Dutch Queen Beatrix and Crown Princess Maxima accompanied Crown Prince Willem-Alexander to the Erasmus Awards today. The prince gave out the awards to two experts in international justice: Antonio Cassese of Italy and Benjamin Ferencz of the U.S.


Queen Beatrix wore a print dress in electric blue, a shade which made her look vibrant. She kept to the blue palette, down to her necklace and earrings. I’m very much drawn to this shade of blue, and the print, though busy, is subtle enough. I like it!


Princess Maxima chose an above-the-knee dress in eggplant (or is it brown?), under a black and white coat. The colors are okay, but I think the cut of the coat – and the dress – isn’t really flattering for her. What do you think?


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