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Injured Queen Mathilde of Belgium tends to royal duties in crutches

February 25, 2015
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Nothing standsin the way between Queen Mathilde and her royal duties! Despitesuffering a fall and hurting her knee, the Belgium royal followed through witha scheduled engagement on Wednesday while using crutches.

Queen Mathilde arrived on crutches to an event Wednesday Photo: Getty Images

Hopping alongside husband King Philippe, Mathilde proved that she could make an injury lookfashionable. She wore a lovely orange-and-black block-color pencil dress, butskipped the heels and opted for black flats to go along with her crutches. Shekept her hair elegantly simple with a bun and accessorized with orange dropearrings.

Making sureshe made a royal arrival for a meeting at the EU Parliament in Brussels, Mathilde'shusband of 16 years placed a protective hand around her arm. The 42-year-old Queen showed no sign of discomfort as she greeted Martin Schulz, president of theEuropean Parliament, and Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the EuropeanCommission.

Husband King Philippe held on tight to his wife Photo: Getty Images

Mathilde, whowill not need an operation, even passed her crutches off to an aide to pose for aphoto with the help of her husband to keep her upright.

The queen opted to pose without the crutches for a picture Photo: Getty Images

The royalpalace declined to comment much about the Queen's accident, only confirming that Mathilde had sustained a kneeinjury during a fall. The accident seems to have happened earlier thisweek as she was not pictured wearing the brace during a meeting with ErtharinCousin, director of the United Nations World Food Program, on Monday. She will have a brace for several weeks, butin the meantime will attend her pre-scheduled engagements.

Mathilde showed no signs of an injury on Monday Photo: Getty Images

Here's wishing the royal a speedy recovery!

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