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Belgian Royal Couple Visit Vienna

  October 1, 2018 at 6:05 pm by

Today, Monday October 1st, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of the Belgians paid a one-day visit to Vienna, Austria, to participate at the official opening of the ”BRUEGEL” exhibition at the Kunsthistorisches Museum. Upon their arrival in Vienna, the Royal Couple was officially welcomed by the Austrian President, Alexander Van der Bellen, and his wife, Doris Schmidauer, at Hofburg Palace, the Presidential Palace, with a welcoming ceremony in … Continue reading

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It’s Time to Go Back to School for the Young Belgians

  September 3, 2018 at 11:42 am by

Today, Monday September 3, Belgium’s young royals started their first day of the 2018-2019 school year. Prince Emmanuel was accompanied by King Philippe to the Eureka School in Kessel-Lo, an educational institution for children with learning difficulties. In the meantime, Queen Mathilde dropped off Prince Gabriel and Princess Eléonore at the Sint-Jans Berchmans College. The only one missing was Princess Elisabeth, the eldest daughter of the Royal Couple. She is currently studying … Continue reading

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Princess Isabella de Ligne Expecting Third Child

  August 31, 2018 at 6:27 pm by

Princess Isabella de Ligne announced on Instagram on August 26 that she was five months pregnant with her third child, which is due in December. Princess Isabella was a well known actress in Italy before she married her husband Prince Edouard de Ligne, a member of the Belgian noble house of de Ligne as the son of Prince Charles-Antoine Lamoral de Ligne-La Trémoïlle and his second wife, Princess Alyette de Croÿ. The … Continue reading

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Off to School: Princess Elisabeth Leave Belgium for College in Wales

  August 28, 2018 at 4:59 pm by

Princess Elisabeth, the eldest daughter of King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of the Belgians, has left Belgium to start her studies in the United Kingdom. The Princess will complete her secondary studies at the UWC Atlantic College in the Vale of Glamorgan, Wales. It is expected that Princess Elisabeth will stay in Wales until 2020, when she will receive an International Baccalaureate. According to the Walloon press, the Princess will spend the … Continue reading

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Belgian Royal Family Celebrates National Day

  July 22, 2018 at 1:39 am by

On Friday July 20, the Belgian Royal Family started the celebrations for the Belgian National Day. Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde along with Princess Astrid and Prince Lorenz attended the concert “Prelude to National Day” hosted by the Queen Elizabeth and the National Orchestra of Belgium at the Center for Fine Arts (BOZAR). In the evening, on the occasion of his 5 years of reign, the King and … Continue reading

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Belgian King and Queen Receive the Belgian Football Team

  July 15, 2018 at 2:07 pm by

Today, Sunday July 15, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde hosted a reception for the Red Devils at the Royal castle in Laken to celebrate their third place at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. The players and the entire staff of the National Team were congratulated by the King, the Queen and their youngest daughter Princess Eléonore. During the reception King Philippe addressed the National Team saying: … Continue reading

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Belgian King and Queen Attend the Belgian Remembrance Parade in London

  July 15, 2018 at 3:59 am by

Today, Saturday July 14, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde were in London to attend the Belgian Remembrance Parade, a traditional commemoration ceremony in memory of the Belgians killed during the two World Wars. The ceremony took place at the Guards Memorial on Horse Guards Parade at the presence of Belgian and British veterans, members of the Belgian Government and their Armed Forces, senior representatives from the UK Armed … Continue reading

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Queen Mathilde Visits a Cultural Festival in Antwerp

  July 3, 2018 at 2:57 pm by

Today, Tuesday July 3, Her Majesty Queen Mathilde paid a visit to the cultural festival “Antwerp Baroque 2018. Rubens inspires” held at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Antwerp. The festival, organized in collaboration between the city of Antwerp and Tourism Flanders, aims to pay tribute to the Flemish artist Peter Paul Rubens and his baroque cultural legacy. Stadsfestival #AntwerpenBarok2018 brengt hulde aan Pieter Paul #Rubens en zijn culturele nalatenschap … Continue reading

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Australia’s Governor-General Begins State Visit to Belgium

  June 27, 2018 at 11:12 pm by

At the invitation of Their Majesties King Philippe and the Queen Mathilde, Australian Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove and his wife Lynne, begun today, Wednesday June 27, a three-day state visit to Belgium. The King and the Queen officially received the Governor-General and his wife with a welcoming ceremony held in the courtyard of the Royal Palace in Brussels. The King with Sir Cosgrove inspected the guard of honor and then … Continue reading

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Belgian King and Princes Cheer on Belgian Football Team

  June 23, 2018 at 11:43 pm by

Today, Saturday June 23, His Majesty King Philippe, along with his two sons Prince Gabriel and Prince Emmanuel, attended the 2018 FIFA World Cup match between Belgium and Tunisia at the Spartak Stadium in Moscow. The King and the Princes, dressed with the Belgium supporter scarfs, were seated next to Gianni Infantino, the FIFA President. The match ended with a brilliant victory 5-2 for the Red Devils over Tunisia. After … Continue reading

