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Belgian National Day

  July 22, 2014 at 6:03 am by

The Belgian Royal Family celebrated National Day this past days. The celebrations started on Sunday July 20 when King Philippe and Queen Mathilde along with Princess Astrid, Prince Lorenz, Prince Laurent and Princess Claire attended the concert “Prelude to National Day” which took plac at the Centre for Fine Arts in Brussels hosted by the Queen Elizabeth and the National Orchestra of Belgium. Later on, the King and the Queen were … Continue reading

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Belgian Photo Session at Sealife National Marine Park

  July 12, 2014 at 11:15 pm by

The King and Queen of the Belgians and their four children today participated in a photo session at the Sealife National Marine Park in Blankenberge. During their visit, in which Dutch was the main language spoken, the family first spent time at Expedition Turtle, where a number of different turtle species are on display. Princess Elisabeth, Prince Gabriel, Prince Emmanuel and Princess Eléonore then were shown by carers how to prepare … Continue reading

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D-Day 70th Anniversary Commemorations

  June 6, 2014 at 7:56 am by

Royals from across Europe, as well as many heads of state, have gathered in Normandy to mark the seventieth anniversary of the D-Day landings, the Allied invasion of German-occupied territory which became the beginning of the end of World War Two. This morning, local time, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall attended a Royal British Legion service at the Bayeux Cathedral, as did British Prime Minister David Cameron … Continue reading

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Belgian Introductory Visit to Sweden

  April 29, 2014 at 11:25 pm by

Today, April 29th, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde paid an introductory visit to Sweden. The King and the Queen were welcomed at the Royal Palace in Stockholm by King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia. At the luncheon hosted by the Swedish King and Queen, were also present Crown Princess Victoria, her husband Prince Daniel and Prince Carl Philip. In the early afternoon, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde visited the … Continue reading

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Belgian Royal Birthdays

  April 15, 2014 at 10:31 pm by

The King of the Belgians celebrates his 54th birthday on April 15th. Philippe was born at the Chateau de Belvedere in Brussels in 1960, the eldest child and son of former King Albert II and Queen Paola. The infant Prince was baptised with the names Philippe Léopold Louis Marie at the Church of Saint-Jacques-sur-Coudenberg near the Royal Palace in Brussels. Chosen as his godparents were his paternal grandfather, former King Leopold III … Continue reading

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Prince Laurent Discharged From Hospital

  April 9, 2014 at 4:21 am by

Belgium’s Prince Laurent was discharged from hospital yesterday afternoon, after spending three weeks in hospital suffering from pneumonia. The spokesperson for the Royal Court, Pierre-Emmanuel Bauw, confirmed the news, saying that the Prince had been determined stable enough by his doctors at the Brussels Saint-Luc University Hospital to complete his recovery at home. Prince Laurent was admitted to the hospital on March 18, and then placed in an induced coma the … Continue reading

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Chinese State Visit to Belgium

  April 2, 2014 at 12:24 am by

Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife, Mrs Peng Liyuan, started a three day state visit to Belgium on March 30. The President and his wife arrived at the Zaventem Airport in Brussels in the morning, and were welcomed at the airport by Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo. Then, outside the Royal Palace, took place the welcoming ceremony at the presence of King Philippe and Queen Mathilde. After a performace … Continue reading

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King and Queen of the Belgians Visit London

  March 13, 2014 at 9:59 pm by

The King and Queen of the Belgians arrived in London shortly before noon today for a brief introductory visit to the United Kingdom. The couple and their entourage flew in on a Belgian Air Force jet, which had been slightly delayed due to fog over London. The Palace of Westminster was the first stop for the Belgians, as they met with Parliament leadership and the chairmen of the House of … Continue reading

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Belgian Introductory Visit to Italy

  February 23, 2014 at 3:15 am by

On Wednesday February 19th, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde paid an introductory visit to Italy. The Royal Couple arrived in Rome in the late morning, accompanied by the Prime Minister, Elio Di Rupo, and the Foreign Minister, Didier Reynders. At Quirinale, the Presidential Palace, the King and the Queen were welcomed with military honors then they were greeted by the Italian President Giorgio Napolitano. After posing for photos, took place … Continue reading

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Belgian Introductory Visit to Germany

  February 18, 2014 at 11:39 pm by

On February 17th, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde made an introductory visit to Germany. The Royal Couple, accompanied by Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo and Foreign Minister Didier Reynders, arrived in Berlin at around 11 o’clock. At their arrival in the German capital, they went to the Bellevue Palace. Outside the Presidential Palace, the King and the Queen were greeted by the German President, Joachim Gauck, and the First Lady, … Continue reading

