26 Oct 2019


This 25th of October the crown princess of Belgium became 18 and therefore able to replace her father King Philip if it would be necessary.

I followed the whole ceremony on TV and can only say it was really well done. It was modern and classic at the same time, no long dresses required but nonetheless very beautiful

Elisabeth with her parents King Philip and Queen Mathilde (but only by marriage). Elisabeth wore a simple elegant white dress, which made her visible from everywhere.

She is very well prepared for her future job, is fluent in Flemish, French and German, very open and and likable to everybody.She is a student at boarding school UWC Atlantic College, in South Wales UK and also fluent in English. She had invited 80 young girls or boys from all over Belgium who had their birthday also in October and as she likes dancing also the very famous Antwerp ballet with the dancer of the movie "Girls"

Victor Polster (Who had to be a girl as he wasn't accepted as male dancer)

The ballet was modern not classic at all on a Spanish music.

The family is very close, here she is with her mother she also has three younger siblings.

Her two brothers, the King and Queen, and the younger sister applaud when Elisabeth had finished her speech in the three official languages, French, Flemish and German.

and here she is holding her speech

After the ceremony she guided her guests out of the palace, the first once was the ballet performers

and here the photo with all her young guests and the ballet, on the steps of the Royal Palace

The official photo in her beautiful dress

the stamp issued for her birthday

Elisabeth in Jeans and baskets what she usually wears as all young girls

and her medal

This was the official part but in the evening she celebrated with her friends.


Wendy said...
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Wendy said...

What a lovely young woman

Dan said...

What a wonderful ceremony and, as Wendy said, a lovely young woman. Thanks for introducing me to something I had no understanding of. I enjoyed reading this.

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William Kendall said...

Thanks for sharing!

peppylady (Dora) said...

Sound like a wonderful young woman, I am sure she will be a lovely Queen in future.
Coffee is on

Andrew said...

Elisabeth looks great in the blue dress. Not heard of Victor Polster. Interesting young man.

Tamago said...

She looks very elegant in her white dress. Love that blue dress, too.

Fun60 said...

Beautiful and dignified. I'm sure her parents are very proud of her.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

She is a lovely young lady. And the family very attractive.