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This Week in Royal Fashion: The Queen and Eugenie on Maundy Thursday, Danish Royals Celebrate Queen Margrethe’s Birthday, and Máxima at King’s Day Concert



It looked to be another quiet fashion week for the British royals, but it was a pleasant surprise to see Princess Eugenie appear with The Queen in Windsor on Thursday. Meanwhile, Crown Princess Mary sported an amazing green look for her mother-in-law’s birthday, and Queen Máxima was stylish as usual in two bold outfits.

Let’s take a look at this week’s fashion favourites:

The Queen and Princess Eugenie on Maundy Thursday 

Princess Eugenie joined her grandmother The Queen for a Maundy Thursday service at St George’s Chapel in Windsor, and both women brought out their best pastel floral looks for the occasion. Every year The Queen visits a different cathedral on this Christian holy day and hands out purses filled with coins to pensioners.

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Her Majesty chose a perfect Easter weekend ensemble, wearing a buttery yellow Stuart Parvin coat with a purple, yellow, and blue floral dress underneath that matched her traditional nosegay. Her hat, by milliner Rachel Trevor-Morgan, featured a spray of colourful feathers and gave an extra pop of brightness to her outfit. The Queen topped off her ensemble with the diamond Australian Wattle Brooch along with her usual pearl earrings and triple-strand pearl necklace.

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Eugenie coordinated perfectly with The Queen, wearing an Erdem dress in lovely lilac, green, and yellow floral print. Eagle-eyed royal watchers might remember Eugenie wearing the outfit on Ladies’ Day at Royal Ascot last year. It’s the brand’s silk “Bernette” dress and has a high, ruffled collar along with a skirt that flares out at the bottom.

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She completed her look with a gorgeous bespoke navy Juliette Botterill Pleated Pillbox hat and Jimmy Choo Romy 85 pumps, according to Twitter user @polkapopp.

Danish royals celebrate Queen Margrethe’s birthday 

Queen Margrethe of Denmark turned 79, and her family appeared together at Marselisborg Palace Tuesday for the celebrations.

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The Queen looked sharp in a bright blue cowl-neck top under a suit and oversized brown coat, whilst Crown Princess Mary sported a beautiful green ensemble. Royal Central’s Europe Correspondent Heaven LeeMiller and UFO No More both confirmed her dress was a Martin Grant style she originally wore in 2016.

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She wore the green-and-white patterned, button-front silk dress with a brown belt and a long green wool coat. Miller believes the coat is a new style by Theory. The Crown Princess added pearl drop earrings and bright red nail polish to finish off her look.

Two sparkling looks for Máxima

Thursday Queen Máxima repeated one of my personal favourite outfits of hers while attending a financial congress in Utrecht. She smiled for the crowds outside, wearing the bright pink and black Oscar de la Renta dress she wore on her visit to the UK last autumn. The dress features shimmering black crystal floral embroidery trailing down from the shoulder and the waist, which gives a nice contrast to the bold pink colour.

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She teamed the dress up with black accessories, including a jaunty fascinator, oversized dangling earrings, and a patent clutch.

And our final look of the week is from the annual King’s Day Concert on Monday. Queen Máxima glittered in a long sleeve sequin dress by designer Claes Iversen that gave off total ballerina vibes.

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The long-sleeved dress was made in the palest shade of blush and flares out into a full, swingy skirt. Máxima added a wide tan belt, matching bow-trimmed heels, and a braided bronze metallic clutch. An interesting point I learned from The Court Jeweller: the diamond cluster earrings are the same ones she wore to last week’s diplomatic gala, but without the pearl drop at the bottom (she’s also worn them with diamond drops).

Lastly, the Dutch queen wore a gold chain link and cabochon jewel bracelet engraved with her family member’s names, according to The Court Jeweller.

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We’ll be back next week with Easter fashion details, the Duchess of Cambridge at this year’s Anzac Day Service … and maybe a royal baby?



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Kristin is Chief Reporter for Royal Central and has been following the British royal family for more than 30 years. She blogs about royal fashion and travel at royallybroke.com. Kristin has appeared in UK and U.S. media outlets discussing the British royals including BBC Breakfast, the Associated Press, TIME, The Washington Post, and many others.