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04/30/2013 11:01 EDT

Queen Maxima's Style: Dutch Queen Is Pure Elegance At King Willem-Alexander's Inauguration (PHOTOS)

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - APRIL 30:  Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands (L) and Queen Maxima (R) appear on the balcony of the Royal Palace to greet the public after her abdication and ahead of the Inauguration of King Willem Alexander of The Netherlands on April 30, 2013  in Amsterdam, Netherlands.  (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
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AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - APRIL 30: Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands (L) and Queen Maxima (R) appear on the balcony of the Royal Palace to greet the public after her abdication and ahead of the Inauguration of King Willem Alexander of The Netherlands on April 30, 2013 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

Watch out Kate Middleton, you now have a royal style rival!

Dutch Princess Maxima became Queen of the Netherlands on Tuesday during her husband, King Willem-Alexander's inauguration.

Former Queen Beatrix abdicated the throne after 33 years as ruling monarch which cleared the way for her 46-year-old son, who is the first Dutch male monarch in more than a century.

For her big day, Maxima wore a satin champagne and rose-coloured outfit with a large bow on her shoulder, a sequined skirt and a diamond pendant on a sash around her waist. Hey, one can't be queen without a little bling, right?

The 41-year-old wore her blond hair in a chic updo with a low bun and swept bangs, which revealed her diamond drop earrings.

But Queen Maxima isn't just a pretty face. The Dutch royal studied economics before she met her Prince and worked for Deutsche Bank in New York. Maxima also worked as the UN Secretary-General's special advocate for inclusive finance. This Queen's got brains!

We can't wait to keep tabs on this blond beauty's style.

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Maxima's most iconic looks:

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