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Old 02-16-2009, 10:01 AM
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For Royal engagement outfit my favourite
Letizia's outfit. My second choice Mary

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Old 02-16-2009, 10:23 AM
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1 - Mary, most classy outfit
2 - Maxima, nice dress & jewellery. the yellow background
3 - Letizia, she looked pretty and the pantsuit is classy but not for engagement day, far too business-like, no accessories.


4 & 5 - MM & Mathilde, can't decide which one looked more frumpy

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Old 02-16-2009, 10:29 AM
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No question there Duke, Mathilde did. She is such a classy person I just can´t understand why she chose this awful outfit.
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Old 02-16-2009, 06:23 PM
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Mathilde looks like something you would have seen in an office in the early 90's. Letizia was still in the *anchor woman* roll.

Of that group Mary was my favorite

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Old 02-16-2009, 06:29 PM
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I think that Mette-Marit's and Mathidle's outfits reflect the style of clothes in the late 1990s and ealry 2000s certainly they have become more polished since then.

Princess Marie's engagement was not great as the jacket and skirt didnt match and then the heavy shoes
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Old 02-16-2009, 06:51 PM
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Are there pictures of Princess Laurentiens engagement outfit?
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Old 02-16-2009, 07:21 PM
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I like Princess Diana's black dress, that she wore when first seen together with charles at the engagement.
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Old 02-16-2009, 07:31 PM
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Are there pictures of Princess Laurentiens engagement outfit?
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Mary looked the most elegant, imo, followed by Maxima

Mathilde too casual

Letizia looked like she was on vacation but because she is a Spaniard it looked oddly appropriate

M-M looked like a girl dressed up in her mother's clothes. I like her hair color in that picture, it looks much more natural than the whiteblond. Though I am glad she stopped wearing a ponytail like that.
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Old 02-19-2009, 07:01 PM
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Princess Letizia and Princess Maxima.

The others looked uncomfortable and wore wore badly fitted outfits imho.
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Old 02-20-2009, 05:02 AM
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Old 02-20-2009, 06:02 AM
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I quite liked Mary's, its a very classic outfit so was Maximas. I liked Letizia's, matched her personality IMO.

MM's outfit was ill fitting. Looked like she got it last minute. The color washed her out.
Mathilda's outfit was too casuall IMO.
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Old 02-20-2009, 01:28 PM
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My favourite engagement outfit is Letizia's outfit. It is very simple & lovely.
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My favorite (of those pictures listed above) were of:

Prince Joachim & Alexandra
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Old 02-20-2009, 04:42 PM
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I think Mathilde's was one of the worst. Although she seems to have long legs, her white pants accentuated that and made her look quite out of proportion. And usually I love her and think she's very well dressed (one of my favorite of the princesses now).
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Mary was the best.Very elegant, esp. her hairdo. Maxima's dress was nice, but I have always found it not her style I can't explain it, Mathilde was not too bad imo, just too casual, but she looked nice in it. Mette-Marit is very nice but not her clothes (usually) except for her beautiful weddingdress!! Letizia looked very nice as well. I don't know what to think of the suit, but she looked so much better than she does now, it is a bit better the last months but, oh dear, she had times she looked like a shadow of her former self, not happy at all.
Alexandra looked awfull!!! the worst, good grief she looked 10 years older with that hair, not goodlooking, she indeed looked like a chinese office woman. Well at least she improved a lot. Marie, well not bad not my taste, but she looked okay.
Queen Elizabeth actually looked very nice as well and queen Margaret has a lovely face!!
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Old 02-20-2009, 06:00 PM
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Mathilde was one of the most surprising and thus one of the most succesfull engagement outfits. I remember that in the few days between the photoshoot there were very little/no pictures of Mathilde dÚdekem d'Acoz available. So when the big moment arrived and the two appeared together outside, the surprise was enormous when she seemed to be such a pretty and modern looking woman (emphasized by the trousers, as was remarked in the press). Everybody expected a frumpy, matronly looking woman and there on the stairs of Laeken was the opposite...

With Máxima they seemed to do the opposite, there were some images in the press of her at a wedding in Argentina in a short dress, so to evade the image of party girl they put her in one of the most frumpy outfits she ever worn, only to be surpassed by the outfit she wore on her first official engagement at the Keukenhof. Still, her personality already stood out...
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Engagement of Märtha Louise and Ari:
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Engagement of Laurent and Claire:

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With the exception of Mary and Maxima, all of the others look like thay got up from their desks in the middle of a busy day and rushed from their office to the Palace for the announcment!
Mary's whole outfit, hair-do, make-up, jewelry and presentation looked very carefully planned out. It was wonderful
Maxima - love the color of the dress.
Marie - too tanned in a blinding white outfit that looked awful
Laurentien - skirt was way too short and oh, those eyebrows!
Mathilde - she is so pretty and her outfit was so awful. Totally underdressed.
Mette-Marit -- frumpy pink suit and ugly shoes
Letizia - wonderful pantsuit that made her look very much the professional business
Alexandra - a broad-shouldered Reagan-red suit right out of the 1980's - only this
was a decade later! Also, too much make-up and the tragic permed hair
Claire - very proper but even on the engagement day, Laurent can't muster a smile

Best of all: Queen Elizabeth - taking in the times - the dress, coat, hair, pearls ...
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Old 02-22-2009, 06:30 PM
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definitely love Maxima's the best. Mary is second I think.

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