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Queen Maxima of the Netherlands was elegant in a pink floral fascinator today as she visited a nature reserve alongside her husband King Willem-Alexander. 
The royal mother-of-two, 51,  was stunning in the pink headband, which perfectly matched her blush coloured dress, as she attended to her royal duties today alongside her husband. 
The King and Queen paid a visit to the Peel Nature Reserve in Deurne, which is part of their annual tour of the province of North Brabant in the Netherlands. 
It comes as the couple prepare to travel to the UK with monarchs from across the world for the Queen‘s funeral  next Monday.  
Queen Maxima of the Netherlands was elegant in a pink floral fascinator today as she visited a nature reserve alongside her husband King Willem-Alexander 
The royal mother-of-two, 51, was stunning in the pink headband, which perfectly matched her blush coloured dress, as she attended to her royal duties today alongside her husband 
The regional visit also included a walk through the town, where the royal couple spoke with healthcare workers and farmers at the city hall. 
The visit focuses on developments in nature conservation, the future of the agricultural sector, new forms of social cooperation and innovative entrepreneurship in Peel. 
Maxima wore a midi length dusky pink dress with nude heels for the occasion.
The dress featured a waterfall frill at the front, as well as a pussybow blouse style neckline.
Queen Maxima, who is a distant cousin of The Queen, was in a cheerful mood as she shared a laugh with those at the nature reserve today 
The 51-year-old was welcomed by children during a regional visit to the Peel in the province of North Brabant in Gemert
Queen Maxima received a hug from the local children during the regional visit (pictured) 
The mother-of-three sported a natural summery makeup, with a dash of bronzer adding definition to her sun-kissed glow, a nude lip and a sculpted brow. 
King Willem-Alexander wore a sunshine yellow tie and navy suit, as crowds gathered to take pictures with the royals, waving the flag of the Netherlands. 
Her appearance today comes after she returned from a whirlwind tour of the US earlier this month.
The Dutch Royal touched down in San Francisco ahead of a three-day visit which will see her travel from California to Texas.
The King and Queen of the Netherlands were greeted by a crowd of schoolchildren waving flags at the nature reserve
Maxima shook hands with a museum worker in old traditional dress at the farmers’ union museum
The mother-of-three was meant to go on the tour with her husband, King Willem-Alexander, however, she has been forced to continue alone after he contracted pneumonia last week.  
The Dutch royals were among the first to pay tribute to The Queen and will be attending her funeral on Monday September 19 in London. 
Maxima is a distant cousin of the Queen, and many related European royals will reunite in London at the funeral. 
The Dutch Queen allowed people to take selfies with her on their phones, gladly posing for pictures with swathes of fans
Queen Maxima looks delighted as children reached out to embrace her and she warmly hugged them back 
King and Queen of The Netherlands and Willem’s mother Beatrix posted a statement on Instagram praising the wisdom of the Monarch after her passing last week. 
The statement read: ‘We remember Queen Elizabeth II with deep respect and great affection.
‘Steadfast and wise, she dedicated her long life to serving the British people. We feel a strong bond with the United Kingdom and its royal family, and we share their sorrow at this time.
‘We are very grateful for our countries’ close friendship, to which Queen Elizabeth made such an unforgettable contribution.’
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