20 November 2018

State Banquet Jewels in Belgium

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President Emmanuel Macron of France and his wife, Brigitte, are currently in Belgium for a two-day state visit. Here's a look at the sparkling jewels they wore for their first day of engagements, including the glittering state banquet!




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On Monday morning, the state visit began with an official welcome ceremony at the Royal Palace in Brussels.


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Queen Mathilde wore her gorgeous diamond and pearl wedding earrings for the welcome events.


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On Monday evening, the Belgian royals hosted a grand state banquet for their French guests.


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Queen Mathilde wore diamonds with her deep red velvet gown for the occasion.


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She chose the base of the Nine Provinces Tiara, pairing it with elaborate diamond ribbon and fringe earrings.


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Madame Macron also wore diamonds with her evening gown.


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Here's a look at the full ensembles worn by each couple.


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A few more members of the royal family were also in attendance. Princess Astrid, wearing the Savoy-Aosta Tiara, attended with her husband, Prince Lorenz.


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And Princess Claire, wearing her diamond and pearl tiara, was accompanied by her husband, Prince Laurent.