Dutch Queen Maxima, 50, and King Willem-Alexander, 54, are on a state visit to Norway. On Wednesday, the second day of the visit, Maxima appeared in a rather striking dress with cut-outs, created by Claes Iverson (44).
The second day of the state visit to Norway concluded with a concert by Dutch cellist Harriet Craig. There, Maxima stole the show with her “hidden dress”. The dress with “cut-outs”, designed by Danish fashion designer Claes Iversen, who lives in the Netherlands, did not go unnoticed by our eastern neighbors. German magazine Bunte, for example, wrote that the outfit was somewhat daring and that the dress looked somewhat “out of another world.” “With this outfit, the other visitors would probably have looked a bit surprised,” one can hear in a video clip.
The three-day state visit between Willem-Alexander and Maxima began last Tuesday and had a special touch. When the King and Queen go on an official visit, a visit to the monarchy is always a reunion of good acquaintances. Or, in the case of Norway, family friends.
King Willem-Alexander described the three-day state visit to Norway as beneficial to the friendship between the Netherlands and Norway, and said during a press briefing Thursday afternoon that “good friendships must be preserved”.
Thursday’s state visit focused on sustainable ocean management and the transition to sustainable energy sources. At the Technical University of Trondheim, it was a panel discussion between companies, researchers and students in a program on wind and hydrogen energy.
“There would be no healthy planet without healthy oceans,” Haakon said. Maxima said on Thursday that the Netherlands and Norway could learn a lot from each other in the area of sustainability: “This just proves how important this state visit is.”
Norway’s Crown Prince Haakon was able to participate for the first time in a state visit to his dear friend Willem-Alexander in Trondheim on Thursday. Haakon had to miss the first two days. He had a mild cold and was afraid it was the coronavirus.