Sunday, 21 January 2018

Flashback: Elisabeth's First Birthday

25 October 2002

Footage was made at the playhouse built for queen Astrid's children in the park of Laken.

Friday, 19 January 2018

Borrowed Jewellery: Wolfers Diamond Necklace

Princess Mathilde was seen wearing a beautiful 20th century diamond necklace for two major royal occasions.

First at the prewedding party for the duke and duchess of Cambridge in London, on the 28th of April 2011.

She wore the necklace a second time at the prewedding gala dinner for the wedding of hereditary grand duke Guillaume of Luxembourg and countess Stéphanie de Lannoy, in Luxembourg on the 19th of October 2012.

The necklace was loaned to Mathilde by Maison Wolfers from Brussels.

Thursday, 18 January 2018

Friday, 12 January 2018

Thursday, 11 January 2018

New Year's Reception for EU, NATO and SHAPE

11 January 2017

King Philippe & queen Mathilde hosted the new year's reception for the representatives of the European Union, NATO and SHAPE, at the royal palace in Brussels.

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Coming Up: Davos 2018

King Philippe & queen Mathilde of the Belgians will participate in the annual World Economic Forum held in Davos, Switzerland, from 22nd to 25th of January 2018.

The World Economic Forum is an independent international organization committed to improving the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas.

Incorporated as a foundation in 1971, and based in Geneva, Switzerland, it is impartial, not-for-profit and tied to no political, partisan or national interests.

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Coming Up: Visit to Ghana

As SDG advocate for the UN, queen Mathilde will be visiting Ghana from the 7th to the 9th of February 2018.

She will be focusing on local good practices that benefit the education of girls, female empowerment and mental health care.

With President President Nana Akufo Addo of Ghana, during the European Development Days in 2017.

The children's godparents

Princess Elisabeth's godmother is Mathilde's younger sister, countess Hélène d'Udekem d'Acoz.

Her godfather is Philippe's nephew, prince Amedeo of Belgium.

video of her baptism:


Prince Gabriel's godmother is baroness Maria Christina von Freyberg (née Rossi di Montelera).

His godfather is Mathilde's younger brother, count Charles-Henri d'Udekem d'Acoz.


Prince Emmanuel's godmother is Mathilde's younger sister, countess Elisabeth d'Udekem d'Acoz.

His godfather is Philippe's cousin once-removed, hereditary grand duke Guillaume of Luxembourg.


Princess Eléonore's godmothers are princess Claire of Belgium and crown princess Victoria of Sweden.

Her godfather is count Sébastien von Westphalen zu Fürstenberg.

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