Sunday, 30 April 2017

King Willem-Alexander's 50 birthday

29 & 30 April 2017

Mathilde & Philippe were among the guests at a private celebration for king Willem-Alexander's 50th birthday.

In the afternoon they were at the beach, despite the windy weather, for sports and games.


In the evening a gala dinner & dance took place at the mews of palace Noordeinde in The Hague - where the royal guests were staying.


prince Pieter-Christiaan of the Netherlands & his wife Anita

Grand duchess Maria Teresa & princess Stéphanie of Luxembourg

 Grand duke Henri of Luxembourg & behind him: crown princess Victoria of Sweden

Princess Christina's son, Bernardo Guillermo

princess Mabel of the Netherlands

King Felipe and queen Letizia were photographed outside the Hotel des Indes in The Hague.




On Sunday the royal guests gathered at Villa Eikenhorst in Wassenaar for a brunch.

Thursday, 27 April 2017

Expo "Rik Wouters"

27 April 2017

King Philippe and queen Mathilde visited the Rik Wouters retrospective at the Museum for Fine Arts in Brussels.

Patricia Vlerick acted as lady-in-waiting.

videohttps://www.facebook.com/fineartsbelgium/videos/1300067060075108/







Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Governors Lunch & Foreign Correspondents

26 April 2017

King Philippe and queen Mathilde hosted a lunch at the royal palace for the Governors of the 10 Belgian provinces.


In the afternoon, the king and queen hosted a reception for foreign EU corresponents in Brussels, at the royal greenhouses of Laken.




Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Visit to East-Flanders

25 April 2017

King Philippe and queen Mathilde visited castle Wissekerke in Bazel, where the firm Sigmaplan presented their plans to prevent the region from flooding.






Afterwards they got a guided tour through the polders of Kruibeke.






Melissa Maas acted as lady-in-waiting.


Then they went on to Temse where they visited social workshop "Wase Werkplaats".













They ended their visit to the province in Dendermonde, by visiting an asylum centre for young refugees...





... the town hall and the new Lakenhal.

videohttps://www.tvoost.be/nieuws/koninklijk-bezoek-in-kruibeke-temse-en-dendermonde-43525






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