King Philippe, Queen Mathilde and Family, General News 2, Sep. 2017 - Dec. 2023


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It's a joke ;)
I mean for example the last Habsburgs that ruled Spain, you couldn't say they were anywhere near attractive :D
Oh, that´s a couple of hundreds of years ago, isn´t it?
I was wondering who you could mean because there are dozends of equally or even better looking royal persons than the belgians from the past 150 or 200 years that would come to my mind. But yes, the belgian royal kids, like some others, too, are handsome indeed. But I also think because they seem to be such a close knit and loving family, they (the photographer?) always manage to let this spirit shine through the photo! And that´s what is called "attractive".
 
Oh, that´s a couple of hundreds of years ago, isn´t it?
I was wondering who you could mean because there are dozends of equally or even better looking royal persons than the belgians from the past 150 or 200 years that would come to my mind. But yes, the belgian royal kids, like some others, too, are handsome indeed. But I also think because they seem to be such a close knit and loving family, they (the photographer?) always manage to let this spirit shine through the photo! And that´s what is called "attractive".

Their close bond and the fact that they seem to be such well rounded, nice and well behaved kids as well also add to the appeal, beauty shines from within, you know? :flowers:
 
"I met Queen Mathilde and one of the princesses today in #Brussels. Leaving the store, the princess showed the Queen a magnet that said "I love you mom" and she was �� ����, like I was������"

Yesterday 16 February, I imagine the Queen was with Princess Eleonore!



On Saturday 16 May, King Philippe invites 100 compatriots with their partner who were born on the same day as him, at the Castle of Laeken, in honor of his 60th birthday

"Born on April 15, 1960? # 60

The King is celebrating his 60th birthday this year. Turning 60 is special. He therefore invites 100 countrymen born on the same day to celebrate this together. These 100 sixties are invited with their partner to an afternoon in the Castle of Laeken on Saturday 16 May. If you were born on April 15, 1960 and wish to participate in the celebration, you can email us before March 6 to 60@monarchie.be
The first 100 registrations will receive an official invitation from the King and Queen."


The first official picture of King Philippe on 15 April 1960


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And now

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On Saturday 16 May, King Philippe invites 100 compatriots with their partner who were born on the same day as him, at the Castle of Laeken, in honor of his 60th birthday

"Born on April 15, 1960? # 60

The King is celebrating his 60th birthday this year. Turning 60 is special. He therefore invites 100 countrymen born on the same day to celebrate this together. These 100 sixties are invited with their partner to an afternoon in the Castle of Laeken on Saturday 16 May. If you were born on April 15, 1960 and wish to participate in the celebration, you can email us before March 6 to 60@monarchie.be
The first 100 registrations will receive an official invitation from the King and Queen."


The first official picture of King Philippe on 15 April 1960


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I think they are doing such a wonderful job on including their people in the big celebrations, last year they did it at Elisabeth's coming of age and now at Philippe's first "big" birthday as a king, it shows them to be open and welcoming to their own people tbh, I really like it.
 
The Palace it starts a flashback on King's Life as approaching his 60th birthday.

First flashback from his baptism

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Second flashback as Prince Philippe received his pilot wings from King Baudouin in 1982 after training on Marchetti, Alpha Jet, Mirage V and F-16.

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Home-made cakes and flowers for the residents of the OCMW nursing home Huis Heizel brings Queen Mathilde with Prince Emmanuel and Princess Eleonore. Courage for the elderly who cannot receive visitors and support for the nursing staff.⁣

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A lovely gesture of the Queen and her children indeed. The Queen apologized that they had not made more but the staff was delighted with the gesture of course. The nursing home in Heysel is in the neighborhood of Laeken Palace.
 
This is really heartwarming and awesome at the same time. Seeing the Queen and her children helping out the vulnerable during the Coronavirus pandemic shows their unflinching dedication to help others. They have my utmost respect.
 
This is such a wonderful gesture from the family and it feels really warm and genuine. I've always liked Mathilde and her family and this only exceeds my expectations.
 
"Third #flashbackfriday. Prince Philippe during several visits to hospitals and care centers. We would like to thank everyone who works day and night to fight the #coronavirus."





