Friday, 20 October 2017

Rectors over for Lunch

19 October 2017

At noon, queen Mathilde and king Philippe hosted a lunch at the castle of Laken for the rectors of Belgium's most important universities.

Autumn Concert 2017

19 October 2017

King Philippe & queen Mathilde hosted the annual Autumn Concert at the Royal Palace in Brussels. Princess Astrid joined them.

The royal couple invited young entrepreneurs, and young talented persons from the world of arts, education and science.

SDG & a young network

19 October 2017

Queen Mathilde had a meeting at the royal palace with young people who are active in syndicats, social movements and the academic world. They discussed the UN's Sustainable Development Goals.

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Flashback: First Trade Mission to Thailand

A six day visit to Thailand, heading a delegation of over 60 CEO's.

10 February 2001

Boarding the plane in Brussels.

11 February 2001

The first day's briefing on board the "Oriental Queen" in Bangkok.

12 February 2001

Opening seminar organised by the Belgian Foreign Trade Board, the Belgian embassy in Bangkok, the Board of Trade of Thailand, the Chamber of Commerce, the Federation of industries of Thailand and the Association of Thai Banks.

Visit to projects by Médecins sans Frontières Belgium and UNAIDS.

Fashion gala at the Oriental Hotel in Bangkok. Philippe & Mathilde were accompanied by princess Chulabhorn of Thailand.

13 February 2001

A visit to the Wat Phra Keo Temple in Bangkok.


Audience with king Bhumibol.

14 February 2001

Visit to a school for deaf children, accompanied by princess Soemsawali of Thailand.

15 February 2001

Inauguration of the Food Lion supermarket - the Thai version of Delhaize supermarket.

16 February 2001

Official opening of the new Belgian embassy in Bangkok.

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