Belgian National Day 2021

The Belgian Royal Family celebrated National Day with a series of events on July 20th. The day commemorates July 21st, 1831 in which Prince Leopold of Saxe-Cobourg-Gotha swore allegiance to the new Belgian constitution, thus becoming the first Head of State of an independent state of Belgium under a constitutional monarchy and parliament.

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On July 21st, King Philippe, Queen Mathilde, the Duchess of Brabant, Prince Gabriel, Prince Emmanuel, and Prince Eléonore attended a Te Deum at the Cathedral of St. Michael and St. Gudula, afterwards meeting members of the crowd. Princess Astrid and Prince Lorenz attended the Te Deum at the Saint Quint’s Cathedral in Hasselt, while Prince Laurent was at the Collegiale Sainte-Waudru in Mons.

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In the afternoon, King Philippe, Queen Mathilde, Prince Gabriel, Prince Emmanuel, and Prince Eléonore, Princess Astrid, Prince Lorenz, Prince Laurent, and their newly recognized sister, Princess Delphine, watched the civil and military parade on the Square in front of the Royal Palace in Brussels, where the Duchess of Brabant participated as an ‘apprentice officer of Belgium’.

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3 thoughts on “Belgian National Day 2021

  1. I Think Queen Mathilde of Belgium Is on the same level as Mette-Marit, Crown Princess of Norway, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Diana, Princess of Wales, Princess Grace of Monaco, Queen Letizia of Spain, Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, Mary, Crown Princess of Denmark, Princess Paola of Belgium, Sophie, Countess of Wessex, Princess Charlene of Monaco,

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