On July 21, King Philippe, Queen Mathilde, and their children attended a Te Deum Mass to commemorate Belgian National Day. This was one of several events, which also included a military parade later in the day, a “Party in the Park”, and concluded with a fireworks display. National Day celebrates Belgium’s political independence from the Netherlands, which was achieved in 1830.
For the Te Deum and parade, Mathilde wore a coral Natan lace, with a matching Fabienne Delvigne hat and clutch.
Elisabeth’s lovely floral silk dress is also by Natan, and featured a floral design and a smocked collar. I don’t know what you think, but I think Elisabeth may be the one to make Natan rather fashionable. She is wearing brilliant blue shoes by Gianvito Rossi. More details can be found at ModekoninginMathilde.
For the party in the park, Mathilde changed into a midi dress decorated with garlands of red and grey by Red Valentino. I think this is one of her wins, and I hope to see this dress and designer on her again.
🇧🇪 De nationale feestdag gaat voort voor koning Filip en koningin Mathilde met een bezoek aan Feest in het Park. Locatie: het Warandepark, tussen het koninklijk paleis en het parlement in Brussel. Eerste halte bij de paardenvissers. pic.twitter.com/ZBIBIIfQ1w
— [Wim Dehandschutter] (@WDehandschutter) July 21, 2019
The day ended with a fireworks display, as all good celebrations must. Mathilde wore a dress by DVF, the Talita, and Elisabeth chose another summer floral by Zimmerman.
— ModekoninginMathilde (@ModeMathilde) July 22, 2019
The day before the National Day celebrations, Philippe, Mathilde, Astrid, and Lorenz attended a concert held at the Palace of Fine Arts. Mathilde’s floral gown is the floor-length “Clementine Apsley” silk by Erdem. I wish Erdem didn’t hear “evening” and go all the way into nightgown, frankly. I also must say the difference between the levels of formality in dress between Mathilde and Astrid is giving me a bit of pause.
Great earrings, Mathilde!
What do you think of this busy couple of days for our Belgian Royals? Good, bad, or indifferent sartorially?