Classy and Poised. Queen Mathilde of Belgium's Fashion During The State Visit to Lithuania

State visit of King Philippe and Queen Mathilde

Her Majesty, Queen Mathilde of Belgium is one of the most underrated fashionista royals in Europe. Fashion editors of magazines rarely mentioned her style, but she's one of the most classy, elegant, and poised royal women in Europe.

Although she's a veteran working royal and married ahead of other royal spouses, Queen Mathilde is the youngest Queen consort in Europe today. And at 49, she's younger than the other royal women who are often hailed as the most stylish royals in Europe: Queen Maxima (50), Queen Letizia (50), and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark (50).

State visit of King Philippe and Queen Mathilde to Lithuania
Queen Mathilde exuded class and elegance during a state visit to Lithuania

Queen Mathilde's aristocratic ancestry

Queen Mathilde is the only wife of a European royal today from the reigning royal houses, apart from Princess Stephanie of Luxembourg, who is a titled aristocrat. She was born Baroness Mathilde on January 20, 1973.

State visit of King Philippe and Queen Mathilde to Lithuania
Day 3 of the visit: Queen Mathilde wore a gray-wrapped dress and orange suede pumps from Dries Van Noten. She also wore a Maison Fabienne Delvigne trendy hat


State visit of King Philippe and Queen Mathilde to Lithuania

She is the daughter of a Belgian nobleman, Baron Patrick d'Udekem d'Acoz, and Countess Anna Marie Komorowska, daughter of a Polish nobleman, Count Leon Michal Komorowski, and Princess Zofia  Sapieha. The Komorowski belongs to the Polish aristocracy while Princess Zofia Sapieha came from the KodeĹ„scy line of the Sapieha family, an illustrious Polish princely family.

Following Baroness Mathilde's marriage to Prince Philippe, the Duke of Brabant on December 4, 1999, King Albert II of Belgium elevated the status of Baron Patrick d'Udekem d'Acoz to Count, which has an equivalent rank to a British Earl. 

Underrated Fashionista

Queen Mathilde's style is so underrated but she has one of the most classy choices of fashion and wardrobe. We love her elegance, poise, sophistication, and formality. She has a distinct aura of refinement, culture, and professionalism, And her outfits are always remarkable and appropriate for the occasion.

State visit of King Philippe and Queen Mathilde to Lithuania
Welcome ceremony in the presidential palace

State visit of King Philippe and Queen Mathilde to Lithuania
Day one of the visit: Queen Mathilde wore a bespoke Armani coat dress with a matching bag

Day 2: Queen Mathilde wore a metallic Armani satin dress and coat, also a pair of court shoes from Armani.
State visit of King Philippe and Queen Mathilde to Lithuania

Just recently, she accompanied her husband, King Philippe of Belgium to Lithuania, a former state in the USSR, for their three-day official state visit on the invitation of Lithuanian president, Gitanas Nauseda, to highlight the 100 years of diplomatic relations between Belgium and Lithuania.

State visit of King Philippe and Queen Mathilde to Lithuania
King Philippe and Queen Mathilde, President Gitanas Nauseda, and First Lady, Diana Nauseda 

State visit of King Philippe and Queen Mathilde to Lithuania

State visit of King Philippe and Queen Mathilde to Lithuania

The Wolfers Tiara

During the state dinner hosted by President Nauseda and his wife, Diana, for the visiting Belgian royals, Queen Mathilde wore the Wolfers Tiara, which she rarely donned. It's a precious tiara as it originally belonged to Queen Fabiola, the wife of King Baudouin. 

State visit of King Philippe and Queen Mathilde to Lithuania
Making a toss during the state banquet

Queen Mathilde wore the Wolfers Tiara during the state banquet
State visit of King Philippe and Queen Mathilde to Lithuania
Queen Mathilde wore a Natan Couture organge silk cape dress during the state banquet

The Wolfers tiara was a wedding gift to then Donna Fabiola and Prince Baudouin, the couple's marriage was childless, and following the death of the king in 1993, he was succeeded by his younger brother, Albert II. The tiara got its name from the company that created it, the Wolfers jewelers in Belgium.

Queen Fabiola of Belgium
Queen Fabiola and her wedding gift tiara, the Wolfers Tiara

Queen Fabiola, who was born a Spanish aristocrat, died in 2014, and most of her possessions were donated to charities, however, the Wolfers tiara was kept and passed down to Queen Mathilde.

Photos credit: Belgian Royal Palace

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