Saturday 18 August 2018

Jordan's Queen Rania and The Netherlands' Queen Máxima put on united stylish display

Jordan's Queen Rania, right, and Dutch Queen Maxima pose for photographers when arriving for a visit to the Mondriaan ROC school, a regional education center in The Hague, Netherlands, Wednesday, March 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
Jordan's Queen Rania, right, and Dutch Queen Maxima pose for photographers when arriving for a visit to the Mondriaan ROC school, a regional education center in The Hague, Netherlands, Wednesday, March 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
Jordanian King Abdullah II (2L) and his wife Queen Rania (L) attend an official welcome ceremony with Dutch king Willem-Alexander (2R) and Dutch Queen Maxima at Noordeinde Palace in the Hague, on March 20, 2018
A handout picture released by the Jordanian Royal Palace on March 20, 2018 shows Jordanian King Abdullah II (C-L) and his consort Queen Rania of Jordan (L) being received by Dutch King Willem-Alexander (C-R) and Queen Maxima (R) during an official welcome ceremony at Noordeinde Palace in The Hague
Dutch Queen Maxima and Queen Rania of Jordan pose in front of the work of art "Victory Boogie Woogie" by Dutch artist Piet Mondrian at the Gemeentemuseum in The Hague, on March 20, 2018
Dutch king Willem-Alexander, Dutch queen Maxima, Jordanian king Abdullah II and Jordanian queen Rania pose for aphoto during a visit at the World Class Students in The Hague, on March 20, 2018
(L-R) Jordanian Queen Rania, Jordanian King Abdullah II and Dutch King Willem-Alexander pose for the official photo in The Hague on March 20, 2018
Jordan's Queen Rania, right, and Dutch Queen Maxima pose in front of "Victory Boogie-Woogie", an artwork by Dutch Piet Mondriaan at the Gemeentemuseum in The Hague, Netherlands, Tuesday, March 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
(L-R) Dutch Prince Constantijn, Dutch Princess Margriet, Jordanian Queen Rania, Jordanian King Abdullah II, Dutch King Willem-Alexander, Dutch Queen Maxima and Dutch Princess Beatrix pose for the official photo in The Hague on March 20, 2018
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

Royal fascination is at fever pitch.

While the allure of Prince Harry and fiancée Meghan Markle, and Prince William and wife Kate Middleton continues to steadily captivate the world, royal families outside the UK are enjoying a renewed interest in their lives - and their outfits.

Dutch Queen Maxima and Queen Rania of Jordan pose in front of the work of art
Dutch Queen Maxima and Queen Rania of Jordan pose in front of the work of art "Victory Boogie Woogie" by Dutch artist Piet Mondrian at the Gemeentemuseum in The Hague, on March 20, 2018

The Netherlands' Queen Máxima and King Willem-Alexander are hosting one of the world's most impeccably dressed royals, Queen Rania of Jordan, who is on a two-day tour of The Hague with her husband King Abduallah.

And both have been incorporating their signature style into their 48 hour retreat, beginning with yesterday's introduction, where Máxima wore an ankle length camel cape coat by Claes Iversen and her signature accessory, an oversized hat, this time made of gold straw. Rania, similarly, took inspiration from vintage wear, opting for a mint blue button down coat by Salvatore Ferragamo and a white neck scarf that appears to be more than a little inspired by Jackie O.

On Tuesday night, at a dinner at The Hague's Noodeinde Palace, Máxima's ruffled yellow Claes Iversen gown stole the show, as the 46-year-old famously prefers colour and the brighter, the better. Rania preferred a more understated look with a structured velvet gown, with embroidered floral detail.

It was back to business again today as the pair coordinated their grey looks, with Máxima returning to ruffles in her dress (and another statement hat) and Rania choosing a polo neck and Ferragamo blazer.

(L-R) Dutch Prince Constantijn, Dutch Princess Margriet, Jordanian Queen Rania, Jordanian King Abdullah II, Dutch King Willem-Alexander, Dutch Queen Maxima and Dutch Princess Beatrix pose for the official photo in The Hague on March 20, 2018
(L-R) Dutch Prince Constantijn, Dutch Princess Margriet, Jordanian Queen Rania, Jordanian King Abdullah II, Dutch King Willem-Alexander, Dutch Queen Maxima and Dutch Princess Beatrix pose for the official photo in The Hague on March 20, 2018

It's been a busy week for European royals - over in France, French president Emmanuel Macron and wife Brigitte have been hosting Luxembourg's Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Terese at the the Élysée Palace.

On Tuesday night, the French first lady stunned in a white gown with dramatic shoulder sequin detail in a design custom made by Louis Vuitton, her preferred designer.

French President Emmanuel Macron, his wife Brigitte Macron, Grand Duke of Luxembourg Henri and his wife Maria Teresa, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg, arrive to a State dinner held at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France March 19, 2018. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier/Pool
French President Emmanuel Macron, his wife Brigitte Macron, Grand Duke of Luxembourg Henri and his wife Maria Teresa, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg, arrive to a State dinner held at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France March 19, 2018. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier/Pool

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