Thursday, 25 May 2017

Alternative Program

25 May 2017

Queen Mathilde received the partners of the heads of state who have come to Brussels to participate in the special NATO summit: Melania Trump (USA), Brigitte Macron (France), Ingrid Schulerud-Stoltenberg (Norway), Emine Erdogan (Turkey), Desislava Radeva (Bulgaria), Mojca Stropnik (Slovenia), Gauthier Destenay (Luxembourg) and Thora Margret Baldvinsdottir (Iceland).







They made a tour through the greenhouses of Laken, before enjoying a dinner together.






Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Audience for the President of the USA

24 May 2017

King Philippe and queen Mathilde received Mr. Donald Trump and his wife, Melania Trump at the royal palace in Brussels.

videohttps://www.facebook.com/PlaceRoyale/videos/10154393785647161/





While king Philippe and president Trump had a conversation, queen Mathilde introduced the first lady to Heidi De Pauw, CEO of 'Child Focus'. Today was also Missing Persons Day.



Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Informal Care & a glimpse of the queen

23 May 2017

Queen Mathilde presided a round table debate on informal care, at the royal palace in Brussels.


Gerry Debecker, a teacher from the Sint-Jan School accompanied his students on a 3-day trip to Brussels and posted a tweet about the queen arriving at the royal palace.




Sunday, 21 May 2017

Flashback: Visit to Japan

3 June 2002

Belgian Lifestyle Gala Night at the Otani hotel in Tokyo, Japan.











Saturday, 20 May 2017

QEC 2017 - semi finals

Queen Mathilde attends the semi finals of the Queen Elisabeth Competition for Cello, at Flagey in Brussels.

Monday 15th of May 2017




Patricia Vlerick acted as lady-in-waiting.

Tuesday 16th of May 2017

Mathilde was accompanied by prince Emmanuel (12).



Clotilde Boël acted as lady-in-waiting.






Saturday 20th of May 2017





Queen Mathilde went on stage to congratulate the director & musicians of the Orchestre de Wallonie.


Patricia Vlerick acted as lady-in-waiting.


The evening concluded with the proclamation of the finalistshttp://deredactie.be/cm/vrtnieuws/cultuur%2Ben%2Bmedia/muziek/1.2984757



Thursday, 18 May 2017

Flashback: Trade Mission to China

May 2000

Princess  Mathilde accompanied her husband, prince Philippe on a trade mission to China. The couple had been married for 6 months.

4th May, 2000

Philippe & Mathilde board the plane, leaving for a two-week journey.




10th May, 2000

Visit to the Forbidden City.






11th May, 2000

Reception in Hongkong.






 Gala dinner in a Hong Kong hotel.




12th May, 2000

Visit to the Nautical School in Hong Kong.





Dinner hosted by Hong Kong Chief Executive Tung Chee-Hwa.


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