Originally Posted by 4Pam
Beautiful picture! Since Maxima is Catholic and WA isn't would she be allowed to wear white, during official visits with the pope, once she's queen?
Pope Franciscus seems the last one to care about a correct protocol for catholic or non-catholic royals. Queen Máxima is a roman-catholic and some say the Netherlands are no catholic country. That is correct, the state has no religion, Church and State are separated. But catholics are the largest religious denomination in the Netherlands. So in the event that there will be a fullblown white-tie-and-diadems State Visit to the Holy See, Queen Máxima can wear white if she wants.
Such a visit would be interesting by the way. There is a new Ambassador representing the Kingdom of the Netherlands at the Holy See: His Royal Highness Prince Jaime de Bourbon de Parme (a full cousin of the King). When King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima visit the Holy See, they will be accompanied by Prince Jaime and Princess Viktória. Hopefully both ladies in long and with diadems.
Picture from Hola: the Prince of Orange and Princess Máxima (in black and with veil):