26 June 2018

Princess Astrid's Gala Jewels

Prince Lorenz and Princess Astrid attend a gala performance at the Stockholm Concert Hall on the eve of Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel of Sweden's wedding, 18 June 2010 (FRED DUFOUR/AFP/Getty Images)

Princess Astrid of Belgium, our Magpie of the Month, is the daughter of one monarch, the sister of another, and the cousin of several more -- which means she has lots of opportunities to wear her most glittering jewels. Here's a look at some of her gala appearances over the past fifteen years.




Prince Lorenz and Princess Astrid attend a gala dinner in honor of the President of Poland at Laeken Castle, 26 October 2004 (Mark Renders/Getty Images)

2004: The Savoy-Aosta Tiara, which comes from the collection of her husband's family, with pearl and diamond earrings during the Polish state visit


Princess Astrid attends a gala dinner in honor of the President of Greece at Laeken Castle, 1 February 2005 (Mark Renders/Getty Images)

2005: Diamond fringe earrings and a pair of tennis bracelets during the Greek state visit


Prince Lorenz and Princess Astrid attend a gala dinner in honor of the President of Portugal at Laeken Castle, 18 October 2005 (Mark Renders/Getty Images)

2005: The Savoy-Aosta Tiara and modern diamond earrings (similar to a Cartier pair owned by her sister-in-law, Queen Mathilde) during the Portuguese state visit


Princess Astrid attends a reception in Brussels during the Portuguese state visit, 19 October 2005 (Mark Renders/Getty Images)

2005: Golden earrings that coordinate with the embellishments on her gown during the Portuguese state visit


Princess Astrid attends a gala dinner at Laeken Castle during a state visit from Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, 20 June 2006 (Mark Renders/Getty Images)

2006: The Savoy-Aosta Tiara, diamond and pearl earrings, and a Chanel cuff bracelet during the Dutch state visit


Princess Astrid and Prince Lorenz attend the Fondation Pour L'Enfance Ball at Versailles, 4 December 2006 (Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

2006: Modern earrings and a coordinating bracelet for a gala reception at the Palace of Versailles


Princess Astrid attends a gala dinner at Laeken Castle during a state visit from Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg, 20 March 2007 (JACQUES COLLET/AFP/Getty Images)

2007: The Savoy-Aosta Tiara, plus her square-cut diamond drop earrings and a diamond necklace, during the Luxembourgish state visit


Princess Astrid, Grand Duke Henri, Grand Duchess Maria Teresa, Queen Fabiola, and Prince Lorenz visit the Fine Arts Museum in Brussels, 21 March 2007 (JACQUES COLLET/AFP/Getty Images)

2007: Diamond earrings during the Luxembourgish state visit


Princess Astrid attends a gala dinner in honor of the President of Hungary at Laeken Castle, 15 April 2008 (Mark Renders/Getty Images)

2008: The Savoy-Aosta Tiara, the square-cut diamond drop earrings, and diamond bracelets that echo the sequinned neckline of her gown during the Hungarian state visit


Princess Astrid attends a gala performance at the Stockholm Concert Hall on the eve of Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel of Sweden's wedding, 18 June 2010 (FRED DUFOUR/AFP/Getty Images)

2010: The square-cut diamond drop earrings and the dramatic Savoy-Aosta Emerald Necklace during the Swedish royal wedding festivities


Princess Astrid and Prince Lorenz attend a gala dinner on the eve of Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stephanie of Luxembourg's wedding, 19 October 2012 (Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

2012: The Savoy-Aosta Tiara and diamond and emerald earrings during the Luxembourgish royal wedding festivities


Princess Astrid attends a gala dinner at Laeken Castle in honor of the President of Germany, 8 May 2016 (Image licensed to The Court Jeweller via Alamy)

2016: Queen Elisabeth's Art Deco Bandeau and a pair of diamond fringe earrings during the German state visit