Belgian National Day
On Monday July 20, the Belgian Royal Family started the celebrations for the Belgian National Day. In the evening, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde along with Princess Astrid and Prince Lorenz attended the concert “Prelude to National Day” hosted by the National Orchestra of Belgium at the Palais des Beaux Arts in Brussels.
In the morning of the National Day, July 21, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde together with Princess Elisabeth, Prince Gabriel, Prince Emmanuel and Princess Eleonore, attended the traditional Te Deum at the Saint Michael and St Gudula Cathedral in Brussels. The ceremony was officiated by Archbishop Andre-Joseph Leonard. At the end of the service, the King and the Queen accompanied by their children greeted the people gathered outside the Church.
Queen Mathilde wore an aquamarine dress made by Edouard Vermeulen from the Natan fashion house matched with a Fabienne Delvigne hat.
Princess Astrid and Prince Lorenz attended the Te Deum in the Cathedral of Our Lady in Antwerp. Prince Laurent and Princess Claire attended the Te Deum in the Collegiate Church Sainte Waudru in Monsand after the service were received in the gardens of City Hall.
In the afternoon took place the traditional military parade at the Place des Palais. Were present King Philippe, Queen Mathilde, their children, Princess Astrid, Prince Lorenz, Prince Laurent and Princess Claire. King Philippe inspected the troops.
In late afternoon the King and the Queen visited the stand of the “Fete au Park” in the Parc of Brussels. The celebrations ended in the evening with the traditional fireworks display at the Place des Palais in Brussels.Filed under Belgium
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