Sunday, 25 June 2017

Patronages & Memberships

Queen Mathilde has a granted her royal patronage to:

- Europa Donna Belgium    
http://www.europadonna.be/


- SOS Child Villages Belgium
https://www.sos-kinderdorpen.be/sos-belgi%C3%AB


- Brailleliga Belgium
http://www.braille.be/nl/over-ons/nieuws/2015/05/eerbetoon-van-koningin-mathilde-aan-de-brailleliga


- Antwerp Royal Ballet School


- Handicap International
http://www.handicapinternational.be/nl/actueel/prinses-mathilde-geeft-opnieuw-hoge-bescherming


- Youth Start
http://www.youthstart.be/index.php?id=42&tx_ttnews%5BbackPid%5D=1&tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=45&cHash=d611ce86c9492c8906443c4eb6693d49


- Fondation Charcot


- The Queen Elisabeth Music Competition
http://www.bozar.be/en/activities/80618-queen-elisabeth-competition---violin-2015

- Young Belgian Strings


Queen Mathilde is the honorary chair of UNICEF Belgium.
http://www.unicef.be/nl/over-unicef/beroemdheden-en-unicef/koningin-mathilde-unicef/


The queen has been appointed a special representative for UNAIDS, focusing on children and AIDS.
https://www.unicef.org/people/media_27174.html

Queen Mathilde has been appointed as a UN advocate for Sustainable Development Goals.
http://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/sdgadvocates/


Queen Mathilde is an honorary board member of the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship.
http://www.schwabfound.org/content/foundation-board


Queen Mathilde is a member of the International Centre for Research on Women's Leadership Council.


She's also the honorary chairwoman of Child Focus


And the honorary chair of the King Boudewijn Foundation.

Saturday, 24 June 2017

Flashback: Trade Mission to China

May 2000

Princess  Mathilde accompanied her husband, prince Philippe on a trade mission to China. The couple had been married for 6 months.

4th May, 2000

Philippe & Mathilde board the plane, leaving for a two-week journey.




10th May, 2000

Visit to the Forbidden City.

 










11th May, 2000

Reception in Hongkong.







 Gala dinner in a Hong Kong hotel.









12th May, 2000

Visit to the Nautical School in Hong Kong.







Dinner hosted by Hong Kong Chief Executive Tung Chee-Hwa.


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