zaterdag 21 juli 2018

National Day 2018

21 July 2018

In the morning the royal family attended the Te Deum at the Saints Michel et Gudule cathedral in Brussels.

Laurence de Ghellinck acted as lady-in-waiting.

During a walkabout they greeted the crowds.

In the afternoon the royal family, joined by princess Astrid, prince Lorenz, prince Laurent and princess Claire watch the military parade at the Place des palais in Brussels.

After the parade, the royals join the festivities at the Parc royal.

In the evening, the king, the queen and crown princess Elisabeth watch the fire works from the Place des palais.

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.



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.


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.

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