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Queen Mathilde Presents “Queen Mathilde Prize” 2018

  May 16, 2018 at 11:15 am by

Today, Wednesday May 16, Queen Mathilde handed out the “Queen Mathilde Prize” 2018 in a ceremony held at the Royal Palace in Brussels. Like last year, theme of the prize was “Music Connects”, to stress the commitment of music in the help of young people in a vulnerable situation. This year, for the first time, there were two winners of the prize: the associations Un! K and Commusaic. Un! K was … Continue reading

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King Philippe and Queen Mathilde Continue in Toronto Their State Visit to Canada

  March 14, 2018 at 5:06 pm by

On the third day of their state visit to Canada, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde moved on to Toronto, the capital city of the province of Ontario. Upon their arrival, the Royal Couple was received by Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario at the Lieutenant Governor’s Suite at Queen’s Park. Afterwards the King and the Queen went to the Ontario Legislative Building where they met with David Levac, Speaker of the … Continue reading

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Belgian State Visit to Canada: Day Two

  March 13, 2018 at 6:51 pm by

Today, Tuesday March 13, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde started the second day of their Canadian state visit with a separate program. In the morning the King attended an academic-scientific seminar at the presence of Belgian and Canadian academics, students and researchers. The seminar, titled “Multilingual Education and Language Learning in Canada and Belgium at a Crossroads”, was focused on multilingual education and language learning. https://twitter.com/MonarchieBe/status/973601837780799488 The Queen, in the … Continue reading

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Belgian King and Queen Begin State Visit to Canada

  March 12, 2018 at 8:05 pm by

At the invitation of Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of the Belgians started today, Monday March 12, a week-long state visit to Canada. The Royal Couple was officially welcomed by Governor-General Payette during a welcoming ceremony held in the courtyard of Rideau Hall, the Government House, in Ottawa, where they arrived in an open horse-drawn carriage accompanied by the Royal Canadian Mounted … Continue reading

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King Philippe and Queen Mathilde Arrive In Canada Ahead of State Visit

  March 11, 2018 at 8:37 am by

Belgium’s King Philippe and Queen Mathilde arrived in Canada today, Sunday March 11, ahead of their week-long state visit to the country. Upon their arrival at the Ottawa International Airport they were welcomed by Scott Brison, President of the Treasury Board, Olivier Nicoloff, Ambassador of Canada to the Kingdom of Belgium and Raoul Delcorde, Ambassador of Belgium to Canada. The Royal Couple, accompanied by several Ministers, will visit Ottawa, Toronto and … Continue reading

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Queen Mathilde Visits Support Center for Debt Mediation

  March 9, 2018 at 11:24 am by

Ahead of the upcoming Money Week 2018, Queen Mathilde paid a visit today, Friday March 9, to the Support Center for Debt Mediation in Molenbeek, a municipality in the Brussels-Capital Region. The Support Center for Debt Mediation is a non-profit organization founded in 1999 that aims to “provide assistance to services and debt mediators who assist people in financial difficulty or in situations of financial need or poverty, and more … Continue reading

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Queen Mathilde Visits the WCU-DANCE Project

  March 7, 2018 at 8:08 am by

Yesterday, Tuesday March 6, Queen Mathilde paid a visit to the WCU-DANCE project (World Children’s Unity Dance – We See You Dance) at the Petit Château in Wijnegem, a municipality in the province of Antwerp. The WCU-DANCE is a non-profit organization that aims to connect through dancing, music and singing children and young people from different backgrounds. The organization offers children an annual dance competition, many dance workshops and a variety … Continue reading

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Belgian King and Queen Visit the German Speaking Community

  February 27, 2018 at 5:11 pm by

Today, Tuesday February 27, King Philippe and Queen Maxima paid a visit to Saint Vith, a municipality located in the Province of Liege and one of the German-speaking communities of Belgium. Upon their arrival in Saint Vith, the Royal Couple visited the St. Joseph’s Clinic. The Clinic, founded in 1976, is a non-profit organization that administers and maintains a hospital, several polyclinic services and consists of around 80 doctors and 440 … Continue reading

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Belgian King and Queen Attend the Krakelingenstoet Festival

  February 26, 2018 at 6:26 am by

Yesterday, Sunday February 25, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of The Belgians were present at the Krakelingenstoet Festival in Geraardsbergen, a municipality in the southern part of the Belgian province of East Flanders. The festival consists of a historic folkloristic procession with approximately 1,000 participants that highlights centuries of history of Geraardsbergen. The 2018 edition of the Krakelingenstoet Festival marks the 950th anniversary of the charter of liberty of the … Continue reading

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Belgian Royals On Skiing Vacation In Verbier

  February 12, 2018 at 1:56 pm by

The King and Queen of the Belgians are currently on their annual winter vacation with their four children in the Swiss ski resort of Verbier. Donning a mix of black and bright coloured ski clothing, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde posed for photos Monday with Princess Elisabeth, Prince Gabriel, Prince Emmanuel and Princess Eléonore on the slopes, before treating photographers to a quick ski session.

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