Saturday, 31 October 2015

Young talents

28th October 2015

King Philippe & queen Mathilde invited a group of succesful young professionals to have dinner with them at the royal palace.

- Soprano Jodie Devos
- VDAB spokesperson Shaireen Aftab
- Magnum photographer Bieke Depoorter
- President of "Jong Voka" Giulia Van Waeyenberghe
- Sébastien Detaille, CEO of "Real Impact Analytics"
- Joan Condijts, editor of financial newspaper "L'echo"
- Sofie Foets, president of "ToekomstATELIERdelAvenir"
- Thomas Dermine, engagement manager at " McKinsey & Company"

Thursday, 29 October 2015

La Braise

29th October 2015

Queen Mathilde visited "La Braise" in Anderlecht, a day center for adults who suffered brain damage.

Patricia Vlerick acted as lady-in-waiting.

The work that's being performed by the care team is obviously very close to Mathilde's own career as a speech therapist, as she explains here:

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Flashback: wedding of Paul von Oldenburg & Pilar Mendez de Vigo

20th January 2001

Crown prince Philippe & princess Mathilde were among the guests in Germany, at the wedding of duke Paul von Oldenburg & Pilar Mendez de Vigo.

That same day Mathilde celebrated her 28th birthday.

Prince Gustav von Berleburg with his fiancée Elvire de Rochefort. They never married but broke up later.

Duke Friedrich von Oldenburg & his daughter, duchess Bibiane von Oldenburg.

Alexandra zu Oettingen Wallerstein.

Duchess Helene in Bayern & her sister, duchess Maria Anna in Bayern.

Princess Sibilla von Luxembourg, behind her: duchess Rixa von Oldenburg.

Monday, 26 October 2015

Flashback: at the circus

29th November 2008

Princess Mathilde on a private trip to Circus Alexandre Bouglione, with Elisabeth, Gabriel & Emmanuel.

Sunday, 25 October 2015

Activities earlier this week...

21st October 2015

Elke Geraerts had an audience with queen Mathilde to discuss her book "Mentaal Kapitaal", on how to become mentally resilient, and as such avoiding severe stress and burn outs.

In the evening Mathilde and Philippe assisted at the annual autumn concert at the royal palace.

22nd October 2015

Eric Michiels reports on his twitter account that queen Mathilde was amongst the spectators of Jaco Van Dormael's latest film "Le Tout Nouveau Testament" at UGC de Brouckère in Brussels.

Elisabeth turns 14

25th October 2015

Saturday, 24 October 2015

Belgium in the UN

23 October 2015

King Philippe and queen Mathilde were present at the conference "La Belgique dans les Nations Unies : bâtir le consensus, agir pour la paix" that launches the campaign for a Belgian membership in the UN security council for 2019-2020. It took place at the Egmont Palace in Brussels.

Laurence de Ghellinck acted as lady-in-waiting.

Friday, 23 October 2015

Flashback: wedding of countess Elisabeth d'Udekem d'Acoz & markgraf Alfonso Pallavicini

22nd July 2006

Mathilde's sister Elisabeth (29) (who was promoted from jonkvrouw to countess when Mathilde married Philippe) married markgraf Alfonso Pallavicini (42) at the Saint-Pierre parish church of her home town, Bastogne.

Elisabeth wore a d'Udekem family veil. It dates from the mid 19th century and was restaured for the wedding. 

Witnesses at the religious ceremony were: Count Charles-Henri d'Udekem d'Acoz, countess Honorine d’Ursel, marquis Edouardo Pallavicini, Prince Hugo von Liechtenstein, Hervé Thibaut de Maisières and Alexandra Olsufief.

The mass was in French, Italian and German.

Duchess Honorine d'Ursel.

Countess Hélène d'Udekem d'Acoz & Alexandra Olsufief (in orange)

Elisabeth wore a diamond tiara. Her wedding gown was by Natan.

Princess Elisabeth & prince Gabriel were bridesmaid and pageboy.


Parents of the bride & groom: countess Anna Komorowska, markgravine Pallavicini, count Patrick d'Udekem d'Acoz

Princess Mathilde, prince Philippe & queen Fabiola

prince Maximilian and princess Angela von und zu Liechtenstein

Duchess Helena in Bayern

Duchess Maria Anna & duchess Elizabeth in Bayern

Countess Fleur von Goëss and her cousin prince Charles-Philippe d'Orléans. He's Elisabeth's former boyfriend.

prince Laurent, princess Claire & daughter princess Louise of Belgium

Princess Sonia Poniatowski with count Louis de Limburg Stirum and his wife.

Baroness Priscilla de Broqueville and her sister baroness Astrid de Broqueville

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