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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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Queen Mathilde visits the Province of Liège

  January 16, 2020 at 6:09 pm by

Yesterday, Wednesday January 15, Her Majesty Queen Mathilde paid a visit to the Province of Liège. King Philippe didn’t attend the visit because he went to Oman to pay his respects after the death of Sultan Qaboos and to meet the new Sultan Haitham ben Tarek. The visit started in the municipality of Lincent where the Queen, along with the governor of the Province and the mayor of the municipality, … 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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Queen Mathilde Receives BAMBI Award

  November 22, 2019 at 9:48 am by

Yesterday, Thursday November 21, Her Majesty Queen Mathilde received the Charity BAMBI Award “for her many years of dedication and personal contribution to the debate on sustainable development and her commitment to social and humanitarian goals”. The ceremony took place at the Festspielhaus opera and concert house in Baden-Baden, Germany, and was broadcasted live on the German TV channel “Das Erste”. In her speech the Queen thanked the organisers for … 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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Belgian Royal Family Celebrates National Day

  July 22, 2019 at 3:04 am by

On Saturday 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” held at the Palais des Beaux Arts in Brussels and organized by the Queen Elisabeth Competition, together with the Belgian National Orchestra and the Centre for Fine Arts BOZAR. In the morning … Continue reading

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

  July 11, 2019 at 1:57 am by

Yesterday, Wednesday July 10, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde started their second and last day of the official visit in the town of Wittemberg, in Saxony-Anhalt. The Royal Couple was welcomed in front of the Wittenberg Old Town Hall by Reiner Haseloff, Minister-President of the German state Saxony-Anhalt. Then the King and the Queen paid a visit to the house of Martin Luther and the Castle Church, at … Continue reading

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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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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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