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King Philippe and Princess Elisabeth Visit Fire Fighter Formation Center

  April 26, 2019 at 2:36 pm by

Today, Friday April 26, His Majesty King Philippe along with his daughter, Princess Elisabeth, paid a visit to the fire station Heliport of the Brussels Fire Brigade and their training center called the “École du feu”. Dressed with firefighter jackets, the King and the Princess attended three demonstrations that showed the the versatility and high degree of specialization of the firefighter-ambulance profession. The firefighters showed an extrication of victim stuck … Continue reading

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Last Day in South Korea for Philippe and Mathilde

  March 28, 2019 at 4:45 pm by

Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of the Belgians started the fourth and final day of the state visit with a visit to the Jeon Jin Sang Medical Centre. The centre was founded in 1975 by the Belgian Dr. Marie-Helene Brasseur with the purpose to assist low income people in south-west Seoul. Then the Royal Couple was present at the official opening of the Belgian Life Festival. The festival … Continue reading

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Belgian State Visit to South Korea: Day Three

  March 28, 2019 at 4:39 pm by

Today, Wednesday March 27, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde started their third day in South Korea with a separate program. In the morning Queen Mathilde attended a seminar titled “Innovative solutions for circular economy, sustainable mobility and climate change” held at the Global Campus of Ghent University. At the seminar were present the former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Belgian and Korean students. Then the Queen paid a … Continue reading

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Belgian State Visit to South Korea: Day Two

  March 26, 2019 at 9:44 am by

Today, Tuesday March 26, Belgium’s King Philippe and Queen Mathilde started their second day in South Korea with a wreath laying ceremony held at the National Cemetery. After the ceremony the Royal Couple paid a visit to the Korean War Memorial along with the Belgian delegation, Korean Ministers and veterans. Then the King and the Queen were officially welcomed by the President of South Korea, Moon Jae-in and the First … Continue reading

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Queen Máxima Launches National Money Week

  March 25, 2019 at 6:24 pm by

Today, Monday March 25, Her Majesty Queen Maxima opened the ninth edition of the Week of Money. The event took place in the Rat Verlegh Stadium in Breda in the presence of Arie Slob, Minister for Primary and Secondary Education and Media and primary school students. The theme of year’s edition is “Are you a hero with your money?” During this week, about 5,500 lectures and workshops in primary schools … Continue reading

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Belgian King and Queen Begin State Visit to South Korea

  March 25, 2019 at 7:08 am by

At the invitation of the President of South Korea, Moon Jae-in, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of The Belgians started today, Monday March 25, a four-day state visit to South Korea. Upon the arrival at the airport of the capital Seoul, the Royal Couple was welcomed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs Kang Kyung-wha, the Deputy Prime Minister for Protocol Affairs Chang Jae-bok and the Belgian ambassador to … Continue reading

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Princess Beatrix and Princess Mabel Attend Fifth Prince Friso Engineers Awards

  March 18, 2019 at 5:36 pm by

Today, Monday March 18, Their Royal Highnesses Princess Beatrix and Princess Mabel presented the fifth edition of the Prince Friso Engineers Awards at the ASML in Veldhoven. The winner of this year was Dr. ing. Maja Rudinac-Voorneveld, that “obtained a PhD at the Biorobotics Lab at TU Delft. She led the Interactive Robotics group at the Delft Robotics Institute and launched the start-ups Robot Robots Company and Robot Care Systems. … Continue reading

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Dutch Royal Family Participate in NL DOET 2019

  March 17, 2019 at 2:54 pm by

The Dutch Royal Family participated in the National Volunteer Day, NL DOET, over the weekend. On Friday March 15, King Willem-Alexander helped at the De Veenweide children’s farm in Soest, a municipality in the province of Utrecht. The King helped with the construction of a fairytale garden. Queen Máxima missed this year’s the National Volunteer Day because last week she “underwent a small, planned medical procedure” and she had to … Continue reading

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Dutch Working Visit to Bremen, Germany

  March 6, 2019 at 6:23 pm by

Today, Wednesday March 6, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima paid a working visit to the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen in Northern Germany. Upon their arrival at the Bremen airport the Royal Couple was welcomed by the President of the Senate and Mayor Carsten Sieling and his wife Alexia Sieling. Then they visited the headquarter of the Airbus Defense & Space, an international company of aerospace industry. The … Continue reading

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Belgian King and Queen Visit the Province of Antwerp

  February 27, 2019 at 10:14 am by

Yesterday, Tuesday February 26, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde paid a visit to the Province of Antwerp. The first stop was in the municipality of Duffel where they visited the Art Center De Loods, a social-artistic art project for people with a psychological vulnerability. The King and the Queen toured the center and talked to the patients who were painting, modeling and drawing. The following visit was in … Continue reading

