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Queen Mathilde of Belgium takes part in annual race through Brussels

A royal run! Queen Mathilde of Belgium dons joggers and a white t-shirt as she takes part in annual 20km race through Brussels

  • Queen Mathilde of Belgium took part in the annual 20km race through Brussels
  • Race took place today after being postponed because of the Covid pandemic
  • Royal donned a white t-shirt and joggers as she made her way through the city 


Queen Mathilde of Belgium appeared in high spirits as she took part in an annual race through Brussels today. 

Dressing to take on the 20km journey, the royal, 48, donned a plain white t-shirt and pair of black joggers, carrying a black backpack on her back as she made her way to the finish line. 

The 41st edition of the event, which has been held each year in Brussels since 1980, began in Cinquantenaire Park and Mathilde was seen chatting with fellow racegoers as she made her way around the city. 

Traditionally, the event is held on the last Sunday of May, but this year it was postponed due to the Covid pandemic.  

Queen Mathilde of Belgium appeared in high spirits as she took part in an annual race through Brussels today

The 41st edition of the event, which has been held each year in Brussels since 1980, began in Cinquantenaire Park and Mathilde was seen chatting with fellow racegoers as she made her way around the city

The 41st edition of the event, which has been held each year in Brussels since 1980, began in Cinquantenaire Park and Mathilde was seen chatting with fellow racegoers as she made her way around the city

The mother-of-four appeared to be walking around the majority of the track and, putting safety first, donned a plain white face mask during the busier parts of the race. 

Mathilde also wore a pair of white trainers and black oversized sunglasses, while proudly displaying her race number on her white v-neck shirt.   

This year, the race has allowed walkers as well as runners and the four hour duration of the run has been extended to six hours.   

Participants are required to have a Covid-Safe ticket, meaning they need either both doses of the vaccine or an antigen test of less than 48 hours. Masks were not compulsory. 

Dressing to take on the 20km journey, the royal donned a plain white t-shirt and pair of black joggers, carrying a black backpack on her back as she made her way to the finish line

Dressing to take on the 20km journey, the royal donned a plain white t-shirt and pair of black joggers, carrying a black backpack on her back as she made her way to the finish line

The mother-of-four appeared to be walking around the majority of the track and putting safety first, donned a plain white face mask during the busier parts of the race

The mother-of-four appeared to be walking around the majority of the track and putting safety first, donned a plain white face mask during the busier parts of the race

Queen Mathilde has been steadily returning to royal duties amid the Covid pandemic, visiting the KAZ primary school, in Zottegem, near Gent, earlier this week. 

The Belgian monarch who recently shared a ‘back to school’ portrait of her own four children with her husband, King Philippe, 61, shone in a stylish yellow suit during the visit. 

The Belgian royal palace posted the photograph of Princess Elisabeth, 19, Prince Gabriel, 18, Prince Emmanuel, 15, and Princess Eléonore, 13, to its social media accounts last Wednesday. 

It comes after the royal household announced the heir to the Belgian throne Princess Elisabeth would be heading to the UK this autumn to study a three-year course in History and Politics at Oxford University’s Lincoln College. 

Mathilde donned a pair of white trainers and black oversized sunglasses, while proudly displaying her race number on her white v-neck shirt

Mathilde donned a pair of white trainers and black oversized sunglasses, while proudly displaying her race number on her white v-neck shirt

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