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stephanievl 10-02-2008 02:02 PM

Princess Mathilde's UNAIDS mission to Senegal; 4-7 Dec. 2008
 
The princess will participate from 4 until 7 december to a mission to Senigal on a high level with UNAIDS director Dr. Peter Piot and the director of the regiol UNAIDS council for west and central Afrika Mrs. Esther Guluma. The princess is present as special representative of UNICEF and UNAIDS for the problems around "childern and HIV/AIDS”. This mission has two part: on the one site the princess will participate to the ICASA conference in Dakar and she will do some "field" visits with special attention to vonurable childern.
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stephanievl 12-04-2008 02:51 PM

Arrival at the airport
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stephanievl 12-05-2008 02:43 PM

Princess Mathilde of Belgium pictured during a visit to the ICASA Community Village, Friday 05 December 2008, in Dakar, Senegal. Princess Mathilde is on a four day official visit in Senegal within the framework of an International conference on Aids and others sexualy contagious infections in Africa. BELGA PHOTO BENOIT DOPPAGNE
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sgl 12-05-2008 08:05 PM

She looks beautiful as always! Thank you for the links, Stephanievl.

rominet09 12-05-2008 09:18 PM

It is cruel that Mathilde won't be with her children on the 6th for St Nicolas !

leanne 12-05-2008 10:50 PM

Can you tell me a little about St Nicolas day?:flowers:

randomlyKeira 12-05-2008 11:20 PM

St Nicolas Day, or Sinterklaas day is basically christmas in the Netherlands, Flanders, and various other countries. The ledgend is that Sinterklaas comes from Spain on a steam ship in mid-November with his helper or "slave", "Black Pete". On Sinterklass ever (december 5) children put wooden shoes (or their normal shoes) either by their chimney, the window or the radiator, depending on their traditions, with a carot or a sugar cube in it for Sinterklass's horses. Black Pete comes into the houses and gives the children candy in their shoes.

The families give the presents, but the children are to think they are from Sinterklass. They hide them around the house with riddels and poems of where to find them, and watch as they try to find out where Black Pete had hidden their gifts.

this is a helpful sorce: http://www.expatica.com/nl/life_in/f...de--25830.html

And my birthday just so happens to fall on Sinterklaas Day!! :D

rominet09 12-06-2008 01:38 AM

Thank you for explaining so well

Al_bina 12-06-2008 01:39 PM

I am glad to see that the visit is going well. When speaking to others, she is always attentive and comfortable.

stephanievl 12-06-2008 05:08 PM

Princess Mathilde of Belgium pictured during the visit to the gardens of the Fann hospital, on Saturday 06 December 2008, in Dakar, Senegal. Princess Mathilde is on a four day official visit in Senegal within the framework of an International conference on Aids and others sexualy contagious infections in Africa. BELGA PHOTO BENOIT DOPPAGNE
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Stefanie 12-06-2008 05:37 PM

Was this visit scheduled before they knew the wedding-date of MC? It´s a pity that Mathilde didn´t attend. But I´m also quite sure she might have stolen the bride´s show.....;)

Empress 12-07-2008 12:33 AM

I wonder, did she take a commercial flight? Or did she have a private plane? I know that they sometimes take private planes, but that does not seem to be the case here this time.

marmi 12-07-2008 02:00 AM

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stephanievl 12-07-2008 07:22 AM

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Originally Posted by Empress (Post 864024)
I wonder, did she take a commercial flight? Or did she have a private plane? I know that they sometimes take private planes, but that does not seem to be the case here this time.

She took a commercial flight of Brussels Airlines as you can see on this picture
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stephanievl 12-07-2008 07:32 AM

ICASA 2008: Princess Mathilde of Belgium highlights the role of young people in Africa’s AIDS response
ICASA 2008: Princess Mathilde of Belgium highlights the role of young people in Africa’s AIDS response

giov 12-07-2008 02:33 PM

Galleries from Belga
Princess Mathilde of Belgium pictured during the visit to the Samu Social project for street kids, in Dakar, Sunday 07 December 2008.
http://picture.belga.be/belgapicture...ge/788353.html

Princess Mathilde of Belgium pictured on a boat back from Goree island, 3 kilometers away from Dakar, Sunday 07 December 2008, Senegal.
http://picture.belga.be/belgapicture...ge/788538.html

sgl 12-07-2008 03:49 PM

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Originally Posted by stephanievl (Post 864093)
ICASA 2008: Princess Mathilde of Belgium highlights the role of young people in Africa’s AIDS response
ICASA 2008: Princess Mathilde of Belgium highlights the role of young people in Africa’s AIDS response

This article is very interesting. I think that it is really wonderful that Mathilde is involved in getting young people to become more proactive in AIDS awareness and prevention.

marmi 12-07-2008 05:01 PM

There are great pictures at ANP, here are just a few...

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giov 12-08-2008 04:12 PM

Princess Mathilde visits King Baudin center hospital and community village, 12/06/2008.
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Princess Mathilde visits Goree island, 3 kilometers away from Dakar 12/07/2008.

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Royal Fan 12-08-2008 04:52 PM

What an inspiration! shell make a fine Queen Consort!


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