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King Philippe And Queen Mathilde Meet The President Of The United States

  May 24, 2017 at 2:14 pm by

This afternoon, Wednesday May 24, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde received the President of the United States, Donald Trump and his wife the First Lady, Melania Trump at the Royal Palace in Brussels. The Royal Couple and the Presidential Couple posed for official photos and then  a private audience took place. The President of the United States is currently in Europe to meet with European leaders and European … Continue reading

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Royals Express Sorrow Over Manchester Attack

  May 23, 2017 at 7:36 am by

Europe’s heads of state have this morning expressed their sorrow and solidarity following the terrorist attack in Manchester last night, which killed 22 people when a bomb went off as people were leaving an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena. Over 50 people were injured in the attack. Other royals also shared their messages of support on social media. Queen Elizabeth II this morning issued a message to the Lord-Lieutenant … Continue reading

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Prince Emmanuel Joins His Mother For Queen Elisabeth Music Competition

  May 16, 2017 at 7:12 pm by

Queen Mathilde of the Belgians brought along her younger son, Prince Emmanuel, for the second session of the Queen Elisabeth Music Competition semi-final, which is this year being held for the first time for cellists. In each session, four of the 24 semi-finalists, perform either a Haydn or Boccherini concerto or recital accompanied by the Royal Chamber Orchestra of Wallonia. The finals will be held later this month. The Queen is … Continue reading

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Palace Profile: Royal Palace of Brussels

  May 14, 2017 at 4:00 am by

The facade of the Royal Palace of Brussels at dusk Location: Brussels, Kingdom of Belgium Built: 1775-1783 (original buildings); 1820-1829 (renovation); 1903-1909 (expansion to current form) Architects: Louis Montoyer (original); Tilman-François Suys (renovation); Alphonse Balat and Henri Maque (expansion) Commissioned By: Willem I of the Netherlands (renovation); Leopold II of the Belgians (expansion) Style: Neoclassical Current Owner: The Belgian State Current Use: State events hosted by the Belgian Monarchy, offices of the Belgian Royal Family Fun Fact: Underneath the Palace lies … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: Baudouin and Fabiola in France

  May 5, 2017 at 4:00 am by

May 5, 1975: During a visit to Nice, the Belgian King Baudouin (1930-1993) and his wife Queen Fabiola (1928-2014) are given a tour of the Chagall Museum.

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Queen Mathilde Presents “Queen Mathilde Prize” 2017

  May 4, 2017 at 11:12 am by

Today, May 4, Her Majesty Queen Mathilde handed out the “Queen Mathilde Prize” 2017 in a ceremony held at the royal Palace in Brussels. The theme of this year was “Music Connects”, dedicated to the importance of the music among children and vulnerable young people. The award went to the musical association Watermusic of Ostend that presented to the jury of the prize a project called “Crossing Music”. For this project, children … Continue reading

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King Philippe and Queen Mathilde Visit Rik Wouters Exhibition

  April 28, 2017 at 7:30 am by

Yesterday, Thursday April 27, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde paid a visit to the exhibition “Rik Wouters. Retrospective” held at the Royal Museums of Fine Arts in Brussels. The exhibition, organized in collaboration with the Royal Museum of Fine Arts of Antwerp, shows a retrospective of the works made by the Belgian fauvist painter and sculptor Rik Wouters to mark the 100th anniversary of his death. The exhibition consists of more … Continue reading

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King Philippe and Queen Mathilde Visit East Flanders

  April 25, 2017 at 3:45 pm by

Today, Tuesday April 25, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde paid a visit to the Province of East Flanders. The fist stop was at the Wissekerke Castle, situated in the municipality of Kruibeke. Accompanied by the Governor of East Flanders, Jan Briers, and the Mayor of Kruibeke, Jos Stassen, the Royal Couple toured the castle where they signed the Golden Book and then visited the polders of Kruibeke, the largest controlled flood … Continue reading

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You Can’t Miss Her! Queen Mathilde Dons Electric Pink For Reception At Laeken Greenhouses

  April 20, 2017 at 6:38 pm by

Amongst the greenery of the Royal Greenhouses of Laeken, the Queen of the Belgians was not hard to spot in her electric pink silk coat during Thursday afternoon’s reception for the Ambassadors accredited to Belgium. Mathilde paired the coat with an ice blue frock that had pink embroidery on the skirt, while accessories were kept to a minimum in a specially designed clutch in the same colours and a pair … Continue reading

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Queen Mathilde Presents Baillet Latour Health Prize 2017

  April 20, 2017 at 11:25 am by

Today, Thursday April 20, Her Majesty Queen Mathilde of the Belgians handed out the Baillet Latour Health Prize 2017 at the Palais des Académies in Brussels. The prizes awarded were two: the Baillet Latour Health Prize went to Professor Adriano Aguzzi, Director of the Institute of Neuropathology at the University of Zurich (Switzerland) and the Baillet Latour Grant for Medical Research went to Professor Roosmarijn Vandenbroucke from the University of … Continue reading

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Princess Eléonore’s Birthday Surprise For Her Papa

  April 15, 2017 at 4:31 am by

The Belgian Royal Court released a video of Princess Eléonore playing ‘Happy Birthday’ on a violin on their social media accounts this morning, as a ‘birthday surprise’ for her father, King Philippe. King Philippe – who turns 57 today – is seen at the end of the video giving his younger daughter a hug at the end of her performance. Eléonore has her ninth birthday tomorrow.

