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Old 06-09-2011, 04:11 PM
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Countess Hélène d'Udekem d'Acoz and Baron Nicolas Janssen - 31/05/2011 & 11/06/2011

Helene D'Udekem D'Acoz married Baron Nicolas Janssen in the town Hall of La Hulpe (Terhulpen) on May 31, 2011.

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Old 06-09-2011, 04:24 PM
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Lovely pictures, - love the "wedding dress".
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Is the bride a sister of Mathilde of Belgium?How old are the bride and groom?
So this is the wedding dress,it's unusual,I've expected white classical wedding dress
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Yes, Hélène is Mathilde's younger sister; she is 32 and Baron Janssen is 37.

Is it known when and where the religious ceremony will take place?
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Lenora , she will wear a white dress on her religious wedding.
I hope we will see pictures of the Countess d' Udekem d' Acoz and Baron and Baroness Daniel Janssen. The Baroness is one of the belgian's most elegant ladies.
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Lenora , she will wear a white dress on her religious wedding.
I hope we will see pictures of the Countess d' Udekem d' Acoz and Baron and Baroness Daniel Janssen. The Baroness is one of the belgian's most elegant ladies.
Thank You for the information!I've got completely mistaken,it will be interesting to learn more details on the couple and the wedding to come
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Old 06-09-2011, 07:26 PM
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Nicolas and Hélène make a good match, a happy couple they are.
Hope we get pictures of their religious wedding too.

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I hope we will see pictures of the Countess d' Udekem d' Acoz and Baron and Baroness Daniel Janssen.
Mathilde's mother Anna Maria (red dress)
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Mathilde's sister Elisabeth and her husband Marquis Alfonso Pallavicini and their children Olimpia and Adalberto
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Baron Daniel Janssen, father of the groom (in the background next to Mathilde's mother, clapping hands)
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Not sure if the woman on the left with the huge shawl is Baroness Janssen, she bears a resemblance with her but the picture is too blurry to tell
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And it must be bittersweet for Hélène and her family not to have her father Patrick and her sister Marie-Alix around.
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It's amazing how all the d'Udekem d'Acoz sisters married well...Elisabeth to a wealthy marquis, Helen to a baron and of course Mathilde to the heir to the Belgian throne.
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It's amazing how all the d'Udekem d'Acoz sisters married well...Elisabeth to a wealthy marquis, Helen to a baron and of course Mathilde to the heir to the Belgian throne.
So Mathilde has actually 4 siblings (from whom one sister died),her family seems to have very interesting roots
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So happy to see pix at last ! The young couple look very much in love and it is lovely to see for the first time Elisabeth's two children !
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Wedding will probavvly take place 11 june 2011 in Bastogne.

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and this (once again) confirms my theory that the noble/non reigning royalty tend to marry amongst their own, more than the current royalty, which makes them have bluer blood than the current day royals.
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So Mathilde has actually 4 siblings (from whom one sister died),her family seems to have very interesting roots
And they are distant relatives of our current President (Countess Anne's maiden name is Komorowska).

Mathilde is, without doubt, the most beautiful of three sisters; her sisters are not beautiful at all, IMHO.
But, anyway, congrats to the newly married.
And we are now to wait whom Charles Henri will marry...
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Mathilde's sister are beautiful but not very photogenic !!!
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For the first time I get interested in Mathilde's backround.I was surprised finding out that her mother is Polish.Does she have French or Russian roots?
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Thank you so much for uploading the pictures. I've been curious about Mathilde's family and had never seen pictures of her siblings.
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It's amazing how all the d'Udekem d'Acoz sisters married well...Elisabeth to a wealthy marquis, Helen to a baron and of course Mathilde to the heir to the Belgian throne.
I know a descendant of the Pallavicino/Pallavicini family, the family holds the titles and ranks Marquis and Prince of the Holy Roman Empire (HRE). They keep to the same social & economic background. Mathilde's family is aristocratic (although not among the top of noble families in Belgium, and not sure if they hold at least the title/rank Baron of the HRE). It's not very surprising, old noble (vs. new, i.e. those created during the Napoleonic years) families tend to stick together...(not always but see post #12 by auntie).
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Some info about the family...

Wikipedia:
Patrick d'Udekem d'Acoz - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The village of Acoz:
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On this site there is an image of the Chateau d'Acoz.
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Why will the religious ceremony be a year from now versus now?
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Did I miss pictures of Mathilde and her family, or did they not attend.
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