Born Mathilde Marie Christine Ghislaine d’Udekem d’Acoz on 20th January 1973 to Jonkheer Patrick and Jonkvrouw Anna Maria d’Udekem d’Acoz.
Count Patrick d’Udekem d’Acoz
Countess Anna Maria d’Udekem d’Acoz
Countess Mathilde Marie Christine Ghislaine d’Udekem d’Acoz born 20th January 1973
Jonkvrouw Marie-Alix Suzanne Ghislaine d’Udekem d’Acoz born 5th September 1974 she passed away on 14th August 1997.
Countess Élisabeth Marie Hedwige Ghislaine d’Udekem d’Acoz born 17th January 1977.
Countess Hélène Marie Michèle Ghislaine d’Udekem d’Acoz born 22nd September 1979.
Count Charles-Henri Marie Ghislain d’Udekem d’Acoz born 14th May 1985.
She attended primary school in Bastogne.
She then attended secondary school at Institut de la Vierge Fidèle in Brussels.
1991-1994; She studied speech therapy at Institut libre Marie Haps in Brussels and graduated with HIgh Honours.
She then studied psychology at the Université Catholique de Louvain, Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve which she successfully completed in 2002.
She became engaged to His Royal HIghness The Duke of Brabant. The engagement was announced on 10th September 1999. The couple had dated in secret for three years before the announcement.
The couple married on 4th December 1999 in a civil ceremony in French, Dutch and German languages at the Brussels Town Hall and a religious ceremony by Godfried Danneels The Archbishop of Mechelen-Brussels at the Cathedral of Saint Michel and Saint Gudule in Brussels. They have four children.
Princess Elisabeth, The Duchess of Brabant (Dutch: Elisabeth Theresia Maria Helena; French: Élisabeth Thérèse Marie Hélène) born 25th October 2001 at Erasmus Hospital in Anderlecht, Brussels.
Prince Gabriel of Belgium (Dutch: Gabriël Boudewijn Karel Maria; French: Gabriel Baudouin Charles Marie) born 20th August 2003 at Erasmus Hospital in Anderlecht, Brussels.
Prince Emmanuel of Belgium (Dutch: Emmanuel Leopold Willem Frans Maria; French: Emmanuel Léopold Guillaume François Marie) born 4th October 2005 at Erasmus Hospital in Anderlecht, Brussels.
Princess Eléonore of Belgium (Dutch: Eleonore Fabiola Victoria Anna Maria; French: Eléonore Fabiola Victoria Anne Marie) born 16th April 2008 at Erasmus Hospital in Anderlecht, Brussels.
20th January 1973 – 4th December 1999; Jonkvrouw Mathilde d’Udekem d’Acoz.
4th December 1999 – 21st July 2013; Her Royal HIghness Princess Mathilde, The Duchess of Brabant.
21st July 2013 – Present; Her Majesty Mathilde, The Queen of The Belgians.