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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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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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Birth of Prince Antoine de Ligne de la Trémoille

  January 12, 2019 at 3:32 am by

On January 10, Isabella Orsini gave birth to her third child, Prince Antoine, in Paris, France. Prince Antoine is the first son and third child of Isabella and her husband Prince Edouard de Ligne de la Trémoille and his full name is Antoine Tau Edouard Adrien. The couple already have two daughters, Althea (born in 2010) and Athénaïs (born in 2014). Isabella and Edouard were married in 2009 at Antoing … 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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French State Visit to Belgium – Last Day

  November 20, 2018 at 5:43 pm by

The second and last day of the French State Visit to Belgium started in Molenbeek, a district of Brussels, where King Philippe and Queen Mathilde accompanied the President of France Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte for a visit at the LaVallée culture and meeting center. LaVallée center, founded in 2014 in a former laundry, it is a cultural space where 150 to 200 events a year are organized and … Continue reading

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French State Visit to Belgium Begins

  November 19, 2018 at 8:41 pm by

At the invitation of Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde, the President of France Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Macron started today, Monday November 19, a two-day state visit to Belgium. The King and the Queen officially received the President and his wife with a welcoming ceremony held in the courtyard of the Royal Palace in Brussels. The King with President Macron inspected the guard of honor and then … Continue reading

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Last Day in Portugal for Philippe and Mathilde

  October 24, 2018 at 4:20 pm by

Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde spent the third and last day of their Portuguese state visit in Porto. Upon their arrival the King and the Queen where officially welcomed at the Porto City Hall by the mayor of the city, Rui Moreira. The Royal Couple met with the main authorities of the city, had a provate conversation with the mayor and signed the book of honour. Today is the … Continue reading

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Belgian State Visit to Portugal: Day Two

  October 23, 2018 at 7:22 pm by

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde started their second day in Portugal on Tuesday with a visit at the Oceano Azul Foundation, an international organization that aims to contribute to the sustainability of a healthy and productive ocean, and the Oceanarium, one of the largest aquariums in Europe. Starting day two of our State Visit in Portugal with a visit to the Oceano Azul Foundation & Oceanarium. @OceanoAzulF @OceanarioLisboa #oceanoazulfoundation #environment … Continue reading

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Belgian King and Queen Begin State Visit to Portugal

  October 22, 2018 at 8:20 pm by

At the invitation of the President of the Portuguese Republic, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde began today, Monday October 22, a three-day state visit to Portugal along with the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders, the Secretary of State for Foreign Trade Pieter De Crem and leaders of the federal states. Upon their arrival in Portugal the Royal Couple was officially welcomed … Continue reading

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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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