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Mathilde – The 50th birthday of a perfect Queen © Belgian Royal Palace/Michel Gronemberger
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Mathilde – The 50th birthday of a perfect Queen

What was the first time I heard of Mathilde d’Udekem d’Acoz? I think it was on 9 September 1999, one day before the announcement of her engagement to the Belgian heir to the throne, Prince Philippe. They had managed to keep their relationship a good secret. However, the official presentation was held on my 26th […]

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4 December 1999 – Philippe married Mathilde
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4 December 1999 – Philippe married Mathilde

I can’t believe it is 20 years ago that I travelled all the way to Brussels – about five hours by train – for the wedding of Prince Philippe, the Duke of Brabant, and Mathilde d’Udekem d’Acoz. The engagement surprisingly was announced on 10 September 1999, and was followed by the presentation of the couple […]

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The wedding of the Duke of Brabant and Jonkvrouw Mathilde d’Udekem d’Acoz photo & copyright: Netty Leistra
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The wedding of the Duke of Brabant and Jonkvrouw Mathilde d’Udekem d’Acoz

Brussels, 4 December 1999 The programme for the wedding day 9.25: Route of the processions: Royal Palace – Paleizenplein – Koningsstraat – Kolonieënstraat – Putterij – Infante Isabellastraat – Agoraplein – Grasmarkt – Heuvelstraat – Grote Markt. Departure of the first procession from the Palace in Brussels (Royal Motorcycle Cavalcade) with Queen Fabiola and Prince […]

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