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It’s School Time for the Young Belgians

  September 1, 2016 at 8:09 am by

Today, Thursday September 1st, the four children of Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde started their first day of the 2016-2017 school year. Queen Mathilde accompanied the Duchess of Brabant (4th year of secondary education), Prince Gabriel (2nd year secondary) and Princess Eleonore (3rd year primary education) to the Sint-Jans Berchmans College, a Dutch school in Brussels. In the meantime King Philippe accompanied Prince Emmanuel (6th year of primary … Continue reading

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State Visit to Japan On Belgian King and Queen’s Agenda

  August 15, 2016 at 7:30 am by

It has been announced that King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of the Belgians will pay a state visit to Japan this October, on the invitation of Emperor Akihito. The visit will take place between October 9 to 15, to celebrate the 150th anniversary of bilateral relations between the two countries and to “further develop the relationship of friendship, goodwill and cooperation that our countries have built in a variety of fields”, … Continue reading

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Let The Games Begin! Rio Olympics Kick Off With Colourful Opening Ceremony

  August 5, 2016 at 9:57 pm by

The Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games has gone off in a sea of colour at the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, with several royals in attendance cheering on their country’s athletes as they entered the stadium. Showcasing Brazil’s long and diverse history, the ceremony took the audience on a journey of the country’s development, with large amounts of the music and colour that Brazil is known globally … Continue reading

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Belgian Royal Family Comes Out For National Day

  July 21, 2016 at 5:21 pm by

The King and Queen of the Belgians were joined by their four children – Princess Elisabeth, Prince Gabriel, Prince Emmanuel and Princess Eléonore – during the country’s National Day celebrations earlier today. First up was the annual Te Deum service at the Cathedral of St Michael and St Gudula, followed by a military and civilian defile outside the Royal Palace. Prince Laurent was also present for the festivities. Queen Mathilde opted for … Continue reading

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Concert Begins National Day Celebrations in Belgium

  July 20, 2016 at 7:54 pm by

Belgium’s National Day celebrations began this evening with the annual ‘Prelude to National Day’ concert. King Philippe and Queen Mathilde were joined by Princess Astrid and Prince Lorenz at the Brussels Centre for Fine Arts for the concert, which included performances by the Belgian National Orchestra and a 2011 laureate of the Queen Elisabeth Music Competition. The Queen looked lovely in a midnight blue cocktail dress with a silver thread … Continue reading

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Royals Offer Condolences To France Following Terrorist Attack in Nice

  July 16, 2016 at 7:38 am by

After the horrific terrorist attack in Nice, France on Thursday night – as the country was full of joy celebrating Bastille Day – heads of state have offered their condolences to French President François Hollande and the victims and families of the 84 people killed in the attack. Britain’s Queen Elizabeth sent a message on behalf of herself and Prince Philip, offering “most sincere condolences to you, the families of … Continue reading

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King Philippe and Queen Mathilde Visit An Exhibition in Ghent

  July 9, 2016 at 6:48 am by

Yesterday, Friday July 8, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde paid a visit to the exhibition “Between God and Money. The Golden Age of the Southern Netherlands” held at the Provincial Center for Culture Caermersklooster in Ghent. Filip en Mathilde hebben kunstuitje https://t.co/yW3TNRqeZt pic.twitter.com/ZSxcDW0y5p — Vorsten (@VorstenNL) July 9, 2016 At their arrival to the Provincial Center the Royal Couple was welcomed by the Mayor of Ghent, Daniel Termont, … Continue reading

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Belgian Monarchs Receive the Duke and Duchess of Wellington

  July 7, 2016 at 6:45 pm by

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde have received two special guests at the Royal Palace of Laeken, welcoming the Duke and Duchess of Wellington to their home. The reason for the visit is unknown, though the Duke’s heritage links him to Belgium: the Dukes of Wellington have also held the title ‘Prince of Waterloo’ since 1815, when the 1st Duke defeated Napoleon. The 9th Duke also owns an estate in the country … Continue reading

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King Philippe and Queen Mathilde Meet the President of Argentina

  July 4, 2016 at 12:48 pm by

Today, Monday July 4th, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of the Belgians received the President of Argentina, Mauricio Macri and his wife, Juliana Awada at the Royal Palace in Brussels. After posing for official photos, took place an audience between the Royal Couple and the Presidential Couple. The President of the Argentine Republic is currently on an European tour to meet with European leaders and European Institutions. President of … Continue reading

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Princess Elisabeth Joins King Philippe and Queen Mathilde at Kroningsfeesten

  July 3, 2016 at 11:47 am by

Today, Sunday July 3rd, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde, along with their elder daughter Princess Elisabeth, attended the celebrations of the 18th edition of the Kroningsfeesten in Tongeren, in the province of Limburg. The Kroningsfeesten is celebrated every seven years and started in 1890 when the statue of Our Lady of Tongeren was first crowned. During the festivities are planned exhibitions, concerts and theater performances. This afternoon the Royal … Continue reading

