Queen Máxima of The Netherlands recycles navy Oscar de la Renta dress

What’s cooking! Queen Máxima of The Netherlands looks elegant in recycled navy Oscar de la Renta dress as she visits a food project in Roermond

  • Queen, 51, is visited organizations supported by Oranje Fonds: Women’s Centre
  • READ MORE: Queen Maxima steps out in a show-stopping suit in Morocco  

Queen Máxima of The Netherlands showed off her culinary skills today as she got stuck into a spot of cooking during a royal engagement. 

The Dutch Queen, 51, looked elegant for her day of visits to two organisations supported by the Oranje Fonds: Women’s Centre, donning a smart navy dress with an eye-catching white floral appliqué.

It was a repeat look for the Queen who previously wore the wool embossed dress by Oscar de la Renta when she visited the Dune and Bulb Region in South Holland in April 2022. 

Mother-of-three Maxima wasn’t afraid to roll up her sleeves as she stirred a pot on the stove while chatting to women at Db4all Cooks in Roermond.

The project cooks up hundreds of meals a day to distribute to those in need.  

Queen Maxima wasn’t afraid to roll up her sleeves as she stirred a pot on the stove while chatting to women at Db4all Cooks in Roermond

The Queen receieved a warm welcome at DB4ALL Kookt in Roermond as she arrived for a working visit

She also visited DB4ALL Kookt, an initiative of youth centre DB4ALL and the football club Tigers Roermond, which offers support to young people in the form of homework clubs and workshops. 

The monarch was typically stylish for the outing, pairing her navy midi dress iwth heels in a matching shade. 

Her blonde hair was swept back from her face and fell around her shoulders for low-key glamour. 

She teamed her ensemble with a pair of sapphire drop earrings to add a touch of sparkle  

The Dutch Queen kept her makeup fresh and natural for the visit, opting for understated glamour 

The monarch teamed her ensemble with a pair of sapphire drop earrings to add a touch of sparkle

It’s been a busy time for the royal who was in Morocco last week for an official royal visit. 

She travelled to North Africa as Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Financial Inclusion and Development. 

The working visit involved a number of high profile meetings, including a visit to the Ministry of Economy and Finance, Secretary General of the Government and Bank Al-Maghrib in Rabat. 

Queen Maxima has served as the UN Secretary General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development (UNSGSA) since 2009.

She was appointed by former Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and in this role is a leading global voice on advancing universal access to and responsible usage of affordable, effective and safe financial services.

Queen Maxima on a working visit to two organizations supported by the Oranje Fonds: Women’s Centre

Smells delicoius! The Queen showed her apprecation for the work of volunteeers who help prepare meals for hundreds of people in need every day 

During her visit, Maxima had meetings and discussions which focused on key investments to kick start Morocco’s digital payments market, especially for undeserved groups such as women and small merchants.

It’s an ideal role for the royal who worked in finance in her native Argentina before she married King Willem Alexander. 

While studying for her degree in economics from the Pontifical Catholic University, she worked for for Mercado Abierto Electrónico SA, an electronic securities and foreign-currency trading market. 

She also balanced her studies with working in the sales department of Boston Securities SA in Buenos Aires, conducting research on software for financial markets.

After graduating, she took up a job with HSBC in New York where she rose to vice president of institutional sales for Latin America. 

Her next move was to Dresdner Kleinwort Benson in New York where she worked as vice president of the emerging markets division, before moving to Deutsche Bank in Brussels.

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