Elisabeth of Belgium with bandeau

Posted to Allthingsroyal by conraad on 13 February 2010; sepia tone removed and image darkened to bring out detail by gogm.

Elisabeth of Belgium with bandeau APFxconraad 13Feb10 detint darkened

The caption refers to her as Princess Albert so the card was printed before 1909, but the natural waistline suggests not much before then.

Keywords:  Queen Elisabeth of Belgium, Wittelsbach family, Wettin family, Princess, Queen, bouffant coiffure, bandeau, square neckline, over hanging bodice, elbow length tight sleeves, natural waistline, close skirt, necklace, bracelets, wrap

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