Máxima and Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands visit the Caribbean

Queen Máxima and King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands are joined by their daughter Princess Catharina-Amalia, 19, as they visit the Dutch Caribbean Islands

  • Máxima and Willem-Alexander are visiting the Dutch Caribbean Islands
  • They have been joined by their eldest daughter Princess Catharina-Amalia
  • READ: Queen of orange! Maxima of The Netherlands goes bold for her last day in India as she wears her national colour head-to-toe

Queen Máxima and King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands have been joined by their eldest daughter Princess Catharina-Amalia as they visit the Dutch Caribbean Islands.

On day two of their two-week visit to the various countries and municipalities of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the couple toured Bonaire alongside the 19-year-old princess.

Catharina-Amalia cut an elegant figure in a blue and white floral dress, teamed with cream heels and a dainty handbag. She left her hair loose and opted for a smattering of glamorous makeup.

Her mother looked equally stylish in a colourful pink frock, cinched at the waist with a fashionable belt and featuring elegant button detailing down the front.

Queen Máxima and King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands have been joined by their eldest daughter Princess Catharina-Amalia as they visit the Dutch Caribbean Islands

Known for her colour coordination, she opted for a coffee-coloured headband to sweep back her locks, and a matching handbag and pair of heels.

King Willem-Alexander made sure to appear just as smart as his family, sporting a pair of royal blue trousers and a crisp white shirt.

Although the Netherlands is the largest and wealthiest part, the Kingdom of the Netherlands is actually comprised of four constituent countries – all of which have equal status.

Along with the Netherlands itself, the members are Aruba, Curaçao and St Maarten, each of which has King Willem-Alexander as its head of state and its own parliament.


On day two of their two-week visit to the various countries and municipalities of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the couple toured Bonaire alongside the 19-year-old princess

Catharina-Amalia cut an elegant figure in a blue and white floral dress, teamed with cream heels and a dainty handbag

The princess (pictured right) left her hair loose and opted for a smattering of glamorous makeup

Queen Maxima (pictured) looked equally stylish in a colourful pink frock, cinched at the waist with a fashionable belt and featuring elegant button detailing down the front

Three further Caribbean islands, Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba, are administered as municipalities of the Netherlands and as such, inhabitants are Dutch citizens with the same rights and responsibilities.

Until 2010, all the Caribbean islands, with the exception of Aruba, were part of the Dutch Antilles – an entity that was dissolved and its residents given the choice of independence or integration.

The arrangement is similar to that between the Commonwealth Realms, all of which have Britain’s monarch as head of state but have separate directly elected parliaments.

Earlier this month, Queen Maxima looked effortlessly chic in a camel cape coat as she received guests at the Royal Palace. 

Known for her colour coordination, Maxima (pictured right) opted for a coffee-coloured headband to sweep back her locks, and a matching handbag and pair of heels

King Willem-Alexander (pictured centre) made sure to appear just as smart as his family, sporting a pair of royal blue trousers and a crisp white shirt

The Dutch queen, 51, teamed her elegant gold blouse with a stunning diamond bracelet and matching earrings, as she joined her husband King Willem-Alexander at the palace in Amsterdam.

Underneath her coat she donned a textured midi skirt in a variety of colourful patterns and brought the whole thing together with suede olive heels. 

The mother-of-three kept her blonde tresses loose, in a side parting and tucked behind her ears, and her make up naturally bronzed with a smokey eye and nude lip.

King Willem, 55, wore a single breasted navy suit with a blue and white patterned tie as he joined his wife to welcome several hundred guests from political and public administration and from various sectors of Dutch society.   

This was a quick turn around, as the couple attended the funeral of former King Constantine II of Greece the day before in Athens. 

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