Holland’s Queen Maxima proved to be a distraction for David Cameron, Barack Obama and Francois Hollande at the Nuclear Security Summit in The Hague.
The 40-year-old appeared to court more attention than her husband King Willem-Alexander last night at the Royal Palace Huis ten Bosch.
The monarchs greeted their international guests before the official dinner.
As Britain’s Prime Minster David Cameron shook the King’s hand he was making eye contact with the blonde-haired queen.
Similarly French President Francois Hollande directed his gaze at the mother-of-three as he greeted her husband.
US President Obama appeared to share a light moment with the Queen as she smiled while he laughed – again her husband looked on.
Later at dinner she continued to capture an audience – she was seen animatedly pointing to paintings on the ceiling of the palace while King Willem Alexander of the Netherlands spoke.
Queen Maxima seems to be adjusting well to her new role – she became Queen of the Netherlands when her mother-in-law Beatrix abdicated the throne to her son in April, didn’t let her basic form of transport get in the way of style.
The royal couple have three daughters, Amalia, nine, Alexia, seven, and Ariane, five.