Stephanie, Hereditary Grand Duchess of Luxembourg wore a Moroccan kaftan dress while hosting Queen Mathilde and King Philippe of Belgium at a state banquet.
Rabat – Stephanie, Hereditary Grand Duchess of Luxembourg appeared in a cream-colored Moroccan kaftan dress with gold detailing at a state banquet.
The banquet took place on Tuesday, October 15 in Luxembourg to celebrate the arrival of Queen Mathilde and King Philippe of Belgium.
The Belgian royals were in Luxembourg for a three-day visit meant to strengthen ties between the two countries. They were accompanied by a delegation of over 200 people.
The duchess’ choice of a kaftan for the gala appears to have been inspired by her recent visit to Morocco in September. Meanwhile, the red sash signals Stepahnie’s royal European status.
While the Hereditary Grand Duchess usually opts for more traditional European styles, she has been seen in dresses clearly inspired by the Middle East and North Africa.
On the second night of the Belgian royals’ trip to Luxembourg, Stephanie wore what appears to be a red abaya, a type of garment traditionally worn in the Gulf. The gown’s neckline and ornate detailing, however, give the dress a Moroccan touch.
The Hereditary Grand Duchess also wore a simple purple and gold kaftan dress during her October 2017 economic mission to Dubai.
Stephanie is not the only Western royal to take a liking to Moroccan styles.
Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex wore a Dior gown inspired by Moroccan kaftans during her visit to Morocco in February 2019.
Princess Lalla Salma’s timeless style has certainly left an impression on her royal counterparts in the West.