On Wednesday, December 19, 2012, Her Majesty Queen Paola of Belgium hosted a Christmas concert at the Palais de Bruxelles. Unfortunately, His Majesty King Albert II was not present (he has the Flu); however, Their Royal Highnesses Prince Philippe and Princess Mathilde, Their Royal Highnesses Prince Laurent and Princess Claire and Her Majesty Queen Fabiola were in attendance.
According to the Belgian royal court this evening’s concert was:
“… performed by the Orchestre National de Belgique, the baritone José van Dam and soloists from the Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth under the direction of Mr. Christopher Warren Green.”
After the concert Her Majesty hosted a lovely reception at the palace. The purpose of tonight’s event was to “… thank those who have contributed to the success of royal activities throughout the year 2012.”