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Queen Maxima of the Netherlands attends open air concerts in Lisse

Queen Maxima of the Netherlands looked stylish in a taupe outfit for a day of open air performances to mark her birthday. 

The Dutch Royal, who turns 50 on 17th May attended several concerts and performances put together in her honour by locals in Lisse, as part of a list of events to mark her birthday. 

The mother-of-three, who is the honorary chairwoman of the More Music in the Classroom campaign, picked a cream skirt with a matching shirt and a beige cape for the occasion. 

The bashful Queen seemed delighted by the special attention showed by the locals.

Queen Maxima of the Netherlands travelled to Lisse, today, where she was delighted with several outdoor concerts to mark her upcoming 50th birthday. The Dutch Queen looked elegant in the taupe outfit, with matching outfit. A headband shaped like a crown of flowers completed the look

Local girls but an award-ceremony worthy show for Maxima, who beamed as she watched them perform 

The Dutch Queen listened to the musical musings of a singer and piano player during her visit today

Maxima cut an elegant figure for her outing, with a taupe midi skirt adorned by golden squares and a silk shirt with balloon sleeves. 

To wrap up from the spring breeze, she arrived with a white cape balanced on her shoulders, which she later took off. 

Her thin clutch bag matched her outfit, as did her swede high heels. 

She completed the look with some oval-shaped dropped earrings and a headband that resembled a flower crown. 

Music teachers reaching singing, guitar and the cello and their pupils regaled the royal with their performance

Maxima took the time to sit down and talk with starstruck local children during her visit of Lisse

Her blond locks were styled in a neat blow-dry bouncing over her shoulders, and while she was not wearing a necklace, she sported rings to add a touch of bling to the outfit. 

She had a face mask loosely tied to her wrist in order to respect social distancing guidelines. 

She sported a dash of make up, with some bronzer highlighting her natural glow, and mascara and eyeshadow putting the focus on her hazelnut eyes.   

In honour of the mother-of-three's birthday, the Netherlands have started the campaign 50 Days Music, which each day marking one year of her life with musical performances. 

Maxima, who has always been committed to musical education, seemed delighted when a group of young children put together a Brit Awards' worthy show for her.

The Monarch seemed delighted by a show put together by local children in honour of her visit, and ahead of her birthday next week

After the concerts, Maxima took a turn around Lisse's Keukenhof flower exhibition, which was i full bloom

She sat down with local children and chatted with them before more music ensued.  

She then moved on to listen to a pianist putting on a concerto just for her ears. The Dutch royal seemed deeply touched by each performances. 

She later went to admire Lisse's Keukenhof flower exhibition, which looked as though it had bloomed just for her visit. 

Maxima started the week with more music yesterday when she visited Northerastern town Bourtange as part of her More Music in the Classroom campaign. 

The Dutch royal, donned a gold dress with matching heels and hat for the occasion. 

There, the mother-of-three met with local teachers and attended a concert put together in her honour by pupils. 

The monarch also took the opportunity to take a tour of Bourtange in order to meet more of her subjects. 

The Dutch queen was beaming as she stepped onto the paved streets of Bourtange led by local officials.

A local choir delighted Maxima with a special performance during her visit, with a piano for only instrument 

The More Music in the Classroom campaign, of which Maxima is the honourary chairwoman, provides structural music education for all primary school children in the Netherlands.

The aim of the campaign is for music lessons to be a standard part of the curriculum at every primary school in the Netherlands.

Trainee primary teachers will need to gain enough confidence to make music and learn the technical skills to teach the subject.

The new grant scheme will give schools an incentive to provide high-quality music education for their students.

An important condition is that they work together with colleges of music.

Applications for projects under the grant scheme must show how the school intends to make high-quality music education a permanent fixture in teacher training.

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