Queen Maxima of the Netherlands gets stuck into day of volunteering
The royal couple had just returned from their official state visit to Denmark, where they attended a lavish banquet dinner and toured the island of Samso among other engagements.
On Saturday, Maxima appeared more than happy to swap her tiaras and full-length gowns for a more casual look – jeans and a T-shirt and white handyman gloves.
Queen Maxima of the Netherlands swapped her tiaras and gowns for a more casual look
Dressed for the physical activity, Maxima eagerly got down to business and helped paint the walls of the centre’s sports area in Tricht, a small village in the province of Gelderland.
The Buenos Aires-born beauty was pictured grabbing a roller brush and set to work, while her husband Willem-Alexander took charge of painting the floors. The king was also dressed appropriately in jeans and a checked shirt, and showed no signs of reluctance at getting his hands dirty.
Maxima, 43, and Willem-Alexander, 47, were taking part in NLdoet – the national event that has been running for the past ten years which encourages locals to take part in some kind of voluntary action.
King Willem-Alexander eagerly got into the volunteering spirit
Last year the down-to-earth couple paid a visit to a homeless shelter in Utrecht, and the year before that Maxima volunteered at a Girl Scout group, where she helped paint, clean, and restore their clubhouse.