Queen Mathilde visits the Vat Phou Temple in Champasak

On the last day of her visit to Laos, Queen Mathilde of Belgium visited the Vat Phou temple (meaning: mountain temple) south of Pakse, which is in the Unesco World Heritage List on February 23, 2017. Queen Mathilde, honorary President of Unicef Belgium, is on a four days mission in Laos.
Queen Mathilde visited the Vat Phou temple south of Pakse. Queen Mathilde in a new colourfur print dress on the final day in Laos
Queen Mathilde visited the Vat Phou temple south of Pakse. Queen Mathilde in a new colourfur print dress on the final day in Laos
Queen Mathilde visited the Vat Phou temple south of Pakse. Queen Mathilde in a new colourfur print dress on the final day in Laos
Queen Mathilde visited the Vat Phou temple south of Pakse. Queen Mathilde in a new colourfur print dress on the final day in Laos
Queen Mathilde visited the Vat Phou temple south of Pakse. Queen Mathilde in a new colourfur print dress on the final day in Laos
Queen Mathilde visited the Vat Phou temple south of Pakse. Queen Mathilde in a new colourfur print dress on the final day in Laos
Queen Mathilde visited the Vat Phou temple south of Pakse. Queen Mathilde in a new colourfur print dress on the final day in Laos

8 comments:

  1. Nice look! (Makes me look forward to summer!)

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  2. Picture 3 is not flattering 😨 I am not sure about this look at all. Might be too busy. I am sure she is comfy which given the heat in Laos that is number one ~ still 🤔

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  3. Goodness, she looks pregnant in that number

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  4. Are those earrings or earphones? I am serious. I thought maybe for translations?

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  5. I love a bold print and I hate to be negative but I don't like outfit all. Neither the print or the style of the dress is flattering on Mathilde. The dress does make Mathilde look as though she is expecting (which would be wonderful).

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  6. I understand that this journey is not about fashion, but all outfits we have seen from this trip are plain horrible. And this is the top of it. Why would a queen of an european country walk around in such a girlish look, too short dress with strange pattern, sleeveless, bare legs and canvas sneakers? I don't get it. This is embarrassing and a serious diplomatic fault. She is there not private but as representative of her country. Asian countries have rather strict rules in clothing and behaving, how to talk to somebody, how to greet and so on. Does the Belgian Royals House not have counselors on how to move in the diplomatic field, especially when you meet people from different cultures? Big international companies have them and members get briefed before they go on a business trip.

    In Asian countries people do not show bare arms and bare legs. Look at the pictures, none of the adults and even none of the children does. Some men even wear long sleeve shirt and jacket. The heat is no excuse. There are much better options, what she could wear, and would even be better with hot temperatures, like a wide long skirt, wide cut linen pants, a light kaftan with 3/4 sleeves on top.

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    1. I agree. It is very girly. Looks silly with the hat and the shoes. Too young. A bit longer would be better. Flowy. Odd fit here.

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    2. As someone who lived in China for many years, and whilst living in China travelled extensively on Business and privately in Asia, I strongly disagree with your remarks of 'in Asia countries people do not show bare arms and bare legs'. Maybe check what reality is, before criticizing. One might not like Mathilde's dress, I personally find it awful also, but Mathilde is very well know for her extensive preparation about 'do's and dont's' in terms of behavior and clothing before every trip. She committed no diplomatic fault.

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