vrijdag 20 juli 2018

National Day -1

20 July 2018

The king and queen attended the traditional classical concert "Prelude to the National Day" at Bozar in Brussels.

Laurence de Ghellinck acted as lady-in-waiting.



They were accompanied by princess Astrid and her husband, archduke Lorenz of Austria Este.


Afterwards they visited the "Bal National" concert at the Place du Jeu de Balle in Brussels.


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Entourage: Chef de cabinet opens up

20 July 2018

Baron Frans Van Daele, who was king Philippe's first chef de cabinet talks to journalist Pascale Mertens about the first 5 years of Philippe's reign.

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Opening of the Royal Palace & New Paintings

19 July 2018

As is the case each summer, the royal palace is opened for the public.


King Philippe and queen Mathilde took a look at the temporary exhibitions that are being displayed in a few of the palace's rooms.






An occasion to take a closer look at the paintings the king made of his uncle, king Baudouin who died 25 years ago.





The first official painted portraits can be seen at the royal palace. they were made by Uruguayan paintor Osvaldo Leite, who also gave Philippe some technical tips for his own work.



Philippe also revealed he's already painted Mathilde too.

A visit to the royal palace is free, and can be made from the 22nd of July until the 2nd of September 2018.

donderdag 19 juli 2018

Flashback: Don Quichotte

4 May 2010

Princess Mathilde watching the opera "Don Quichotte" at La Monnaie in Brussels, the farewell performance of José Van Dam.










woensdag 18 juli 2018

New Portraits for King Philippe's 5 Year Reign

On the 21st of July 2018, king Philippe will have been king of the Belgians for 5 years.

Court published a new series of official photos of the royal family.



Expo "AfricaMuseum@EgmontPalace"

18 July 2018

Queen Mathilde visited the exhibition "AfricaMuseum@EgmontPalace" in Brussels.





A number of iconic items from the Africa Museum of Tervuren (currently under restauration) are displayed and confronted with contemporary works by Belgian and Congolese artists: Sammy Baloji, Chéri Chérin, Iviart Izamba Zi Kianda, Eddy Kamuanga Ilunga, Pauline M’barek, Aimé Mpane, Voania Muba, Aimé Ntakiyica, Chéri Samba, Sarah Vanagt and Maarten Vanden Eynde.  


















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