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Belgian King and Queen Visit the Province of Flemish Brabant

  November 29, 2017 at 3:16 pm by

Today, Wednesday November 29, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde paid a visit to the Province of Flemish Brabant. The first stop was in the municipality of Grimbergen, where they visited the biofarm Den Diepen Boomgaard. This farm is a social workplace that focus on sustainability and aims to give opportunities to people to gain work experience and expertise. La ferme bio Den Diepen Boomgaard: social ét durable #VisiteProv #Grimbergen pic.twitter.com/UOfjjDZm6e … Continue reading

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Last Day in India for Philippe and Mathilde

  November 10, 2017 at 6:37 pm by

Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of the Belgians started the fifth and last day of their Indian state visit by playing cricket at the sporting ground Oval Maidan. At the event were present school children, and former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag, who works together with UNICEF India to promote the importance of sport among children. #Belgium’s Royal couple play cricket in #Mumbai, @virendersehwag presents King Philippe with autographed … Continue reading

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Philippe and Mathilde Continue in Mumbai Their State Visit to India

  November 9, 2017 at 8:29 pm by

On the fourth day of the state visit to India, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde moved on to Mumbai, capital city of the Indian State of Maharashtra. Upon their arrival, the Royal Couple was received by the Governor of the State of Maharashtra, Chennamaneni Vidyasagar Rao, and his wife Vinodha at Malabar Hill, the Residence of the Governor. After a meeting, the Governor hosted a lunch. In the afternoon the King and … Continue reading

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Belgian State Visit to India: Day Three

  November 8, 2017 at 7:03 pm by

Belgium’s King Philippe and Queen Mathilde started their third day in India with a separate program. In the morning the King went to the headquarters of the Confederation of Indian Industry for the opening of the Indian-Belgium business forum with Indian and Belgian CEOs that discussed about innovation, industry 4.0, sustainability and trade opportunities. The Queen, in the meantime, had a working breakfast along with the Deputy Prime Minister and … Continue reading

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Belgian State Visit to India: Day Two

  November 7, 2017 at 7:42 pm by

Today, Tuesday November 7, the second day of the state visit, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde were officially welcomed during a welcoming ceremony held in the courtyard of Rashtrapati Bhavan, the Indian Presidential Palace, in New Delhi. At the ceremony were present the Indian President, Ram Nath Kovind, along with his wife Savita Kovind and the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi. The King inspected the guard of honour and the … Continue reading

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Belgian King and Queen Begin State Visit to India

  November 6, 2017 at 11:51 am by

Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of The Belgians started today, Monday November 6, a week-long state visit to India. The Royal Couple arrived in India on Sunday accompanied by a large business and institutional delegation comprising of Belgian Ministers and CEOs of Belgian companies. On their first day, the King and Queen paid a visit to the famous mausoleum, Taj Mahal, built in Agra between 1631 and 1648 and … Continue reading

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Two Be(ne)lux State Visits Announced

  October 27, 2017 at 7:10 am by

Two Benelux State Visits have been announced yesterday. Both state visits will take place in November. King Philippe and Queen Mathilde will be visiting India from November 5th to 11th. The Belgian king and queen will be accompanied by Foreign Minister Didier Reynders and by the prime ministers of Belgium’s various regions and communities. The visit will focus mainly on New Delhi and Mumbai. The State Visit of the Grand … Continue reading

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Belgian King and Queen Visit the Province of Namur

  September 21, 2017 at 6:43 pm by

Today, Thursday September 21, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of the Belgians paid a visit to the Province of Namur. The first stop was in the municipality of Sombreffe where they visited Bébé Bus, a childcare for children from 0 to 3 years that offers support to the parents. This service is active in 30 municipalities of the Province of Namur. The Royal Couple met with the founders of Bébé … Continue reading

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Back To School For Belgium’s Young Royals

  September 1, 2017 at 10:30 am by

September 1 brings the first day of the academic year for Belgium’s schoolchildren, including the four children of the country’s King and Queen. The Duchess of Brabant, Prince Gabriel and Princess Eleonore were accompanied by their father, King Philippe, for the journey to Sint-Jans Berchmans College in Brussels, while Queen Mathilde dropped Prince Emmanuel off at the Eureka School in Kessel-Lo. Princess Eleonore, the youngest of the group, seems to have … Continue reading

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100 Years On: Royals Mark Centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele

  July 31, 2017 at 5:05 pm by

On July 31, the Prince of Wales, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Vice Admiral Tim Laurence and King and Queen of the Belgians attended commemorations of the centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele at the Tyne Cot ceremony near Ypres. Prince Charles gave a speech during the ceremony, where he said “we remember it is not only for the rain that fell, the mud that weighed down the living and swallowed the … Continue reading

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The Cambridges Commemorate the Hundredth Anniversary of the Battle of Passschendaele

