Queen Mathilde copies Kate Middleton with ‘shoulder-framing neckline’ red dress

Queen Mathilde stuns in red ensemble in Brussels

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Queen Mathilde and King Philippe of Belgium attended the exhibition ‘David Hockney’ at the Bozar Centre for Fine Arts in Brussels, on Thursday evening. The first part of the exhibition, ‘David Hockney: Works form the Tate Collection, 1954-2017’, offered over 80 of Hockney’s paintings, drawings and prints from the Tate Collection. The second part, ‘The Arrival of Spring, Normandy, 2020’, displayed the colourful iPad paintings he created during the first lockdown.

Mathilde was wearing a beautiful red dress with an asymmetric boat neck.

The dress was designed by Saïd Meer, the founder of Meer Couture, as Mathilde has the same dress in a grey checked fabric which she wore when watching West Side Story on Broadway in New York in February 2020.

Mathilde was also sporting a light beige clutch and beige pumps.

Her classic ‘Mathilde’ earrings were also on show from the jeweller Leysen, featuring pink gemstones.

Queen Mathilde has been wearing these Leyson earrings since the early 2000s, and they feature a diamond and pink gemstone pendant.

Royal fans on Twitter were amazed at the outfit, and even spotted a similarity to a member of the British Royal Family.

Claire Collins wrote: “Wow! Queen Mathilde’s dress is a gorgeous colour for her and it fits perfectly.

“Her hairstyle is great too – an elegant yet relaxed look.”

Twitter user @Edinburghadmire added: “Reminds me of The Duchess of Cambridge’s red dress in Canada.”

The dress this royal fan is referring to, was a dress Kate wore on her 2016 tour to Canada with Prince William.

On the third day of the 2016 Canada Tour, William and Kate attended a reception with political and civic leaders from across British Columbia.

For this event, Kate chose a red midi dress from Preen by Thornton Bregazzi, which is remarkably similar to the dress worn by Queen Mathilde on Thursday.

It was a Finella pleated dress made from a stretch-crepe fabric.

Net-A-Porter called it an “elegant choice for your next event”. They also describe the dress has having “a shoulder-framing neckline”, and “a fitted, draped bodice that falls to a voluminous box-pleated skirt”.

Interestingly, Queen Mathilde’s dress was also had a ‘shoulder-framing neckline’ and a ‘voluminous’ skirt.

Kate’s dress retailed for £995. Kate added the diamond maple leaf brooch to her dress, which was loaned from the Queen.

The brooch previously belonged to the late Queen Mother who’s husband, King George VI, gave her the piece to mark the state visit to Canada in 1939.

Kate also wore her red Gianvito Rossi pumps in the Gianvito 105 style, which looked similar to Mathilde’s in style, except for the colour.

The Duchess finished her outfit with a bag by Jenny Packham. It was the Casa bag, an angular shaped clutch made with red coloured pony hair.

The bag was made with silk cotton lining, featuring a small insist pocket and a matching mirror, costing £1,300.

Kate wore her Soru Jewellery baroque pearl earrings with the dress. The earrings were made from 18-carat gold vermeil on sterling silver.

They featured baroque pearls edged with Swarovski crystals, which cost £130.

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