Attending a red carpet do with a Victoria's Secret beauty would be an intimidating prospect for your average woman.
But with her sunny, generous personality Princess Maxima of the Netherlands looked perfectly at ease, sharing the limelight with Dutch cover girl Doutzen Kroes at a film premiere.
And, the vivacious royal more than held her own in the glamour stakes.
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Svelte in a one-shoulder black gown, her blonde tresses caught in a chignon, Maxima could have been mistaken for a silver screen heroine. The dazzling effect was completed by diamond drop earrings and bracelets.
Her prince, the heir to the country's throne, Willem-Alexander was smart in a tux.
Doutzen, meanwhile, was lovely in a strapless creation that finished in a full tulle skirt.
The two ladies had teamed up to promote the model's debut film.
Nova Zembla, the first Dutch 3D movie, tells the story of a16th-century expedition to the Arctic, with Doutzen as the girlfriend of one of the crew members, who must wait anxiously for news of her beloved.