Queen Mathilde of Belgium wears vibrant yellow for visit to Art Deco exhibition

Queen Mathilde of Belgium, 45, looked ready for sunshine as she stepped out in Brussels today.

The Belgian royal was visiting the Art Deco exhibition at the Villa Empain.

She wore a bright yellow dress which had a cut out pattern. A yellow lining could be seen underneath.

To offset the dress, Mathilde chose rose gold accessories – a slim belt and stiletto court shoes.

Despite the warm temperatures, she wore a pair of nude tights.

The Queen matched her outfit with her accessories, wearing a pair of bright yellow hoops and a chunky gold watch.

Villa Empain was a private house built between 1930-1934 by Swiss architect Michel Polak for Baron Louis Empain.

It is now the home of the Boghossian Foundation and is a centre of art and culture, hosting regular exhibitions.

Queen Mathilde is the wife of King Philipe, who become King after his father abdicated in 2013.

Mathilde is the first Belgian-born Queen of Belgium. Born to Jonkheer Patrick d’Udekem d’Acoz, who was of Belgian noble ancestry, and his wife, Countess Anna Maria Komorowska, she grew up on her family’s estate Castle Losange in Villers-la-Bonne-Eau in the Bastogne municipality of Belgium, near the Luxembourgish border.

Queen Mathilde has carried the title Jonkvrouw from birth, as her father descends from French-speaking, Walloon nobles and was titled Jonkheer, the lowest title within the Belgian nobility system.

She has four siblings, Jonkvrouw Marie-Alix d’Udekem d’Acoz, Elisabeth Pallavicini, Baroness Hélène Janssen and Count Charles-Henri d’Udekem d’Acoz.

Between 1991-1994, Mathilde studied speech therapy at the Institut Libre Marie Haps in Brussels and earned a diploma with high honours (magna cum laude).

Following this, she began studying psychology at the Université Catholique de Louvain and ran her own speech therapy practice in Brussels from 1995 until her marriage in 1999.

Mathilde met Prince Philippe of Belgium, the Duke of Brabant in 1996 while playing tennis, and their engagement in September 1999 came as a complete surprise to the country who did not know about their relationship.

The pair married on 4 December 1999, in a civil ceremony at the Brussels Town Hall and then married religiously in a ceremony at the Cathedral of Saint Michael and Saint Gudula.

She has four children with her husband – Princess Elisabeth, 16, Prince Gabriel, 14, Prince Emmanuel, 12, and Princess Eleonore, 10.

As well as her royal duties, she is kept busy with plenty of charity work.

Mathilde is the honorary president of Unicef Belgium, as well as the World Health Organisation’s Special Representative for Immunization.

She also set up the Queen Mathilde Fund in 2001, which promotes the care of vulnerable people.

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