Friday, 29 December 2017

Family: Charles-Henri at a Networking Event

In the autumn of 2017 Mrs Alexandra De Boeck, CEO of The Business Club, organised a get together at the Cercle Lorraine in Brussels for the junior department of her networking circle. Among the 275 young professionals was Mathilde's brother, count Charles-Henri d'Udekem.

Thursday, 28 December 2017

Borrowed jewellery: diamond and pearl earrings

Early 2006, princess Mathilde wore these beautiful earrings to a new years reception and to the christening of her goddaughter, princess Alexia of the Netherlands.


Tuesday, 26 December 2017

Flashback: In the streets of Brussels

Early autumn 1999

Shortly after their engagement, a royal reporter happened to spot Philippe & Mathilde in Brussels.

They had been out shopping for shoes, and a well wisher had handed flowers to Mathilde.


The couple posed willingly for the photographer.

Thursday, 21 December 2017

Christmas at Huis Perrekes

21 December 2017

King Philippe & queen Mathilde made a Christmas visit to "Huis Perrekes", a care facility in Oosterlo for persons suffering from dementia.











Clotilde Boël acted as lady-in-waiting.


According to members of staff, the king & queen were visibly moved by their meeting with residents, family members and staff. They stayed quite a bit longer than had been planned.


Philippe & Mathilde also joined 'De Betties', a group of residents with dementia who sing together.



Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Christmas Concert 2017

20 December 2017

The royal family, in the presence of their 4 children attended the annual christmas concert at the royal palace in Brussels.

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Other members of the larger family were also present: princess Astrid & her husband, archduke Lorenz of Austria-Este with their daughter Laetitia, and princess Claire with her sons, Aymeric and Nicolas.











Afterwards there was a reception. Melissa Maas acted as lady-in-waiting.

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Diplomatic Contact Days 2017

19 December 2017

King Philippe & queen Mathilde hosted a reception for the Diplomatic Contact Days, at the royal palace in Brussels.




Saturday, 16 December 2017

Jewels: Snowflake Earrings

On the 19th of January 2017, queen Mathilde wore these diamond and amethyst (?) earrings for the first time in public. Their shape is reminiscent of a snowflake. They may well have been a Christmas gift from her husband - but that's just my guess, of course.


Other appearances:


Friday, 15 December 2017

Dialogue des carmélites

14 December 2017

Queen Mathilde went to see the opera "Dialogue des Carmélites" at La Monnaie in Brussels.


Thursday, 14 December 2017

President Moïse

14 December 2017

King Philippe & queen Mathilde granted to an audience to President of Haiti, Jovenel Moïse and his wife, at the royal palace in Brussels.


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