21 July 2017

Jewels of Belgium's National Day

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Today is National Day in Belgium, and the royal family attended a Te Deum mass in Brussels to mark the occasion. Here's a look at what everyone wore, including Queen Mathilde's jewelry!




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The royal family spreads out to various parts of the country for these special thanksgiving services; I've got images to share of the immediate family attending a service at the Cathedral of St. Michael and St. Gudula.


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Queen Mathilde wore a multi-colored print dress for the occasion, while the Duchess of Brabant, who is heiress to the throne, wore a vibrant fuchsia dress that echoed the color of the Order of Leopold. (Learn more about the order over here; July 21 is the day that King Leopold I swore allegiance to the Belgian constitution, becoming the nation's first monarch.)


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Queen Mathilde, here with Prince Gabriel and the back of Princess Eleonore's head, wore pink gem drop earrings.


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And here's another look at King Philippe with the Duchess of Brabant and Prince Emmanuel.