the festivities, the annual concert, took place on Wednesday.
Each year, King’s Day is celebrated in a different Dutch city. This year it’s Rotterdam’s turn. The kickoff concert was held at Rotterdam Ahoy, a multi-use convention center and arena in the city.
Several members of the Dutch royal family attended the concert and stayed on after the show to chat with the participants.
The royal party was led by King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima. ModeKoninginMáxima reports that the Queen’s lovely red printed evening dress comes from the designer Rebecca Ravenel.
Máxima accessorized with a pair of diamond and ruby floral pendant earrings from her own collection.
The earrings have been in her jewelry box for years. They’re a versatile pair that can be worn with one, two, or all three sections, offering a variety of looks.
On her wrists, Máxima wore her diamond, sapphire, and ruby tennis bracelets, as well as her watch and a gold bracelet with charms.
I’m pretty sure she also wore her diamond and ruby ring on her right hand. That ring was a gift from her husband to celebrate the birth of Princess Amalia in December 2003.
Speaking of Princess Amalia, both she and her youngest sister, Princess Ariane, were on hand to attend the concert in Rotterdam as well. (The third sister, Princess Alexia, is currently a student at UWC Atlantic College in Wales.)
With her navy LK Bennett dress, Princess Amalia wore a pair of turquoise earrings borrowed from her mother’s jewelry box.
She also wore the coordinating turquoise ring. On her left wrist, she added a gold bracelet engraved with her name.
And on her right wrist, she wore a slender bracelet studded with red gems and a bangle with a diamond letter A on one tip. You’ll also spot a pavé-set diamond band on her right hand.
Princess Ariane chose statement earrings from J.Crew for the concert.
Princess Beatrix joined her son, daughters-in-law, and granddaughters at the concert, too.
She wore a favorite gold and silver necklace, plus button earrings with a modern, spiky floral shape.
Rounding out the royal lineup was Princess Laurentien, wife of the King’s younger brother, Prince Constantijn. She wore an orange-red dress with matching accessories.
Her beaded red statement earrings come from the Dutch jewelry brand Paulie Pocket.
She also wore an interesting ring made of hammered silver and gold with black and blue accents.