Wednesday, 30 September 2015

30 September 2015

Queen Mathilde visited the Insititut Sainte-Marie in Bouillon. She was introduced to "", a tool that teaches teenagers to better understand everyday financial transactions.



Mathilde's lady-in-waiting was Laurence de Ghellinck.

Tuesday, 29 September 2015


29 September 2015

King Philippe and queen Mathilde visited "Mediafin", the editor of newspapers "De Tijd" and "L'Echo".

Thursday, 24 September 2015

Family: Cordelia having fun

13 September 2015

Cordelia Janssen enjoyed a "family day" at children's home Reine Astrid in La Hulpe.

Cordelia is Mathilde's sister Hélène's daughter.

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Jewels: laurel tiara

On the occasion of her wedding to crown prince Philippe of Belgium in 1999, the "Association de la Noblesse du Royaume de Belgique" presented Mathilde d'Udekem d'Acoz with a unique gift: a diamond tiara in the shape of a wreath of laurel leafs.

The tiara had been purchased in Britain. It contains 631 diamonds and 56 rose cut diamonds.

The tiara was made in 1912, by London jewellers Hennell & Sons. Its previous owner was Mrs Helen May White.

The tiara can also be worn as a necklace.

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Door jongeren / Voor jongeren

22 September 2015

For the Queen Mathilde Foundation, Mathilde presided a debate on the projects for and by young people that are being supported by the Queen Mathilde Foundation.

The panel discussed how these projects can be succefull in the long term, particularly by making vulnerable and non vulnerable youngsters work together.

Sunday, 20 September 2015

Car free Sunday

20 September 2015

King Philippe, queen Mathilde and their 4 children joined Car Free Sunday with a bike ride in Brussels. They rode from their home at Laken castle to the Park of the Cinquantenaire.


In the park they went to the "paralympics village" and tried soma paralympic sports.


Crown princess Elisabeth lit the paralympic flame with a torch.

For the 15th anniversary of car free Sunday, the royals cut and ate a cake.

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