zaterdag 23 maart 2019

Family: Elisabeth at a Charity Gala

Mathilde's sister Elisabeth d'Udekem and her husband, marquis Alfonso Pallavicini, were among the guests at the cancer research fundraiser "Hope for Bordet" organized by "Les amis de Bordet" at the Event Lounge in Schaerbeek.

vrijdag 22 maart 2019

Funeral: Cardinal Godfried Danneels (1933-2019)

22 March 2019

King Philippe & queen Mathilde attended the funeral of cardinal Godfried Danneels at the Saint-Rombouts cathedral of Mechelen.

Princess Astrid, prince Lorenz and his sister Isabelle, and prince Laurent were also present.


3 Years after 22/03

22 March 2019

Three years after the Brussels terror attacks, the king & queen sent out this message, signed "Ph & M".

Homeshare Congress

21 March 2019

Queen Mathilde attended the 6th World Homeshare Congress in Brussels. The congress, organized by 1Toit2Ages, promoted intergenerational, shared housing projects in which students live together with seniors.

Mathilde also talked to persons who opted for this kind of intergenerational living.

woensdag 20 maart 2019

Condolences for the Netherlands

18 March 2019

The king & queen sent their condolences to the citizens of Utrecht in The Netherlands where a deadly shooting took place.

Van een sprankeltje vitaliteit naar authentiek musiceren

19 March 2019

Queen Mathilde visited the Ave Regina Institute in Lovenjoel where heavily traumatized children take part in music therapy to regain trust and confidence.

This project took part in the "Music Connects" project call of the Queen Mathilde Foundation and subsequently received €10,000. 

dinsdag 19 maart 2019

Flashback: Handicap International Fundraiser

19 March 2004

Princess Mathilde and grand duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg attended a Handicap International fundraiser in Brussels.

vrijdag 15 maart 2019

Week van de Zorg 2019 + Klarafestival

15 March 2019

For "Medical Care Week" queen Mathilde visited care centre Heilig Hart in Deinze where persons who suffer from brain dysfunction, brain damage or autism are being treated and cared for.

The queen joined in for a "wheelchair dance".


In the evening Mathilde was at deSingel in Antwerp for the classical music festival "Klarafestival".

The queen attended a concert by the Chamber Orchestra of Europe & Collegium Vocale directed by David Afkham and pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard.

New Diplomats + Push

14 March 2019

King Philippe & queen Mathilde met with the latest promotion of diplomats from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In May they will join a Belgian embassy or consulate general abroad.

In the evening, queen Mathilde attended the opera "Push" at La Monnaie in Brussels, in the company of Simon Gronowski.

"Push" is a community project based on the life of Simon Gronowski, who as a young Jewish boy escaped from a nazi death transport in 1943. Mr Gronowski was 11 years old when his mother pushed him off a train bound for the nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz, while their train was briefly attacked by Belgian resistance fighters, in April 1943. His mother & sister were killed in Auschwitz, his father died of a broken heart in 1945.

The queen has met Mr Gronowski before, during a visit to the Dossin Memorial in Mechelen in 1918: see here.

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