Queen Maxima Makes Vanity Fair’s International Best-Dressed List, Because GLAMOUR

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It comes as no surprise to anyone who likes color, well-cut fabric, puppies and sunshine that Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands is part of Vanity Fair‘s 2016 International Best-Dressed List.

The Argentina native married Prince Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands,  heir to the Dutch throne, in 2002, and the couple have three girls together.

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Nearly every photo of Maxima captures her at her absolute best.  She’s always smiling, always waving as if to make sure royal fans in the back of the crowd can see her, and always looks absolutely smashing.

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If you’re looking for reasons why Her Majesty made VF’s list this year, look no further than the  25+  *thoroughly edited photos of Maxima The Great. 

*Me = totally under qualified editor

Yes, it was Princess Madeleine of Sweden’s wedding day, but HELLO BEST DRESSED.

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Casual-cute at the Olympics with the hubs/King of the Netherlands.

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Excellent use of color-blocking, Your Majesty.

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Fun fact: Former Queen Beatrix wore this exact same dress during a 1981 state visit to Belgium.

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Few people on this planet can pull off a statement necklace of this magnitude and still look chic AF.

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Which came first: the earrings or the hat? Who cares!

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Never turn down your fluorescent charm, ma’am.

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“So I said, ‘darling, let the servants have the night off. I’ll cook.’  And that’s how one of our summer homes went up in flames.”

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Who else thinks this particular dress landed her on the list?

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“Oh no, I’m not the bride.  Thanks, though.”

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“We just walked right through.  What a lark!”

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#Capes = #Queens

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Being from the House of Orange could make for terribly awkward fashion faux pas, but not with Maxima on the throne, amiright?

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PS -She’s in Etro.


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Maxima’s version of “understated.”

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The gown that inspired the next Disney princess.

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“What, this old thing?”

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“Dear diary – people responded positively to my cape today.”

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“Ugh, ugly passport photos…”

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“Hello!  I love poufy skirts!”

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“They’ve renamed a shade after me.  Royal blue is now ‘Maxima blue.'”

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“Had a bit of fun with my bedazzler gun.  Do you like?”

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At her brother’s wedding, looking like the most regal f–king person on planet earth.

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Gold flecks on fleek.

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“You may proceed, husband.  Everyone has seen my outfit.”

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She was a princess when this photo was taken, so ample cleavage is allowed.

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What is your favorite outfit worn by Queen Maxima?

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