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iceflower 01-26-2013 05:20 PM

CP Philippe & CP Mathilde on economic mission to Thailand: March 16 - 22, 2013
 
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Crown Prince Philippe and Crown Princess Mathilde will be on an economic mission to Thailand
from March 16th to March 22nd, 2013.


The economic mission is organized by the Agency for Foreign Trade in close cooperation with the regional trade
(Awex, Flanders Investment & Trade, and Brussels Invest & Export).

State and local ministers will accompany the couple on their journey.



** source: monarchie.be: Mission économique en Thaïlande **

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iceflower 03-17-2013 04:41 AM

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The economic mission has started. Crown Prince Philippe and Crown Princess Mathilde arrived in Bangkok early Sunday, March 17. Here are the first pics:



** Pic 1 ** Pic 2 ** Pic 3 ** Pic 4 ** apa/picturedesk gallery - day 1 **


As one of their first engagements they've visited 'Wat Pho', the temple of the Reclining Buddha in Bangkok:


** belga gallery - day 1 **


** standaard.be gallery: Prinsenpaar op missie in Thailand **


** nationmultimedia.com: Belgian prince leads group to boost ties **


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GW7m9RVynHw

iceflower 03-18-2013 03:43 AM

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Day 2, March 18, has started with a visit to the art exhibition "Three colours of Belgium" and a meeting at a hotel in Bangkok.



** Pic 1 ** Pic 2 ** Pic 3 ** Pic 4 **


** belga gallery - day 2 ** apa/picturedesk gallery - day 2 **


** thainews.prd.go.th: HRH Princess Mathilde presided over the Opening Reception of ‘Three Colours of Belgium’ Exhibition **


** lehtikuva.fi gallery: Belgian kruununprinssipari vienninedistämis-matkalla Thaimaassa **


The second day ended with a dinner at the Government House, some pics without watermarks can be found here:


** Pic 1 ** Pic 2 ** Pic 3 ** Pic 4 ** nieuwsblad.be: Mathilde kiest voor opvallend paars **

stephanievl 03-18-2013 02:25 PM

Movie clip opening art exhibition "Three colours of Belgium"
Nieuwsblad

iceflower 03-19-2013 09:38 AM

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Here are some pics of the third day, March 19. Crown Princess Mathilde visited a community health system at Baan Song subdistrict in Chachoengsao province.



** Pic 1 ** Pic 2 ** Pic 3 ** Pic 4 **


** belga gallery - day 3 ** apa/picturedesk - day 3 **


** hln.be gallery: Prins Filip en prinses Mathilde geven Belgisch imago boost in Thailand **

iceflower 03-20-2013 01:01 PM

Day 4 - March 20!

Philippe and Mathilde visited the industrial zone of Map Ta Phut, Mathilde visited a temple at the Vinythai Coral Reef project in Eastern Seaboard and together they attended a gala dinner in the evening:



** Pic 1 ** Pic 2 ** Pic 3 ** Pic 4 ** Pic 5 **



** belga gallery ** apa/picturedesk gallery **


And here's a video from yesterday:


** gva.be: Mathilde bezoekt Thais radiostation **


** svenskdam.se: Mathildes resa i Thailand fortsätter ** translation **

iceflower 03-21-2013 07:16 AM

Day 5 - March 21:

Philippe and Mathilde attended the re-opening ceremony of the Thai-Belgian Friendship Bridge in Bangkok and later Mathilde visited the Kredtrakarn Protection and Occupational Development Center in Bangkok.



** Pic 1 ** Pic 2 ** Pic 3 **


** belga gallery - day 5 ** apa/picturedesk - day 5 **


** gettyimages/photonews gallery: THA: Prince Philippe And Princess Mathilde of Belgium Visit Thailand **

iceflower 03-22-2013 10:48 AM

Day 6 - March 22 - the final day of the mission.



Philippe and Mathilde visited the Sea Farm Learning Center in Petchaburi Province, met with King Bhumibol Adulyadej in Bangkok and attended a meeting with the press.



** Pic 1 ** Pic 2 ** Pic 3 ** Pic 4 ** belga gallery **


** nieuwsblad.be gallery: Prins Filip en prinses Mathilde op laatste dag van handelsmissie in Thailand **

martha-louise 03-24-2013 11:39 AM

Here is a blog of a journalist who accompanied the princes to Thailand.
There is also an interview with the prince.

It's in French, so you should use a translator, if necessary...

rue royale

iceflower 03-25-2013 05:30 AM

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Here's an Hola article and gallery about the mission:



** hola: Felipe de Bélgica, en su viaje a Tailandia: 'Le corresponde a mi padre decidir si abdica o no' ** translation ** gallery **

martha-louise 03-27-2013 02:17 PM

The Flemish TV program Royalty has now a Facebook page and twitter account.

You can see there some video clips from the recent economic mission.

iceflower 03-27-2013 02:26 PM

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Here's a great large gallery with lots of nice pics of the days in Thailand:



** pp: Mathilde et Philippe de Belgique : Images de leur périple thaï haut en couleur **


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