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Queen Beatrix's Farewell Dinner Features Royal Guest List On Eve Of Abdication (PHOTOS)

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We should have known Queen Beatrix would go out with a bang.

On the eve of her abdication, the monarch hosted a lavish state dinner at the National Museum in Amsterdam, marking her last function as queen of the Netherlands. Naturally, the glamorous 75-year-old knew just how to mark her big finish in style: fur, diamonds and plenty of tiaras!

The royal guest list included some of our Scandinavian faves, like Denmark's Princess Mary, Norway's Princess Mette-Marit and Sweden's Crown Princess Victoria, as well as various Thai, Belgian and Japanese royals. As host, Queen Beatrix set the sartorial bar high in a brocade ensemble and her trademark fur stole.

Fortunately, the attendees came fully-prepared, decked out in their finest regal evening wear. Princess Mary was absolutely stunning in her shimmery off-the-shoulder gown (um, hello dress of our dreams), while Princess Maxima, the queen's daughter-in-law, kept things interesting in a red tiered, ruffled number by Valentino. But we already know that Maxima is never one to go the boring route...

As Queen Beatrix bids adieu after 33 years on the throne (she abdicates tomorrow morning!), check out photos from her glitzy farewell dinner.

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