When Princess Maxima becomes the Netherlands” Queen consort, she will wear a headdress worthy of that title.
Gone will be the delicate tiaras that were the hallmarks of her years as Crown Princess, replaced by something dazzling that reflects her royal promotion.
As Maxina stands next to Crown Prince Willem-Alexander on the day he is crowned King, Maxima may well be inspired by her mother-in-law Queen Beatrix when choosing her glittering royal attire.
Pearls remain a sentimental favourite of both Maxima and Queen Beatrix as the Princess often chooses them to be the central feature in the tiaras that she wears to royal occasions. Beatrix, the oldest reigning monarch of the Netherlands, chose a classic tiara decorated with pearls and diamonds with a matching set of earrings, a necklace and a brooch to match at her coronation in 1980.
Although pearls would be the obvious choice for Maxima, the Princess has also sported an array of colourful jewels including sapphires, emeralds and rubies. However, diamonds are always the focal point in each of these headresses and so the floral motif diadem which Maxima wore on a state visit to Quatar may be a contender.
To see a full gallery of the tiaras Princess Maxima may wear at the Dutch inauguration, the photos below.