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Queen Mathilde Presents “Queen Mathilde Prize” 2016

  May 13, 2016 at 1:05 pm by

Yesterday, Thursday May 12, Her Majesty Queen Mathilde awarded the “Queen Mathilde Prize” 2016 in a ceremony held at the royal Palace in Brussels.The theme of this year was: “Each One, Teach One”, dedicated about the importance of tutoring young people who has issues in the school homeworks. The winner of this year’s award was the “Ecole de Devoirs ASSISA” from Liege. This school is active in the disadvantage neighborhood … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: An Engagement in Belgium

  May 13, 2016 at 10:00 am by

May 13, 1984: Princess Astrid of Belgium and Archduke Lorenz of Austria-Este announced their engagement, before posing for the press in the gardens of Chateau Belvédère, Brussels. The couple were married that September and have five children: Amedeo, Maria Laura, Joachim, Luisa Maria and Laetitia Maria.

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Belgian King and Queen Share Three Events In One Day

  May 11, 2016 at 10:55 am by

A busy day for the king and queen of Belgium. Together with their son they participated in three seperate events. In the morning King Philippe I and Queen Mathilde received school directors from Brussels in the royal palace to talk about the challenges, tools and prospects of Belgian education. Réunion de travail avec des directeurs d'écoles sur l'#enseignement à #Bruxelles: défis, outils et perspectives pic.twitter.com/nMLWBGQLzK — Belgian Royal Palace (@MonarchieBe) … Continue reading

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Four State Visits Not To Be Missed

  May 10, 2016 at 1:31 am by

Missing all the lavish welcoming ceremonies, dinners and the royal ladies in their crowns and ball gowns? No worries, there are four upcoming state visits starting today which the royal watchers will certainly enjoy. Here are the dates for the upcoming visits with a link to their threads. State Visit from Chile to Sweden, May 10-12, 2016 – Thread Luxembourg State Visit to Finland: May 10-12, 2016 – Thread State Visit from … Continue reading

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Queen Mathilde Takes Youngest Daughter Along To Piano Semi-Finals

  May 9, 2016 at 4:12 pm by

Belgium’s Queen Mathilde and her youngest daughter Princess Eléonore went to the Flagey building in Elsene, Brusels this afternoon to listen to the semi-finalists on the piano of the annual Queen Elisabeth Music Competition. The first round of the piano was last week. Of the 76 finalists only 24 made it to the semi-finals. The young musicians have to perform twice for an international jury. Each afternoon there will be … Continue reading

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Meet the In-Laws: Princess Alix Introduces Fiancé to Uncles

  April 28, 2016 at 11:51 am by

Princess Alix de Ligne took her fiance Count Guillaume de Dampierre to São Paulo, Brazil to introduce him to her august uncles, Prince Dom Luiz of Brazil (77), chef of the Imperial family and Dom Bertrand (75), Prince Imperial. Also present were Princess Alix’ cousins, Prince Rafael of Brazil and Prince Pedro Alberto de Orleans-Bragança. Princess Alix and Count Guillaume will marry in two months in Belgium. They invited their … Continue reading

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Queen Mathilde Baptises a New Installation Vessel

  April 28, 2016 at 9:15 am by

Today, Thursday April 28, Her Majesty Queen Mathilde of the Belgians baptised a new dredging installation vessel, Vole Au Vent, in the port of Ostend in West-Flanders in the presence of the Governor of the West-Flanders, Carl Decaluwe and the State Secretary for Social Fraud, Privacy and the North Sea Bart Tommelein. Baptême navire d'installation 'Vole au Vent' de #JanDeNul pour la construction d'éoliennes #énergieéolienne #Ostende pic.twitter.com/QtWUnNA3kx — Belgian Royal Palace … Continue reading

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Stripes for Queen Mathilde As She Attends Flower Show with King Philippe

  April 21, 2016 at 5:30 pm by

Queen Mathilde opted for a multicolour striped dress from Natan as she opened the FLORALIËN Gent International Flower Show today with her husband, King Philippe. The A-line dress in blue, orange, brown and cream was paired with orange accessories. Philippe and Mathilde cut the ribbon marking the opening of the flower show, which runs until May 1, before being given a tour of some of the exhibits – including that of Japan, … Continue reading

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Queen Mathilde Sees Exhibition Through The Eyes of Google Cardboard

  April 14, 2016 at 9:23 pm by

Dressed in a pale pink leopard print skirt and matching blouse, Queen Mathilde today paid a visit to the Fine Arts Museum in Brussels. The purpose of the visit was to see the exhibition “From Floris to Rubens” that showcases drawings by the artists. The Queen was shown around the exhibition by its curator, Stefaan Hautekeete. She also tried out the new Google Cardboard Viewer, which has been designed to … Continue reading

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New Photograph of Belgium’s Royal Children

  April 13, 2016 at 7:54 am by

The Belgian Royal Court today released a new photograph featuring the four children of King Philippe and Queen Mathilde. Princess Elisabeth, Prince Gabriel, Prince Emmanuel and Princess Eléonore pose with the family dog in front of the Royal Greenhouses at Laeken Palace. Het Belgische koningshuis heeft een nieuwe foto van de 4 kinderen van koning Filip en koningin Mathilde vrijgegeven pic.twitter.com/R97Iy3qAd2 — Vorsten (@VorstenNL) April 13, 2016

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First Baby on the Way for Amedeo and Elisabetta…Next Month!

