King Charles and Queen Camilla pose with King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium

King Charles and Queen Camilla have hosted a reception at Windsor Castle in honour of the visiting King and Queen of Belgium.

A photo released today showed four well-dressed Royals standing side by side at a lavish celebration at the Berkshire residence.

Queen Mathilde, 50, who earlier in the day sported a chic white cape dress with green floral detailing, looked effortlessly elegant for the reception in a bright pink pleated frock.

This attention-grabbing piece was cinched in the waist by a matching statement belt, and featured long sleeves and a billowing sleeve. 

Camilla, the 75-year-old Queen, wore a dress with a pattern of blue and white that matched her navy suit. Charles, 74 years old, finished his stylish outfit with a lilac bow tie.

King Charles and Queen Camilla have hosted a reception at Windsor Castle in honour of the visiting King and Queen of Belgium (pictured together)

The Belgian King and Queen (pictured) were honored by a reception held at Windsor Castle.

Earlier today, Queen Mathilde, showed off her style credentials in the smart white cape dress which featured a green floral print for the Founder’s Day ceremony in London.

She went out with her husband Founder’s Day is a celebration of the Royal Hospital Chelsea’s founding, which takes place every year almost since it opened in 1692. 

Chelsea Pensioners celebrated the founding of Royal Hospital by King Charles 2. 

The Queen Mathilde finished her look with a pair of green heels and matching clutch. She wore her blonde locks pinned up under a chic green hat.

In contrast, King Philippe who is a distant relation of Queen Elizabeth II chose to wear a military uniform.  The royal performed the duties of the Reviewing Officer at the Founder’s Day Ceremony. 

The Royal Hospital Chelsea’s Founders Day, is also known as Oak Apple Day, in a nod to the escape of King Charles II after the Battle of Worcester – when he hid in an oak tree to avoid capture by the Parliamentary forces.

All Chelsea Pensioners wear oak leaves on the famous scarlet uniforms.

It comes after King Philippe and his wife paid their respects to the late monarch at Westminster Hall last September.

Earlier today, Queen Mathilde of Belgium looked typically elegant in a chic dress alongside King Philippe in London

In London, earlier today, Queen Mathilde looked elegant and stylish in a chic outfit alongside King Philippe

The royal, 50, showed off her style credentials in the smart white cape dress which featured a green floral print for the Founder's Day ceremony

The royal, aged 50, displayed her stylish credentials in a smart white cape with a green floral pattern for the Founder’s Day Ceremony.

The royal couple stepped out to celebrate the founding of the Royal Hospital Chelsea, which has taken place almost every year since the hospital opened in 1692, and is more commonly known as Founder's Day

The royal couple stepped into the streets to celebrate Founder’s Day at the Royal Hospital Chelsea. This celebration has been celebrated almost every year, since 1692, when the hospital first opened.

Meanwhile, King Philippe, who is a distant cousin to the late Queen, opted for a military uniform

The late Queen’s distant cousin, King Philippe chose to wear a military uniform.

King Philippe and Queen Elizabeth II shared several common ancestors, including Franz, the Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, who was the grandfather of Queen Victoria and the father of King Leopold I of the Belgians. 

The Belgian royal couple wore sombre faces as they visited Queen Elizabeth’s coffin in her Lying-in State.

The two are also related through King Christian IX, who is known as ‘the Grandfather of Europe’ because of his extensive family tree. Queen Elizabeth II was King Christian IX’s great-great-granddaughter. Philippe is his great-great-great-grandson.

In a joint statement issued shortly after Queen Elizabeth II’s death, they said:[The Queen] It was a person with a unique personality.

“We will forever cherish fond memories of the great Lady, who displayed courage, dignity and dedication throughout her reign. All of our encounters will forever be etched into our minds.

“We offer our sincere sympathies to the Royal Family and British people.” Rest in peace with your husband, Your Majesty.

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