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King Philippe and Queen Mathilde Visit West Flanders

  November 9, 2016 at 1:23 pm by

Today, Wednesday November 9, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde paid a visit to the Province of West Flanders. The visit began quite early, at 7am, when the Royal Couple visited the fish auction market of Zeebrugge where they met with the families of the fishermen and inside the market they assisted at some auctions. Afterwards the King and Queen had breakfast with students of the Koninklijk Werk IBIS … Continue reading

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Belgian Royals Receive The Country’s Rio 2016 Athletes

  October 26, 2016 at 10:51 am by

Today, Wednesday October 26, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde along with Her Royal Highness Princess Astrid, held a reception at the Royal Palace of Laeken for the athletes of the Olympic and Paralympic Teams that competed and won a medal during the 2016 Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games. The Belgian athletes won 6 Olympic and 11 Paralympic medals in Rio. The Royal Couple and Princess Astrid posed with the … Continue reading

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Queen Mathilde In Jordan

  October 25, 2016 at 11:59 am by

In her capacity as UN Councillor for Sustainable Development, Her Majesty Queen Mathilde started, on Sunday October 23, a humanitarian working visit to Jordan accompanied by Alexander De Croo, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation of Belgium. Upon her arrival in Amman, the Queen was received by the Jordan Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nasser Judeh along with Minister De Croo and Hendrik Van de Velde, Belgian Ambassador to … Continue reading

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Belgian Royals Enjoy An Autumn Concert

  October 19, 2016 at 10:30 pm by

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of the Belgians attended the annual Autumn Concert which was held at the Royal Palace in Brussels this evening. Joining the couple were Princess Astrid and her husband Prince Lorenz. This year’s theme was a tribute to the commitment of young volunteers for a better society in a wide range of areas like education, human rights, culture and sports. Embed from Getty Images

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Dutch King Willem-Alexander and Belgian Royal Couple Open the Frankfurt Book Fair

  October 18, 2016 at 2:24 pm by

There was a joint event today, Tuesday October 18, for the Dutch and Belgian royals. His Majesty King Willem-Alexander along with Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde attended the opening ceremony of the Frankfurt Book Fair in Frankfurt, Germany. At this year’s fair, the Netherlands and the Flanders are guests of honor and King Willem-Alexander with King Philippe and Queen Mathilde officially opened the pavillion dedicated to the countries. In … Continue reading

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Queen Mathilde Celebrates The 20th Anniversary Of The Breast International Group

  October 18, 2016 at 12:01 pm by

As Honorary President of the Breast International Group (BIG), Her Majesty Queen Mathilde was present yesterday, Monday October 17, at the celebration for the 20th anniversary of the organization held at the Brussels City Hall. In her speech the Queen remembered that “breast cancer kills three times more than road accidents” and that the disease presents multiple symptoms, different for each patient. Queen Mathilde also praised the work done by … Continue reading

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Belgian State Visit to Japan: Day Five in Osaka

  October 14, 2016 at 5:12 pm by

Today, Friday October 14, the fifth day of their state visit, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde left Tokyo early in the morning for a visit in Osaka, the second largest city in Japan. Upon their arrival, the Queen attended a symposium held at the Convention Center of the Kobe University. The symposium, entitled “Collaboration in response to societal challenges between Kobe University and Belgian Universities”, was organized to mark … Continue reading

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Belgian State Visit to Japan: Day Three and Four

  October 13, 2016 at 11:25 am by

On the third day of the state visit, on Wednesday October 12, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde, along with Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko, travelled by train to Yuki, a city in the north of Japan. In Yuki they visited a textile industry where they were given a demostration about the creation of a traditional woven silk textile called Yuki-tsugumi. Back in Tokyo, Queen Mathilde attended a seminar to … Continue reading

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Belgian State Visit to Japan: Day 2

  October 11, 2016 at 8:11 pm by

Today Tuesday October 11, second day of the state visit, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde were officially welcomed by the Japanese Imperial Family. The welcoming ceremony was held in the courtyard of the Imperial Palace in the presence of Emperor Akihito, Empress Michiko, Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako. After the inspection of the guards and the playing of the national anthems, a private meeting took place inside … Continue reading

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King Philippe and Queen Mathilde Start Their State Visit to Japan

  October 10, 2016 at 6:09 pm by

Following the invitation of the Emperor of Japan, Akihito, and to celebrate the 150th year of diplomatic relations between Japan and Belgium, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde have begun today, Monday October 10, a State Visit to Japan. After fifteen hours of flight with stopovers in Ekaterinburg (Russia) and Ulan Bator (Mongolia), the Royal Couple arrived early this morning at the Haneda Airport in Tokyo. They are accompanied … Continue reading

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Queen Mathilde Visits Two Exhibitions In Paris

