Queen Maxima radiates as she attends an United Nations conference during her tour of Ethiopia

The Queen of the Netherlands looked radiant on the second day of her two-day trip to Ethiopia. 

Maxima, 47, donned a stylist yet simple beige dress for an United Nations conference in Addis Ababa where she met with development partners. 

She wore the outfit with a pair of black heels and and completed the look with statement dangling earrings.  

Maxima is nearing the end of her two-day trip to the East African country. 

Queen Maxima of the Netherlands (pictured), 47, beamed in a stylish dress as she made her way to an United Nations conference on development in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Queen Maxima of the Netherlands (pictured), 47, beamed in a stylish dress as she made her way to an United Nations conference on development in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Queen Maxima of the Netherlands (pictured), 47, beamed in a stylish dress as she made her way to an United Nations conference on development in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Maxima met with the representatives at the UN conference in Addis Ababa (pictured). She's the the UN's Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development since 2009

Maxima met with the representatives at the UN conference in Addis Ababa (pictured). She's the the UN's Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development since 2009

Maxima met with the representatives at the UN conference in Addis Ababa (pictured). She’s the the UN’s Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development since 2009

Maxima looked focused as she spoke during the conference, held in Addis Ababa earlier this morning (pictured)

Maxima looked focused as she spoke during the conference, held in Addis Ababa earlier this morning (pictured)

Maxima looked focused as she spoke during the conference, held in Addis Ababa earlier this morning (pictured)

Queen Máxima visited Ethiopia in December 2013 on behalf on the UN and at this year’s World Economic Forum in Davos she met with Prime Minister Dr Abiy Ahmed.

The royal has been the UN Secretary General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development since 2009.

In this role she advises the Secretary General and works worldwide to promote safe and affordable access to financial services for all.

The royal arrived in East Africa yesterday, sporting black trousers with a matching blazer that had gold buttons on the front paired with flat black shoes. 

Beaming. Queen Maxima of the Netherlands looked in high spirits on the second day of her Ethiopia tour (pictured)

Beaming. Queen Maxima of the Netherlands looked in high spirits on the second day of her Ethiopia tour (pictured)

Beaming. Queen Maxima of the Netherlands looked in high spirits on the second day of her Ethiopia tour (pictured)

Queen Maxima speaks during an United Nations conference in Addis Ababa during her two-day trip to Ethiopia

Queen Maxima speaks during an United Nations conference in Addis Ababa during her two-day trip to Ethiopia

Queen Maxima speaks during an United Nations conference in Addis Ababa during her two-day trip to Ethiopia 

Her blonde locks were pulled into a ponytail. 

The royal’s first stop yesterday was a visit to a UN office where Maxima, spoke with partners and private sector representatives.

She looked relaxed as she spoke and laughed with the representatives 

Her trip also includes meeting with Ahmed Shide, Minister of Finance, Dr Getahun Mekuria, Minister of Innovation and Technology, and Dr Yinager Dessie, Governor of the National Bank of Ethiopia.

Maxima shakes hands with one of the United Nations' conference attendees on the morning of 14 May

Maxima shakes hands with one of the United Nations' conference attendees on the morning of 14 May

Maxima shakes hands with one of the United Nations’ conference attendees on the morning of 14 May

Queen Maxima listening carefully as Vera Songwe, (right) the executive secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) speaks during a conference ion Addis Aaba

Queen Maxima listening carefully as Vera Songwe, (right) the executive secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) speaks during a conference ion Addis Aaba

Queen Maxima listening carefully as Vera Songwe, (right) the executive secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) speaks during a conference ion Addis Aaba

The mother-of-three was also scheduled to meet with the President of Ethiopia, Sahle-Work Zewde, and Prime Minister Dr Abiy Ahmed.

In late 2017 Ethiopia launched a national strategy aimed at improving access to financial services for its citizens.

Currently around 65 per cent of the adult population do not have access to financial services such as a bank or savings account, insurance, a loan or digital payment methods, reports the Global Findex 2017.

The royal opted for a pair of sensible and comfortable shoes on her first day in Ethiopia yesterday (pictured)

The royal opted for a pair of sensible and comfortable shoes on her first day in Ethiopia yesterday (pictured)

The royal opted for a pair of sensible and comfortable shoes on her first day in Ethiopia yesterday (pictured) 

Ethiopia is a member of the United Nations Economical Commission for Africa, which aims ‘to promote the economic and social development of its members, foster intra-regional integration, and promote international cooperation for Africa’s development.’ according to its mission statement. 

It has been a busy week for Queen Maxima and on Friday she was seen celebrating April Fair with her family in Seville, Spain.

Maxima, who is often seen in bold outfits opted for a purple and pink look with her blonde hair pulled back and bright flowers in her hair.

 

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