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 the evening of April 9th. Princess Beatrix and Princess Margriet were also present. The Gala Dinner is held in order to maintain international relations and strengthen ties, this year’s theme was art and culture. 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 wore a white, one-shouldered Stella McCartney gown with the Antique Pearl Tiara, pearl and diamond earrings and the Romanov Pink Diamond and Pearl Corsage.
Princess Beatrix wore a purple gown with Queen Emma’s Diamond Tiara, diamond earrings, and a diamond riviere. Princess Margriet wore an Addy van den Krommenacker gown with the Pearl Button Tiara, pearl earrings, and a pearl necklace.