Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Opening of the Royal Palace

20 June 2017

A day before the National Day, king Philippe and queen Mathilde took a look at the small exhibitions that are part of the traditional free opening of the royal palace to the general public in the summer months.



Monday, 24 July 2017

National Day 2017

21 July 2017

The royal family started the National Day by attending the traditional Te Deum at the Saints Michel et Gudule cathedral in the centre of Brussels.

videohttps://www.facebook.com/PlaceRoyale/videos/10154571245027161/

videohttps://nieuws.vtm.be/vtm-nieuws/binnenland/roze-de-koninklijke-kleur-op-21-juliviering




Afterwards they greeted the crowds. Melissa Maas acted as lady-in-waiting.

video: https://twitter.com/Rick_Evers/status/888325833772998657






In the afternoon they were joined by princess Astrid, prince Lorenz, prince Laurent and princess Claire for the Military Parade on the Place des Palais, in front of the royal palace.















Later the king and queen made a stop at dance festival 'Tomorrowland' in Boom.

video: https://nieuws.vtm.be/cultuur-media/knuffels-voor-vorstenpaar-op-tml







In the evening king Philippe, queen Mathilde and crown princess Elisabeth watched the fireworks at the Place des Palais. They were joined by Astrid, Lorenz and their daughters Laura and Laetitia.







Prelude to the National Day 2017

20 July 2017

Queen Mathilde, king Philippe, princess Astrid and prince Lorenz attended the anual classical concert on the night before the National Day, at Bozar in Brussels.





Friday, 14 July 2017

Expo "Le Musée Absent"

14 July 2017

Queen Mathilde visited the exhibition "The Absent Museum" at Wiels Contemporary Art in Brussels.






Libelle

13 July 2017

Queen Mathilde visited the offices of women's magazine "Libelle" in Mechelen.







She was given a tour and attended an editorial brain storm on child poverty.

videohttp://www.rtv.be/artikels/koningin-mathilde-op-bezoek-bij-libelle-a41573





videohttps://twitter.com/WDehandschutter/status/885430155417718784


videohttps://twitter.com/WDehandschutter/status/885437678052933632


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