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Belgian Official Visit to the German Federal States of Thuringia and Saxony-Anhalt: Day One

  July 9, 2019 at 4:13 pm by

Today, Tuesday July 9, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde began a two-day official visit to the German Federal States of Thuringia and Saxony-Anhalt. Upon the arrival at the Erfurt-Weimar Airport the Royal Couple was welcomed by Bodo Ramelow, Prime Minister of Thuringia, and his wife, Germana Alberti vom Hofe. The King and the Queen started the visit in Gotha where they were welcomed at the Friedenstein Castle by … Continue reading

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Last Day in Kenya for Queen Mathilde and Princess Elisabeth

  June 27, 2019 at 6:13 pm by

Queen Mathilde and Princess Elisabeth started the last day of their working visit to Kenya today, Thursday June 27, by visiting the Kajiado region. There the Queen and the Princess paid a visit to the Il Bisil Primary School in the Maasai community. The school aims to give “environment protected from violence, exploitation and abuse, and to increase access to education, information about sexual and reproductive health, psychological support and … Continue reading

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Queen Mathilde and Princess Elisabeth Continue the Working Visit to Kenya

  June 26, 2019 at 4:19 pm by

Queen Mathilde and Princess Elisabeth started the second day of their working visit in Kenya today, Wednesday June 26, by visiting the Amref Dagoretti Child Protection & Development Centre center in Dagoretti, in the western of Nairobi. The centre was founded in 1999 as an initiative by young volunteers affiliated to Amref Health Africa, the largest African-led international organization on the continent established in 1957. The Dagoretti Child Protection and … Continue reading

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Queen Mathilde and Princess Elisabeth Begin a Working Visit to Kenya

  June 25, 2019 at 11:46 am by

As Honorary President of UNICEF Belgium, Her Majesty Queen Mathilde started today, Tuesday June 25, a three-day visit to Kenya. In this UNICEF mission to Kenya, the Queen is accompanied for the first time by her daughter, Princess Elisabeth. The purpose of the mission is to raise awareness about the problems of education and children in difficult circumstances. Arrived yesterday in Nairobi, the capital of Kenya, the Queen and the … Continue reading

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Belgian King and Queen Present the King Baudouin Prize for Development in Africa

  June 13, 2019 at 1:33 am by

Today, Wednesday June 12, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde presented the King Baudouin Prize for Development in Africa in a ceremony held at the Royal Palace in Brussels. The 2018-2019 edition of the prize was awarded to “Wecyclers”, a start-up from Nigeria that relies on the people of Lagos to improve their environment and their economic situation by redistributing the revenues from recycled waste. The Development Prize in … Continue reading

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King Philippe and Princess Elisabeth Visit Fire Fighter Formation Center

  April 26, 2019 at 2:36 pm by

Today, Friday April 26, His Majesty King Philippe along with his daughter, Princess Elisabeth, paid a visit to the fire station Heliport of the Brussels Fire Brigade and their training center called the “École du feu”. Dressed with firefighter jackets, the King and the Princess attended three demonstrations that showed the the versatility and high degree of specialization of the firefighter-ambulance profession. The firefighters showed an extrication of victim stuck … Continue reading

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Last Day in South Korea for Philippe and Mathilde

  March 28, 2019 at 4:45 pm by

Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of the Belgians started the fourth and final day of the state visit with a visit to the Jeon Jin Sang Medical Centre. The centre was founded in 1975 by the Belgian Dr. Marie-Helene Brasseur with the purpose to assist low income people in south-west Seoul. Then the Royal Couple was present at the official opening of the Belgian Life Festival. The festival … Continue reading

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Belgian State Visit to South Korea: Day Three

  March 28, 2019 at 4:39 pm by

Today, Wednesday March 27, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde started their third day in South Korea with a separate program. In the morning Queen Mathilde attended a seminar titled “Innovative solutions for circular economy, sustainable mobility and climate change” held at the Global Campus of Ghent University. At the seminar were present the former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Belgian and Korean students. Then the Queen paid a … Continue reading

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Belgian State Visit to South Korea: Day Two

  March 26, 2019 at 9:44 am by

Today, Tuesday March 26, Belgium’s King Philippe and Queen Mathilde started their second day in South Korea with a wreath laying ceremony held at the National Cemetery. After the ceremony the Royal Couple paid a visit to the Korean War Memorial along with the Belgian delegation, Korean Ministers and veterans. Then the King and the Queen were officially welcomed by the President of South Korea, Moon Jae-in and the First … Continue reading

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Belgian King and Queen Begin State Visit to South Korea

  March 25, 2019 at 7:08 am by

At the invitation of the President of South Korea, Moon Jae-in, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of The Belgians started today, Monday March 25, a four-day state visit to South Korea. Upon the arrival at the airport of the capital Seoul, the Royal Couple was welcomed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs Kang Kyung-wha, the Deputy Prime Minister for Protocol Affairs Chang Jae-bok and the Belgian ambassador to … Continue reading

