Doesn't Mary of Denmark has the same coat as Laurie? It is a nice coat indeed.
I love what Alexia is wearing, very young, hip and cute, the flamingo dress of her little sis is also cute, CA however...not quite the suitable outfit.
Maxima's combo will prob. rank among my fav. outfits, I just love the skirt.
I think the colour was a deliberate choice on Max's part. Amalia is not by any means fat, but by virtue of being in that awkward stage girls have sometime between 11-14 while having a curvy body style, the are people out there that are going to make comments. Black is a slimming colour. And 12 is a really difficult age to dress in general.....too old for 'kids' style clothes but not really old enough for 'teen' clothes, and Amalia's outfit is very 'teen' which is why I think a few have found it a bit off. And I think it is all the more difficult in Amalia's case because she is a very tall 12 year old, even in a 'tall' country like Holland.
Amalia is relatively tall. But I am a bit used to it. My niece, now 15 years old, has always been tall (in comparison to her male & female classmates). Currently she is about 1.80 meters, as she and I don't differ much in length.