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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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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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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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Belgian Royal Family Celebrates National Day

  July 21, 2021 at 5:21 pm by

Today, Wednesday July 21, the Belgian Royal Family attended the National Day celebrations. King Philippe and Queen Mathilde together with Princess Elisabeth, Prince Gabriel, Prince Emmanuel and Princess Eleonore, attended the traditional Te Deum at the Saint Michael and St Gudula Cathedral in Brussels. Princess Astrid and Prince Lorenz attend the Te Deum at the Saint Quint’s Cathedral in Hasselt while Prince Laurent was at the Collegiale Sainte-Waudru in Mons. … Continue reading

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Belgian Royal Family Attend Final Concert of Queen Elisabeth Music Competition

  June 10, 2021 at 8:55 am by

On Wednesday evening, June 9, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde, along with King Albert and Queen Paola, were present in the Royal Box at the Brussels Centre for Fine Arts for the final concert of this year’s Queen Elisabeth Music Competition. At the concert, conducted by Stéphane Denève of the Brussels Philharmonic, performed the top three laureates of this competition, this year held for pianists. This year the … Continue reading

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Belgian Royal Family At The Opening Ceremony Of The Academic Year Of The Royal Military Academy

  October 9, 2020 at 3:53 pm by

Yesterday, Thursday October 8, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde, along with their children, Princes Gabriel, Emmanuel and Princess Eléonore and King Albert and Queen Paola, were present at the opening ceremony of the academic year 2020-2021 of the Royal Military Academy held at the Parc du Cinquantenaire in Brussels. It was a special event for the Royal family because the eldest daughter of King Philppe and Queen Mathilde, … Continue reading

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King Philippe Hands out the Blue Beret to Princess Elisabeth

  September 26, 2020 at 3:57 am by

Today, Friday September 25, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde attended the the ceremony of the presentation of the Blue Berets, a military ceremony during which the students who have passed the military initiation phase receive their blue beret. The ceremony took place in the courtyard of the Royal Military Academy. For the King, who handed out the berets to the students, was a particularly special event because, among … Continue reading

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Philippe and Mathilde Attend Concert for Van Eyck

  September 24, 2020 at 8:38 am by

On Tuesday September 22, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde were in Ghent to attend the world premiere of the concert “Für Jan van Eyck” held at the St. Bavo’s Cathedral. The concert was performed by the ensemble Collegium Vocale. The piece was written by Estonian composer Arvo Pärt to mark the theme year “OMG! Van Eyck was here”, an initiative that aims to dedicate the year 2020 to … Continue reading

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Belgian Royal Family Celebrates National Day

  July 21, 2020 at 3:34 pm by

On Wednesday July 15, the Belgian Royal Family started the celebrations for the Belgian National Day. In the evening, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde along with Princess Astrid, Prince Lorenz and Prince Laurent attended the concert “Prelude to National Day” held at the Palais des Beaux Arts in Brussels and organized by the Queen Elisabeth Competition. In the morning of the National Day, Tuesday July 21, King Philippe and Queen … Continue reading

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Belgian King and Queen Visit Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium

  May 21, 2020 at 3:17 am by

Tuesday May 19, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde paid a visit to the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium to mark the reopening of the museum after the 2 months of closure following the outbreak of COVID-19. During the visit the Royal Couple toured the exhibition of the masterpieces by Rogier van der Weyden, Petrus Christus, Dirk Bouts, Hans Memling, Hieronymus Bosch, Lucas Cranach and Gerard David. … Continue reading

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Philippe and Mathilde Celebrate Twenty Years of Marriage

  December 4, 2019 at 7:27 pm by

Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde celebrated today, December 4, their 20th wedding anniversary. The then Crown Prince Philippe announced his engagement to Mathilde d’Udekem d’Acoz on September 10, 1999. The couple married on December 4 in both civil and religious ceremonies. The civil ceremony was held at Brussels Town Hall followed by the religious ceremony the Cathedral of St Michel and St Gudule at the presence of 1200 … Continue reading

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Belgian king and Queen visit the Province of West Flanders

  November 6, 2019 at 6:44 pm by

Today, Wednesday November 6, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde paid a visit to the Province of West Flanders. The first stop was in the municipality of Ruiselede where they visited the Penitentiary Agricultural Center. This center is located in a former agricultural colony for young people and after the Second World War was transformed into prison for male prisoners. In the center the prisoners are prepared for reintegration … Continue reading

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Princess Elisabeth of Belgium Turns Eighteen

  October 25, 2019 at 6:15 pm by

On Friday October 25, Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Elisabeth, Duchess of Brabant, turned 18. For the occasion was organized a ceremony held in the Throne Room of the Royal Palace in Brussels. At the ceremony were present Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde, the former King Albert II and Queen Paola, Princess Elisabeth’s siblings Prince Gabriel, Prince Emmanuel, and Princess Eleonore, Princess Astrid and Prince Lorenz with their … Continue reading

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Last Day in Luxembourg for Philippe and Mathilde

  October 17, 2019 at 3:37 pm by

On Thursday October 17, King Philippe started the last day of the state visit at the Chamber of Commerce where, along with the Grand Duke, attended a Meet and Greet focused on the Belgian and Luxembourg entrepreneurship followed by a ceremony of signing of memorandums of understanding between Belgium and Luxembourg and a seminar titled “Technology for the Financial Sector: Belgian-Luxembourg Perspectives & Findings”. Then, at the Center Nature and … Continue reading

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Belgian State Visit to Luxembourg – Day Two

  October 16, 2019 at 2:48 pm by

Today, Wednesday October 16, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde started their second day in Luxembourg with a separate program. In the morning the King, along with Grand Duke Henri, visited the the Diekirch Military Centre. After the review of the troops it was paid a tribute to the deceased army personnel by laying a wreath of flowers in front of the commemorative plaque. Then the king and the … Continue reading

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Belgian King and Queen Begin State Visit to Luxembourg

  October 15, 2019 at 3:36 pm by

At the invitation of Their Royal Highnesses, Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde started today, Tuesday October 15, a three-day state visit to Luxembourg. The Royal Couple arrived in Luxembourg by train and was welcomed at the Luxembourg Central Station by Grand Duke Henri. Grand Duchess Maria Teresa won’t be present during the state visit because she is recovering from a … Continue reading

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It’s School Time for the Young Belgians

  September 3, 2019 at 3:05 am by

Today, Monday September 2, Belgium’s young royals started their first day of the 2019-2020 school year. King Philippe accompanied Princess Eléonore, 11, at the Sint-Jans Berchmans College. The youngest daughter of the Royal Couple is starting her final year in primary school. In the meantime Queen Mathilde dropped off Prince Emmanuel, 13, at the Eureka School in Kessel-Lo, an educational institution for children with learning difficulties. The Prince is starting … Continue reading

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