“Today, my colleagues and I join in an event even more exceptional, as it is the first time, since 1830, that the solemn ceremony of the marriage of the sovereign happens in the national territory. This historic circumstance will be, for us, the most moving souvenir of our careers.
“Madam, on Your Joyeuse Entrée in the capital as in many other cities of the country, You were surprised and intensely touched by the enthusiastic and passionate welcome of this Belgian people, considered distant and cold, but that rejoices when its most inner feelings are touched.
“Sire, Madam, after the difficult moments the King has already gone through, You will now walk together the route of the future, full of radiant hopes for Your own happiness, that one of the Royal Family and the one of Your people. This is, together with humble and sincere congratulations, the certainty that in this prodigious day I have the satisfaction to express to You in their name.”