Thursday, July 25, 2013

The Abdication and Inauguration of King Albert II and King Philippe of Belgium

Yesterday, during the Belgian National Day, the Duke and Duchess of Brabant became the King and Queen of Belgium. After the Abdication Ceremony and the Inauguration ceremony, the Royal Family took part in the Belgian National Day Ceremony. At the end of the day, there was a firework show to celebrate the new King and Queen.

Abdication Ceremony

Soon-to-be Queen Mathilde arrived with soon-to-be King Philippe. Mathilde appeared in a white custom made Natan dress for the Abdication ceremony.

Queen Paola arrived at the Royal Palace in Brussels wearing a green Natan dress and matching coat. She arrived with her husband, King Albert II.

Princess Claire wore a printed white dress by Natan and an orange-yellow jacket. She arrived with her husband, Prince Laurent.

Other members of the Royal Family that was present at the Abdication ceremony was Princess Astrid and her husband, Prince Lorenz. As well as Queen Fabiola.

The Swearing Ceremony of King Philippe

Next, the Royal Family took part in the Swearing Ceremony for King Philippe. King Philippe, Queen Mathilde, King Albert, Queen Paola, Prince Laurent, Princess Claire, Princess Astrid, Prince Lorenz, Princess Elisabeth, Prince Gabriel Prince Emmanuel, Princess Elenore, and Queen Fabiola. 

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