King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands hosted the annual Gala Dinner for the Diplomatic Corps at the Royal Palace of Amsterdam in Dam Square on April 24th. Princess Beatrix, Princess Margriet, and Professor Pieter van Vollenhoven were also present. The Gala Dinner is held in order to maintain international relations and strengthen ties. Click HERE to read King Willem-Alexander’s speech. As usual, we got no pictures from inside, but only of the royals arriving and departing.
King Willem-Alexander wore White Tie with the Sash and Star of the Military William Order and the Star of the Order of the Netherlands Lion. Queen Máxima repeated a gown (from her 2nd Tiara appearance) with the Dutch Aquamarine Tiara, Earrings, Pendant from a diamond riviere, and her Tutti Frutti Bracelet.
Princess Beatrix wore a magenta gown with Queen Emma’s Diamond Tiara, diamond earrings, and a diamond riviere. Princess Margriet wore a black and white gown with the Pearl Button Tiara, Pearl Necklace, Earrings, and a Pearl Bracelet. Professor Pieter van Vollenhoven wore White Tie with the Sash and Star of the Order of the Netherlands Lion and Star of the Order of the House of Orange.