The scene seemed straight out of a film tribute to haute couture: Queen Maxima of the Netherlands, radiant and Francophile, accompanied by the elegant French First Lady, Brigitte Macron. Paris, the city of light, was the setting for their reunion, eight months after their last tête-à-tête.
On November 28, in front of the famous Museum of Decorative Arts, the Eiffel Tower sparkled, as if to salute the arrival of Queen Maxima. In an atmosphere worthy of a fairy tale, the queen and the first lady embarked on a French cultural visit, exploring artist exhibitions.
Style was at the agenda: Brigitte Macron, in a tailored dress and cream coat signed Louis Vuitton, waited patiently before warm compliments and hugs, testifying to the affection they seem to have for each other. "You look magnificent!", exclaimed Brigitte, welcoming Maxima who, in flawless French, responded, flattered.
The highlight of the evening was the presence of the designer Iris van Herpen, forming with our two heroines a charming trio. Between laughter and mutual admiration, this visit mixed glamour, art, and diplomacy.
Under the lights of Paris, Maxima and Brigitte proved once again that elegance and diplomacy can be combined with lightness and humor.
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