Princess Delphine inaugurated the art work 'Ageless Love'

Princess Delphine of Belgium and King Albert II.  King Philippe, Queen Mathilde and Crown Princess Elisabeth. She wore grey wool long coat

On October 17, 2020, Princess Delphine inaugurated one of her new artworks, 'Ageless Love' at the Gerdapark in the city of Sint-Niklaas. ‘Ageless Love’ is a monumental sculpture by Delphine van Saxe-Coburg. The inauguration was the Princess of Belgium’s first public appearance since she got her new title.

Princess Delphine of Belgium and King Albert II.  King Philippe, Queen Mathilde and Crown Princess Elisabeth. She wore grey wool long coat
Princess Delphine of Belgium and King Albert II.  King Philippe, Queen Mathilde and Crown Princess Elisabeth. She wore grey wool long coat

The work is made of steel, which is symbolic, and the artist describes it as the following: "It’s hard to break, just like love. And just like love, it also ages beautifully, it acquires a beautiful patina, just like people get wrinkles.". According to Dirk Van Den Broeck of 'Kunst in de Stad', the sculpture ‘conveys a loving message to vulnerable people, care providers, carers, family members, friends and local residents’. "It's the right image, in the right place."

Princess Delphine of Belgium and King Albert II.  King Philippe, Queen Mathilde and Crown Princess Elisabeth. She wore grey wool long coat
Princess Delphine of Belgium and King Albert II.  King Philippe, Queen Mathilde and Crown Princess Elisabeth. She wore grey wool long coat

When asked about the recent rapprochement with the royal family, Princess Delphine answered evasively. She had read that her biological father, King Albert II, wished her the best, she said. She called the meeting with her brother King Philippe heartwarming. "Little by little I feel accepted," she added. "I feel loved and things are going in the right direction. I hope for more."

Princess Delphine of Belgium and King Albert II.  King Philippe, Queen Mathilde and Crown Princess Elisabeth. She wore grey wool long coat
Princess Delphine of Belgium and King Albert II.  King Philippe, Queen Mathilde and Crown Princess Elisabeth. She wore grey wool long coat
Princess Delphine of Belgium and King Albert II.  King Philippe, Queen Mathilde and Crown Princess Elisabeth. She wore grey wool long coat
Princess Delphine of Belgium and King Albert II.  King Philippe, Queen Mathilde and Crown Princess Elisabeth. She wore grey wool long coat
Princess Delphine of Belgium and King Albert II.  King Philippe, Queen Mathilde and Crown Princess Elisabeth. She wore grey wool long coat
Princess Delphine of Belgium and King Albert II.  King Philippe, Queen Mathilde and Crown Princess Elisabeth. She wore grey wool long coat

20 Comments

  1. First official engagement and you show up in baggy jeans!!

    W.

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    1. This is not a royal engagement. She is there as an artist who inaugurates her latest work.

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    2. Don't be so mean spirit 5:24. She's an artist representing herself and her works. Besides, she looks fine in those jeans and coat.

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    3. Etwas Geschmack muss Delphine wohl noch lernen -

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  2. Nice coat, but the fit is not really good, see last and last-but-two pics: a bit too tight across the breast. But compared to the suit of the gentleman on the right side of the last pic, it could be called perfect. As for the Artwork, ... well, OK, this is a fashion blog :-)
    (-Ann.)

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  3. like the artwork very much.

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  4. Great piece of art. Yes, she could use some polish, but it is nice to see her out so quickly.
    Chel

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  5. Hooray for her, being herself, looking great doing it. Being royal doesn't mean wearing expensive clothes just to impress the rest of us. In fact, she's the kind of person I could feel comfortable with.

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  6. She probably does not intend to change her style.

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  7. I agree with Ann that the coat is a little too tight, only made worse when her arms are up. I like colorful scarf around her neck next to the herringbone of the coat. I think we will be seeing some interesting and colorful fashion from her going forward. As for the jeans, I cannot see anything wrong with them. She is unveiling a new piece of art. This is hardly a formal event, and certainly not an official event. She has made it clear that she is an artist first and that is not going to change. I love people that are true to themselves.

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    1. Funny, but before I read your comment I told myself that she is an artist first and fashion will just have to follow her as best it can. And lo and behold your comment mentions the same point of her being an artist first. I think her choice of jeans and an overcoat is purely for comfort and warmth.
      p.s. I like her work and I wonder if she will change the signature on her pieces now.

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    2. I totally agree with Anonymous 9:34 and Deadeggs. It looks as if it was cold outside and probably a bit windy, so why not wear jeans and a warm coat. I think nobody would say she looks unkempt or whatever. And I really do like her sculpture!

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  8. Beautiful coat, she looks great.

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  9. "Artist first"? We will see. I am somewhat sceptical und also unsentimental. If "artist first", what does she need a title for? I can understand the motivation behind the legal process to be acknowledged for what she is, let it be known that her father denied being her father, good on her. But on the other hand, would you want to belong to a family that denied you? Difficult to imagine. So maybe, the title is something she wants for her career as an artist? Don't misunderstand me, this would be perfectly OK with me. But, if she wanted the title, there is no real "artist first" credibility in the public eye. She will be the princess who is also an artist. - As for the coat, an ill fitting coat does not make one to be more artist than princess :-) (-Ann.)

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    1. Ann, I think "Artist first" does not mean she is ONLY an artist. We all are lawyer/salesperson/cabdriver or whatever AND at the same time wife or mother or daughter... we have different roles.

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  10. Her body language goes along with the choice of clothes - relaxed, artsy and appropriate for the publishing of her own work. If it would be her first public engagement I wouldn't critisize her dressing but doubt if crossed arms were proper. Nur they are fine as she is the artist herself.

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  11. I love the shape of the coat on her, but agree it’s a little tight. Time to move the buttons over! The wide legged jeans are an acquired taste - I would have preferred something slimmer, but she looks fine for the occasion. I do like her choice of mask and scarf though. (V.M.)

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  12. think countries like Belgium, the Netherlands have too many titles of "prince, princess" The same is true in Germany. Because Germany in history used to be divided into 35 mini-states and principalities, now too many people have the title of prince, princess. It's ridiculous. English practice is better: the title of prince, princess should be given only sons and daughters of the reigning monarch, or children of the heir to the throne.
    It's okay that Delphine has the title of princess, but I don't see the slightest reason why these titles should be given to her children (or even the children of Princess Astrid or Prince Laurent).
    In my country, all aristocratic titles were abolished in the constitution in 1918, when Czecho - Slovakia was founded. Of course, during state visits, our protocol addresses the representatives of the European monarchies "your highness" or "your majesty" beceause of politness. But if one of the royals comes to us privately, he is called by title "Mr. or Mrs. or Miss + last name.
    In short, in my country, these titles will not impress anyone.

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    1. Germany abolished monarchy as well in 1918.

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