Queen Maxima and King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands try out VR goggles

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Queen Maxima and King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands tried out virtual reality headsets this afternoon as they kicked off the final day of their state visit to Sweden.

The royal couple were joined by King Carl Gustaf, 76, and Queen Silvia of Sweden, 78, for Thursday’s visit, which saw them experiment with the technology in the Lindholmen Science Park in Gothenburg.

Thursday marks the end of their three-day visit, and they will later be joined by King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia on a boat trip through Gothenburg – and a visit to the Volvo Trucks Experience Centre.

Both Maxima and Silvia opted for a bright pink ensemble today, with the Dutch royal pairing a hot pink dress shirt with a dark purple trouser suit. She also donned a long, raspberry coat and purple pointed heels.

Today’s outing comes after the Dutch royals joined their Swedish counterparts for a glittering performance at the Stockholm Concert Hall on Wednesday night. 

Queen Maxima and King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands tried out virtual reality goggles this afternoon as they kicked off the final day of their state visit to Sweden

Queen Maxima and King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands tried out virtual reality goggles this afternoon as they kicked off the final day of their state visit to Sweden

Pictured: Queen Maxima

Pictured: Queen Silvia

Both Maxima and Silvia opted for a bright pink ensemble today, with the Dutch royal pairing a hot pink dress shirt with a dark purple trouser suit. She also donned a long, raspberry coat and purple pointed heels 

Thursday marks the end of their three-day visit, and they will later be joined by King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia on a boat trip through Gothenburg - and a visit to the Volvo Trucks Experience Centre

Thursday marks the end of their three-day visit, and they will later be joined by King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia on a boat trip through Gothenburg – and a visit to the Volvo Trucks Experience Centre

The royal couple were joined by King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden for Thursday's visit, which saw them try out the technology in the Lindholmen Science Park in Gothenburg

The royal couple were joined by King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden for Thursday’s visit, which saw them try out the technology in the Lindholmen Science Park in Gothenburg

Maxima completed her look with matching leather gloves, and wore her blonde hair swept back with a bright pink, beaded headband.

Meanwhile, Silvia opted for a pink, checked dress and a matching cropped jacket.

In one moment, the four royals were pictured trying on VR goggles, and looking around the room inside the Lindholmen Science Park in Gothenburg. 

Last night, Maxima and  Willem-Alexander joined the Swedish royal family for a glittering concert as they wrapped up the second of their three-day state visit. 

In one moment, the four royals were pictured trying on VR goggles, and looking around the room inside the Lindholmen Science Park in Gothenburg

In one moment, the four royals were pictured trying on VR goggles, and looking around the room inside the Lindholmen Science Park in Gothenburg

Queen Maxima and King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands try on VR goggles as they visit Lindholmen Science Park

Queen Maxima and King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands try on VR goggles as they visit Lindholmen Science Park

Queen Silvia of Sweden opted for a pink, checked dress and a matching cropped jacket for her outing to Gothenburg

Queen Silvia of Sweden opted for a pink, checked dress and a matching cropped jacket for her outing to Gothenburg

Maxima completed her look with matching leather gloves, and wore her blonde hair swept back with a bright pink headband

Maxima completed her look with matching leather gloves, and wore her blonde hair swept back with a bright pink headband

Pictured: Queen Maxima

Pictured: Queen Maxima

Thursday is the final day of Queen Maxima and King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands’ state visit to Sweden

The Dutch royals were accompanied by King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden for the orchestral performance at the Stockholm Concert Hall on Wednesday night.

Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel of Sweden were also in attendance, as were Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia – all of whom posed for a photograph outside the venue with their Dutch counterparts.

The concert came at the end of a long day of visits for Willem-Alexander and Maxima, who were in the second of their three-day state visit to their neighbours in Sweden. 

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands with King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel of Sweden, Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia of Sweden

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands with King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel of Sweden, Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia of Sweden

Queen Maxima and King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands joined the Swedish royal family for a glittering concert as they wrapped up the second of their three-day state visit

Queen Maxima and King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands joined the Swedish royal family for a glittering concert as they wrapped up the second of their three-day state visit

The Dutch royals were accompanied by King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden for the orchestral performance at the Stockholm Concert Hall on Wednesday night

The Dutch royals were accompanied by King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden for the orchestral performance at the Stockholm Concert Hall on Wednesday night

Pictured: Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel of Sweden

Pictured: King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden

Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel of Sweden (left) were also in attendance, as were Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia – all of whom posed for a photograph outside the venue with their Dutch counterparts

The concert came at the end of a long day of visits for Willem-Alexander and Maxima, who were in the second of their three-day state visit to their neighbours in Sweden

The concert came at the end of a long day of visits for Willem-Alexander and Maxima, who were in the second of their three-day state visit to their neighbours in Sweden

Earlier, they had donned hard hats and high-vis jackets as they toured the headquarters of Stockholm Exergi and the Karolinska Institute Science Park. 