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UN Secretary-General Lunches With Belgian King and Queen

  April 5, 2017 at 12:28 pm by

On Wednesday April 5, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of the Belgians welcomed the Secretary-General of the United Nations to the Royal Palace of Laeken for lunch. The couple posed for photos with António Guterres before sitting down for a meal. The Secretary-General was in Belgium for the Syrian Aid Conference. Rencontre avec @antonioguterres Secrétaire général des @UN pic.twitter.com/68nfRpk6ij — Belgian Royal Palace (@MonarchieBe) April 5, 2017

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Philippe and Mathilde Add Their Names To The Fredensborg Windows

  March 30, 2017 at 8:46 am by

The Belgian King and Queen have completed their state visit to Denmark this morning, and before they departed from Amalienborg in Copenhagen, they partook in a unique tradition of the Danish Royal Family. King Philippe and Queen Mathilde became the latest in a long, illustrious line of individuals to sign their names on panes of glass that will be fitted to an existing window frame of Fredensborg Palace. The window … Continue reading

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Belgian State Visit to Denmark: Day Two

  March 29, 2017 at 7:13 pm by

The second day of the state visit started today, Wednesday March 29, with separate events for the Royal Couples. In the morning His Majesty King Philippe, accompanied by Crown Prince Frederik, paid a visit to Copenhagen City Hall where they were received by the Lord Mayor, Frank Jensen. The King and the Crown Prince attended a presentation about smart urban solutions and renewable energy and the King also signed the … Continue reading

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Diamonds For All: Royal Ladies Sparkle During Danish-Belgian State Visit Gala

  March 28, 2017 at 10:19 pm by

Her Majesty the Queen of Denmark hosted on Tuesday evening a gala banquet at Christiansborg Palace in honour of the Belgian King and Queen on the first day of their state visit. The four royal ladies present – Queen Margrethe, Queen Mathilde, Crown Princess Mary and Princess Marie – all brought sparkle to their evening gowns with tiaras from the royal vaults: the Danish Queen wore the diamond and pearl … Continue reading

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Court Ruling: King Albert II Not Delphine Boël’s Father

  March 28, 2017 at 4:30 pm by

A Brussels court has today ruled that Delphine Boël has not satisfied their requirements to forfeit her paternity in her years-long quest to be recognised as the biological daughter of King Albert II of Belgium.  “The Court considers that, given the importance and during of the affective reality revealed by the possession of an existing state between Ms D. Boël and Mr J. Boël [Jacques Boël, Delphine’s legal father] and that the role of filiation … Continue reading

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Queen Mathilde Launches Money Week 2017

  March 27, 2017 at 9:32 am by

Her Majesty Queen Mathilde was present today, Monday March 27, at the launch of Money Week 2017 at the Stock Exchange Euronext in Brussels. Money Week is an initiative organized by Financial Services and Markets Authority (FSMA) and Wikifin that aims to promote financial education with the help of various activities. It runs March 27 to April 3. During the event was also awarded the Wikifin @ School Challenge to … Continue reading

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First Anniversary of Brussels Attack Marked By King and Queen

  March 22, 2017 at 4:23 pm by

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of the Belgians have commemorated the first anniversary of the 22/3 Brussels terrorist attack that claimed the lives of 32 innocent people during explosions at Brussels Airport and Maalbeek metro station. The couple, alongside Prime Minister Charles Michel, first attended a ceremony at the airport where they laid a wreath before taking a train to Maalbeek metro station. At both locations, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde … Continue reading

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Marthe Wéry Exhibition Receives A Royal Visitor

  March 21, 2017 at 11:39 am by

The Queen of the Belgians has today visited BPS22, the Hainaut Province Museum of Art, to view an exhibition of works created by artist Marthe Wéry. Wearing a simple beige leather-look dress with dark brown beaded jewellery, Queen Mathilde toured the “Marthe Wéry: Works, Research and Documents in BPS22’s Collections”. Mr Wéry, who died in 2005, was commissioned to create several pieces of art that hang in the Royal Palace in Brussels, … Continue reading

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King Philippe Celebrates Anniversary of Belgian Gingerbread Maker

  March 14, 2017 at 12:11 pm by

Belgium’s King Philippe paid a visit to Lebbeke on Tuesday, where he stopped at the Vondelmolen NV factory.  The company, which is the largest producer of gingerbread in Belgium, this year celebrates their 150th anniversary, the reason for their royal visit. King Philippe was given a tour of the factory, donning a white lab coat and paper hat as he was shown the different machinery which produces the gingerbread. Vondelmolen NV is the … Continue reading

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