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Belgian Introductory Visit to France

  February 7, 2014 at 8:10 am by

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde paid an introductory visit to France on Thursday February 6th. The Royal Couple arrived in Paris by high speed train around noon, accompanied by Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo and the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Didier Reynders. Upon arrival in the French capital, the King and the Queen went near Pont de la Concorde where is situated an equestrian monument in memory of King Albert … Continue reading

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Belgian Official Visit To Luxembourg

  December 2, 2013 at 9:17 pm by

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium made a one-day visit to Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg on Monday December 2th. The Royal Couple was accompanied by the Belgian Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo and the Vice-Premier and Foreign Minister Didier Reynders. Arriving at 11 o’clock, the King and the Queen were welcomed by the Grand Duke and the Grand Duchess, and after the inspection … Continue reading

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Belgian Introductory Visit To The Netherlands

  November 10, 2013 at 5:32 am by

On Friday November 8th, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium made an introductory visit to King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands. King Philippe and Queen Mathilde were received by the King and the Queen of the Netherlands at the Noordeinde Palace. The King and Queen of Belgium were accompanied by the Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo and the Foreign Minister Didier Reynders. After an audience at the Royal Palace, … Continue reading

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King Philippe and Queen Mathilde Visit Bruges and Brussels

  November 8, 2013 at 8:35 am by

On Friday October 25, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde visited Bruges in the Province of West-Flanders. The Royal Couple arrived at 11 o’clock and were welcomed at the Provincial Court by the Provincial Governor, Carl Decaluwe and the Mayor of Bruges, Renaat Landuyt. After the welcoming speech of the Governor, the King and the Queen received gifts and signed the Golden Book. Later King Philippe and Queen Mathilde attended a working lunch … Continue reading

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King Philippe And Queen Mathilde Continue Joyeuse Entree’s

  October 25, 2013 at 2:18 am by

On Wednesday October 16th, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde visited Gent in the Province of East-Flanders. The Royal couple arrived in the morning and where welcomed in the Provincial Government building by the Governor of the Province Jan Briers and the Mayor of Gent Daniel Termont. After signing the Guest Book, the King and Queen visited the Saint Bavo Cathedral where they had a chance to check on the works of … Continue reading

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King Philippe and Queen Mathilde in Liege

  October 13, 2013 at 4:51 am by

On Friday October 11th, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde visited Liege. The Royal Couple, who arrived in Liege at 11 o’clock, were received at the Provincial Palace by the Liege Governor Michel Foret and the and Mayor Willy Demeyer. After signing the Guest Book, the King and the Queen had a meeting with a delegation of workers of ArcelorMittal and the Walloon Minister of Economy Jean-Claude Marcourt. The the Royal Couple … Continue reading

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Indian President Visits Belgium

  October 9, 2013 at 11:05 pm by

The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, has made an official visit to Belgium between October 2nd and 5th. This is the first official visit made by a President of India to Belgium. It follows the state visit made by King Albert and Queen Paola to India last year. The President was welcomed at Military Airport Melsbroek at Brussels by King Philippe. It was described as a rare gesture of His … Continue reading

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Belgian King and Queen Continue Province Visits

  October 5, 2013 at 4:42 am by

On Friday September 27th in the afternoon, the King and the Queen visited Antwerp, the Capital of the Antwerp Province. The Royal Couple were welcomed at the museum MAS (Museum aan de Stroom) by the Mayor of Antwerp Bart De Wever and the Governor of the Province Cathy Berx. After signing the Golden Book, the King and the Queen received a photo of Prince Baudouin taken in 1935 when he was … Continue reading

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King Philippe and Queen Mathilde in Hasselt

  September 26, 2013 at 11:02 pm by

On Tuesday September 24th, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde visited Hasselt in the Province of Limbourg. The Royal Couple arrived at 11 o’clock and were welcomed by Governor Herman Reynders in the Provincial House where they signed the Golden Book. After being presented to deputies, mayors and 120 invited guests, the King and the Queen met a delegation of Ford workers who are losing their job following the closure of the … Continue reading

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King Philippe and Queen Mathilde in Mons

  September 19, 2013 at 9:56 pm by

On Tuesday September 17th, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde visited Mons in the Province of Hainaut. Arriving in Mons at 11:00, the Royal Couple were welcomed at the Provincial Palace by the Mayor of Mons, Elio Di Rupo, the Governor of the Province of Hainaut, Tommy Leclercq and the Walloon Minister-President Rudy Demotte. At the Town Hall, the King and the Queen signed the Golden Book of the Province and … Continue reading

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