Perhaps it was the crowds, or the photographers, but an encounter with the king and queen of the Netherlands in Luxembourg on Wednesday was too much for this little girl.
This little girl looked uncomfortable when she presented flowers to Queen Maxima of the Netherlands, 23 May 2018
Photo: Cour grand-ducale/Cyril Moreau/Bestimage
Despite gentle encouragement from Grand Duchess Maria Teresa and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands, the youngster could not wait to get out of the limelight.
The child was one of two girls invited to present flowers to Queen Maxima and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa during the Dutch royal visit to Luxembourg.
The couple landed at Findel on Wednesday morning before being driven to the palace in Luxembourg City centre where they were greeted with full military honours and a cheering public.
The couple laid wreaths at the national solidarity monument and dined at the palace at a private lunch with the Grand Ducal couple and crown prince and princess before having audiences with the prime minister, foreign affairs minister and president of the parliament. A gala dinner was scheduled for Wednesday night.
Thursday will see the delegation head to Belval, in the south of Luxembourg, where they will visit the University of Luxembourg, among other things. They will then go to Vianden castle and the Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce.
Friday will be the final day of the visit and will see the couple meet representatives from a number of circular economy businesses before visiting CFL Multimodal in the Eurohub Sud. The Dutch royal couple will also meet Dutch people living in Luxembourg.