28 March 2017

Danish/Belgian State Visit: State Banquet


Time for some state visit glitter, everyone! Tonight's Belgian state banquet in Denmark was a rare example of a royal/royal state dinner event, and we've got some significant tiaras on display. And, as an extra treat: they're in motion! (Warning: some of these gifs feature flash photography.)





Queen Margrethe II of Denmark wore the family's magnificent married pearl and diamond parure to greet her guests. (You can read much more about this suite of jewels over here.) She also wears the sash of the Order of Leopold.




Another look at Margrethe's (and Mary's) jewels in motion.




Queen Mathilde wore the full version of the tiara earmarked for Belgium's queens: the Nine Provinces Tiara. She's also wearing her geometric diamond earrings and a diamond brooch. Both Philippe and Mathilde wear the sash of the Order of the Elephant.



Crown Princess Mary wore her most important set of jewels: the Danish Ruby Parure. She wears the sash of the Order of the Crown, while Crown Prince Frederik wears the Order of Leopold.



And Princess Marie wore her usual sparkler, Princess Dagmar's Floral Tiara, with her hoop earrings and her small round diamond and pearl brooch. Marie wears the sash of the Order of Leopold II, and Joachim wears the Order of the Crown. One more Danish princess, Princess Elisabeth, also attended the banquet; she wore Princess Thyra's Sapphire Tiara.