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Dutch Photo Session in Lech

  February 25, 2019 at 8:56 am by

This morning, the Dutch Royal Family attended the traditional photo session in the Austrian skiing resort of Lech to mark the start of their winter holiday. This year, along with King Willem-Alexander, Queen Maxima and their three daughters, Princess Catharina-Amalia, Princess Alexia and Princess Ariane, were also present Princess Beatrix, Prince Constantijn, Princess Laurentien and their children, Countesses Eloise and Leonore and Count Claus-Casimir. On a beautiful sunny day, the … Continue reading

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Queen Mathilde Visits the Brussels Book Fair

  February 14, 2019 at 4:37 pm by

Today, Thursday February 14, Her Majesty Queen Mathilde paid a visit at the 50th edition of the Brussels Book Fair. This year the Flanders was chosen as guest of honor at the Fair to enable French-speaking readers to discover Flemish authors. The Queen started her visit at the Flemish pavilion, called Flirt Flamand where she met with students from a Dutch-speaking and a French-speaking school. Then she visited the Palais … Continue reading

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Queen Máxima in Jordan: February 10 -12

  February 12, 2019 at 5:02 pm by

As a special advocate of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for inclusive finance for development and at the invitation of the government, Queen Máxima arrived in Amman, the capital of Jordan, on the evening of Sunday February 10 for a two-day visit. Queen Maxima started the first day of the visit, on Monday February 11, with a round table meeting about inclusive financing at the presence of various development … Continue reading

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Last Day in Mozambique for Queen Mathilde

  February 6, 2019 at 5:48 pm by

Queen Mathilde started the last day of her working visit to Mozambique today, Wednesday February 6, by meeting the Mozambique President Filipe Nyusi. At lunchtime the Queen attended a luncheon hosted by Mozanbique first lady, Isaura Nyusi. Then Queen Mathilde delivered a speech at the Eduardo Mondlane University. The Queen started her speech by thanking “Mozambique for its kind hospitality”, then, as Advocate for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, … Continue reading

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Queen Mathilde ’s Working Visit to Mozambique – Day Two

  February 6, 2019 at 1:55 am by

Queen Mathilde started the second day of her working visit in Mozambique today, Tuesday February 5, by visiting the project Water Supply Gaza. This project aims to improve access to drinking water in rural areas and it was organized with the help of the Belgian Cooperation Agency ENABEL that constructed a solar-powered drinking water supply for 6 villages in the Gaza Province of Mozambique. After the Queen paid a visit … Continue reading

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Queen Mathilde ’s Working Visit to Mozambique Begins

  February 4, 2019 at 5:31 pm by

As an Advocate for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, today Monday February 4, Her Majesty Queen Mathilde of The Belgians started a four-day working visit to Mozambique. Upon her arrival in the capital Maputo, the Queen met with the Minister of Economy and Finance, Adriano Maleiane, the Minister of Gender, Children and Social Action, Cidália Chaúque Oliveira and the representatives of a non-governmental organization. Then Queen Mathilde paid a … Continue reading

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Princess Beatrix Launches the Theme Year “Rembrandt & the Golden Age 2019”

  January 31, 2019 at 5:21 pm by

Yesterday, Wednesday January 30, Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix was present at the opening of the theme year “Rembrandt & the Golden Age 2019” at the Mauritshuis Museum in The Hague. To mark the 350th anniversary of the death of the Dutch painter Rembrandt van Rijn, the Rembrandt House, the Mauritshuis, the Frisian Museum, Museum De Lakenhal and the Rijksmuseum organized numerous exhibitions and activities throughout the country throughout the … Continue reading

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Princess Laurentien Attends National Reading Breakfast Days

  January 25, 2019 at 5:41 pm by

On Wednesday January 23, attended the launch of the 16th edition of the National Reading Breakfast Days in the Primary School Corantijn in Amsterdam. At the presence of the pupils the Princess read the book “A house for Harry”, a story about a stray cat who, with the help of his friends, finds his home again. The book, written and illustrated by Leo Timmers, was elected Picture Book of the … Continue reading

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Queen Mathilde Visits the Exhibition “Fernand Khnopff (1858-1921). The master of the enigma” in Paris

  January 9, 2019 at 11:41 pm by

Today, Wednesday January 9, Her Majesty Queen Mathilde paid a visit at the exhibition “Fernand Khnopff (1858-1921). The master of the enigma” held at the art museum Petit Palais in Paris. The exhibition, organized in collaboration with the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, shows nearly 150 works by Fernand Khnopff, one of the most important and versatile representatives of Symbolism in Belgium. The Queen toured the exhibition accompanied … Continue reading

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Belgian King and Queen Visit the Province of Walloon Brabant

  December 12, 2018 at 6:01 am by

Yesterday, Tuesday December 11, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde paid a visit to the Province of Walloon Brabant. The first stop was in the municipality of Ramillies where they visited the company Odoo. The company develops software and apps for all kinds of business applications. During the visit at the company the King and the Queen buildt a website with the help of the staff of Odoo. Then the Royal … Continue reading

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