Queen Máxima wears Athens designer for dinner with Greek president

Cheers to glamour! Queen Máxima of the Netherlands oozes elegance in a £2,000 plum gown by Athens-based designer as she dines with the Greek president on the first night of her three-day royal tour

  • King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands are in Greece
  • Dutch royal couple will be in the country for three-days for their official visit
  • They kicked off the trip by meeting President Katerina Sakellaropoulou in Athens

Queen Máxima of the Netherlands looked characteristically stylish today as she attended an official dinner by the President of the Greek Republic, in Athens. 

The 51-year-old Dutch royal, has joined her husband King Willem-Alexander on a three day state visit to Greece. 

She looked regal as she stepped out in a £1,897 Costarellos plum-coloured lace-trimmed maxi dress.

Made from purple velvet, Queen Maxima’s dress featured a delicate scalloped neckline and A-line silhouette striped with Guipure lace trims. 

Queen Maxima of the Netherlands looked elegantly regal as she attended an official dinner hosted by the President of the Republic of Greece in Athens 

Queen Maxima is joining her husband, King Willem-Alexander on a three day state visit to Greece

King Willem-Alexander, President Katerina Sakellaropoulou and Queen Maxima prior to the state banquet in the presidential palace in Athens

The stylish Queen paired her gown, which is available on mythersea.com, with diamond bracelets and stunning jewelled stud earrings. 

She swept her golden tresses into a loose up-do, which she set alight with a shimmering white gold tiara, encrusted with matching diamonds and red stones. 

The official dinner was hosted by Greece’s President Katerina Sakellaropoulou at the Presidential Palace in Athens. 

The dinner marked the end of the Dutch royals first day of their three day state visit. 


The 51-year-old donned a Costarellos plum-coloured lace-trimmed maxi dress. Made from purple velvet, Queen Maxiam’s dress featured a delicate scalloped neckline and A-line silhouette striped with Guipure lace trims

President of Greece Katerina Sakellaropoulou and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands clinking glasses during the official dinner at the Presidential Palace 


The stylish Queen paired her £1,897 dress, which is available on mythersea.com, with diamond bracelets and stunning jewelled stud earrings and  swept her golden tresses into a loose up-do

Earlier on in the day Queen Maxima and King Willem-Alexander joined President Katerina Sakellaropoulou at the Presidential Palace before laying a wreath at the Monument to the Unknown Solider in Syntagma Square. 

Queen Maxima donned  a brown and cream midi dress as she and her husband were received by Greek president.

As the trio appeared in public ahead of the meeting, Queen Máxima coordinated with Katerina Sakellaropoulou, with both women sporting cream outfits.

Queen Máxima of the Netherlands kicked off the three-day Greek tour in style today (pictured) donning a cream and brown midi dress for her first engagement in Athens 

The Queen (left) alongside her husband King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands (centre) were welcomed to the country by Greek president Katerina Sakellaropoulou (right)

The Dutch royal paired her long sleeved, two-tone midi dress with a pale cream hat boasting a lace face veil and pointed cream and perspex heeled pumps. She carried a small clutch bag under her arm.

Her carefully coordinated jewellery included drop pearl and diamond earrings, a pearl ring, and a statement pearl and diamond brooch.

Máxima wore her blonde locks loose and styled into tumbling waves underneath her hat.

She finished the look with a trademark makeup look, pairing smokey brown eye shadow with a soft pink lip, and dewy base. 

King Willem-Alexander, and Queen Maxima, pose for a photograph in front of the temple of the Parthenon, during their visit at the Acropolis hill, in Athens

During there visit to Greece, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima visited the Parthenon in Athens, they are pictured here outside of the ruins 

As part of a three-day official visit to Greece the royals visited the archaeological site of the Acropolis. They are standing here in front of Karyatides and Erechthion

Dutch King Willem-Alexander, center, and Queen Maxima, are accompanied by Greek Culture minister Lina Mendoni, right, as they stand in front of the Caryatids during their visit at the Acropolis hill, in Athens

The King and Queen were shown around the ancient site by the Greek Culture Minister Lina Mendoni (second right)

Queen Maxima wore a spare of dark stylish sunglasses as she walked around the ancient ruins in Athens 

King Willem-Alexander walked hand-in-hand with Queen Maxima as they visited the Acropolis and walked in front of the Parthenon 

The royals posed for photos in front of the Parthenon temple during their visit to Acropolis Hill in Athens 

The royal couple reviewed the presidential guard during the official welcome ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Athens (pictured L-R: Queen Maxima, Katerina Sakellaropoulou, King Willem-Alexander)

 

The royal couple will stay in the country for three-days, with their tour kicking off today, and coming to an end on Wednesday

Queen Maxima and King Willem-Alexander (pictured) will undertake engagements in Athens today and tomorrow, and will visit Thessaloniki on Wednesday

The couple started their visit by laying a wreath at the Monument to the Unknown Soldier in Syntagma Square 

Katerina Sakellaropoulou looked both chic and businesslike in a two-piece cream suit, paired with a pale blue top, perhaps in homage to her country’s colours, and heeled suede pumps.

Meanwhile, the king was smart in a navy two-piece suit, which he paired with a crisp white shirt, and pale blue tie.

The couple then met the Greek Ombudsman and the Dutch Ombudsman, two organisations which work together to protect the fundamental rights of citizens and migrants, at the Netherlands Institute in Athens.

As one of their first engagements, Queen Maxima (left) and King Willem-Alexander (right) visited the Greek Presidential Mansion

King Willem-Alexander (left) was snapped shaking hands with Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou (right) during the appointment

During the meeting at the Greek Presidential Mansion (pictured), the royal couple (left) also met Katerina Sakellaropoulou’s partner Pavlos Kotsonis (right)

Beaming: the royal couple smiled for photographers during their meeting at the Presidential Palace in Athens earlier today

Their plans for the afternoon include a visit to the Acropolis, where they will take a walking tour of the Erechtheion and the Parthenon. 

To conclude the first day of the royal tour, Máxima and Willem-Alexander will attend a state banquet at the Presidential Palace hosted by President Sakellaropoulou.    

Their appointments on Tuesday will also take place in Athens, with the Dutch royals concluding their three-day tour on Wednesday, with a list of engagements in Thessaloniki.

After their first appointment, Queen Maxima (left) and King Willem-Alexander (right) met with the Greek Ombudsman and Dutch Ombudsman at the Netherlands Institute (pictured)


The royal appeared to be enjoying herself at the meeting, smiling as she spoke with the Greek Ombudsman and Dutch Ombudsman

Following their meetings today, Máxima and Willem-Alexander will attend a state banquet at the Presidential Palace hosted by President Sakellaropoulou

The Greek tour caps a busy month for Queen Máxima, who completed a number of engagements throughout October, including a recent trip to Tanzania where she  visited children and babies at Charlotte Hospital in Kilimanjaro.

Máxima met people who were part of the PharmAccess MomCare program, a non-profit that works to provide inclusive healthcare in Africa. 

The program works to give pregnant women free prenatal information until they give birth. 

She made the short visit in her capacity as the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development. 

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