Monday 14 October 2019

Brave face: Dutch won't let rain ruin State visit

Taoiseach and Fine Gael leader Leo Varadkar with King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands at Government Buildings Dublin. Photo: Leah Farrell/RollingNews.ie
Taoiseach and Fine Gael leader Leo Varadkar with King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands at Government Buildings Dublin. Photo: Leah Farrell/RollingNews.ie

Dutch royals Queen Maxima and King Willem-Alexander insisted they haven't let the "Irish weather" spoil their State visit.

The couple were welcomed into Government Buildings by Leo Varadkar yesterday as their two-day trip to Dublin ended.

Queen Maxima showed her fashion prowess yet again in a stunning burnt orange wide necked blouse and wide rimmed hat with a golden brown sequinned skirt.

King Willem-Alexander told earlier how he and Maxima were "greatly enjoying beautiful Dublin despite the Irish weather".

The king met newly elected Lord Mayor of Dublin Paul McAullife at the Mansion House in the morning where they presented the politician with a bicycle rack figurine, a reminder of the Dutch passion for cycling.

"Your city attracts people from all corners of the world," the king said.

"And that certainly includes the Netherlands."

They will travel to Cork for a one-day visit today.

Irish Independent

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