Queen Mathilde Turns 41

  January 21, 2014 at 7:00 am by

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The Queen of the Belgians celebrated her 41st Birthday on January 20th.

Queen Mathilde d’Udekem d’Acoz was born in Uccle on the 20th of January 1973. Her late father, Patrick d’Udekem d’Acoz was a member of the untitled Belgian nobility and her mother is Polish Countess Anna Maria Komorowska. Mathilde is the eldest child of four siblings. Sadly, her sister Marie-Alix was killed in a car accident in 1997 which also killed her maternal grandmother.

In December 1999, Mathilde married Prince Philippe of Belgium, Duke of Brabant. The couple first met in 1996. Prior to the wedding King Albert II elevated her father and her two paternal uncles to the rank of Belgian Counts. Mathilde and Philippe have four beautiful children: Princess Elisabeth born in 2001, Prince Gabriel in 2003, Prince Emmanuel in 2005 and Princess Eléonore in 2008.

Mathilde is also godmother to Princess Alexia of the Netherlands and Princess Isabella of Denmark. In September 2008 her father Patrick Count d’Udekem d’Acoz died following a long illness.

Since the July 2013 abdication of her father-in-law, Mathilde has been styled Her Majesty The Queen of the Belgians and is the first Belgian-born Queen consort in the Kingdom’s history. The royal couple have had a hectic schedule touring various parts of the kingdom and visiting neighbouring countries.

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4 Responses to Queen Mathilde Turns 41

  1. She is truly beautiful, very outgoing and extremely sweet! God bless her.

  2. Vincent Savage says:

    Happy birthday wishes to her. I feel that she represents the essence of nobility that comes from deep inside her. She is truly admirable.

  3. NATALYA says:

    Happy Birthday to Her Majesty Queen Mathilde !
    A lot of joy to Her Majesty’s life so that the royal family, royal court and the Kingdom be wrapped in splendor reflecting the Queen’s charisma !

  4. Keke says:

    Always has been my favorite royal. Nothing pompous about her. She seems so genuine, down-to-earth and seems a very sweet person. She is a stunning beauty. What a beautiful Queen in every way for Belgium! Happy birthday, Your Majesty.

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