Queen Maxima of the Netherlands visits Senegal on the last leg of her West Africa trip

Queen Maxima of the Netherlands visits Senegal on the last leg of her West Africa trip

She’s known for her quirky style – but today, Queen Maxima of the Netherlands opted for a more relaxed look as she showed up in Senegal.

For the final leg of her trip to West Africa, Argentine-born Royal, 51, opted for a full skirt with a bold brown and white pattern.

She paired it with a loose-fitting brown top and matching peep-toe sandals – completed her look with an oversized belt and dangling earrings.

Her look was the epitome of relaxed chic, with the royal completing her ensemble with a bag in the same pattern as her skirt.

Maxima is a trained international finance professional and is visiting the country in the capacity of the UN Secretary-General’s Special Advocate on Inclusive Finance for Development (UNSGSA).

She’s known for her quirky style – but today, Queen Maxima of the Netherlands opted for a more relaxed look as she showed up in Senegal

For the final leg of her trip to West Africa, Argentine-born Royal, 51, opted for a full skirt with a bold brown and white pattern

For the final leg of her trip to West Africa, Argentine-born Royal, 51, opted for a full skirt with a bold brown and white pattern

She paired it with a loose-fitting brown top and matching peep-toe sandals - completed her look with an oversized belt and dangling earrings

She paired it with a loose-fitting brown top and matching peep-toe sandals – completed her look with an oversized belt and dangling earrings

The queen looked energetic with her blonde hair left loose and slicked back. Keeping her makeup neutral, she opted for a light bronzer and pale pink lips.

During her visit today, Maxima met with farmers to learn how pioneering programs are helping them save and plan for the future.

She also met with local entrepreneurs in the state capital, Dakar, to learn more about the programs that serve as an entry point into digital financial services for individuals and businesses.

The trip marks the first personal “land visit” made by Queen Maxima in her capacity as UNSGSA since before the pandemic.

Her look was the epitome of relaxed chic, with the royal completing her ensemble with a bag in the same pattern as her skirt

Her look was the epitome of relaxed chic, with the royal completing her ensemble with a bag in the same pattern as her skirt

Maxima is a trained international finance professional and is visiting the country in the capacity of the UN Secretary-General's Special Representative on Inclusive Finance for Development (UNSGSA).

Maxima is a trained international finance professional and is visiting the country in the capacity of the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative on Inclusive Finance for Development (UNSGSA).

The queen looked energetic with her blonde hair left loose and slicked back.  Keeping her makeup neutral, she opted for a light bronzer and pale pink lips

The queen looked energetic with her blonde hair left loose and slicked back. Keeping her makeup neutral, she opted for a light bronzer and pale pink lips

The West Africa region represents a focus area for UNSGSA’s efforts to strengthen financial and digital inclusion and financial health, following virtual visits to both Côte d’Ivoire and Senegal in 2021.

UNSGSA aims to support a range of inclusive finance priorities in each country, working closely with key leaders and stakeholders, and to engage with local customers who use and benefit from financial services and products.

Both countries have an opportunity to be at the forefront of financial inclusion in West Africa, with growth fueled by digital payments.

As a result, both have the potential to be leaders in the region.

During her visit today, Maxima met with farmers to learn how pioneering programs are helping them save and plan for the future

During her visit today, Maxima met with farmers to learn how pioneering programs are helping them save and plan for the future

She also met with local entrepreneurs in the state capital, Dakar, to learn more about the programs that serve as an entry point into digital financial services for individuals and businesses

She also met with local entrepreneurs in the state capital, Dakar, to learn more about the programs that serve as an entry point into digital financial services for individuals and businesses

It came as the king’s eldest daughter announced she had enrolled to study at the University of Amsterdam – and will be sharing a flat with regular students.

Heir to the throne Princess Amalia, 18, has announced that she will be studying a £3,750 degree in Politics, Psychology, Law and Economics at the University of Amsterdam from September.

During her studies, the princess will live with her fellow students in a rented flat share.

A post on the royal court’s Instagram account said her time at university is considered “private”.

The court’s statement read: “The Princess of Orange will start her bachelor’s degree in Politics, Psychology, Law and Economics (PPLE) at the University of Amsterdam in September.”

The announcement further revealed that the princess had applied for the degree and went through the same testing and application process as any other student.