22 July 2018

National Day Jewels in Belgium

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On Saturday, Belgium celebrated its National Day, and the royal family gathered for several events to mark the occasion. Here's a look at some of the jewels we saw on the day.




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On Friday evening, the festivities kicked off with the annual concert in Brussels.


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Queen Mathilde chose a lovely pair of golden statement earrings with a leafy design. These managed to be both eye-catching and delicate.


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On Saturday, the family gathered at the Cathedral of St. Michael and St. Gudula in Brussels for a Te Deum service.


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Mathilde reached into her collection of golden earrings to accessorize her red ensemble for the mass. The gold and red combo neatly reflected colors from Belgium's flag.


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She wore the same outfit for the military parade that followed. You get a good glimpse of her golden charm bracelet here, which rested just above her watch on her left wrist.


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For the mass and the parade, the Duchess of Brabant wore a lovely pair of pearl stud earrings.


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Princess Astrid, who always wears military uniform for this event, accessorized with a simple pair of stud earrings in a silvery tone.


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And Princess Claire joined her niece in wearing pearls for the parade.


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Saturday's celebrations wrapped up with the annual Party in the Park in Brussels.


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Mathilde wore a pair of green earrings that matched her dress for the party.