The Belgian royal palace has released two new photos of Queen Mathilde to celebrate her 50th birthday today. The first photo will also be available as a postage stamp in Belgium.
With the introduction of absolute primogeniture in most European monarchies, there are now several Queens in waiting. With our series Female Heirs, we’ll be taking a look at those young women who will one day rule in their own right. Today we’ll be taking a look at Princess Elisabeth, Duchess of Brabant. On 25 October [read more]
Jonkvrouw Mathilde d’Udekem d’Acoz was born on 20 January 1973 as the eldest child of Jonkheer Patrick d’Udekem d’Acoz and Countess Anna Maria Komorowska. She was born in the Edith Cavell Hospital in Uccle. Her grandfather and uncle carried the title of Baron. Mathilde spent her childhood at the Castle of Losange with her three [read more]