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Queen Mathilde Presents “Queen Mathilde Prize” 2022

  May 13, 2022 at 1:25 am by

Thursday May 12, Queen Mathilde handed out the “Queen Mathilde Prize” 2022 in a ceremony held at the Royal Palace in Brussels. The theme of this year was: “I SEE, IDEA, I DO”, focused about young people that realize projects. The award went to “Brake-Out”, a non-profit organization from Borgerhout, a district of Antwerp. This organization, active in various regions of Flanders, “is committed to the inclusion of young people … Continue reading

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Last Day in Greece for King Philippe and Queen Mathilde

  May 4, 2022 at 6:05 pm by

Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde started the third and last day of the state visit to Greece today, Wednesday May 4, by visiting the Island of Revithoussa, in the gulf of Megara, west of Athens. There, the Royal Couple, along with the Belgian delegation, paid a visit to the Liquefied natural gas terminal, one of the “twenty-eight LNG terminals that operate today in the wider Mediterranean region and … Continue reading

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Belgian State Visit to Greece: Day Two

  May 3, 2022 at 5:28 pm by

Tuesday May 3, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde started their second day in Greece by visiting the Temple of Poseidon in the promontory of Cape Sounio where they were greeted by the Minister of Culture and Sports, Lina Mendoni. Then the Royal Couple paid a visit to “Adama Center”, a center that, with the support from UNHCR, “its services and staff, aims to provide the tailored support and … Continue reading

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Belgian King and Queen Begin State Visit to Greece

  May 2, 2022 at 10:57 pm by

At the invitation of the President of the Hellenic Republic, Katerina Sakellaropoullou, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde started today, Monday May 2, a three-day state visit to Greece. Upon the arrival at the airport of the capital Athens, the Royal Couple was welcomed by representative of the government of the Hellenic Republic. Then the King and the Queen laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier … Continue reading

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Belgian King and Queen Visit the Province of Namur

  March 30, 2022 at 3:56 pm by

Today, Wednesday March 30, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde paid a visit to the Province of Namur. The first stop was in the municipality of Ciney where the Royal Couple paid a visit to the Provincial School of Agronomy and Sciences. This school provides secondary technical and vocational education in the fields of agriculture, horticulture, environment and agro-equipment. During the visit the King and the Queen took part … Continue reading

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State Visit from Austria to Belgium Begins

  March 21, 2022 at 6:58 pm by

Today, Monday March 21, the President of the Republic of Austria, Alexander Van der Bellen and the First Lady, Doris Schmidauer, started a three-day state visit to Belgium. Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde officially welcomed the President and First Lady with a ceremony held in the courtyard in front of the Royal Palace in Brussels. During the welcoming ceremony the President and the King inspected a guard of … Continue reading

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Belgian Royals Attend Mass for the Deceased

  February 17, 2022 at 9:29 pm by

Today, Thursday February 17, members of the Belgian Royal Family attended the traditional mass celebrated in memory of the deceased members of the Royal Family. The mass took place at the Church of Our Lady of Laeken. At the mass were present Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde, Their Majesties King Albert II and Queen Paola, Princess Astrid and Prince Lorenz, Prince Laurent and Princess Claire and Princess Lea. … Continue reading

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King Philippe and Queen Mathilde Visit the Expo 2020 in Dubai

  February 5, 2022 at 3:37 am by

Today, Saturday February 5, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde spent the fourth and last day of the official visit between Oman and the United Arab Emirates in Dubai. The Royal Couple attended the Belgium’s National Day celebrations at Expo 2020 Dubai. Upon their arrival at the Expo 2020 Dubai’s Sustainability Pavilion, the King and the Queen were welcomed by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice … Continue reading

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King Philippe and Queen Mathilde Arrive in Oman Ahead of Official Visit

  February 2, 2022 at 3:12 pm by

Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde arrived in Oman today, wednesday February 2nd, ahead of their four-day  official visits to Oman and the United Arab Emirates. Upon the arrival at the Muscat International Airport, the Royal Couple was welcomed by Oman’s Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth, Sayyid Theyazin Haitham Al Said, Sayyid Khalid Hilal Al Busaidi, Minister of the Diwan of Royal Court, Sayyid Badr Hamad Al Busaidi, … Continue reading

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Belgian King and Queen Visit the Province of Flemish Brabant

  November 18, 2021 at 4:51 pm by

On Wednesday November 17, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde paid a visit to the Province of Flemish Brabant. The first stop was in the municipality of Tienen where the Royal Couple paid a visit to the Psychiatric Clinic Alexians. The clinic takes care of people with eating disorders, people with a psychological vulnerability and also elderly people. The Royal Couple visited the Food Recovery Department that currently housed … Continue reading