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Belgian King and Queen Visit the Province of Antwerp

  February 27, 2019 at 10:14 am by

Yesterday, Tuesday February 26, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde paid a visit to the Province of Antwerp. The first stop was in the municipality of Duffel where they visited the Art Center De Loods, a social-artistic art project for people with a psychological vulnerability. The King and the Queen toured the center and talked to the patients who were painting, modeling and drawing. The following visit was in … Continue reading

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Queen Mathilde Visits the Brussels Book Fair

  February 14, 2019 at 4:37 pm by

Today, Thursday February 14, Her Majesty Queen Mathilde paid a visit at the 50th edition of the Brussels Book Fair. This year the Flanders was chosen as guest of honor at the Fair to enable French-speaking readers to discover Flemish authors. The Queen started her visit at the Flemish pavilion, called Flirt Flamand where she met with students from a Dutch-speaking and a French-speaking school. Then she visited the Palais … Continue reading

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Last Day in Mozambique for Queen Mathilde

  February 6, 2019 at 5:48 pm by

Queen Mathilde started the last day of her working visit to Mozambique today, Wednesday February 6, by meeting the Mozambique President Filipe Nyusi. At lunchtime the Queen attended a luncheon hosted by Mozanbique first lady, Isaura Nyusi. Then Queen Mathilde delivered a speech at the Eduardo Mondlane University. The Queen started her speech by thanking “Mozambique for its kind hospitality”, then, as Advocate for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, … Continue reading

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Queen Mathilde ’s Working Visit to Mozambique – Day Two

  February 6, 2019 at 1:55 am by

Queen Mathilde started the second day of her working visit in Mozambique today, Tuesday February 5, by visiting the project Water Supply Gaza. This project aims to improve access to drinking water in rural areas and it was organized with the help of the Belgian Cooperation Agency ENABEL that constructed a solar-powered drinking water supply for 6 villages in the Gaza Province of Mozambique. After the Queen paid a visit … Continue reading

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Queen Mathilde ’s Working Visit to Mozambique Begins

  February 4, 2019 at 5:31 pm by

As an Advocate for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, today Monday February 4, Her Majesty Queen Mathilde of The Belgians started a four-day working visit to Mozambique. Upon her arrival in the capital Maputo, the Queen met with the Minister of Economy and Finance, Adriano Maleiane, the Minister of Gender, Children and Social Action, Cidália Chaúque Oliveira and the representatives of a non-governmental organization. Then Queen Mathilde paid a … Continue reading

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Birth of Prince Antoine de Ligne de la Trémoille

  January 12, 2019 at 3:32 am by

On January 10, Isabella Orsini gave birth to her third child, Prince Antoine, in Paris, France. Prince Antoine is the first son and third child of Isabella and her husband Prince Edouard de Ligne de la Trémoille and his full name is Antoine Tau Edouard Adrien. The couple already have two daughters, Althea (born in 2010) and Athénaïs (born in 2014). Isabella and Edouard were married in 2009 at Antoing … Continue reading

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Queen Mathilde Visits the Exhibition “Fernand Khnopff (1858-1921). The master of the enigma” in Paris

  January 9, 2019 at 11:41 pm by

Today, Wednesday January 9, Her Majesty Queen Mathilde paid a visit at the exhibition “Fernand Khnopff (1858-1921). The master of the enigma” held at the art museum Petit Palais in Paris. The exhibition, organized in collaboration with the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, shows nearly 150 works by Fernand Khnopff, one of the most important and versatile representatives of Symbolism in Belgium. The Queen toured the exhibition accompanied … Continue reading

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Belgian King and Queen Visit the Province of Walloon Brabant

  December 12, 2018 at 6:01 am by

Yesterday, Tuesday December 11, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde paid a visit to the Province of Walloon Brabant. The first stop was in the municipality of Ramillies where they visited the company Odoo. The company develops software and apps for all kinds of business applications. During the visit at the company the King and the Queen buildt a website with the help of the staff of Odoo. Then the Royal … Continue reading

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French State Visit to Belgium – Last Day

  November 20, 2018 at 5:43 pm by

The second and last day of the French State Visit to Belgium started in Molenbeek, a district of Brussels, where King Philippe and Queen Mathilde accompanied the President of France Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte for a visit at the LaVallée culture and meeting center. LaVallée center, founded in 2014 in a former laundry, it is a cultural space where 150 to 200 events a year are organized and … Continue reading

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French State Visit to Belgium Begins

  November 19, 2018 at 8:41 pm by

At the invitation of Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde, the President of France Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Macron started today, Monday November 19, a two-day state visit to Belgium. The King and the Queen officially received the President and his wife with a welcoming ceremony held in the courtyard of the Royal Palace in Brussels. The King with President Macron inspected the guard of honor and then … Continue reading

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