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Old 07-30-2017, 02:05 PM
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Queen Mathilde at tonight's Battle of Passchendaele events.

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Is this at evening? The Belgian Queen seems not aware of the rule that hats are not worn after 18.00 o'clock. She made the same little faux-pas on the last day of the State Visit to the Netherlands, when she left Heeze Castle after a tête-à-tête and a farewell ceremony with the Baron and Baroness Van Tuyll van Serooskerken née Röell (representing King Willem-Alexander). It was very dark and she still wore a hat: picture.
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Is this at evening? The Belgian Queen seems not aware of the rule that hats are not worn after 18.00 o'clock. She made the same little faux-pas on the last day of the State Visit to the Netherlands, when she left Heeze Castle after a tête-à-tête and a farewell ceremony with the Baron and Baroness Van Tuyll van Serooskerken née Röell (representing King Willem-Alexander). It was very dark and she still wore a hat: picture.
Mrs May and the Duchess of Cambridge are also apparently wearing hats . I suppose they assume it is OK because there is still plenty of daylight in the evening at this time of the year.

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Old 07-30-2017, 02:31 PM
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An exquisite grey dress. She looks divine.
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Old 07-30-2017, 02:55 PM
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Now this is a sombre outfit done spectacularly, it's appropriate but has that bit of personality to it.
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I agree it is appropriate, but I am not impressed with it.
It looks too fussy. It would be better minus the lace overdress.
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Old 07-30-2017, 03:04 PM
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Queen Mathilde looks so elegant at the Battle of Passchendaele Memorial.
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I'm not a fan of the lace overcoat, but otherwise Mathilde's outfit is beautiful.
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Old 07-30-2017, 05:33 PM
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this is a fail for me. Too much going on with lace and ruffles; also dont think that the coat element is appropriate for the event.

THe colour is beautiful, and I love the hat (tho not with this outfit)

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Old 07-30-2017, 06:12 PM
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Very much agree with you. This looks like a very expensive lingerie for a honeymoon to me. I think the color is beautiful on her, yet the lace, the ruffles, the silky dress under it just does not seem the type of outfit for this event. Or it could be a party dress for an evening out with the hubby at a fancy dinner with wine and roses......Not a somber occasion like this.
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Those shoes with the ribbons atop the hat are awesome! http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2017/...1449386530.jpg.
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Now this is a sombre outfit done spectacularly, it's appropriate but has that bit of personality to it.
Elegant, feminine and without being fussy. Well done Queen Mathilde, love the entire ensemble is wonderful, from the hat down to the shoes. It is difficult to hit the right note on such anniversaries and her subtleties of her soft greys are beautiful and her coat is a work of art that makes the entire ensemble almost perfect.

Duc, I think you have to be flexible with dress etiquette on such occasions. Throughout Europe, we have seen wedding guests at afternoon weddings wearing tiaras and evening gowns. This is obviously because the event will segue effortlessly into the evening and night. So too with afternoon wear that will still be worn once the sun has gone down.
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The more I look at it, the less I like it!
Too Mother-of-the-Bride.
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I am sorry , but yesterday and too day the Queen of the Belgians wore cocktail dresses and not War commemoration dresses !
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It's the perfect dress for an afternoon event that goes on till evening. They didn't had time to change and that's why she couldn't drop the hat (same goes for the Duchess of Cambridge). The colour is perfect for such an occasion. I don't like white for mourning (I know it's an old European thing, but still...) so a somber half mourning colour is perfect give it's a commemoration of an event happened 100 years ago.
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Beautiful look. Somber but elegant. I love the lace coat.

If it was a funeral I may say the lace coat wasn't enough, but it's a commemoration. Her look is somber and formal enough.

The hat is beautiful and completes the look
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Queen Mathilde at the opera "Pinocchio" tonight

Not her best look

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Oh no.

Why Mathilde...why??!
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Oh no.

Why Mathilde...why??!
She misunderstood. She thought the opera was Pagliacci.
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Terrible outfit and it ages her.
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