Female Permanent Secretaries Reception, and Audiences at Buckingham Palace - *The Queen hosted a reception at Buckingham Palace celebrating past and present women in government leadership (Permanent Secretaries).* Embed from Getty Im...
07 July 2014
Royal Wedding Gown of the Day: July 7
Queen Elisabeth's Diamond Bandeau Tiara, borrowed from her new grandmother-in-law Queen Paola, and her pearl and diamond earrings perfectly matched the tiara's Art Deco design. The tiara was also loaned to Queen Mathilde on her wedding day, but I think I like it here better - the position with the veil seems to soften the solid line of the bandeau nicely.
This wasn't a big official international royal event, but there were quite a few familiar faces among the family and friends invited. Princess Astrid sported some fantastic pearls (focusing on the pearls...I am focusing on the pearls), Queen Mathilde was half-caped and head-bandaged, and Princess Beatrice was elegant if a little bit blergh, to name a few. Click here for a gallery.
Photos: Elisabetta Villa via Getty Images, VTM video, Maison Valentino