Queen Mathilde visited Normandy this Saturday, September 3, 2022. Queen Mathilde’s youngest brother, Count Charles-Henri d’Udekem d’Acoz, married Caroline Philippe. Queen Mathilde was accompanied by King Philippe and three of their four children.
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Queen Mathilde’s brother marries at Pont-l’Évêque
It was in Pont-l’Évêque, in Calvados, that Queen Mathilde attended the wedding of her youngest brother this Saturday, announces HLN. King Philippe and the couple’s three children were present.
Instant people: The church of Pont-l’Evêque welcomed the royal family of #Belgium this Saturday, for the wedding of Count Charles-Henri d’Udekem d’Acoz, brother of Queen Mathilde pic.twitter.com/3JWU3keFpp
— camilleruffray (@CamilleRuffray) September 3, 2022
Queen Mathilde, 49, is the eldest of the siblings. Her younger sister, Marie-Alix, died 25 years ago in a car accident, at the same time as her grandmother, Princess Zofia Sapieha. Then come Elisabeth, 45, Hélène, 42, and Charles-Henri, 37.
Princess Elisabeth, Duchess of Brabant, as well as her sister, Princess Éléonore, wore summer dresses. Prince Gabriel, who has just started his military training, could not go to the wedding.
The Royal Family, minus Gabriel, at the wedding of Mathilde’s brother in France today! pic.twitter.com/5e9rcfMWRh
— Queen Mathilde Blog (@BlogMathilde) September 3, 2022
#NEW Congratulations to Count Charles-Henri d’Udekem d’Acoz and Caroline Philippe that got married in Pont-L’Evêque, France today! 🥳
It seems that the bride wore a diamond floral brooch to secure her veil. Charles-Henri is Queen Mathilde of Belgium’s younger brother!
—CoutureAndRoyals (@CoutureRoyals) September 3, 2022
Elisabeth is a speech therapist (speech therapist), as was Mathilde before marrying Prince Philippe, future King of the Belgians. Elisabeth married Marquis Alfonso Pallavicini in 2006, and they have two children. Hélène is the godmother of Princess Elisabeth, the eldest daughter of Queen Mathilde. Hélène married Baron Nicolas Janssen in 2011 and they have a daughter.
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The last of the siblings of Udekem d’Acoz is getting married
Count Charles-Henri d’Udekem d’Acoz was the last bachelor of the siblings. He married this Saturday Caroline Philippe, who is currently Impact Investing Manager at Telos Impact, in Brussels, an ethical investment consulting firm, after having worked in the Private Equity branch of Rothschild & Co in Paris. Count Charles-Henri is a lawyer, specializing in town planning.
👑 Count Charles-Henri d’Udekem d’Acoz married Miss Caroline on September 3, 2022 at Pont-L’Evêque in Normandy. pic.twitter.com/NXHTtq51U6
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Queen Mathilde is the daughter of the squire Patrick d’Udekem d’Acoz, younger brother of Baron d’Udekem d’Acoz, and Countess Anna Maria Komorowska. Following Mathilde’s marriage to Philippe, King Albert II raised his in-laws by granting the title of count and countess to the family of Udekem d’Acoz.
The Komorowski family is descended from the landed nobility of Lithuania, originating from the region of Upper Lithuania, in the northeast of the country. The family is known, in modern times, thanks to Bronisław Komorowski, who was President of the Republic of Poland from 2010 to 2015. He is a distant cousin of Queen Mathilde.
Through her maternal grandmother, Queen Mathilde descends from the Sapieha princely family. Her grandmother, Princess Zofia Sapiezanka, born in Bobrek, Poland (Lesser Poland), died in a car accident in Herstal, Belgium, with her granddaughter, Marie-Alix, in 1997. The mother of Princess Zophia (Zofia or Sofia) was Countess Sobanska.