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No Joy For Princess Elisabeth As The Red Devils Go Down To Wales

  July 1, 2016 at 9:34 pm by

Despite the best encouragement of herself and her siblings earlier in the day, Belgium’s Princess Elisabeth was unable to leave the Stade Pierre-Mauroy in Lille with a smile on her face as the Belgian Red Devils lost 3-1 to Wales in their EURO quarter-final match. The 14-year-old attended the match with her father, King Philippe; both showing their support wearing Belgium scarves. #EURO2016 #WALBEL #BEL Go @BelRedDevils go!!! #ComeOnBelgium #TOUSENSEMBLE #tousenfrance … Continue reading

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Go You Red Devils! Philippe and Mathilde Cheer on Belgian Football Team

  June 26, 2016 at 6:27 pm by

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of the Belgians were in the crowd on Sunday at the Stadium de Toulouse in Toulouse to watch the Belgian team take on Hungary in the round of 16 in the UEFA European Championship. The pair, wearing the Belgian colours, were rewarded for their enthusiastic cheers, as the Red Devils annihilated Hungary 4-0. Belgium will now face Wales in the quarter finals on Friday. #TousALille 4th finals #EURO2016 Congrats, proud … Continue reading

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King Philippe and Queen Mathilde Visit The Emile Verhaeren Exhibition

  June 7, 2016 at 8:33 am by

Earlier today, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde visited the ‘Emile Verhaeren, een dichter voor Europa’ exhibition on late 19th – early 20th century poet Emile Verhaeren in Sint-Amands. The royals were welcomed by Sint-Amands mayor Peter Van Hoeymissen and Antwerp province governor Cathy Berx. The royals laid flower tribute on the grave of Emile Verhaeren. They then made their way by foot to the Verhaeren Museum where the poets work … Continue reading

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Queen Mathilde Joined By Husband At First Piano Finals

  May 24, 2016 at 4:49 am by

Last night Queen Mathilde of the Belgians was joined by her husband King Philippe at the first concert for the semi-finals for piano music of the Queen Elisabeth Music Competition. The concert was held at the BOZAR in Brussels. The king and queen posed in front of a bust of Queen Elisabeth of the Belgians, great-grandmother of King Philippe. She started the competition in 1937. The competition was only named … Continue reading

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Belgian Royal Family Remembers Victims of Brussels Attacks

  May 22, 2016 at 3:33 pm by

Exactly two months after the Brussels attacks on March 22nd, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde attended a ceremony in the royal palace of Brussels to commemorate the victims and to pay tribute to the emergency services. The monarchs were joined by King Albert II, Queen Paola, Princess Astrid, Prince Lorenz, Prince Laurent and Princess Claire and 500 guests. In his speech the king said that it should not be forgotten … Continue reading

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Queen Rania Buys Chocolates In “Charming Old” Bruges

  May 20, 2016 at 5:01 am by

King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan finished their state visit to Belgium yeserday with a visit to the town of Zeebrugge and the city of Bruges in West Flanders. in Bruges the royals visited a school and the Memling museum. Afterwards they walked through the town and participated with the crowds. The royal party was greeted by the governor of the province and by the mayor of Bruges. … Continue reading

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Speeches, Orders, Diamonds and Gowns at Laeken For Jordan’s King and Queen

  May 18, 2016 at 5:02 pm by

Tonight the Belgian king and queen hosted a state banquet for king Abdullah II and queen Rania of Jordan at the palace of Laeken. Jordan’s king and queen both received the Leopold order while the king of Belgium wore the order of al-Hussein bin Ali.  Queen Mathilde received the Supreme Order of the Renaissance. Queen Rania was dressed in a black and white dress, wearing a diamond bracelet as a … Continue reading

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Official Welcome For King Abdullah II and Queen Rania as State Visit Starts

  May 18, 2016 at 6:56 am by

King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan were officially welcomed at Brussels Palace square by the Belgian king and queen. The Jordanian monarchs were received with great ceremony: the Belgian national gards paraded on their horses before the two national anthems were played. Queen Mathilde was dressed in a pale yellow outfit with a large elegant creme coloured hat. Queen Rania wore a pink dress and coat, which was … Continue reading

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Family Welcome for King Abdullah II and Queen Rania in Belgium

  May 17, 2016 at 11:57 pm by

King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan arrived in at Melsbroek military airport, Belgium on tuesday, a day before the official state visit starts.The king and queen were welcomed by King Philippe and Queen Mathilde at their private residence, Laeken Castle. In the evening the palace released a photo of the two royal couples and Princess Elisabeth, Prince Emmanuel and Princess Éleonore. The official state visit will start today … Continue reading

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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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