08 November 2017

Royal Visits of the Day: Mathilde and Mette-Marit's Pink Trips

Pink's the new it color for all your state- and official-visiting needs! So say Queen Mathilde and Crown Princess Mette-Marit, at least.

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King Philippe and Queen Mathilde have embarked on their state visit to India, including the official welcome ceremony.
Mathilde contributed another ensemble to the pile of soft pink state visit welcoming outfits that she and Queen Máxima have been hoarding with this new pink lace number and matching hat. Lovely, yes. Kinda the same as all the rest, also yes.

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Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit are on an official visit to Ethiopia, where they also had an official welcome ceremony.
Mette-Marit's contribution to the pink welcoming ceremony trend is a more sugary shade. The shape and the fabric remind me of the dress she wore to Prince Oscar's christening, and I so desperately wish the fit here was just a smidge more flattering. There's potential we're missing.

The duo also brought the pink trend into the evening hours.

I'm much more enamored of M-M's choice for the evening banquet. Hot pink and some fabulous earrings! I'm into it. Not exactly sure what is happening with the back of the thing, which has apparently been altered with a contrasting color; doesn't change my state of into-it-ness.

The Belgian sovereign couple attended a state banquet in India yesterday.
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Mathilde is in on the hot pink too and I am into THIS too. You can definitely tell that she picked this design for an Indian trip, but she's keeping it in inspiration territory and out of the dreaded costume trap and that's all very good. We might have a contender for her 2017 best list right here.

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Back view! Mathilde did opt out of a tiara (when she's worn tiaras to similar events, such as the state banquet in Poland), which is a bummer, and kept the tiara hair anyway.

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Hey, also, this happened: King Philippe took this pic of his wife when they did the standard Taj Mahal photo op, and shared it on social media. THAT'S CUTE, YOU TWO.