Princess Mathilde of Belgium is pictured at the Princess Mathilde award giving ceremony, in Brussels' Royal Palace, on May 3, 2013. The Princess Mathilde award is focused this year on the role of fathers in education. AFP PHOTO / BELGA / ERIC LALMAND Belgium Out
Queen Mathilde of Belgium attend a WW1 100 Years Commomoration Ceremony at Le Memorial Interallie on August 4, 2014 in Liege, Belgium. Monday 4th August marks the 100th Anniversary of Great Britain declaring war on Germany. In 1914 British Prime Minister Herbert Asquith announced at 11pm that Britain was to enter the war after Germany had violated Belgium's neutrality. The First World War or the Great War lasted until 11 November 1918 and is recognised as one of the deadliest historical conflicts with millions of casualties. A series of events commemorating the 100th Anniversary are taking place throughout the day.
Belgian Queen Mathilde smiles at U.S. President Barack Obama at the main international ceremony with 17 heads of state at Sword Beach on June 6, 2014 at Ouistreham, France. Friday the 6th of June is the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings that saw 156,000 troops from the Allied countries, including the United Kingdom and the United States, join forces to launch an audacious attack on the beaches of Normandy, these assaults are credited with the eventual defeat of Nazi Germany. A series of events commemorating the 70th anniversary are planned for the week with many heads of state travelling to the famous beaches to pay their respects to those who lost their lives.
Princess Mathilde of Belgium (L) and Prince Philippe of Belgium (R) attend a dinner hosted by Queen Beatrix of The Netherlands ahead of her abdication at Rijksmuseum on April 29, 2013 in Amsterdam, Netherlands.