Belgian National Day 2017

The Belgian Royal Family attended a series of events on July 20th and 21st to celebrate Belgian National Day 2017.

King Philippe, Queen Mathilde, Princess Astrid, and Archduke Lorenz attended the “Prelude to National Day” concert by the International Queen Elisabeth Competition at the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels on July 20th.

On July 21st, King Philippe, Queen Mathilde, and their four children attended a Te Deum at the Brussels Cathedral. Princess Astrid and Prince Lorenz attended the Te Deum at St. Peter’s church in Leuven, while Prince Laurent and Princess Claire attended the Te Deum at the St. Jean-Baptiste Church in Wavre.

In the afternoon, King Philippe, Queen Mathilde, their four children, Princess Astrid, Prince Lorenz, Prince Laurent, and Princess Claire attended the civil and military parade on the Square in front of the Royal Palace in Brussels. Afterwards, the Royal Family joined the celebrations in the Parc across Palace Square.

In the evening, King Philippe, Queen Mathilde, Princess Astrid, and Prince Lorenz viewed the fireworks from the Palace of the Academies.

For the concert, King Philippe wore a dark suit with a grey tie. Queen Mathilde wore a red Pierre Gauthier dress with a pair of Hervé Van der Straeten earrings. On the 22nd, King Philippe wore Uniform with the Sash of the Order of Leopold. Queen Mathilde wore a pale pink floral Natan dress with a Fabienne Delvigne hat and her Leysen pink stone earrings.

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