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King Philippe and Queen Mathilde Receive Belgian Athletes

  October 31, 2021 at 9:11 pm by

On Friday October 29, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde received several Belgian athletes who have achieved a top performance between 2020 and 2021. The reception took place the Castle of Laeken where the Royal Couple greeted all the athletes of the Olympic and Paralympic Teams that competed at the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo and athletes who won a medal at a European Championship or World Cup. The Belgian Olympic … Continue reading

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Princess Elisabeth of Belgium Turns 20

  October 25, 2021 at 7:01 am by

Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Elisabeth, Duchess of Brabant, celebrates her 20th birthday today. Princess Elisabeth, born on October 25, 2001 in Anderlecht, is the first child of Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde. The Princess is currently studying History & Politics at Lincoln College of the University of Oxford, United Kingdom. In May 2020 Princess Elisabeth obtained her International Baccalaureate at the UWC Atlantic College in the Vale … Continue reading

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King Philippe and Queen Mathilde Open the “Europalia” Cultural Festival

  October 14, 2021 at 5:37 pm by

Today, Thursday October 14, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde were present at the official opening of the 28th edition of the cultural festival “Europalia” at the Royal Museums of Fine Arts in Brussels. Europalia is an international arts festival held every two years that “aims to promote intercultural and intergenerational exchanges as well as research, reflection and creation”. This year’s festival is called: “Europalia Trains & Tracks” and … Continue reading

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Belgian King and Queen Visit the Belgian Province of Luxembourg

  October 8, 2021 at 11:35 am by

Today, Friday October 8, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde paid a visit to the Belgian Province of Luxembourg. The first stop was in the municipality of Vielsalm where, after being welcomed by Olivier Schmitz, Governor of the Belgian province of Luxembourg and Elie Deblire, Mayor of the municipality, the Royal Couple visited the “La “S” Grand Atelier”. It is an artistic and cultural center for people with a … Continue reading

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King Philippe and Queen Mathilde Attend the Opening of a Double Exhibition

  October 8, 2021 at 11:32 am by

Yesterday, Thursday October 7, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde were present for the opening of a new double exhibition at the at the Center for Fine Arts (BOZAR) in Brussels. The exhibitions display the work of the British artist David Hockney. David Hockney is an English painter, draftsman, printmaker, stage designer, and photographer born in 1937. The first parto of the exhibition, entitled “Works from the Tate Collection, … Continue reading

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Queen Mathilde in Paris

  October 6, 2021 at 12:53 pm by

As an Advocate for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), yesterday, Tuesday October 5, Her Majesty Queen Mathilde was in Paris to attend the World Summit on Mental Health entitled: “Mind our rights, now!”. The summit, attended by policymakers, international organizations, health professionals, experts, and civil society actors, was focused on “strengthening international mobilization in favor of mental health, to promote respect for rights and to promote innovative international … Continue reading

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Princess Elisabeth Begins College In Oxford

  October 4, 2021 at 8:46 am by

The Belgian Royal Palace announced that Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Elisabeth, Duchess of Brabant, the eldest daughter of King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of the Belgians, today, Monday October 4, started her three-year History & Politics course at Lincoln College of the University of Oxford, United Kingdom. On the occasion, the Belgian Royal Palace shared several photos of Princess Elisabeth’s first visit to the city and the university. The … Continue reading

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Queen Mathilde Visits The UN House In Brussels

  September 23, 2021 at 5:32 pm by

As an Advocate for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), today, Thursday September 23, Her Majesty Queen Mathilde paid a visit to the headquarters of the UN House in Brussels where she was welcomed by Camilla Brückner, Director of the UN/UNDP Office in Brussels. Along with the representatives of these organizations, the Queen attended several meetings focused on importance of international cooperation to achieve the SDGs, the main priorities … Continue reading

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Belgian Royal Family Attend Car Free Sunday in Ghent

  September 19, 2021 at 4:19 pm by

Today, Sunday September 19, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde, together with Princess Elisabeth, Prince Emmanuel and Princess Eleonore, were in Ghent to attend Car Free Sunday, a car-free day that takes place every year in the streets of Brussels and many Belgian cities. The Royal Couple and their children cycled through the city and they also met with Mathias De Clercq, mayor of Ghent. During the day in … Continue reading

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Queen Mathilde Visits Fahion Museum in Antwerp

  September 10, 2021 at 1:38 pm by

Today, Friday September 10, Her Majesty Queen Mathilde paid a visit to the Mode Museum in Antwerp to mark its reopening after being closed for more than three years due to renovation and expansion works. The visit started with a round table discussion with members of the fashion sector and it was focused on the impact of the Covid 19 crisis. Then, accompanied by Kaat Debo, the museum director, the … Continue reading

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