First Speech for Princess Elisabeth
Princess Elisabeth (9) opened, together with her parents Prince Philippe and Princess Mathilde, the new children’s hospital ‘Princess Elisabeth’ in Gent on September 7.
For this first official engagement of the Princess, 10 camera crews and more then 40 journalists showed up. The little Princess received flowers from a namesake, followed by a tour around the hospital. The big moment of the day for Elisabeth was her first speech saying, “Ladies and Gentlemen, I am very happy that today I can give my name to this new children’s hospital. Together with you, I hope that many children will find help here. I know they can count on your daily commitment. The children’s hospital ‘Princess Elisabeth’ now gets a special place in my heart.” This she did in impeccable Dutch.
After this there was a private visit to some of the patients, followed by a reception.
View a video of the event here.Filed under Belgium
Tagged Children, Hospital, King Philippe of the Belgians, Queen Mathilde of the Belgians, The Duchess of Brabant.