First of all, I have two posts on Sashes 101: wearing them in your own country, and wearing them in someone else's country And my general disclaimer applies here: I'm no expert, so forgive any mistakes. Also, this is clearly just a selection of guests and not everybody.
Let's start with those that wore Dutch orders. The general rule is that these are the highest orders the Dutch royal family have for their own country, and the highest Dutch orders the foreign royals possess, if they have any at all - though there is at least one exception here.
|Left to Right: Queen Máxima, Prince Constantijn, Princess Beatrix, Princess Irene, Princess Margriet, Pieter van Vollenhoven, Princess Christina|
King Hussein died and things changed. Fellow sovereigns and consorts usually get the Order of the Netherlands Lion as seen above, but we didn't see that in this particular guest list.
|Crown Prince Naruhito of Japan, the Prince of Wales, Crown Prince Al-Muhtadee Billah and Crown Princess Sarah of Brunei|
Now to those that wore orders from their own countries. They don't have Dutch orders of their own, which likely means they've never been a part of a Dutch state visit (this explains the difference between spouses in some cases - Camilla, for example, joined the family long after the last Dutch state visit).
|The Duke and Duchess of Parma, and Prince Jaime, Princess Margarita, and Princess Carolina of Bourbon-Parma|
And there you have it! With that, our coverage of the Dutch inauguration festivities comes to a close. Thanks for following along!
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