Video: A summary of the day's main eventsAs you might expect, Belgium's own Natan label made plenty of appearances, dressing Queen Mathilde, her two daughters, Queen Paola, and Princess Claire. Plenty of hats from Fabienne Delvigne were also in play. This is a standard combination, particularly for Mathilde, and that went along with the tone: this was a special event but still business as usual at the same time.
Queen Mathilde (and King Philippe)
|Left to right: Saturday evening, the day events on Sunday, and later on Sunday|
the Nine Provinces Tiara, specifically the bandeau portion only. Gorgeous bandeau tiara hair, plus Queen Fabiola's mega diamond waterfall brooch we've seen Mathilde wear a few times. I can't wait to see her in the full tiara - maybe she can make me love it, miracles do happen - but this was a lovely compromise: a "new" thing, but still not too much for the current sparkle-phobic climate.
Best in Coordination
The Duchess of Brabant, Prince Gabriel, Prince Emmanuel, Princess Eléonoredresses worn by the A-Team at the Dutch inauguration. Right? Plus the collar on Mathilde's dress too. And while I'm at it, her blue gown above (again, Natan) makes me flashback to the pink Natan she wore at the Dutch inauguration.
Best in Retirement
Queen Paola (and King Albert)
|L to R: Saturday night, Sunday day, Sunday night|
Best in Color Commitment
|L to R: On Saturday, and on Sunday|
Best in Quick Changes
|L to R: On Saturday (with husband Prince Laurent), on Sunday at the first events, and later at the military parade|
Best in Family Coordination
|L to R: On Saturday, on Sunday on the balcony, on Sunday at the military parade with her husband, Prince Lorenz, and four of their children behind them|
Who wins your best dressed title?
P.S.: Yesterday's post is still open if you want to chat about the new baby! If there are hospital exits to cover, we'll do so tomorrow.
Photos: Getty Images/Belgian Monarchy/Reuters/AP/AFP/Belga