05 April 2011

Today's Pic: Mathilde in Moscow

Princess Mathilde of Belgium may be one of the less glamorous future queens in Europe but I find her elegant understatement to be always professional and always elegant. This week, she is in Moscow, where Russian First Lady Svetlana Medvedeva showed her around the Kremlin.

Russia's First Lady Svetlana Medvedeva (R) and Belgium's Princess Mathilde walk in Moscow's Kremlin, April 5, 2011. REUTERS/Dmitry Astakhov/RIA Novosti/Kremlin/Handout (RUSSIA - Tags: POLITICS ROYALS) THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS


  1. Actually, I think the Belgians prefer more understated people. Princess Lilian certainly aroused much criticism for her glamor. So Mathilde may be striking just the right note for her audience.

  2. As a Belgian myself I can agree with Matterhorn.
    We prefer our royal dignified and in the background. (If only our politicians would do the same!)