Queen Maxima steps out for the first time since father's death in vibrant summer dress

The royal paid a trip to a homeless centre in The Netherlands

Hanna Fillingham

Queen Maxima put on a brave face on Tuesday as she undertook her first royal duty since the death of her father, Jorge Zorreguieta. The 46-year-old was visiting the Jessehof homeless centre in Delft, and was all smiles as she chatted to residents. The Dutch queen looked beautiful in a vibrant summer dress emblazoned with a tie dye pattern in hues of pink, yellow and navy. The fashionable design featured a lemon yellow waist belt and elbow sleeves, and was teamed with vibrant pink heels, that co-ordinated with a pair of statement earrings.

Queen Maxima looked beautiful in a vibrant summer dress 

Maxima's sandy blonde hair was styled in a sleek, straight 'do in an off-side parting, and the mother-of-three opted for a natural make-up look. A glowy base and sweep of rose-hued blusher enhanced her complexion, and a subtle outline of black liner enhanced her large, brown eyes.

The Dutch queen styled her outfit with co-ordinating pink accessories

Earlier in the week, Maxima released a heartfelt statement, thanking the public for its support following the death of her father, who sadly passed away on 8 August following a battle of cancer. The statement, which was on behalf of herself and her husband King Willem-Alexander, said: "We would like to express our sincere thanks for all the messages of support we have received after the death of my father, father-in-law and grandfather of our children. Your compassion has been a great source of support to us."

Maxima chatted to residents at the homeless shelter 

The Dutch queen had flown to her home country, Argentina, in the days before her father's death. Her husband and their three children – Princesses Amalia, 13, Alexia, 12, and Ariane, ten – followed, taking a private plane from the Netherlands and arriving on the day of the funeral.

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