The King and Queen of the Belgians arrived in Lithuania for a state visit on Monday, and Queen Mathilde wore a gorgeous antique brooch for the start of the trip.
King Philippe and Queen Mathilde landed at Vilnius Airport for the start of their three-day state visit to Lithuania on Monday. The visit highlights a century of diplomatic relations between the two nations.
The royals were greeted at the presidential palace by President Gitanas Nauseda and his wife, First Lady Diana Nausediene. The first day of the visit included a private meeting between the two heads of state and a decoration ceremony. The King and Queen laid a wreath at the memorial to those who died for Lithuanian independence, and later, the Queen joined Ms. Nausediene for a visit to the Vilna Gaon Museum of Jewish History, where a number of works are on display through a partnership with the Jewish Museum in Brussels.
For the daytime engagements during the first day of the visit, Queen Mathilde wore an elegant coat made of a floral fabric (brocade, perhaps?) in shades of gray, blue, and pink. She accessorized with a blue hat and gray gloves, plus shoes and a bag in gray fabric that matches her coat.
Queen Mathilde also wore sparkling jewels with her ensemble, including her gorgeous, classic diamond drop earrings. You’ll also spot her usual gold bracelet on her left wrist.
Most intriguing, though, is the brooch that she pinned to her coat. The piece, which looks to be a nineteenth-century design, features a diamond ribbon from which an elaborate pendant is suspended. The center of the diamond pendant features a blue gemstone, perhaps a sapphire. Both Queen Mathilde and her daughter, Princess Elisabeth, have recently worn other pieces of antique diamond jewelry. This brooch fits right in with that collection, and I’m hoping we’ll learn more about its provenance soon.