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Few Belgian Royals Show Up to Remember their Deceased Relatives

  February 17, 2016 at 9:09 am by

Today was the annual mass to remember the deceased members of the Belgian Royal Family in the Notre Dame de Laeken. In previous years the mass was usually attended by most adult members of the Belgian Royal family. Today only the King, Queen, Princess Esmeralda and Princess Léa attended. Princess Léa’s son Renaud Bichara, Princess Margaretha of Luxembourg and her husband Prince Nikolaus of Liechtenstein were also present. The palace … Continue reading

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Greetings From Verbier

  February 8, 2016 at 4:20 pm by

King Philippe of the Belgians, his wife Queen Mathilde and their four children are spending their annual winter vacation in Verbier, Switzerland. The Belgian palace released several photos of the family on skis. Crown Princess Elisabeth, Prince Gabriël, Prince Emmanuel and Princess Eléonore can enjoy the Swiss slopes for the rest of the week. Belgian schools will only open next Monday. More photos here.

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Belgian Royals Are Looking For Balance

  January 29, 2016 at 3:51 am by

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of The Belgians continued their never-ending circle of New Years receptions. Yesterday they received the Belgian authorities at the Royal Palace in Brussels. Princess Astrid and her husband Lorenz also attended the reception. Unsurprisingly absent were Prince Laurent and his wife and King Albert II and Queen Paola. Prince Laurent has significantly decreased his number of public events since his annual dotation has been lowered. … Continue reading

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Belgian and Dutch Royals Attend EU Presidency Concert

  January 22, 2016 at 7:33 pm by

On the occasion of the start of the Dutch Presidency of the European Union, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium along with King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of The Netherlands attended on Friday the official opening concert. The concert, held at the Centre for Fine Arts in Brussels, was performed by the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra that was led by the Swedish conductor Herbert Blomstedt. They played compositions by Wagner Prelude and … Continue reading

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Belgian Royals Attend Christmas Concert

  December 16, 2015 at 2:28 pm by

King Philippe, Queen Mathilde and their four children – Princess Elisabeth, Prince Gabriel, Prince Emmanuel and Princess Eleonore – have attended the annual Christmas concert at the Royal Palace in Brussels today. The family, all the children matching in festive red and black, posed for photographs in front of the large Palace Christmas tree before the concert. Embed from Getty Images Afterwards they spent time chatting with the musicians, and … Continue reading

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Philipe And Mathilde Watch A Tennis Match

  November 27, 2015 at 12:08 pm by

King Philippe of Belgium and Queen Mathilde attended the opening ceremony of the Davis Cup Final 2015. The match took place at the Flanders Expo in Ghent, Belgium. The royals watched the singles match between David Goffin of Belgium and Kyle Edmund of Great Britain on day one of the Davis Cup Final 2015. View image | gettyimages.com 8

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New Decree Issued Regarding Titles of the Belgian Royals

  November 24, 2015 at 3:44 pm by

A new decree has been issued in Belgium regulating the titles of members of the royal family, superseding the decree issued in 1991 by King Baudouin. Going forward, only children and grandchildren of the monarch and the heir to the throne will received the title Prince or Princess of Belgium. This means that King Philippe’s younger children – Princes Gabriel and Emmanuel and Princess Eleonore – will only be able … Continue reading

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King Philippe and Queen Mathilde Visit Hainaut

  November 19, 2015 at 2:07 pm by

Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde paid a visit to the Province of Hainaut today, Thursday November 19. Upon their arrival in the municipality of Ath, the Royal Couple went to the “Institut Technique Libre”, an advanced technology center. During the visit the King and Queen made a tour of the Institute along with some students who showed them the results of their works. Visite en province de #Hainaut: centre … Continue reading

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Belgian State Visit To Poland: Days Two and Three

  October 15, 2015 at 4:23 pm by

The second day of the Belgian State Visit to Poland, Wednesday October 14, started with a separate program for King Philippe and Queen Mathilde. In the morning the King had a meeting at the Parliament along with Didier Reynders, Belgium’s Foreign Minister, and other polish politicians. Among other topics it was discussed about the situation in Syria and Ukraine. Afterward King Philippe visited the headquarters of the Belgian bakery group “La … Continue reading

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Belgian State Visit To Poland: Day One

  October 13, 2015 at 10:47 pm by

On Tuesday, 13 October, His Majesty King Philippe and Her Majesty Queen Mathilde of the Belgians started a three-day State Visit to Poland. The Royal Couple arrived in Warsaw around 10 o’clock. They attended an official welcome ceremony in the courtyard of the Presidential Palace in the presence of the President of Poland, Andrzej Duda, and his wife, Agata Kornhauser-Duda. After the inspection of the guards and the playing of the national anthems, the … Continue reading

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King Philippe & Queen Mathilde Attend Dutch Literature Prize

  October 8, 2015 at 1:00 pm by

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde attended the ‘Prijs der Nederlandse Letteren’ known as the Dutch literature prize. The event was held at the Royal Palace in Brussels. King Philippe handed out the award to the Dutch poet, novelist and columnist Remco Campert. View image | gettyimages.com The award is given out every three years and is given alternately by the Dutch and Belgium King.

