Originally Posted by Somebody
I don't think Elisabeth of Belgium has attended a state banquet either.
However, the rules applied in one monarchy don't necessary apply elsewhere (for example, some countries expect their (female) heirs to attend military training, others -including the Netherlands- do not). And Ingrid-Alexandra is still in secondary school while Catharina-Amalia graduated from secondary school more than a year ago and started university this year. So, while the same age, they are in different stages of their schooling.
Nonetheless, I'd say it is more likely that she does not attend than that she does attend. Maybe in the future an exception is made for royal incoming state visits. There is no need for her to accompany her parents on outgoing state visits, unless Máxima would for some reason not be available to join her husband.
Today Elisabeth turned 21. And I think she's now able to attend State Banquets
The Dutch Royal Court published the programme of the Italian State Visit:
Wednesday, 9 November
King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima will officially welcome the Italian President and Ms Mattarella on Dam Square in Amsterdam. After the delegations have been introduced, an inspection of the guard of honour will take place.
The first day of the state visit will conclude with a state banquet at the Royal Palace in Amsterdam, at which the King and the Italian President will both give a speech.
Thursday, 10 November
On the second day of the visit, President Mattarella will lay a wreath at The Hague 1940-1945 War Memorial. After this, he will visit the States General, where he will meet with the President of the Senate, Jan Anthonie Bruijn, and the President of the House of Representatives, Vera Bergkamp. Prime Minister Mark Rutte will then welcome President Mattarella to the Binnenhof for a lunch with the government. The lunch will also be attended by the King and Queen.
In the evening President and Ms Mattarella will host a musical performance by Beatrice and Ludovica Rana at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. Following the concert, the King and Queen will take leave of Sergio and Laura Mattarella.
Friday, 11 November
On Friday, the President and Ms Mattarella will visit the provincial offices in Maastricht as part of the celebrations of the 30th anniversary of the Maastricht Treaty. At a public event they will be welcomed by the King’s Commissioner in the province of Limburg Emile Roemer, mayor of Maastricht Annemarie Penn-te Strake, and President of Maastricht University Rianne Leschert. President Mattarella will give a speech on the importance of cooperation within the European Union and visit the exhibition on the Maastricht Treaty. The event will be organised by Studio Europa Maastricht.
President Mattarella will end his visit in Heerlen, where he will be welcomed by the city’s mayor Roel Wever. They will visit the Thermenmuseum, a Roman archaeological museum which houses the best preserved Roman bathhouse in the Netherlands. Southern Limburg was part of the Roman Empire between 50 BC and 450 AD.