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Julia 10-11-2004 01:53 PM

Crown Prince Philippe and Crown Princess Mathilde: October 2004 - December 2004
 
New thread for Crown Prince Phillippe and Crown Princess Mathilde. Enjoy!

Julia 10-15-2004 02:01 PM

This is continuing thread from http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...725#post134725 for all news and photos on Phillippe and Mathilde. Enjoy!

Hannelore 10-15-2004 02:32 PM

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1. Let's start with an old one: Filip and Mathilde at the olympics in Sydney in 2000. (Corbis)

2,3. Mathilde d'Udekem d'Acoz as a student, on a bagpack trip with friends to Nepal and India.

4. Another photo of Mathilde during her student years.

5. Princess Mathilde at the reception for the olympic athletes. (Face to face)

6,7. Mathilde on holiday, 2002.

8. In Egypt.

Hannelore 10-16-2004 09:30 AM

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Old photos: Mathilde visiting an exhibition about the role of women in different cultures. In Gent, 2002.

Hannelore 10-16-2004 01:26 PM

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One of my favorites, Mathilde & Filip at a Unicef meeting with children in 2001. Mathilde was 8 months pregnant with Elisabeth.

Hannelore 10-16-2004 03:06 PM

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This is Kinga, their dog :)

Hannelore 10-16-2004 03:38 PM

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This was princess Mathilde's first solo mission abroad, in 2002. She accompanied a group of young Belgians to the UN children's top in New York.

Hannelore 10-16-2004 03:41 PM

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A visit to Limburg, a few years ago.

Mette2 10-16-2004 07:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hannelore
This is Kinga, their dog :)

Kinga is really working the camera and quite a photogenic dog. :D
Speaking of animals, you have been quite a busy bee Hannelore, and thank you very much for that. The pictures are absolutely wonderful and a joy to watch. :)

Julia 10-16-2004 07:17 PM

Wonderful photos and may I add that Kinga, the dog is absolutely adorable!?!

Cathérine Bergeyck 10-18-2004 03:22 PM

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beautiful portrait of princess Mathilde

Cathérine Bergeyck 10-19-2004 03:28 PM

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Philippe & Mathilde when they were engaged, during one of their joyeuses entrées. Here in the province Luxemburg.

Cathérine Bergeyck 10-19-2004 03:29 PM

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1.Their arrival in Amsterdam, for the Dutch royal wedding in 2002.
2. nice portrait of Philippe and Mathilde

Hannelore 10-20-2004 04:15 AM

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Filip as a young man

Hannelore 10-20-2004 04:46 AM

For those interested: a link with the parents, grandparents and greatgrandparents of Mathilde: all noble.

http://www.angelfire.com/in3/theodor.../mathilde.html

On the coat of arms of her family and herself

http://www.baronage.co.uk/bphtm-03/mathild2.html

Eliza 10-20-2004 04:46 AM

CP Mathilde has real natural beauty. She doesn't have to pile on the makeup, unlike others, her natural beauty shines through. It's wonderful just seeing all her pictures and she and CP Phillippe look so good together as a couple

Hannelore 10-20-2004 04:53 AM

A good biography of Mathilde, from the royal archive.


On 4 December 1999 Prince Philippe married Mathilde d’Udekem d’Acoz, (born 20 January 1973), the daughter of Patrick d’Udekem d’Acoz and Polish born Countess Anne Komorowski who were married in 1971. She is the eldest of five siblings: Marie-Alix, born in 1974, who died in 1997 in a motor vehicle accident along with her maternal grandmother, Elisabeth, born in 1977, Hélène, born in1979, and Charles-Henri born in 1985.

Mathilde, who speaks Dutch, French, Italian and English, is a speech therapist having graduated in 1994. Thereafter she studied psychology. The physically active Mathilde met Prince Philippe at tennis match three years ago and they courted away from the media spotlight. The shy prince and the extroverted Mathilde make a striking couple.

She is extremely popular, compared in the media to Diana, Princess of Wales and Princess Grace of Monaco. Belgians are proud of having their first native born Crown Princess. At her wedding Mathilde wore a long sleeved coatdress closed by ten buttons and Queen Paola’s 19th century family heirloom veil which was fastened to the late Queen Astrid’s diadem. The beautifully crafted veil also had been worn by Queen Paola and Princess Astrid at their weddings. The wedding ceremony was observed by representatives of all the European royal houses. The Crown Prince and Crown Princess with live at the chateau de Laeken, just north of Brussels.

Cathérine Bergeyck 10-20-2004 11:01 AM

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1. Swedish state visit to Belgium
2. Visit to the diamond stock market in Antwerp
3. EM to South Corea
5. 70th birthday of king Albert
6,7. Visiting the Rubens house in Antwerp
8. Prewedding concert of Laurent & Claire
9. EM to California
10. At Wimbledon with Kim Clijsters

martha-louise 10-20-2004 02:08 PM

waaw, thank you for the pictures of joung prince philippe, his hear is quiet funny ;)

Julia 10-20-2004 03:30 PM

What wonderful photos, Catherine! Princess Mathilde is such a lovely person...inside and out! She has a tremendous amount of class...

Btw, who are her favourite designers? I read that she favors Natan and Armani...


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