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King Philippe and Queen Mathilde Visit Mediafin

  September 30, 2015 at 4:51 am by

Yesterday, Tuesday September 29, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde paid a visit to the redactions of L’Echo and De Tijd, two daily newspapers published by the Mediafin Media Group, a Belgian company established in 2005. L’Echo is a business newspaper published in French while De Tijd is a business and economics newspaper published in Dutch. View image | gettyimages.com At their arrival, the Royal Couple was welcomed by Dirk Velghe, … Continue reading

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First Day of the School Year for the Young Belgians

  September 1, 2015 at 5:39 pm by

Belgium’s young royals today began the 2015-2016 school year, heading off in the company of their parents, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde. The Duchess of Brabant, Prince Gabriel and Princess Eléonore were dropped off at the Sint-Jans Berchmans College, a Dutch school in Brussels, by their father, walking down the street together. 7-year-old Eléonore – almost dwarfed by her hot pink backpack, which matched both her pants and her hair clips – was … Continue reading

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Belgian National Day

  July 21, 2015 at 7:49 pm by

On Monday July 20, the Belgian Royal Family started the celebrations for the Belgian National Day. In the evening, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde along with Princess Astrid and Prince Lorenz attended the concert “Prelude to National Day” hosted by the National Orchestra of Belgium at the Palais des Beaux Arts in Brussels. View image | gettyimages.com In the morning of the National Day, July 21, King Philippe and Queen … Continue reading

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Belgium’s Royal Family Holds Summer Photoshoot At The Zoo

  July 11, 2015 at 5:50 pm by

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde posed for photographers at their annual summer photoshoot along with their four children, Princess Elisabeth, Prince Gabriel, Prince Emmanuel and Princess Eléonore, today. This years photoshoot took place at the animal park Pairi Daiza in Cambron-Casteau, Brugelette. Embed from Getty Images King Philippe and Queen Mathilde with their children at the Pairi Daizi animal park, July 11

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200th Anniversary of Waterloo Commemorations Begin in Belgium

  June 17, 2015 at 6:56 pm by

Commemorations marking the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo begun today in Belgium, where King Philippe and Queen Mathilde hosted a dinner for the descendants of the battle’s main commanders. Attending were Prince Jean-Christoph Napoleon, the Marquess and Marchioness of Douro, Prince Nicolaus Blücher and his son and daughter-in-law, Prince Pieter-Christiaan of the Netherlands, and Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie of Luxembourg. View image | gettyimages.com Earlier in the day, … Continue reading

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Belgium’s King and Queen Attend King Baudouin Foundation Award Ceremony

  June 3, 2015 at 3:00 pm by

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde attended the award ceremony of the King Baudouin Foundation for Development in Africa which took place at the Royal Palace in Brussels. The prize is awarded to outstanding contributions of individuals or organizations in the development field in Africa, encourages locals to develope their own ideas and improve their living. View image | gettyimages.com Queen Mathilde wore a printed coral dress by designer Natan.

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King Philippe and Queen Mathilde Visit VRT Broadcaster

  May 28, 2015 at 12:15 pm by

Today, Thursday May 28, Their Majasties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde paid a visit to the Flemish Radio and Television Organization VRT, a Dutch public broadcaster for radio and television in Belgium. Upon arrival at the headquarters of the broadcaster, the Royal Couple were welcomed by the CEO, Leo Hellemans, and Luc Van den Brande, the President of the Board of the public broadcast. View image | gettyimages.com The King and the Queen … Continue reading

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Belgium’s King and Queen Meet UN Secretary-General

  May 27, 2015 at 11:59 am by

King Philippe of Belgium and Queen Mathilde met with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and his wife Yoo Soon-teak. The meeting was held at the Royal Palace in Brussels earlier today. After the meeting, the Royal Couple posed for some group pictures for the press with the UN Secretary-General and his wife. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is in Belgium to address the the European Parliament meeting and hold talks with senior … Continue reading

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King Philippe and Queen Mathilde Attend 35th Anniversary of Concert Hall Ancienne Belgique

  May 12, 2015 at 2:17 am by

Belgium’s King Philippe and Queen Mathilde were at the Ancienne Belgique in Brussels where they attended a concert of two bands, Girls in Hawaii and Intergalactic Lovers. The concert comes as celebration of the 35th anniversary of concert hall Ancienne Belgique. Upon arrival, the King and Queen were received by the members of the Ancienne Belgique along with Flemish Culture Minister and the Mayor of Brussels. Entering the concert hall, the … Continue reading

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