Belgium has a new king

Armed with my Fuji X100 and its 35mm fixed lens, as usual, and my dads crappy Nikon body and a crappy 70-300mm Sigma lens, I spent a few hours in Brussels on the national day of Belgium, the day Philippe became king. Although I am absolutely not a royalist, it was a good occasion to take out my camera.

A few images got published in Ekstra Bladet (Denmark), with for some reason DPA accreditation. Links to the articles: http://ekstrabladet.dk/flash/kongelige/article2046962.ece  and http://ekstrabladet.dk/flash/kongelige/udenlandskekongelige/article2046689.ece (images 3 to 7) and http://ekstrabladet.dk/flash/kongelige/article2046747.ece .

20130721-DSCF0932

The new queen of Belgium, queen Mathilde, greets the crowd.

20130721-DSCF0919

His security guard doesn't seem to trust me...

His security guard doesn’t seem to trust me…

The new king of Belgium, king Filip, greets the crowd.

Not sure of that.

Not sure of that.

The new king of Belgium, king Filip, greets the crowd.

The new queen of Belgium, queen Mathilde, greets the crowd.

Waiting for the new king to arrive...

Waiting for the new king to arrive…

The new king of Belgium, king Filip, greets the crowd.

The new king of Belgium, king Filip, greets the crowd.

The new king of Belgium, king Filip, greets the crowd.

The new king of Belgium, king Filip, greets the crowd.

Princes Astrid gives me a weird look...

Princes Astrid gives me a weird look…

20130721-DSC_0110-2

Princess Astrid greets the crowd.

20130721-DSC_0097-2

Princess Astrid greets the crowd.

A soldier holds his rifle, as he is waiting.

Well secured, the new king and queen arrive at the royal palace.

Well secured, the new king and queen arrive at the royal palace.

The new king and queen leave the cathedral. Their security guards are holding bulletproof briefcases.

The new king and queen leave the cathedral. Their security guards are holding bulletproof briefcases.

Soldiers listen to orders.

Troops are lined up for exercices.

A military greets.

Civil troops march by.

Police officers survey the thousands of celebrating royalists.

Police officers survey the thousands of celebrating royalists.

A military salutes.

The flag of Flanders waves on top of a flag of Wallonia.

The flag of Flanders waves on top of a flag of Wallonia.

Advertisements