Princess Alexia, the second daughter of the King and Queen of the Netherlands, made an exuberant royal debut on September 9, participating in her first solo working engagement.
Princess Alexia, the second of the trio of royal daughters of King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima, turned eighteen in June. That means she’s now part of the group of working royals in the Netherlands—a delightful development for those of us who love to see royal ladies out and about wearing jewelry!
Alexia has long been one of the most promising future jewelry-wearers in Europe, and on September 9, she made an exuberant first solo appearance in Rotterdam. There, she officially named the Vox Alexia, a trailing suction hopper dredger belonging to the offshore construction company Van Oord.
During the visit, Princess Alexia was also able to tour the ship that now shares her name.
She received a model of the ship during her visit as well.
For the naming ceremony, Alexia wore a ruffled navy blue and white dress from Oscar de la Renta.
If the dress looks familiar, there’s a good reason: Alexia borrowed it from her mother’s closet! Above, Queen Maxima wears the dress during a visit to Indonesia in March 2020.
Princess Alexia accessorized with a pair of floral earrings with mother-of-pearl petals.
No surprises here: the earrings belong to Queen Maxima as well. UFO No More reminds us that they’re the Hibiscus earrings from the brand Coolook, which is also a favorite of Queen Letizia of Spain. Above, Queen Maxima wears the earrings during a meeting with members of the Dutch Ukrainian community in March 2022.
Alexia finished off her look with rings on both hands, including one set with a bright blue gemstone. I’m just thrilled that we’re getting to see more of both Princess Amalia and Princess Alexia, and I’m so excited to see them delve more and more into the royal vaults.
Alexia will make her Prinsjesdag debut this coming week, so fingers crossed for a big royal jewelry moment there. Princess Amalia’s jewelry style reminds me so much of her grandmother, Princess Beatrix, while Princess Alexia seems like a second coming of Queen Maxima. Which royal jewels do you hope to see the princesses wear for Prinsjesdag on Tuesday?