On Wednesday, Queen Maxima of the Netherlands was out and about in The Hague wearing pristine, classic pearls with an outfit from deep in her wardrobe archives.
Queen Maxima was at the Nieuwe Kerk in The Hague on Wednesday for a symposium for the fourth anniversary of the Prince Claus Chair in Equity and Development.
The chair was established by Utrecht University and the International Institute of Social Studies twenty years ago in memory of Maxima’s late father-in-law, Prince Claus of the Netherlands. Maxima is also the chair’s patron. The current chair holders, Professors Fatima Denton and Sebastián Ureta, led a panel discussion on the topic of climate transition.
For the symposium, Queen Maxima wore a skirt suit in a rich shade of chocolate brown with a matching hat, gloves, and shoes. The suit features velvet trim on the collar, buttons, pockets, and cuffs. It was a perfect choice for a discussion connected to sustainability, because it’s an archive piece from her wardrobe. Josine Droogendijk of Mode Koningin Maxima noted that the suit, which was made by Natan, has been in Maxima’s closet since 2006.
With the outfit, Queen Maxima wore stunning classic jewels set with bright white pearls.
Her earrings feature pearl studs and drops, linked together by small diamond brilliants.
She also wore a necklace with a single strand of lovely white pearls. These look natural to me—would any of our pearl experts like to weigh in with more info?
I’ll see you back here later today with jewels from the Princess of Wales’s annual Christmas concert at Westminster Abbey!