Prinses Beatrix en Prinses Mabel tijdens de Prins Claus Award 2018 📸 Mischa Schoemaker | www.dutchpressphoto.com

Rating: 7.5/10 This is a fresh look. It's actually interesting but I wish she wore color rather than neutral ones. I love the side pocket, and the top. I love how her hair is styled, so clean. And the tiara is gorgeous too. Your thoughts?

State Visit From the Netherlands to Great Britain: . . . This evening of October 23, 2018 Queen Elizabeth II hosted a state banquet at Buckingham Palace, held in honour of King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of The Netherlands. Among the tiaras of the state banquet, there was the Queen wearing the Girls of Great Britain Tiara, the Duchess of Cornwall wearing the Boucheron ‘Honeycomb’ Tiara, the Duchess of Cambridge wearing the Lovers Knot Tiara and finally her royal order, Queen Maxima wearing the Stuart Diamond Tiara. Princess Mabel was also there wearing the Sapphire Necklace Tiara and Princess Michael of Kent who was wearing the Kent Festoon Tiara. The last State Visit from the Netherlands was by Queen Beatrix and Prince Claus in 1982. . . .

Repost from @katemidleton . It’s another lavish evening at Buckingham Palace as The Queen hosts their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands for a State Banquet in their honour. . Her Majesty also kindly invited along Princess Mabel van Oranje (the widow of Prince Friso, brother of King Willem-Alexander), who lives in London with her daughters. It is the first time in 36 years that a Dutch royal has paid an official visit to the UK. . State visits are held to strengthen the relationship between the UK and other countries around the world. This particular visit reaffirms the excellent ties between the Netherlands and the UK as “North Sea neighbours”. . Preparations for the royal state banquet begins around a year in advance, with the final build of the state banquet table starting five days prior to the event. Every dish is handmade from scratch, and every element is inspected and checked by The Queen in great detail. ——————— You will notice the various badges and sashes the royals are wearing. At State Dinners, the royals wear their highest honour of the other country they have received. If they do not have an honour from another country, they wear the highest honour from their own. The Order of the Garter (Highest British Order of Chivalry) is being worn by Prince William, The Duke of Gloucester and King Willem-Alexander (who received the honour by The Queen today). Queen Elizabeth II & Queen Máxima are both wearing the Order of the Netherlands Lion (Dutch Order of Chivalry founded by King William I). Queen Elizabeth II also has on the Royal Family Order of George V (white ribbon) and George VI (pink ribbon). Prince Charles is wearing the Order of the Crown (Dutch Order of Chivalry). The Duchess of Cornwall wears the Royal Victorian Order (Order of knighthood established by Queen Victoria). The Duchess of Cambridge is wearing the Royal Family Order of Queen Elizabeth II (yellow ribbon) . Doesn’t Kate look fabulous 😍😍😍 She’s wearing Princess Diana’s tiara and earrings and a new necklace. More details to follow in the next post. ... 💫💁‍♀️🌟