King Philippe and Queen Mathilde and their 4 kids baked waffles for the residents and the staff of two nursing homes and called to lonely elderly people - in solidarity amid coronavirus. Princess Elisabeth travelled back from Wales to Belgium.

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What wonderful gestures for sure. Great seeing the entire family involved:flowers:

I am a bit worried about if they deliver them personally though. Not for them alone but the seniors they visit. Considering the high rate of illness in seniors, it’s a really cautious area.
 
Very sweet gesture.
Nice that Elisabeth is back from Wales.
 
King Philippe and Queen Mathilde and their 4 kids baked waffles for the residents and the staff of two nursing homes and called to lonely elderly people - in solidarity amid coronavirus. Princess Elisabeth travelled back from Wales to Belgium.

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What a lovely gesture from the Belgian Royal Family.

My goodness someone has certainly sprouted up in the last few months!
 
That's a lovely move!

Gabriel is sooooooo tall. And I can see Emmanuel will be as tall as his brother too.
 
What a lovely gesture from the Belgian Royal Family.

My goodness someone has certainly sprouted up in the last few months!

Looks like Elisabeth will soon be towered by all her siblings ?
 
Great to see the duchess of Brabant back with her family from Wales.
 
:previous: That is indeed a beautiful gesture on the part of the Belgian Royal Family. My admiration for their little "team", as they call themselves, grows by leaps and bounds.?

And the children are turning in to Amazons!:ohmy:
 
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Such a lovely gesture! Elisabeth's siblings seem pleased to have her back. ?
 
Exchange by skype fpr the King with the residents of the Residence Notre-Dame de Lourdes in Liege to support the elderly.


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King Philippe has raised a white flag in the Rouyal Palace to support and express gratitude for caring staff amid coronavirus outbreak.


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Apparently the King has missed the notion that raising a white flag is a centuries old international sign of surrender, of giving up, of defaitism.
 
What wonderful gestures for sure. Great seeing the entire family involved:flowers:

I am a bit worried about if they deliver them personally though. Not for them alone but the seniors they visit. Considering the high rate of illness in seniors, it’s a really cautious area.

Yes, that is a good point. It is necessary that royals around the globe balance their wish to lead and be visible with their responsibility to set an example regarding the guidance of health authorities.

Apparently the King has missed the notion that raising a white flag is a centuries old international sign of surrender, of giving up, of defaitism.

In the old days the royal family of Spain raised a white flag for the birth of a princess or infanta (and the national flag for the birth of a prince or infante), so perhaps it has some other significance, at least for European royalty?
 
Yes, that is a good point. It is necessary that royals around the globe balance their wish to lead and be visible with their responsibility to set an example regarding the guidance of health authorities.



In the old days the royal family of Spain raised a white flag for the birth of a princess or infanta (and the national flag for the birth of a prince or infante), so perhaps it has some other significance, at least for European royalty?

That they rise the proud and glorious national flag for an Infante and a just a blanc flag for an Infanta is an inherent signal of surrender and defaitism: "Just a girl...".
 
Apparently the King has missed the notion that raising a white flag is a centuries old international sign of surrender, of giving up, of defaitism.

I suppose he is following the rest of Belgium (or Flanders at least), where some people have white flags or white sheets with messages of support for health care workers. I don't know if it happens abroad too. It is an initiative from a private person in Dendermonde who made a plea last week, which was followed by many.

I suppose the colour white was chosen for practical reasons: everybody will have a white sheet at home which they can use. And it is easy to read texts from a white background.

The French royal standard was white for during the old regime, as a symbol of purity. Sometimes adorned with the Fleur-de-Lis but often plain white.

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I am a bit worried about if they deliver them personally though. Not for them alone but the seniors they visit. Considering the high rate of illness in seniors, it’s a really cautious area.

Fortunately precautions were made. The flowers that they delivered last week were placed on a trolley, which nurses had put outside. The Queen and her two youngest children stayed outside and waved to residents who were behind the window. I am sure that this week simular or even stricter precautions were in place.
 
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It’s nice the King and his family join in the little positive initiatives in this crisis.
 
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