Prinsjesdag 2016

Prinsjesdag, or Prince’s Day, was on September 20th. The King and Queen of the Netherlands visit the Dutch Parliament and the King addresses the parliament to outline the government’s plans for the coming session. The dress code is a form of Court Dress with long gowns, sashes, and hats for the royal ladies, and Uniform or morning dress for the men.

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima departed from Noordeinde Palace in the Class Carriage, because the usual Gold Carriage was being repaired. They arrived at the Hall of Knights in The Hague, where the King delivered his Annual Budget Speech to the Parliament. Afterwards, the King and Queen returned to Noordeinde Palace, where they posed on the balcony with Prince Constantijn and Princess Laurentien.

King Willem-Alexander wore morning dress. Queen Maxima wore a midnight blue blouse with a blue and gold skirt by Claes Iversen and a gold Fabienne Delvigne hat. She also wore sapphire and diamond earrings and Queen Wilhelmina’s sapphire stomacher brooch from the House of Orange jewel foundation.

Princess Laurentien wore a chain-mail inspired dress by  Hardies Hague and Talbot Runhof with a layered fascinator. She also wore Queen Maxima’s diamond chandelier earrings with a diamond dragonfly brooch. Prince Constantijn wore morning dress.

For more information, check out:

Mode Koningin Maxima

Daily Mail

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