Dancing Queen! Maxima of the Netherlands wows Aruba crowds with her moves as she joins King Willem-Alexander and Princess Catharina-Amalia at a Caribbean carnival
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Queen Maxima of the Netherlands wowed crowds in Aruba with her dance moves last night as she and her family took part in a Caribbean carnival.
The Argentinian born royal, 51, who hails from Buenos Aires, was beaming with joy as she shook her hips and boogied along in time to the music at the Bon Bini Festival last night.
The mother-of-three was on the fourth day of her visit to the Caribbean alongside her husband King Willem-Alexander and their daughter Princess Catharina-Amalia, who were also quick to join in the dancing.
In an Instagram post shared by their official social media team after the visit, the caption read: ‘The visit to Aruba will be closed in the evening with a visit to the Bon Bini Festival at Fort Zoutman in Oranjestad.
Queen Maxima of the Netherlands, 51, wowed crowds in Aruba with her dance moves last night as she and her family took part in a Caribbean carnival
‘At Plaza Padú, the King, Queen Máxima and the Princess of Orange get acquainted with local products and watch musical performances.
‘Next, they attend a folklore performance with Caribbean music and dance showcasing the culture and history of Aruba in the fort.
‘After completion, the Royal company leaves the fort accompanied by a carnival and brass band.’
Queen Maxima was in high spirits during the event, swaying her hips in time to the music and holding hands with one of the dancers.
The mother-of-three was on the fourth day of her visit to the Caribbean alongside her husband King Willem-Alexander and their daughter Princess Catharina-Amalia, who were also quick to join in the dancing
King Willem-Alexander appeared in equally high spirits as he held the hand of a dancer during the parade
She opted for a dark dress for the occasion which was covered in white flowers, and featured a hip belt with fringe detailing, which swung in time to the music as she danced.
Meanwhile her teenage daughter Catharina also opted for a fringe ensemble, donning a colourful poncho and white trousers for the joyful outing.
King Willem-Alexander also got into the spirit of the occasion, waving his hands in the air in time to the music enthusiastically.
Earlier in the day, Queen Maxima and Princess Amalia looked effortlessly chic as they cut leaves from an aloe plant during their Caribbean tour.
The trio of royals were quick to get into the swing of things and danced along in the parade enthusiastically (left and right)
Queen Maxima, who was born in Argentina, appeared particularly enthusiastic about the Caribbean carnival
Princess Catharina-Amalia donned a colourful poncho style top with purple fringing, which she wore with a pair of white trousers
The family, who were on their second day in Aruba, appeared in high spirits during the event last night
During the Dutch royals’ second day in Aruba, Amalia was seen cutting the plant while wearing thick yellow rubber gloves.
The Princess of Orange was neatly dressed in a voluminous green blouse and loose fitting white trousers.
More snaps were taken of Maxima and Amalia together, where they were pictured walking while holding a bouquet of flowers.
The Dutch queen looked elegant in her cream coloured top and a salmon knee length skirt.
Later, Queen Maxima, King Willem-Alexander and Princess Catharina-Amalia watched a show at the venue
Queen Maxima was elegant in a black midi dress for the occasion, which was covered in white flowers
Queen Maxima and Princess Catharina were both given a posey of colourful flowers during the visit last night
Princess Catharina-Amalia, who is currently taking part in her first ever royal tour, was in good spirits as she joined her parents at the event last night in Aruba
The 51-year-old royal spruced up her look with a pink headpiece, stylist sunglasses and understated silver jewellery.
The news comes after the two royals and King Willem-Alexander were spotted during their visit to Arikok National Park earlier yesterday.
The Dutch royals explored the Aruba site as part of their two week tour of the Caribbean islands.
The three have also penciled in visits to Bonaire, Curaçao and St Maarten before travelling to St Eustatius and Saba.
The royal family went on to visit a local market where they spoke to vendors about their products
Princess Catharina-Amalia shook hands with a local vendor who was selling beaded jewellery during the outing
In the snaps, Maxima was dressed for the occasion, donning a green jumpsuit, large orange belt and stylish sunglasses.
The Argentinean Royal had her thick blonde hair tied up while showcasing her long and ornate earrings.
The 51-year-old queen was also carrying a small beige coloured bag in her right hand, which was adorned with a large animal and palm trees.
Meanwhile King Willem was practically dressed in his light green chinos and blue short sleeved shirt.
Catharina-Amalia is the eldest of the King and his Argentine wife’s three daughters, and therefore his future heir.
The royal couple were beaming as they waved to locals at the end of their evening out in Aruba (pictured)
Although the Netherlands is the largest and wealthiest part, the Kingdom of the Netherlands is actually comprised of four constituent countries – all of which have equal status.
Along with the Netherlands itself, the members are Aruba, Curaçao and St Maarten, each of which is a constitutional monarchy with King Willem-Alexander as its head of state and its own parliament.
Three further Caribbean islands, Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba, are administered as municipalities of the Netherlands and as such, inhabitants are Dutch citizens with the same rights and responsibilities.
Until 2010, all the Caribbean islands, with the exception of Aruba, were part of the Dutch Antilles – an entity that was dissolved and its residents given the choice of independence or integration.
The arrangement is similar to that between the Commonwealth Realms, all of which have Britain’s monarch as head of state but have separate directly elected parliaments.
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