Letizia’s fantasy dress with a nod to Máxima: the last stylistic duel in Amsterdam

Last act of the official agenda that marked the State trip of the Spanish kings to the Netherlands. Last stylistic duel between the queens Máxima and Letizia, a spectacle of sophistication and class that delights the most connoisseurs. On this occasion, the royal consorts have deployed all their creativity to surprise with very original models in keeping with the place where their date took place: the STRAAT Museum in Amsterdam.

The four monarchs, accompanied by Princess Amalia, inaugurated this Thursday an exhibition on ten Spanish and Dutch muralists and the spotlight, once again, was on the two royal ladies. Doña Letizia, more recovered from the pain she suffered during the royal hand kiss at the Gala Dinner (due to the Morton’s neuroma she suffers from) and which forced her to use a stool, has chosen a fabulous dress by the Dutch designer Mohamed Benchella for the occasion. in a nod to their splendid hosts. The dress, in glitter blue, has a side layer with volume-effect draping that surrounds her figure and rests on one of her shoulders, falling like a shawl.

As accessories, some slingback ‘kitten heel’ pumps and some feather-shaped earrings, made with brilliant-cut and baguette diamonds, which Doña Sofía received as a gift from the Sultan of Oman in the 1980s. Felipe VI’s wife wore them for the first time during a State Dinner in honor of Their Majesties in Croatia, in November 2022.

For her part, Queen Máxima has repeated with the designer Jan Taminiau, the same one who dressed her for the Gala dinner at the royal palace, and has worn an original midi model with a turtle neck with maxi-bow, short sleeves and a pencil skirt in lamé fabric, which causes an optical checkerboard effect with a gradient at the waist. She debuted it a decade ago and has revived it for the occasion with a matching green shawl, nude suede pumps and fabulous cascading rhinestone diamond earrings.

Princess Amalia has also participated in the farewell of Kings Letizia and Felipe, who welcomed and protected her for a year in Madrid after receiving threats in her native country. The heiress has chosen a green satin midi dress with a crossover neckline and ruffles at the bottom that she has combined with a nude trench coat and sandals that match the gold clutch.