Royals don their finest for inauguration of Dutch king
The first Dutch king in 123 years was inaugurated on April 30, and the royal community showed up in style to honor their new monarch, King Willem-Alexander.
After Queen Beatrix’s formal abdication on Tuesday, which was followed by an official announcement to cheering crowds from the palace balcony, King Willem-Alexander, Queen Maxima and a bevy of royal guests attended a coronation ceremony in Amsterdam’s Nieuwe Kerk church. The newly-appointed queen wore a royal blue ensemble with a diamond-encrusted tiara — and the couple’s daughters dressed to match.
While Queen Maxima made not one — but two — wardrobe changes for the ceremonies, the guests were no slouches either: They arrived in a colorful parade of hats, gowns and sashes. Check out more of their inauguration day looks below: