In her 33 years on the throne, Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands has established herself as one of the best-loved European monarchs. On the eve of her abdication from the throne, royal representatives from around the world, including Prince Charles and Camilla, arrived at a special state dinner to celebrate her incredible reign.
Britain”s representatives Charles and Camilla were part of a glittering guest list at the farewell dinner, which was held in Amsterdam”s Rijksmuseum. The Prince of Wales and his wife looked delighted to be attending the event, which marked Camilla”s highest-profile appearance abroad.
She dazzled in a monochrome gown, a glittering tiara in her hair, as she walked the red carpet with her husband Charles, dapper in a tuxedo.
Many of their European counterparts also attended the official function, including Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden and her husband Prince Daniel, who happily posed with Japan”s Crown Prince Naruhito.
Denmark”s Crown Prince Frederik and his wife Mary, and Prince Philippe and Princess Mathilde of Belgium stepped out for the elegant soiree, as did Spain”s Crown Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia.
Many of the royals are good friends with Willem-Alexander and Maxima, giving their attendance extra significance.