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eya 10-26-2017 04:28 PM

Belgian State Visit to India
King Philippe and Queen Mathilde make a state visit to India 5-11 November

Kingen 10-26-2017 04:43 PM

Oh that was short notice, have nothing been heard about this before?

Hannelore 10-27-2017 04:22 AM

It's been known for some weeks, but not the exact dates.

Mathilde also mentioned it in an interview for a German children's TV program, when she visited the Frankfurter Buchmesse: Queen Mathilde: Frankfurter Buchmesse 2017

eya 10-30-2017 05:43 AM

Old Belgian visit in India

"November 1925: Travel of King Albert I and Queen Elisabeth after their silver wedding anniversary. It was a gift from King Albert who knew the Queen's fascination for Indian culture."

muriel 10-30-2017 05:59 AM


Originally Posted by eya (Post 2031788)
King Philippe and Queen Mathilde make a state visit to India 5-11 November

Quite amused to see mention of Pranab Mukherjee as the President of India in the press release by the Belgians. Pranab's term as President ended in July!

Countessmeout 11-01-2017 01:15 AM

:previous: I would think it simply a matter of planning. These types of visits are planned months in advance. Its highly likely the invitation was extended by the former president. Though it does come off as odd considering they will be hosted by President Kovind.

eya 11-05-2017 02:49 AM

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde they departed for India!

And arrival in New Delhi

With their people

Walloon Minister President Willy Borsus, State Secretary for Foreign Trade Pieter De Crem, AWEX CEO Pascale Delcomminette, Queen Mathilde's advisor Machteld Fostier King Philippe's economic advisor Genevieve Renaux and Flanders Investment and Trade General Manager Claire Tillekaerts Brussels Invest and Export Chief Executive Director Benedicte Wilders


iceflower 11-05-2017 11:08 AM


Here are some photos from inside the plane and of their arrival:

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Princess Larisa 11-05-2017 01:26 PM


King Philippe and Queen Mathilde will be accompanied by six ministers and a high-powered business delegation comprising CEOs of 86 Belgian companies, 13 chiefs of academic institutions and 29 members from the media.

According to the statement, India is Belgium's second largest export destination and third largest trade partner outside the European Union.
Belgian King to visit India | Business Standard News

eya 11-06-2017 04:52 AM

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde poses for the photographer in front of the Taj Mahal on the first day of the state visit to India, on 06 November

Video from today

And King take this photo of his lovely wife

iceflower 11-06-2017 05:56 AM


What a great idea to start the visit with impressing photos in front of this very special monument!

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** dailymail: Queen Mathilde of Belgium recreates one of the most famous photographs ever taken of Princess Diana at the Taj Mahal **

An Ard Ri 11-06-2017 06:08 AM

Really love those photos infront of the iconic Taj Mahal.

Princess Xenia 11-06-2017 08:33 AM

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde in front of Taj Mahal and in love

maria-olivia 11-06-2017 09:25 AM

Queen Paola refused !

Marchesina 11-06-2017 09:53 AM


Originally Posted by maria-olivia (Post 2034683)
Queen Paola refused !


Princess Larisa 11-06-2017 03:08 PM

This one is my favorite:

I donít like the ones sitting on the bench, looks awkward to me, particularly for tall people with long legs.

iceflower 11-07-2017 01:07 AM


Today, November 7, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde were received at the Presidential Palace in New Delhi and visited the memorial for Mahatam Gandhi:

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** zimbio gallery: King Philippe And Queen Mathilde Of Belgium Meet With Indian PM Modi In Delhi **

** dailymail: A VIP welcome! New Delhi rolls out the red carpet for Belgian royals as stiletto-clad Queen Mathilde..**

Countessmeout 11-07-2017 01:19 AM

Beautiful photos at the Taj Mahal. Hate they are always compared to Diana. Its been an iconic place for photos long before her, even for royals.

Paola may not have sat on the bench but she certainly posed. Lovely old photo of Fabiola and Baudouin there.

Great pictures of their greeting by the president and at the memorial. :smile:

India is such an amazing country. Always enjoy seeing royal tours there and the photos. Getting spoiled this month.

eya 11-07-2017 02:21 AM

The King meeting with the Prime Minister Narendra Modi

The King visit the Last Post to India Gate: Commemoration of Indian Victims during WOI

And the Queen Mathilde make her own visit at the Project de microfinance

and the Queen visit the Child Line call center

Tonight's Banquet,_day_2

iceflower 11-07-2017 02:54 AM


Here are some more nice pics of the presentation of the microfinance project:

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