On the third day of the UN visit to Morocco, Queen Máxima will wear a new trouser suit and a historic Oranjekluis brooch.
The topics of the visit are financial technology, inclusive green finance, and the development of digital payment systems to promote financial inclusion.
Morocco has had a National Strategy for Financial Inclusion (NSFI) since 2019. 44% of adults now have bank accounts. In 2017 it was 29% (Global Index, World Bank Group). One of the NSFI’s goals is that 50% of adults will have a bank account by the end of this year, rising to 75% in 2030. The gap between men and women is 23%, to the detriment of women. Only 6% of people have a digital wallet (mobile wallet). This is partly due to limited financial and digital literacy. Fifteen million adults do not have a bank account yet. This mainly concerns low-income people, women and small (agricultural) businesses.
Máxima recently wore a purple double-breasted jumpsuit from Zara. Make no mistake, because today’s trouser suit is new and therefore different.
Left: the old suit. Right: The new suit.
I’m still looking for the designer. It’s my youngest daughter’s birthday this afternoon.
The flowered diamond brooch that Máxima wears today was first seen at Queen Wilhelmina in 1898, albeit in a different location. The ‘brooch’ was worn on a simple diamond bracelet as a bracelet. Wilhelmina wore the bracelet with a pearl version (middle). This bracelet, which Made by Dutch court jeweler Van Kempen & Begeer, it has not been seen since. The floral element was removed from the diamond band and altered into a brooch. The brooch was first seen by Queen Juliana. Since then, this beautiful brooch has been worn by many members of the House Royal Dutch,” says our jewelry expert Edwin Fellner.
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