  July 30, 2017 at 2:56 pm by

On July 30, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended a commemoration service on the one hundredth anniversary of the Battle of Passchendaele, which was held in Belgium at the Menin Gate in Ypres. They were joined by King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of the Belgians as well as British Prime Minister Theresa May; also present was Princess Anne’s husband Tim Laurence. The Battle of Passchendaele was the third battle at Ypres … Continue reading

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Belgian Royal Family Celebrates National Day

  July 21, 2017 at 6:41 pm by

The Royal Family of Belgium was out in force on Friday to help the country celebrate its National Day. King Philippe and Queen Mathilde were joined by their four children – Princess Elisabeth, Prince Gabriel, Prince Emmanuel and Princess Eleonore – for a Te Deum service at the Cathedral of St. Michael and St. Gudula in Brussels, while Princess Astrid and Prince Lorenz attended a service in Leuven, and Prince Laurent … Continue reading

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Bringing Out The Brights: Pink and Red For Mathilde and Astrid At Belgian National Day Concert

  July 20, 2017 at 7:12 pm by

On Thursday evening, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde were joined by Princess Astrid and Prince Lorenz for the traditional concert held by the Queen Elisabeth International Music Competition to mark the beginning of National Day festivities. The two couples attended the concert by the National Orchestra of Belgium and Ji Young Lim, the winner of the 2015 Queen Elisabeth Competition for Violin at the Palais des Beaux-Arts de Bruxelles. Queen Mathilde wore a … Continue reading

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Belgian Royal Family Visit Mercator Museum Ship

  July 1, 2017 at 5:35 pm by

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of the Belgians took their four children on a visit to the Mercator Museum Ship in Ostend on Saturday. Princess Elisabeth, Prince Gabriel, Prince Emmanuel and Princess Eléonore all showed great interest as they were shown around the ship’s decks. The ship was formerly a training ship of the Belgian merchant fleet, with sailing years between 1932 and 1961, upon which time it became a … Continue reading

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Now That’s A Cake! Queen Paola Celebrates 80th Birthday Surrounded By Family

  June 29, 2017 at 5:42 pm by

A special concert was held on Thursday evening at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel in Waterloo to celebrate the eightieth birthday of Belgium’s former Queen, Paola. Queen Paola, whose birthday is on September 11, was joined by almost all of her descendants – King Philippe and his wife Mathilde with their four children; Princess Astrid and her husband Lorenz with four of their five children (Princess Maria Laura was absent), their … Continue reading

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Mayors From All The Land: King Philippe and Queen Mathilde Host Reception

  June 27, 2017 at 2:00 pm by

At the Royal Palace of Laeken on Tuesday, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of the Belgians hosted a reception for all the mayors of Belgium’s towns and municipalities, to thank them for their work over the past year. Princess Astrid and Prince Lorenz were also present. Queen Mathilde repeated a gold silk cocktail dress with a white leaf print on the waistline from Natan. Merci pour votre engagement quotidien et votre dévouement! … Continue reading

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King Philippe and Queen Mathilde Enjoy Final Concert of Queen Elisabeth Music Competition

  June 15, 2017 at 7:52 pm by

The King and Queen of the Belgians were present in the Royal Box at the Brussels Centre for Fine Arts on Thursday evening for the final concert of this year’s Queen Elisabeth Music Competition. Performing were the top three laureates of this competition, this year held for cellists for the first time. Victor Julien-Laferrière from France was named the winner of the competition earlier this week; Yuya Okamoto from Japan came second, and Santiago … Continue reading

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Belgian King and Queen Host Queen Elisabeth Music Competition Jury

  May 30, 2017 at 3:52 pm by

The Queen Elisabeth Music Competition is now in its final week, and King Philippe and Queen Mathilde today hosted a reception at the Royal Palace of Brussels for members of the jury who will be deciding this year’s winner. This year the competition has been opened to cellists for the first time. Queen Mathilde, who is Honorary President of the QEMC, looked lovely in a lime green sleeveless dress with … Continue reading

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King Philippe and Queen Mathilde Meet The President of The United States

  May 24, 2017 at 2:14 pm by

This afternoon, Wednesday May 24, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde received the President of the United States, Donald Trump, and his wife the First Lady, Melania Trump, at the Royal Palace in Brussels. The Royal Couple and the Presidential Couple posed for official photos and then  a private audience took place. The President of the United States is currently in Europe to meet with European leaders and European … Continue reading

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Royals Express Sorrow Over Manchester Attack

  May 23, 2017 at 7:36 am by

Europe’s heads of state have this morning expressed their sorrow and solidarity following the terrorist attack in Manchester last night, which killed 22 people when a bomb went off as people were leaving an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena. Over 50 people were injured in the attack. Other royals also shared their messages of support on social media. Queen Elizabeth II this morning issued a message to the Lord-Lieutenant … Continue reading

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