Originally Posted by sarahedwards2
What’s the difference between a presentation and a christening? I know what a christening is, but what’s a presentation?
The first 'presentation' - which took place for each of the three princesses - was on the day of birth (or the day after); so the then crown prince introduced his first/second/third daughter to the world almost as soon as they were born.
The second picture is an official picture that was released a little while later (again in a big white baby gown); and the third is the actual christening. All are similar type gowns but for different occasions.
The 'introduction' in such a gown seems to be a Dutch tradition, see for example this picture
of prince Claus with his eldest son prince Willem-Alexander; the official photograph
and his christening
And the generation before that: introduction (scroll down to final picture)
, official photo