dinsdag 22 januari 2019

World Economic Forum 2019

From 22 to 24 January 2019 king Philippe & queen Mathilde attend the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

Tuesday 22 January 2019

Attending the session "Shaping Globalization 4.0" Queen Mathilde is seated next to Abiy Ahmed, prime minister of Ethiopia.

 with chairman of the Forum Klaus Schwab, Swiss President Ueli Maurer and Hilde Schwab

Also present: prince Alois von und zu Liechtenstein

Meeting with social entrepreneurs at the Schwab Foundation.

maandag 21 januari 2019

Bernard Dan

21 January 2019

Queen Mathilde had an early morning audience with professor Bernard Dan to discuss mental health in children and adolescents, at the royal palace in Brussels.

Professor Dan is a paediatric neurologist and professor of neurophysiology and developmental neurology at the Queen Fabiola Children's Hospital in Brussels.

vrijdag 18 januari 2019


17 January 2019

Queen Mathilde had a meeting with chevalier Philippe de Selliers de Moranville, CEO of Leonidas, at the royal palace in Brussels.

The chocolate brand is one of the new royal warrant holders.

donderdag 17 januari 2019

New Year's Reception for NATO and SHAPE 2019

17 January 2019

King Philippe and queen Mathilde hosted a new year's reception at the royal palace in Brussels for the permanent representatives of NATO, the members of the International Secretariat of NATO, the military representatives of NATO and the officer generals of SHAPE.

Flashback: Birthday Stamp

17 January 2013

Princess Mathilde was at the bPost Print Offices in Mechelen where she was presented with her 40th birthday stamp.

woensdag 16 januari 2019

Patronage: Académie Royale de Médecine de Belgique

12 February 2019

Queen Mathilde will become a new honorary member of the Royal Belgian Academy for Medecine, granting her royal protection to the institution.

The official ceremony where the queen will be handed a medal and a certifcate will take place at the Palais des Académies in Brussels. The queen will pronounce a speech, focussing on mental health care.

Mathilde is the third queen of the Belgians to receive this honour, after queen Elisabeth in 1954 and queen Fabiola in 1976.

Coming Up: SDG Visit to Mozambique

3-7 February 2019

As SDG advocate for the United Nations, queen Mathilde will make a 5-day visit to Mozambique.

On the program: field visits to see good practices that change the life of local communities, economic empowerment of women, quality education for children - especially girls and health & mental health care.

Funeral: Count Philippe de Lannoy (1922-2019)

16 January 2019

Queen Mathilde attended the funeral of princess Stéphanie of Luxembourg's father, count Philippe de Lannoy et du Saint-Empire, in Frasnes-Les-Anvaing.

Mathilde was accompanied by her lady-in-waiting, Clotilde Boël and welcomed by Stéphanie's brother, count Christian de Lannoy who's the director for climate and environment at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs. Before that he was the Belgian consul in China. So he must know Mathilde quite well.

Count Jehan de Lannoy and his American wife, Beatrice Spates followed by count Christian de Lannoy and his Spanish wife, Luisa Moreno de Porras-Isla-Fernández y de Arco.

Before Stéphanie: countess Gaëlle de Lannoy, who's taken religous orders.

Prince Louis and princess Alexandra of Luxembourg.

Countess Anna von und zu Arco Zinneberg, princess Sibilla of Luxembourg and princess Anunciata of Liechtenstein.

Luisa Moreno & grand duke Henri of Luxembourg.

Hereditary grand duke Guillaume of Luxmbourg and his Belgian wife Stéphanie.

Princess Marie-Astrid of Luxembourg and her mother-in-law, princess Yolande de Ligne.

Flashback: Heimtextil 2004

15 January 2004

Crown prince Philippe and princess Mathilde visited the textile fair 'Heimtextil' in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. The couple visited the stands of some 90 Belgian exhibitors and were informed about the latest trends in textiles. Belgium was co-organizing the fair with Germany.

dinsdag 15 januari 2019

New Year's Reception for the Corps Diplomatique 2019

15 January 2019

King Philippe and queen Mathilde hosted a new year's reception for the foreign ambassadors and their spouses.

It took place at the castle of Laeken.

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