Yesterday, the Belgian royal family gathered in Brussels for the country’s National Day celebrations, bringing along some interesting jewelry—and a brand-new princess!
The day’s events include a Te Deum mass at the Cathedral of St. Michael and St. Gudula, a military parade, and other local events. King Philippe and Queen Mathilde attended the mass with all four of their children: Princess Elisabeth, Duchess of Brabant, Prince Gabriel, Prince Emmanuel, and Princess Eleonore.
Queen Mathilde wore a light pink ensemble with a green and pink floral print, along with a coordinating padded headpiece.
She wore her earrings with pale pink gemstone drops with the outfit.
Princess Elisabeth was bold and bright in an orange-red dress and matching hat.
She wore major gold statement earrings with her outfit, echoing the red and gold national colors of Belgium.
Later, the King and Queen and their children joined several members of the extended Belgian royal family for the traditional military parade.
Princess Astrid, Prince Lorenz, and Prince Laurent were present for the parade. And there was a new member of the family on the stage, too: Princess Delphine, daughter of King Albert II and Baroness Sybille de Selys Longchamps. After years of legal wrangling, Delphine was granted the title of Princess and the style of Her Royal Highness by the Belgian courts in October 2020. At the parade, her first since her elevation to royal status, Princess Delphine was joined by her American partner, Jim O’Hare. The couple have two children, Princess Joséphine and Prince Oscar.
Princess Delphine didn’t wear any major jewelry for her National Day debut, though you’ll spot a silver ring on her left hand. Delphine is a visual artist, and her brightly-patterned dress and hat certainly fit with her artistic aesthetic. The outfit was made by Erratum Fashion, an African-inspired, Belgian-based label.
Princess Elisabeth wasn’t with the family on the parade stand; instead, she was marching in the parade. She is currently studying at the Royal Military Academy in Brussels, focusing on social and military science.