Singapore State Visit to The Netherlands

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of The Netherlands are hosting President Halimah Yacob and First GentlemanMohammed Abdullah Alhabshee of Singapore, on two-day State Visit to The Netherlands on November 21st and 22nd to promote and celebrate diplomatic, economic, and cultural ties. The Dutch Royal Couple visited Singapore in 2013, on the last outgoing State Visit to Queen Beatrix’s Reign.

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In the morning of November 22nd, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima officially welcomed President Halimah Yacob and the First Gentleman outside the Royal Palace on Dam Square in Amsterdam. After an inspection of the guard of honour, the President laid a wreath at the National Monument on Dam Square, which was followed by a reception with Dutch authorities and the Singaporean dignitaries. In the afternoon, King Willem-Alexander joined the President on a visit to Prodock, an innovation hub for start-up companies which was founded in 2016 to stimulate and facilitate innovation in the port of Amsterdam.

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In the evening, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima hosted a State Banquet at the Royal Palace in Amsterdam in honour of President Halimah Yacob and First Gentleman Mohammed Abdullah Alhabshee. Both the King and President gave speeches.

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King Willem-Alexander wore White Tie with the Military William Order. Queen Máxima wore a Claes Iversen gown with the Ruby Peacock Tiara, ruby earrings, and the Mellerio Ruby Brooch. Princess Beatrix (wearing Queen Emma’s Diamond Tiara), Princess Margriet (in the Dutch Emerald Tiara), Prince Constantjin (in the Order of the Netherlands Lion), and Princess Laurentien (wearing the Dutch Aquamarine Tiara) were also present.


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6 thoughts on “Singapore State Visit to The Netherlands

  1. I think this is one of the best appearances of the Ruby Peacock tiara. I absolutely love that ruby brooch! I’m surprised Q. Maxima is not wearing any orders. In fact, it looks like only the men were wearing orders, with the exception of Madame President Halimah Yacob. It’s really nice to see Q. Beatrix, Princess Margriet, and Princess Laurentien out and about and looking great!

    1. I agree! The Ruby Peacock Tiara was the one I hoped for today, and I’m glad to see it! The other Royal Ladies didn’t wear Orders at last year’s Argentine State Banquet, but I’m shocked that Queen Maxima isn’t wearing her Order! I do hope that it won’t becomes a trend (we’ll probably find out at the Cape Verde State Visit next month)! I was also surprised that there wasn’t an exchange of Orders, similar to last month’s State Visit in the UK, unlike previous State Visits.

      1. Hmmm….I wonder what’s going on? BTW, have you heard that Mme. Macron received but didn’t wear both the Dannebrog and the Belgian orders? Is that normal? I thought you’re supposed to wear your host’s orders, if you have them, as a sign of courtesy.

      2. I thought the same, it might be just her preference! Queen Fabiola never wore any Orders as well, though she was most certainly given them!

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