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Old 06-29-2018, 02:43 PM
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Today 29 June King Philippe with Queen Mathilde and Governor-General Peter Cosgove with his wife attends at the Waterfront, the GoneWest event, the fifth big participative culture tribute event of WWI at the Belgian coast in Wenduine

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Queen Paola was the first Queen to wear a Sash. She decided small Sashes of the Leopold Order for the Ladies. She never wore the Order of Leopold Sash. Queen Mathilde is the first Queen wearing it .
Queen Fabiola never wore Sashes.

So Queens Elisabeth and Astrid didn´ t wear sashes?! That´ s weird...!
I think in having done so, Belgium was the only european country.


I guess the reason why Paola never publicly wore her belgian order is that there was never a state visit during her husband´ s reign where no orders of the visiting guest of state had been handed out.
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Here are some more photos of the Waterfront event:


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I guess the reason why Paola never publicly wore her belgian order is that there was never a state visit during her husband´ s reign where no orders of the visiting guest of state had been handed out.

But she also didn't use it oin her official Gala pics as Queen. Queen Mathilde wore it when her official picture was taken.
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But she also didn't use it oin her official Gala pics as Queen. Queen Mathilde wore it when her official picture was taken.

I know. Still she is a holder of this most prestigious belgian order as I learnt when Philippe got married and all the decorations of Albert and Paola were enumerated during the civil marriage act in the town hall.
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