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stephanievl 01-07-2010 03:15 PM

Philippe & Mathilde on economic mission to India March 20-27, 2010
 
Prince Philippe and Princess Mathilde will be on an economic mission to India from March 20 until March 27.

Shikha Pal 01-08-2010 05:07 AM

YEAH, they are visiting my country!!. Any idea which places will they be visiting? will they be visiting Hyderabad??

stephanievl 03-19-2010 01:58 PM

This are the cities the will visit
Saterday 20 March - Departure from Brussels at 10.10AM. Arrival in New Delhi at 22.30PM
Sunday 21 March - New Delhi
Monday 22 March - New Delhi
Tueseday 23 March - New Delhi – Pune
Wednesday 24 March - Pune – Mumbai
Thurseday 25 March - Mumbai
Friday 26 March - Mumbai or Bangalore
Saterday 27 March - Departure from Mumbai at 3.00 AM

Al_bina 03-19-2010 05:47 PM

I am looking forward to seeing Crown Princely couple in India. They do an amazing job visiting various countries with economic missions. Given the glorious past and modern developments within the country, India is a great place to visit.

stephanievl 03-20-2010 03:39 PM

Princess Mathilde and Prince Philippe are welcomed at the airport of New Delhi, as they arrive for the economic mission, in New Delhi, India, Saturday 20 March 2010. The 7-day economic mission is amed at closing a lot of important deals for Belgian companies.

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stephanievl 03-21-2010 08:56 AM

Prince Philippe and Princess Mathilde of Belgium pictured during a visit at the Unesco World Heritage site of the Humayun's tomb, Sunday 21 March 2010, in India. Prince Philippe and Princess Mathilde lead a 7-day economic mission amed at closing a lot of important deals for Belgian companies BELGA PHOTO

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stephanievl 03-21-2010 09:08 AM

More pictures from belga
BELGA GALLERY

stephanievl 03-21-2010 03:18 PM

Movie Clip (in Dutch)

iceflower 03-21-2010 05:06 PM

Lovely pics, thanks a lot, stephanievl! :smile:

Shortly before their departure Prince Philippe has given an interview
about their economic mission, this is the most interesting part as
it's most private :smile: :

Quote:

You have visited India several times. What is your impression of the country?

India is a fabulous country which has managed unity in diversity and combines its very ancient wisdom with a forward looking spirit of entrepreneurship.

I spent much time reading books on Indian history, philosophy and literature, the famous author Rabindranath Tagore, Amartya Sen and others. I have also frequent contacts with Indian friends who keep me informed on the fascinating evolution of the country.

My wife, Princess Mathilde, shares this attraction for India. We spent our honeymoon in India and came back several times afterwards. Princess Mathilde will also take part in the mission with a very interesting and varied programme.
The complete interview can be found here:

** Business-standard: 'Indian growth miracle is attracting a lot of attention' **


And here's an article from hola.com with some pics:

** Felipe y Matilde de los belgas, dos enamorados en la tierra de Gandhi ** gallery **

rominet09 03-21-2010 07:55 PM

I think Mathilde is more beautiful than ever and how a beard suits Philippe !

iceflower 03-22-2010 03:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rominet09 (Post 1061710)
I think Mathilde is more beautiful than ever and how a beard suits Philippe !

By now I must say I also like it :smile:


Princess Mathilde and Prince Philippe of Belgium pay tribute at Rajghat,
the memorial to Indian independence leader Mahatama Gandhi, in New
Delhi on March 22, 2010.


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indian_royal 03-22-2010 09:35 AM

Lovely pics.They both look wonderful...I didn't know they spent their honeymoon here. Sounds very romantic:flowers: . Hope we get to see mathilde in a traditional dress.

iceflower 03-22-2010 12:38 PM

That would indeed be very nice, indian_royal! Especially
as Mathilde likes and looks good in those strong colours..


Prince Philippe and Princess Mathilde of Belgium receive flowers
from Roos (4 years old) and Sam (2 years old), the daughters of
Belgian diplomat Jochen Anthierens, as the princess is welcomed
at the Belgian embassy, Sunday 21 March 2010, in New Delhi, India.

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Prince Philippe speaks with India's President Pratibha Patil during
their meeting at the presidential palace in New Delhi March 22,
2010.


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Princess Mathilde and Prince Philippe meet members of the delegation
ahead of an official dinner, Monday 22 March 2010, in New, Delhi India.


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Princess Mathilde pictured during a visit at the IFRI International
Food Policy Research Institute, 22 March 2010, in New Delhi, India.


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** belga gallery day 3 **

stephanievl 03-22-2010 02:15 PM

Lovely pictures, I love the ones with the childern of the ambassador.

stephanievl 03-22-2010 02:54 PM

Movie Clip day 2

rominet09 03-22-2010 08:46 PM

The pix with the children are really lovely, thanks

iceflower 03-23-2010 06:51 AM

Wonderful pics from today:


Princess Mathilde of Belgium pictured during a visit at the Sulabh
Sanitation and Social Reform Movement, Tuesday 23 March 2010,
in New Delhi, India.


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** Pic 7 ** Pic 8 ** Pic 9 ** Pic 10 **


Today, March 23, Mathilde and Philippe continued their journey
and travelled to Pune by plane, after their arrivial they attended
a business meeting.


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** belga gallery : INDIA ECONOMIC MISSION ROYALS DAY 4 **

** belga gallery : INDIA PUNE ECONOMIC MISSION ROYALS DAY 4 **

** IBL gallery 1 ** IBL gallery 2 ** IBL gallery 3 **

stephanievl 03-23-2010 04:07 PM

Movie Clip of today

leanne 03-24-2010 05:01 AM

Thank you for posting the link to the movie. Great to watch them each:flowers:

iceflower 03-24-2010 07:16 AM

Princess Mathilde of Belgium pictured with kids (girls wearing princess
disguises) during a visit to a school project and during a visit at the
Gandhi National Memorial Society in the Agakhan Palace, 24 March
2010, in Pune, India.

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Princess Mathilde and Prince Philippe of Belgium pictured during a visit
to Bekaert, March 24, 2010, in Pune, India.


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** belga : INDIA PUNE ECONOMIC MISSION ROYALS DAY 5 **


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