  April 9, 2016 at 5:46 pm by

After brief rumblings of a pregnancy this week, the Belgian Royal Court has confirmed that Prince Amedeo, eldest son of Princess Astrid and Prince Lorenz, and his wife Elisabetta are expecting their first child. And the biggest surprise is that the baby is due sometime next month! The baby will be the first grandchild on both sides of the family, and will be the first great-grandchild of King Albert and … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: Princess Paola in Rome with Her Children

  April 8, 2016 at 9:00 am by

April 8, 1969: Paola, Princess of Liège and her two eldest children, Prince Philippe (aged 8, just days before his 9th birthday) and Princess Astrid (aged 7), during a visit to Rome. This photo is taken outside the home of Paola’s mother, the Dowager Princess Ruffo di Calabria.

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Queen Mathilde Attends UN Development Meeting

  April 7, 2016 at 6:01 pm by

Queen Mathilde of Belgium participated in a round table conference for the 2016 Cooperation Forum for the United Nations Development. The theme for this year was “Rethinking Development Cooperation for the Sustainable Development Goals”. Queen Mathilde gave the opening speech. The conference was held at Egmont Palace in Brussels. Embed from Getty Images Queen Mathilde during the conference on April 7, 2016.

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“My Name Is On A Black List, Between Terrorists and Dictators”

  March 30, 2016 at 3:43 pm by

Delphine Boël continues her search for recognition by her father King Albert II. Boël gave an interview to the Flemish magazine Humo where she explains how her ‘life became a hell’. She also claims that the name of her and her family is on an international black list, between those of terrorists and dictators. She names an example: to her surprise she received a notification from her British bank that … Continue reading

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King Albert and Queen Paola Celebrate Easter in The Vatican

  March 27, 2016 at 3:56 pm by

Belgium’s King Albert II and Queen Paola celebrated the Easter holiday in the Vatican, attending the annual Easter Sunday mass at St Peter’s Square. The couple were greeted by Pope Francis at the end of the mass as he travelled round the Square in the ‘popemobile’ at the conclusion of the mass. The former King was seen taking photographs of the mass with his Nikon during the event.

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Philippe and Mathilde Visit Hospital, Attend National Memorial for Attack Victims

  March 24, 2016 at 9:38 pm by

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde paid a visit to the University Hospital in Leuven to meet with victims of Tuesday’s terrorist attack and the doctors who worked to save their lives. The royal couple spent much more time than planned at the hospital, in the intensive care unit and then in the operating rooms where they were shown metal bomb fragments that were removed from the victims during surgery. Queen … Continue reading

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King Philippe and Queen Mathilde Meet With Medical Staff In Wake of Terrorist Attacks

  March 23, 2016 at 8:02 am by

The Belgian King and Queen this morning visit the Erasmus Hospital in Anderlecht, where they were given a briefing by medical staff on the conditions and injuries suffered by victims of yesterday’s horrific terrorist attack in the Belgian capital, which killed over 30 people. They also met with volunteers who provided medical aid across the day and also some of the victims which were taken to this particular hospital. Erasmus ziekenhuis … Continue reading

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Belgian King, Fellow Monarchs React To Brussels Attacks

  March 22, 2016 at 7:41 am by

At least 28 people have been killed in Brussels this morning, as explosions occurred at the city’s airport and at a metro station. The Belgian Royal Court issued a statement from King Philippe, saying that he and Queen Mathilde were “shocked by the horrific attacks” on the city. Their thoughts are with the victims and their families in this terrible time. The royal couple’s agenda for the next two days … Continue reading

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Queen Mathilde Visits A Psychiatric Hospital

  March 18, 2016 at 12:16 pm by

During the week of cares, Queen Mathilde of Belgium visits the Asster psychiatric hospital today in Sint-Truiden. The Limburg Province governor Herman Reynders welcomed Queen Mathilde upon her arrival to the hospital. Queen Mathilde toured the hospital and spoke to the staff. The hospital were happy of The Queen’s visit and they hope that the visit will encourage people not see mental health as a taboo. Embed from Getty Images

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Belgium’s Monarchs Visit Media Company, Test Out Green Screen

  March 17, 2016 at 4:20 pm by

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde today paid a visit to the RTL House studios in Brussels, where they were shown a number of aspects of the media company’s work, including a visit to the studios of Place Royale where they got to try out the green screen. Visite au studio de @RTLPlaceRoyale pic.twitter.com/biVhxdh8xZ — Belgian Royal Palace (@MonarchieBe) March 17, 2016 The monarchs met many directors and staff during their visit, … Continue reading

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