17 October 2014
Crown princess Elisabeth's first big solo moment, pronouncing a speech in the 3 national languages Dutch, French and German at a WWI commemoration in Ploegsteert.
She was a few days from her 13th birthday. She had written the speech herself.
video of Elisabeth's speech: https://nieuws.vtm.be/binnenland/112587-lichtfront-prinses-elisabeth-leest-voor
Elisabeth's speech was part of the event "Enlighted Front" when thousands of fires were lit along the Belgian western frontline of the first world war.
This was actually Elisabeth's second speech, as she had also said a few words at the opening of a children's hospital bearing her name, in 2011 when she was 9 years old: https://queenmathilde.blogspot.com/2017/09/flashback-kinderziekenhuis-prinses.html