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King Philippe and Queen Mathilde, Current Events, Part 2 (Sept. 2017 - present)



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Old 09-21-2017, 05:45 AM
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King Philippe and Queen Mathilde are visiting the Province of Namur today, September 21:



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** lameuse gallery: Sombreffe: le Roi et la Reine ont visité le Bébébus **


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Old 09-25-2017, 10:13 AM
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King Philippe and Queen Mathilde received Peter John Cosgrove, Governor General of the Commonwealth of Australia, and his wife in Brussels today, September 25:


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King Philippe and Queen Mathilde attended the 14th informal summit of German-speaking head of states in Luxembourg today, September 27:



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Today the King and the Queen received the rectors of the big Belgian universities this afternoon for a work lunch at the Castle in Laeken.

https://www.monarchie.be/nl/agenda/l...universiteiten
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King Philippe and Queen Mathilde attend at a reception for people who have been betstowed with the grace of nobility, on Tuesday 14 November at the Royal Palace

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Here are some photos shared by the Palace and a pictured article:


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** dailymail: Business as usual! Queen Mathilde of Belgium looks typically chic in a cream blouse and green lace skirt as she joins King Philippe..**



And this evening King Philippe and Queen Mathilde hosted a dinner for young entrepreneurs:


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Did the King grant new noble titles of late?
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He did last July, on occasion of the National Day.

Here is an article (in French) reporting the list of those who were granted titles of nobility in July 2017:
http://www.lalibre.be/actu/belgique/...70d65d24da6ec8

Translation: https://translate.google.it/translat...-text=&act=url
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Are these new titles of nobility for life or hereditary?
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IIRC they are all personal titles, granted for life.
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IIRC they are all personal titles, granted for life.
But the King can grant hereditary titles as well? Didn't Mathilde's father and brother get elevated to counts before her marriage to Philippe?
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Yes, the King can create hereditary titles. King Albert II indeed did for Mathilde's father and uncles, whom were granted the heriditary title of Count d'Udekem d'Acoz, for themselves and their descendants.
More recently, as an example, in 2014 King Philippe conferred the hereditary title of Count to Baron Paul Buysse.
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King Philippe and Queen Mathilde attend at a reception for people who have been betstowed with the grace of nobility, on Tuesday 14 November at the Royal Palace

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This annual reception got a nice upgrade this year. The new nobles are now received in front of the seated audience in the mirror room, music was added, … Looks much more like a ceremony and not just like a reception and the changes compared to previous years make it much more special and festive for all persons involved.
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King Philippe and Queen Mathilde hosted a reception for the newly appointed suppliers holding a 'Royal warrant of appointment' today, November 21:



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King Philippe and Queen Mathilde visit to the DVI Disaster Victim Identification team of the federal police, on 23 November , in Brussels.

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King Philippe and Queen Mathilde made a visit to the Province of Flemish Brabant today, November 29:



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King Philippe and Queen Mathilde received the President of the Republic of Haiti and his wife at the Royal Palace today, December 14:


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King Philippe and Queen Mathilde hold their annual Reception for Diplomats tonight at the Castle of Laeken

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Here are some more photos provided by the Palace:


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