21 January 2015

Gala Jewels: Queen Mathilde of the Belgians (Part One)


The Countess of Wessex isn't the only royal who had a birthday yesterday. Queen Mathilde, the wife of King Philippe of the Belgians, celebrated her 42nd birthday. Mathilde has been a member of the Belgian royal family since 1999, and in that time, her jewel collection has slowly grown. Today, let's look at some of her glittering gala appearances during her 16 years as a royal. As with yesterday's birthday jewels post, stay tuned for part two later today!



December 1999: Royal Wedding





April 2001: Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg's Accession Celebrations



May 2001: Swedish State Banquet



January 2002: Dutch Pre-Wedding Gala



February 2003: Golden Camera Film Awards



May 2003: Norwegian State Banquet



December 2003: Charity Gala at Versailles



March 2004: Charity Gala



March 2004: Finnish Gala Dinner



May 2004: Danish Royal Wedding



May 2004: Spanish Pre-Wedding Gala



October 2004: Polish State Banquet



November 2004: Belgian Gala in Shanghai



February 2005: Greek Gala Dinner



April 2006: Birthday Gala for King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden



June 2006: Diamond Jubilee Banquet for the King of Thailand



June 2006: Dutch State Banquet



July 2006: Luxembourg Silver Wedding Celebrations



February 2007: Birthday Celebrations for King Harald V of Norway



March 2007: Luxembourg State Banquet



June 2007: European Festivals Association



July 2007: Birthday Celebrations for Queen Sonja of Norway



September 2007: Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands's Birthday Gala



September 2007: Gala Concert



October 2007: Antwerp Diamond Center