Saturday, December 04, 1999

Crown Prince Philippe of Belgium & Mathilde d'Udekem d'Acoz

Brussels, December 4th 1999: Mathilde d'Udekem d'Acoz (born on January 20, 1973) and HRH Prince Philippe The Duke of Brabant (born April 15, 1960) met in 1996 during a game of tennis. Mathilde was studiying at L'Universite Catholique de Louvin at the time.

The engagement was announced on September 13th 1999

The wedding ceremony was held at Saint Michiels Cathedral in Brussels

Mathilde and Philippe have three children:
  • Princess Elisabeth (October 25, 2001)
  • Prince Gabriel (August 20, 2003)
  • Prince Emmanuel (October 4, 2005)