The Queen looked wonderful in a sweeping red floor-length Valentino gown with a matching red hat by Fabienne Delvigne. She accessorised the regal look with a blue and orange (the national colour) sash - and a pearl brooch with matching earrings.
This was a magnificent look for Máxima.
The Dutch equivalent of the State Opening of Parliament sees the monarch give details of the government's programme for the financial year and budget allocations. Prince's Day was originally used to celebrate the birthday of William V, Prince of Orange on 8 March in the eighteenth century, but today the king uses it set out government policy for the coming year.
It's very much a royal event full of pomp and ceremony; the couple arrived in a golden carriage and were greeted by locals and well-wishers lining the streets.
The King and Queen then made their way to the balcony of the Noordeinde Palace, where they were joined by King Willem-Alexander's younger brother Prince Constantijn and his wife Princess Laurentien.
The Queen has been keeping a busy schedule of late with a number of fashionable appearances over the past week. The royal couple enjoyed a trip on the lifeboat 'Prins Henrik' where they enjoyed laughs as Willem-Alexander took photos with his iphone.
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There's a great story behind Máxima's colourful Natan dress. It was actually designed by a ten-year-old Dutch girl who suffers with Leukaemia. Thanks to the Make a Wish Foundation the little girl, Luna, had the opportunity to design this dress for the Queen with the popular brand.
Máxima repeated another Natan design, an understated grey dress, for a visit to the Laluz Foundation in Amsterdam, It's quite a simple dress, but Max added her own signature stamp to the look with the addition of two golden butterflies on her right shoulder.
Do you like Máxima's style choices this week?