PHOTO – King Philippe of Belgium and Queen Mathilde entwined and in love for their 22 years of marriage
The royal palace in Brussels unveiled an unprecedented photo of the royal couple who are celebrating their 22 years of marriage this Saturday, December 4.
King Philippe of Belgium and Queen Mathilde united civilly and before God December 4, 1999. Thus, this Saturday, December 4, the couple who reign over Belgium celebrates their 22 years of marriage and therefore celebrates their bronze wedding anniversary. For this occasion, the royal palace of Brussels shared an unpublished photo on social networks of the royal couple. You can see the king and queen entwined eye to eye. A tender shot that clearly testifies to their complicity. “The King and Queen are celebrating their 22nd wedding anniversary today. Thank you for your warm messages“, wrote the royal palace. A message translated into Dutch, French and German, the three official languages of the country.
King Philippe presented the chosen one of his heart to the Belgian people in September 1999. Less than two months later, an engagement party was organized with 1,500 guests and on December 4, 1999, they said “yes” to the Saints-Michel-et-Gudule cathedral in Brussels. Their union is on October 25, 2001 with the arrival of their first child, Princess Elisabeth of Belgium. Today, they are the parents of three other children: prince gabriel, Prince Emmanuel and Princess Éléonore.
A dress already worn
In this official photo, priced by photographer Bas Bogaerts, Queen Mathilde wears a pleated dress with puffed sleeves and a fuchsia pattern on a red background, which is not unknown to Belgians. This is not the first time that the Queen has worn this outfit. She was dressed in it in June 2021 when she met the UN Secretary General at the castle of Laeken.
Article written in collaboration with 6Médias.
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