Originally Posted by maria-olivia
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.