Mathilde d'Udekem d'Acoz

The bandeau style tiara was given
by Queen Elisabeth (the wife of
King Albert I) to Queen Astrid in
1935 when the present King Albert
II was born. The tiara is small,
yet simple and made of several
small brilliants.

She also wore a veil of Brussels
lace, which came from the Queens
family, (Italian noble Ruffo di
Calabria) and was worn by Queen
Paola and Princess Astrid at their
weddings previously.

The veil measured 2 meters long.The
bride had earrings of pearls and

The bride wore a beautiful, simple
crème colored dress made of heavy
crepe clothe fabric made by Belgian
designer Edouard Vermeulen of the House
of Natan (who also designed the 2201
wedding dress of Princess Laurentien
of The Netherlands). The dress was
made to the design of that of a dress
of the Royal Court. Fitted at the bust
and opening at the bottom to (like a coat)
form a train of 5 meters long. The dress
opens to show a sheath material dress that
widens at the knees. The coat of the dress
is not attached at the neck, hence opened
collier in a V shape. Yet, the back of the
collier is high on the back of the neck.

The sleeves of the dress are long,
and are fitted at the wrist. Adorned
beautifully by 8 small clothe buttons.

The train measured at 5 meters long.

The bouquet was very big with white
flowers, the same as in the cathedral,
with lots of green.