  October 5, 2016 at 1:00 pm by

Today, Wednesday October 5, Her Majesty Queen Mathilde was in Paris to pay a visit to two differents exhibitions of Belgian artists of the 20th century. The visit began at the cultural center Centre Pompidou where is held, since September 21, the exhibition “Magritte The Treachery of Images”, dedicated to the Belgian surrealist painter Rene Magritte. In this exposition are shown emblematic works of the artist combined with less known … Continue reading

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Belgian Royals Visit A Drones Training Center

  October 2, 2016 at 11:55 am by

As part of the Open Company Day, His Majesty King Philippe, along with Princess Elisabeth and Prince Emmanuel, paid a visit to a drone training center this Sunday October 2nd. The King and his children visited the North Sea Drone tech company in Zeebrugge, a village situated in the Belgian coast. Koning Filip samen met Elisabeth en Emmanuel op bezoek bij Noordzee Drones in Zeebrugge. Ze leren er vliegen met een … Continue reading

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Queen Mathilde Visits the De Mot-Couvreur School

  September 21, 2016 at 10:23 am by

Today, Wednesday September 21, Her Majesty Queen Mathilde paid a visit to the secondary school De Mot-Couvreur in Brussels. The purpose of the visit was meeting teachers and students who participated in a project organized by the Belgian associaton Actions in the Mediterranean (AIM). This project, called “Israel-Palestine: To Understand”, aims to promotes the understanding and the dialogue between the various communities living in Brussels. Visite de l'association Actions in Mediterranean: … Continue reading

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Belgian Royals Hit The Pavement For Car-Free Day in Brussels

  September 18, 2016 at 2:23 pm by

Each year, several cities and towns across Belgium host a ‘motor transportation free’ day to promote other modes of transportation (ie. walking or cycling). King Philippe and Queen Mathilde took their four children – Princess Elisabeth, Prince Gabriel, Prince Emmanuel and Princess Eleonore – for a bike ride through Brussels as part of the day, before visiting a museum to also promote the open monuments aspect of the day. #DimancheSansVoiture … Continue reading

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Belgian Royal Couple Visit the Province of Luxembourg

  September 13, 2016 at 5:05 pm by

Today, Tuesday September 13, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of the Belgians paid a visit to the province of Luxembourg. Arriving in the morning, the Royal Couple began the visit in the intergenerational center Auberge du Vivier in Habay-la-Neuve. The center hosts 74 elderly people and 24 children. The King and the Queen spent some time with the residents of the center. Intergenerationeel centrum 'Auberge du Vivier' in … Continue reading

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Belgian Royals Attend Belgian Leg of IAAF Diamond League

  September 9, 2016 at 7:42 pm by

There were some royal spectators in the stands for this year’s edition of the Memorial Van Damme track and field meet at the King Baudouin Stadium – King Philippe and Queen Mathilde with their four children. Also joining them was Prince Albert II of Monaco for the event, which is one of the meets that makes up the 2016 Diamond League, a series of international meets to promote track and field. … Continue reading

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King Philippe Hosts German-Speaking Leaders at Laeken

  September 7, 2016 at 7:46 pm by

The King and Queen of the Belgians have welcomed four leaders of German-speaking countries to the Royal Palace of Laeken this evening, for the thirteenth informal summit of German-speaking nations. Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg, Hereditary Prince Alois of Liechtenstein, President Joachim Gauck of Germany and President Johann Schneider-Ammann of the Swiss Confederation were present for the welcoming dinner with their spouses (except for Luxembourg’s Grand Duchess), posing for photos … Continue reading

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King Philippe and Queen Mathilde To Pay State Visit To The Netherlands This November

  September 7, 2016 at 8:47 am by

It has been confirmed this morning that King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of the Belgians will pay a state visit to the Netherlands between November 28 and 30, accepting an invitation from Dutch King Willem-Alexander. The visit is to highlight the “close and wide-ranging relations” and “historic ties and social values” between the two countries. Belgium and the Netherlands are important trading partners. The Belgian and Dutch Royal Couples, November … Continue reading

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Queen Mathilde at the Launch of a New “Child Focus” Campaign

  September 6, 2016 at 2:31 pm by

As Honorary President of Child Focus, Her Majesty Queen Mathilde attended at the launch of a new campaign of the foundation. The event took place today, Tuesday September 6, at the Royal Palace in Brussels. The new campaign called “Dossier 116 000” is a detective, informative and educational game for children between 10-12 years old. The purpose of the game is to introduce the children with the foundation, its mission and … Continue reading

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It’s School Time for the Young Belgians

  September 1, 2016 at 8:09 am by

Today, Thursday September 1st, the four children of Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde started their first day of the 2016-2017 school year. Queen Mathilde accompanied the Duchess of Brabant (4th year of secondary education), Prince Gabriel (2nd year secondary) and Princess Eleonore (3rd year primary education) to the Sint-Jans Berchmans College, a Dutch school in Brussels. In the meantime King Philippe accompanied Prince Emmanuel (6th year of primary … Continue reading

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