Maxima wows in black outfit for diplomatic dinner

Beauty in black! Queen Maxima of the Netherlands ditches usually colourful wardrobe for sensible dark trousers and a lace top (but still brings glamour in dazzling diamonds and pearls)

  • Queen Maxima of the Netherlands ditched her usually colourful attire for a black tunic and sensible trousers as she met with the politicians and financiers today
  • Monarch, 50, opted for a glamourous evening look with a sleek up do
  • Argentine-born royal is an international financier by training so no doubt would have kept up with the table of economists and politicians 

Queen Maxima of the Netherlands ditched her usually colourful attire for a black tunic and sensible trousers as she met with the president of the European Central Bank in Amsterdam.

The monarch, 50,  opted for a glamourous evening look with a sleek up do and dazzling pearl earrings for the business dinner.

She was joined by her husband King WIllem-Alexander, 55, to meet Dutch central bank president Klaas Knot, and President of the ECB  Christine Lagarde and Prime Minister Mark Rutte.

The Argentine-born  royal is an international financier by training so no doubt would have kept up with the table of economists and politicians.

Queen Maxima of the Netherlands ditched her usually colourful attire for a black tunic and sensible trousers as she met with the president of the European Central Bank in Amsterdam

The monarch, 50, opted for a glamourous evening look with a sleek up do and dazzling pearl earrings for the business dinner

Cementing her beauty credentials, the mother-of-three opted for a full face of make-up pairing black eyeliner and mascara with a bright pink lip.

She added a touch of foundation and blusher.

But Her Majesty’s jewellery was the real showstopper. Maxima added a pair of dazzling pearl and diamond drop earrings and a matching choker to her lok.

Adding a further touch of glam, she paired the outfit with a chunky heel and completed the look with a skinny leather watch.

Meanwhile Willem looked smart in a navy suit and purple tie which he paired with black shoes.

It comes as the royal’s eldest daughter announced she has enrolled for a degree at Amsterdam university – and will live with normal students in a houseshare. 

The Argentine-born royal is an international financier by training so no doubt would have kept up with the table of economists and politicians

She was joined by her husband King WIllem-Alexander, 55, to meet Dutch central bank president Klaas Knot, and President of the ECB Christine Lagarde and Prime Minister Mark Rutte

Heir to the throne Princess Amalia, 18, has revealed she will be studying for a £3,750 degree in Politics, Psychology, Law and Economics at University of Amsterdam from September. 

During her studies, the Princess will be living in a rented houseshare with her fellow students. 

A post on the royal court’s Instagram account stated that her time at university is considered ‘private.’ 

The statement from the court read: ‘The Princess of Orange will start in September with the bachelor’s degree in Politics, Psychology, Law and Economics (PPLE) at the University of Amsterdam.’

The announcement went on to reveal the Princess applied for the degree and went through the same testing and application process as any other student.  

Cementing her beauty credentials, the mother-of-three opted for a full face of make-up pairing black eyeliner and mascara with a bright pink lip. She is pictured getting Christine Lagrade

But Her Majesty’s jewellery was the real showstopper. Maxima added a pair of dazzling pearl and diamond drop earrings and a matching choker to her lok.

It also revealed further details about the Princess’s living arrangements. 

‘She will live in Amsterdam in September. The Princess’s study time is considered private.’

The course Amalia enrolled for costs £3,762.73 per year for Dutch students and students from the European Union and of the European Economic Area. 

However, for students from outside these trade zones, the course could cost £11,325.85 per year. 

Amsterdam University is considered to be the 65th best in the world, according to Times Higher Education, and it has welcomed a host of illustrious alumni, including Amalia’s aunt, Princess Mabel of Orange-Nassau, 53. 

Amalia, who turned 18 in December, has been taking on more of a public profile in recent months following her coming of age.

In an interview she gave to mark her 18th birthday, the royal had already revealed she planned on joining university clubs and live in university accommodation with her fellow students rather than more princely dwellings. 

Princess Amalia, 18, has revealed she will be studying for a £3,750 degree in Politics, Psychology, Law and Economics at University of Amsterdam from September

In an authorised biography released in November last year, the royal admitted she does not feel ready to be Queen yet. 

She said she would ask her Argentine-born mother to step in temporarily if her father, King Willem-Alexander, 54, were to die suddenly.

‘But I said to my father: you just keep on eating healthy and exercising a lot,’ the teenage princess added. 

The biography, simply titled ‘Amalia’, was written with the approval of the Royal Family to mark Amalia’s 18th birthday.

It offered a rare glimpse into the princess’s private life, which has been closely guarded by her parents since Willem-Alexander ascended the throne in 2013. 

The announcement went on to reveal the Princess applied for the degree and went from the same testing and application process as any other student (pictured in the Hague with her parents in December) 

For the past year, Amalia enjoyed a gap year after graduating from high school with merit in Spring 2021.

Very little detail was released about the Princess’s whereabouts, apart from the Palace explaining she was undertaking charity work and internships.

Biographer Claudia de Breij revealed Amalia had a part-time job at a beachside cafe, feels self-conscious when she is recognised by members of the public and would pursue a career as a singer or equestrian if she was not destined to be queen. 

 Along with her sisters Princess Alexia, 16, and Princess Ariane, 14, Catharina-Amalia spent the early years of her life at Eikenhorst Villa in Wassenaar, an affluent suburb of The Hague. 

During her studies, the Princess will be living in a houseshare with her fellow students and will pay rent from her own pocket. Pictured with her father King Willem-Alexander and her mother Queen Maxima, as well as her sister Alexia, 16 and Ariane, 14 during King’s Day celebrations on April 27 

Meanwhile, their middle daughter Alexia earlier is studying in the UK at the UWC Atlantic College in Wales. 

She enrolled on a £67,000, two-year course to study for her International Baccalaureate diploma alongside heir to the Spanish throne Princess Leonor, 15. 

The school, situated in a 12th century castle in the Vale of Glamorgan, offers activities and subjects like Tai Chi and Tibetan literature, leading it to be nicknamed ‘Hippie Hogwarts’. 

Maxima is an international financier by training and married to Willem-Alexander in 2002 in Amsterdam.

She was born in Argentina before she married into the Dutch royal family, three years after meeting her husband-to-be in Seville, Spain.

Willem-Alexander became king after his mother, Beatrix, abdicated in April 2013 after 33 years as reigning monarch.

Queen Maxima has reportedly said that she had no inkling Willem-Alexander was heir to the throne when they first met.

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