Really like Maxima's hair, and earrings. Not sure about the dress - the neckline is little strange, I'm not sure if it's supposed to frame her face like that. But lovely material, nice fit. She looks like she could use a better bra - or maybe she's slouching?
I like Margriet's dress more: lovely color, and I like the way the color and ruffle frame her face.
#1-2:Russian President Vladimir Putin, front row second right, his wife Lyudmila, second left, Dutch Queen Beatrix, right, and crown prince Willem Alexander, left, pose for a photograph at the start of a state banquet at Noordeinde palace in The Hague, Netherlands, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2005. Putin was invited by Dutch Queen Beatrix for a two-day official state visit to the Netherlands. Rear row are Argentine-born princess Maxima, Pieter van Vollenhoven and his wife Princess Margriet. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
The Dam-Square in front at the Royal Palace of Amsterdam was closed for public 0.8.00 a.m. till 16.00 p.m.
For '' President Putin '' arrive.
Unfortunately I was 4 minutes too late. Because no buses and tram,must walk to the Dam-Square
Nice pictures Ropura. It looks like there were a fair number of people watching the event. (I had no idea what the Russian flag looked like - it is very similar to the Dutch flag - just a different arrangement of colours).
I thought everyone looked their best at the state banquet, though as HMQueenElizabethII noted, it's a shame we don't get to see some tiaras & flashy jewellry.
Thanks also for the wonderful Colourpress pictures MissHelen.:)
I don't like the neckline of Crown Princess Maxima's dress AT ALL, but she still looks very pretty. That's a pretty dress on Queen Beatrix. I loooooooove the color of Princess Margriet's outfit, but not necessarily the outfit itself.
to me, maxima looked stunning. i i loved that black dress, black colour is definetely one of the most elegant ones and that neckline looks beautifully original. i really find her a fashion guru.
any ideas about who may have designed it? it doesn't look really natan this time... :)
it's always beautiful to see magriet's smile and the queen being, as always, a great hostess.
I really liked the Queen's hat at the airport, and I'm not a fan of hats. I can't say the same thing for her wrap. The fuzzy balls at the ends were a bit odd.
I'm also not a fan of the Queen's outfit at the banquet. It's rather frumpy looking and a bit too busy.
Maxima looks very elegant as usual. I liked her dress with the exception of the neckline. The dress would be beautiful if it didn't have such a high neckline. Her earrings and upswept hairdo were quite nice though.
It really is a shame that we didn't get to see any glitzy jewels. :(
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