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.