On Thursday, the Dutch royal family gathered in Rotterdam for King’s Day, the annual celebration of King Willem-Alexander’s birthday. As usual, there were exuberant jewels and lots of fun on display!
King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima were joined by two of their daughters, Princess Amalia and Princess Ariane, for this year’s festivities. (Princess Alexia is currently attending school in Wales.)
Several more family members were also in attendance. King Willem-Alexander’s brother and sister-in-law, Prince Constantijn and Princess Laurentien, were there, as were four of his van Vollenhoven cousins and their wives: Prince Maurits and Princess Marilène, Prince Bernhard and Princess Annette, Prince Pieter-Christiaan and Princess Anita, and Prince Floris and Princess Aimée.
The royal program included plenty of interaction with the public, which of course meant a selfie or two.
There were also water taxi rides.
And a little bit of football.
Princess Laurentien even showed off her skills while wearing impractical footwear!
As far as royal fashion went, bright colors were, as usual, the name of the game for this celebration. Queen Máxima wore lime green with white accents, Princess Amalia chose a bright shade of violet, and Princess Ariane wore white with electric blue.
Here’s a look at the green dress that Máxima wore under that white coat.
Her jewelry also followed the green-and-white color palette.
The earrings, which are set with pearls, peridots, and diamonds, come from an American store, Scully & Scully.
Máxima has worn the earrings on several occasions. Here’s a close-up from a visit to Berlin in the summer of 2021.
She added her emerald and diamond tennis bracelet on her right wrist, plus her emerald-cut diamond ring on her right hand. That ring was a gift from King Willem-Alexander in 2007 to celebrate the birth of Princess Ariane. (You can read more about the four major rings that the King has given to his wife in this article.)
A pair of statement earrings peeked out from Princess Amalia’s hair during the celebrations. She also wore a delicate necklace and bracelet, plus a diamond and aquamarine ring.
Princess Ariane matched her bright blue earrings with her top, handbag, and shoes.
Princess Laurentien’s bright printed trouser suit stood out all on its own, but she upped the interest with a pair of big, textural earrings, plus a cocktail ring that coordinated nicely with that football.
Princess Marilène wore a pair of sparkling pink pavé-set earrings with her violet ensemble.
Princess Annette opted for several pairs of earrings, including a pair of modern gold-toned shoulder dusters, plus bracelets and rings.
Princess Anita chose elegant gold and diamond jewelry to coordinate with her camel-colored outfit.
And Princess Aimée reached for gold jewels as well, including chunky earrings and bracelets.