Queen Mathilde celebrated the legacy of Egyptology in Belgium last week, wearing an outfit and jewelry that recalled depictions of the ancient world.
On Thursday, Queen Mathilde headed to the Art & History Museum in Brussels to tour a new exhibition, “Expedition Egypt.” The official website for the exhibition explains that it “narrates the story of two centuries of fascinating archaeological discoveries in the Land of the Pharaohs and the development of the Egyptian collection of the museum.”
The exhibition visit comes just a few weeks after Mathilde’s own visit to Egypt. She and Princess Elisabeth toured archaeological sites, following in the footsteps of the 1923 visit made by Queen Elisabeth and Prince Leopold.
For Thursday’s museum visit, Mathilde wore a white dress and gold jewelry, all from Natan.
The draping of the white fabric, and the gold leaf designs of the jewelry, recall artistic depictions of the ancient world.
Here’s a closer look at the leafy gold earrings.
And at the brooch, with its scattered, naturalistic gold leaf design.
Mathilde also wore two interesting bracelets on her left wrist. One is a torc-style bracelet with dark gemstones, and the other is a familiar gold chain bracelet with new pendants.
Mathilde has been wearing this gold chain bracelet for years, but the pendants are new additions. I spot a heart, a disc, and a gold charm that looks like a religious medal.