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Princess Elisabeth of Belgium Paid Homage to Queen Elizabeth II

Princess Elisabeth pays tribute to Queen Elizabeth II

Princess Elisabeth of Belgium, the Duchess of Brabant visited the British embassy in the Belgian capital of Brussels to sign the book of condolence for Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom who died Thursday afternoon of September 8.

The future Belgian Queen wrote:

"Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has been a role model and an inspiration to many of us, young and old. I joined millions of people around the world in mourning an extraordinary personality, whose example has had a profound impact on younger generations. May her soul rest in peace.” - Elisabeth

Princess Elisabeth of Belgium paid homage to Queen Elizabeth II

Princess Elisabeth pays tribute to Queen Elizabeth II

Princess Elisabeth pays tribute to Queen Elizabeth II

However, it's the pair of button pearl earrings that caught the attention of royal fans. The Duchess of Brabant (possibly) borrowed her mother's pearl button earrings for her visit to the British embassy.

Princess Elisabeth pays tribute to Queen Elizabeth II

Princess Elisabeth pays tribute to Queen Elizabeth II

Princess Elisabeth of Belgium paid homage to Queen Elizabeth II

The 20-year-old heir to the Belgian throne's choice of piece of jewelry is a fitting tribute to the late British monarch as Queen Elizabeth II had been known for her passionate affinity towards pearl jewelry.

Princess Elisabeth pays tribute to Queen Elizabeth II

Almost everyday of her life, and in almost all her public appearances, Queen Elizabeth II wore pearl earrings, and her favorite is the pearl button earrings that her grandmother, Queen Mary, gave her.

Princess Elisabeth pays tribute to Queen Elizabeth II

Princess Elisabeth pays tribute to Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-reigning monarch in Europe in history after King Louis XIV of France, was a blood relative to most European royals including the Belgian royals. 

She was third cousin to King emeritus Albert II of Belgium through King Christian IX of Denmark, and fourth cousin through Francis, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. The first Belgian king, Leopold I, whom the current Belgian royals directly descended, was the maternal uncle of Queen Victoria and paternal uncle of her husband, Prince Albert.

Princess Elisabeth pays tribute to Queen Elizabeth II

Princess Elisabeth pays tribute to Queen Elizabeth II

Princess Elisabeth pays tribute to Queen Elizabeth II

Princess Elisabeth, the Duchess of Brabant, also wore a glamorous fitting black midi dress with ruffled details in the bodice from Pauleka, a pair of Jimmy Choo black suede pumps, and a black purse. She also tied her blonde hair to a bun, giving her a more elegant look of the day.

Princess Elisabeth pays tribute to Queen Elizabeth II

Princess Elisabeth pays tribute to Queen Elizabeth II

The princess is currently studying History and Politics at Oxford University's Lincoln College in the UK, it's a three-year-course and she's now in her second year. She will turn 21 next month, October.

Photo credit © Belgian Royal Palace and British Embassy in Brussels

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