But the scene was very different in the evening, when Queen Maxima dressed to impress in a stunning gown, which featured a blue overlay – with a glimpse at the tan-coloured dress beneath. 

The dress gave the illusion of a cold-shoulder look, and was accented with a stunning green necklace. The Dutch Queen wore her hair in soft waves for the occasion.

Queen Maxima matched her elegance, in a floor-length, glittering green dress. She wrapped up warm in a black fur-style coat, and wore her short locks in a tidy, wavy style.

Queen Maxima dressed to impress in a stunning gown, which featured a blue overlay - with a glimpse at the tan-coloured dress beneath

Queen Maxima dressed to impress in a stunning gown, which featured a blue overlay – with a glimpse at the tan-coloured dress beneath

The dress gave the illusion of a cold-shoulder look, and was accented with a stunning green necklace. The Dutch Queen wore her hair in soft waves for the occasion

The dress gave the illusion of a cold-shoulder look, and was accented with a stunning green necklace. The Dutch Queen wore her hair in soft waves for the occasion

Queen Maxima and King Willem-Alexander greet Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel of Sweden on Wednesday night

Queen Maxima and King Willem-Alexander greet Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel of Sweden on Wednesday night

Queen Maxima matched her elegance, in a floor-length, glittering green dress. She wrapped up warm in a black fur-style coat, and wore her short locks in a tidy, wavy style

Queen Maxima matched her elegance, in a floor-length, glittering green dress. She wrapped up warm in a black fur-style coat, and wore her short locks in a tidy, wavy style

Princess Sofia wore a statement blue dress, which was covered in gorgeous beading, as she attended the royal gathering

Princess Sofia wore a statement blue dress, which was covered in gorgeous beading, as she attended the royal gathering

The younger Swedish royals also impressed, with Crown Princess Victoria opting for a silk, white gown with feather accents

The younger Swedish royals also impressed, with Crown Princess Victoria opting for a silk, white gown with feather accents

The Dutch and Swedish royals set together for the concert at the Stockholm Concert Hall on Wednesday evening

The Dutch and Swedish royals set together for the concert at the Stockholm Concert Hall on Wednesday evening

After the concert, members of the Swedish and Dutch royal family were pictured greeting attendees outside the venue

After the concert, members of the Swedish and Dutch royal family were pictured greeting attendees outside the venue

Princess Sofia, in a beaded, dark blue gown, speaks to a woman inside the Stockholm Concert Hall after the event took place

Princess Sofia, in a beaded, dark blue gown, speaks to a woman inside the Stockholm Concert Hall after the event took place

The room was packed for the performance, which marked the end of a long day of engagements for the royal families

The room was packed for the performance, which marked the end of a long day of engagements for the royal families

The younger Swedish royals also impressed, with Crown Princess Victoria opting for a silk, white gown with feather accents. 

Her brother’s wife Princess Sofia wore a statement blue dress, which was covered in gorgeous beading. 

Earlier on Wednesday, Willem-Alexander and Maxima greeted the Swedish monarch and his wife in the lobby of the Grand Hotel, where they met with Swedish companies and Dutch people living abroad.

They later travelled to Stockholm’s City Hall, the headquarters of Stockholm Exergi, and the Karolinska Institute Science Park – where the royals donned hard hats and high-vis jackets.

Willem-Alexander and Maxima began their three-day state visit on Tuesday, when the King of the Netherlands piloted their plane to Arlanda Airport, outside the Swedish capital of Stockholm, himself. 

King Willem-Alexander has form when it comes to piloting planes; the monarch surprised passengers on a KLM flight in 2018 and on Tuesday he was clearly keen to show off his skills once more.

An official welcome ceremony followed at the palace, with Willem-Alexander and Maxima inspecting a guard of honour. 

The two families then posed for photos, joined by Princess Estelle, the ten-year-old daughter of Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel.

King Carl XVI Gustaf said in a statement: ‘We are honored to receive the King and Queen. ‘Our countries are very similar. 

‘For example, in our positions on the rule of law, international relations and human rights. We are going to strengthen ties in defense and security.’

The warmth was reciprocated by the Dutch monarch, Willem-Alexander, who reflected on a strong relationship between the two countries, saying: ‘We realize that Sweden is going through a special time, such as its membership in NATO, which we fully support. 

‘Queen Máxima and I are very much looking forward to the visit in the coming days.’

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