The fireworks traditionally mark the end of the National Day. It was the 1st time that the three youngest young children of the King and Queen joined in to see the fireworks. In the afternoon, King Philippe inspected the military troops before the get started of the traditional military parade in which all elements of the army and civil services participated. This year the military parade also incorporated several old American military autos to mark 75 years given that the liberation of Belgium. Upon arrival, all eyes were instantly directed at the King and Queen’s oldest child, Princess Elisabeth, the Duchess of Brabant. The practically 18-year-old Princess has grown to be a beautiful, sophisticated young lady with a wonderful sense of style. Princess Elisabeth wore a floral dress by Natan, her mother’s favourite designer and wore blue Gianvito Rossi sandals with high heels.