The President of France with a first lady at his side - the King and Queen of the Belgians on their official visit to Paris on February 6th 2014
The king and queen were accompanied by the Belgian Prime Minister, Elio di Rupo, and the visit included talks as well as a tribute to King Albert I of the Belgians. And there was also a lot of shuffling people around for official photographs and plenty of rain - the Belgian monarchs spent most of their time under umbrellas. There was a time that visiting first ladies had to do fashion battle with former French first lady, Carla Bruni. But on this trip Mathilde, in pink, was sure of winning the style wars - the Belgian queen, on her visit, was the only first lady at the Elysee Palace.