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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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Princess Astrid Visits Indonesia, Meets with President

  March 15, 2016 at 2:26 pm by

Belgium’s Princess Astrid is currently on an economic mission to Indonesia with a number of government ministers, and she has met with both the country’s President and Vice-President. On the second day of the visit, Astrid attended an “Best of Belgium” food and gastronomy event and also met with Vice-President Jusuf Kalla. Small country, great food! Belgian show cooking event #BEmissionIDN in Jakarta. pic.twitter.com/Vdvg4gSlQs — Belgium MFA (@BelgiumMFA) March 14, … Continue reading

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Royals, Nobles and Celebrities In Ivory Coast

  March 14, 2016 at 10:53 am by

The Duke of Anjou and his wife the Duchess of Cadaval are in the Ivory Coast to visit a project of the ‘Children of Africa’ fund. The Duke posted several pictures on his Facebook page. They were not the only royals who visited the project: the socialite Princess Ira von Fürstenberg is also in Africa, as are Prince Edouard and Princess Isabella de Ligne de La Trémoïlle. The group was also … Continue reading

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Drinking and Dining for Charity

  March 14, 2016 at 10:34 am by

Princess Léa of Belgium, widow of Prince Alexandre, organised a charity dinner in Brussels city hall to raise money for her and her late husband’s foundation. The money that was raised during the dinner benifits a project of the  ‘Prince et Princesse Alexandre de Belgique’ foundation. The project will help the blind people of Belgium. The dinner wasn’t only attended by Princess Léa. Also present were Princess Maria Gabriella of … Continue reading

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The German President Farewells Belgium

  March 10, 2016 at 7:31 pm by

The third and last day of the German state visit to Belgium started today, Thursday March 10, with a visit in the Municipality of Liege. Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde accompanied President Joachim Gauck and his partner Daniela Schadt for a visit at the EVS Broadcast Equipment SA. The EVS is a technology company leader in the sector of video production founded in 1994. At their arrival they were wecomed … Continue reading

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Tiara Surprise: State Banquet in Brussels

  March 10, 2016 at 7:22 am by

Tiara events are rare in Belgium, but on Tuesday there was a State Banquet taking place at the Palace of Laeken in honor of the State Visit made by German President Joachim Gauck. Queen Mathilde reverted to her first own tiara, the laurel wreath tiara which she received as a wedding present from the Belgian nobility. This early 20th century jewel was the only tiara that the present Queen wore … Continue reading

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State Visit from Germany to Belgium – Day Two

  March 9, 2016 at 10:48 pm by

On Wednesday March 9, the second day of the German state visit, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde along with President Joachim Gauck and his partner Daniela Schadt paid a visit to the factory of the German luxury car manufacturer Audi based in Vorst. At their arrival, they were greeted by the CEO of Audi, Rupert Stadler, and the factory director, Patrick Danau. After the signing of the guest book took place a … Continue reading

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German President Arrives for Belgian State Visit

  March 8, 2016 at 9:48 pm by

The German President Joachim Gauck and his partner Daniela Schadt have begun a three-day State Visit to Belgium today, Tuesday March 8. Upon their arrival at the airport in Brussels, they were greeted by Didier Reynders, Minister of Foreign Affairs. Afterwards the President and Mrs Schadt were officially received by Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde in the courtyard of the Royal Palace. The King with President Gauck inspected the guard … Continue reading

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Queen Mathilde Celebrates Women’s Day In Advance

  March 4, 2016 at 5:35 am by

Belgium’s Queen Mathilde appropriately marked Women’s Day by meeting … women. The Queen went to Brugges in West Flanders to meet several outstanding women of the province. Although International Women’s Day is only on March 8th, the Queen schedueled this event for yesterday. During a lunch she spoke with outstanding women from the province of West Flanders. According to the Belgian palace, the queen wanted to give special attention to … Continue reading

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