Queen Mathilde of Belgium

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Mathilde in 2017
Queen consort of the Belgians
Tenure21 July 2013 – present
BornJonkvrouw Mathilde Marie Christine Ghislaine d'Udekem d'Acoz
(1973-01-20) 20 January 1973 (age 50)
Edith Cavell Hospital, Uccle, Brussels, Kingdom of Belgium
Housed'Udekem d'Acoz (by birth) Belgium (by marriage)
FatherCount Patrick d'Udekem d'Acoz
MotherCountess Anna Maria Komorowska
ReligionRoman Catholic

Mathilde (born Jonkvrouw Countess Mathilde Marie Christine Ghislaine d'Udekem d'Acoz [matild dyd(ə)kɛm dakɔ]; 20 January 1973) is Queen of the Belgians as the wife of King Philippe. She is the first native-born Belgian queen. She has founded and helped charities to decrease poverty in the country.

Early life and family[change | change source]

Mathilde Marie Christine Ghislaine d'Udekem d'Acoz was born on 20 January 1973 at Edith Cavell Hospital in Uccle, Belgium.[1] Her parents are Count and Countess Patrick d'Udekem d'Acoz. Mathilde has three sisters: Marie-Alix, Elisabeth and Hélène, and one brother Charles-Henri.[source?] Her godfather is her uncle Count Raoul d'Udekem d'Acoz.[2]

Titles and Styles

20 January 1973-4 December 1999: Jonkvrouw Countess Mathilde d’Udekem d’Acoz

4 December 1999-21 July 2013 Her Royal Highness Princess Mathilde Marie Christine Ghislaine of Belgium, The Duchess of Brabant

21 July 2013 Her Majesty The Queen of the Belgians

References[change | change source]

  1. Bloks, Moniek (20 January 2020). "Queen Mathilde - The first Belgian-born Queen of the Belgians". History of Royal Women. Retrieved 25 November 2022.
  2. El Bakkali, Lina (25 March 2023). "Graaf Raoul d'Udekem d'Acoz, oom van koningin Mathilde, is overleden" [Count Raoul d'Udekem d'Acoz, uncle of Queen Mathilde, has passed away]. vrt.be (in Dutch). Archived from the original on 29 March 2023. Retrieved 29 March 2023.