Glittering: Queen Maxima opted for an opulent gold gown which she wore with her royal sash and tiara for the State Dinner in Tokyo, 29 October 2014. Here she and King Willem Alexander are greeted by Emperor Akihito and Empress Michako.
Big event: King Willem Alexander and Queen Maxima are beginning a six-day tour of the Far Eastern nation of Japan. They are seen here at the welcoming ceremony with Emporer Akihito and Empress Michako.
Trade: The three-day tour was intended to boost trade relations between Japan and the Netherlands. Pictured saying goodbye are Emporer Akihito and Empress Michiko with King Willem Alexander and Queen Maxima.