At the invitation of the President of the Republic of Lithuania, His Excellency Gitanas Nausėda, their Majesties the King and Queen are making a three-day state visit to Lithuania.
We are a bit late on this state visit, but better late than never. Picking up with the state dinner is not a bad place to start.
Day One – State Dinner
Tils the Colorful strikes again! The Queen wore a new gown from Natan and it’s a tricky garment to describe. Do I say that a lot about Mathilde’s clothes? Let’s just say in this case it reflects on the designer, not the wearer. Initially I thought it was a dress with a cape attached to the shoulders, but it’s actually a loose gown with slit-like openings for the arms. It has a bateau neckline and is constructed of silk in with a pattern of abstract flowers. Garde Robe Royale (formerly ModekoninginMathilde) has some good photos.
First Lady Diana Nausėdienė wore a lovely empire waist gown with a substantial pendant on her necklace. I would love to know what kind of stone is involved!
It was nice to see some head bling since the Queen does not always wear tiaras during her state visits to republics. The dainty Wolfers is a nice sparkler, without being entirely “I have a tiara and you don’t” about it. The dangling diamond and aquamarine earrings are gorgeous.
During the day, the King and Queen visited the Center for Physical Sciences and Technology. The Queen went very colorful and very visible in bold red (a repeated Natan ensemble), a color which appears to be a small theme during this trip. Her headband is leather. Both it and her clutch are from Fabienne Delvigne.
In the evening, the King and Queen hosted a return event in honour of President of the Republic of Lithuania Gitanas Nausėda in collaboration with La Monnaie and the Belgian national Orchestra at the Grand Concert Hall. The Queen’s ensemble is by Giorgi Armani. It features a jacket of open leather latticework over a slim gold gown. First Lady Diana Nausėdienė is wearing a lovely silver metallic in another empire style. You can see some pretty good photos here.
Queen Mathilde visited the Center of Ukraine on day three. This is a repeated Dries Van Noten dress (and she can keep repeating it!) paired with her Fabienne Delvigne hat. Garde Robe Royale has some beautiful close-up photos.
The King visited the Enhanced Forward Presence Battalion Mechanised Infantry Brigade “Iron Wolf” in Fabradé, Lithuania. I admire how the King keeps those gloves pristine!
The King and Queen took a walk at Unity Square in Kaunas, Lithuania. You get a better view of the Queen’s hat and dress here – very autumnal.
If you are interested in discussing the arrival ceremony and outfits, please see this week’s Bits post. However, let’s use this post for the rest of the state visit.