Queen Mathilde and the rest of the Belgian royal family will begin their annual Easter break this week, so before she disappears for a while, let’s check-in.
First up, we have a re-wear. The Queen attended the ‘Expedition Egypt’ installation in a white Natan, accessorized with a Natan brooch at the neckline. The brooch (or pin or just “decor”) is interesting because it, and the earrings, are pieces from this necklace.
The Queen also wore this dress a couple times in “before times,” including a New Year’s reception in 2020.
Koning Filip geeft een nieuwjaarsreceptie voor de autoriteiten van het land. Hij spreekt hen straks toe. Naast koningin Mathilde zijn prinses Astrid en prins Lorenz er. Afwezig: koning Albert en koningin Paola (zoals ook de vorige jaren) en prins Laurent en prinses Claire. pic.twitter.com/9zvELAypR7
— [Wim Dehandschutter] (@WDehandschutter) January 30, 2020
She debuted the dress during an interview for their 20th wedding anniversary in 2019. The video is very sweet, so check it out if you have a few minutes – the link is in the caption.
Jumping back to the South African state visit, we missed the departure suit! The suit seems to be new, and is a way to display some host country flag colors for the goodbye.
King Philippe and Queen Mathilde during the departure ceremony at Capetown last day of the state visit in South Africa. pic.twitter.com/hpZGRXhnRm
— Queen Maxima and Royal Ladies (@vaninaswchindt) April 3, 2023
I wish we had better photos of her in this new Armani suit, which she wore to a Child Focus event, and to the funeral of her uncle. She always does well in Armani, so I hope to see this suit again.
Goodbye for a while, Mathilde! Hope the family has a lovely Easter gathering.