A sword arch awaited the newlyweds as they made their exit from Nieuwe Kirk, which had opened its doors earlier in the day for a steady stream of royal wedding guests, among them Prince Charles, the Earl and Countess of Wessex, Jordan’s Queen Noor, Ernst of Hanover and Princess Caroline, Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway and Queen Sofia and Prince Felipe of Spain.
Dressed in crimson velvet creations, four bridesmaids (including the bride’s sister) attended to the five meter train on the wedding dress of the newly dubbed princess. The bride was a vision in a Valentino design of Mikado silk, its beauty enhanced with the addition of a silk tulle veil which featured a delicate flower design.
The gentle clip clop of horses’ hooves mingled with the public’s applause as the bride and groom made their way in a golden carriage to the palace.
Crown Prince Willem-Alexander happily kissed his bride on the palace balcony, much to the delight of the throng of well wishers watching below. In her hand, which now sported a platinum wedding band as well as an engagement ring adorned with an orange diamond and two emerald-cut white diamonds– Maxima still clutched her bouquet, which was a fragrant arrangement of white roses, lily of the valley, gardenias and greenery, Hello magazine reported.
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