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Belgian King and Queen Visit the Province of Limburg

  June 22, 2022 at 6:29 pm by

Today, Wednesday June 22, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde paid a visit to the Province of Limburg. The first stop was in the municipality of Borgloon where the Royal Couple paid a visit to BelOrta, a cooperative of fresh fruits and vegetables. The King and the Queen, along with Dirk Bertels, chairman of BelOrta, toured the headquarter of the cooperative and were informed about the supply and quality … Continue reading

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Last day in Congo for King Philippe and Queen Mathilde

  June 13, 2022 at 2:11 am by

On Sunday June 12, for sixth and last day of the official visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde moved to Bukavu, capital of the province of South Kivu in the east of the country. Upon the arrival at the airport the Royal Couple was welcomed by Théo Ngwabidje Kasi, Governor of the province, Prime Minister Jean Michel Sama Lukonde and members of … Continue reading

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Belgian Official Visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo – Day Five: Lubumbashi

  June 12, 2022 at 5:36 pm by

Today, Saturday June 11, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde started the fifth day in Congo by visiting Katanga, a village located 90 kilometers from Lubumbashi, capital of the Haut-Katanga province. In the village the Royal Couple, along with the Belgia delegation, Prime Minister Jean Michel Sama Lukonde and the Governor of Haut Katanga, Jacques Kyabula Katwe, was informed about the “Global Environment Facility (GEF), a sustainable reforestation project … Continue reading

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Belgian Official Visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo – Day Four: Lubumbashi

  June 10, 2022 at 5:31 pm by

Today, Friday June 10, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde continued the official visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo in Lubumbashi, capital of the Haut-Katanga province. Upon the arrival at the airport the Royal Couple was welcomed by Prime Minister Jean Michel Sama Lukonde and members of the government. Then the King and the Queen, along with the Belgian delegation and the Congolese prime Minister, paid a visit … Continue reading

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Belgian Official Visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo – Day Three: Kinshasa

  June 9, 2022 at 6:29 pm by

Today, Thursday June 9, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of the Belgians started the third day in Congo by visiting the Beach Ngobila market where they met with Congolese women that are clothing and fabrics dealers. First Lady Denise Nyakeru was present as well. Then the Royal Couple paid a visit to the “Institut National de Recherche Biomedicale”, a biomedical research facility that has been collaborating with the … Continue reading

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Belgian Official Visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo – Day Two: Kinshasa

  June 9, 2022 at 12:45 pm by

After yesterday’s arrival and the meeting with the President of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), His Excellency Félix Antoine Tshisekedi Tshilombo and First Lady Denise Nyakeru, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde started today, Wednesday June 8, the official visit in Congo. In Kinshasa, the capital, the King and the Queen, along with the President, the First Lady and the Belgian delegation, paid a visit to the “Memorial … Continue reading

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Belgian King and Queen Begin Official Visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo

  June 8, 2022 at 7:55 am by

At the invitation of the President of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), His Excellency Félix Antoine Tshisekedi Tshilombo, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde started today, Tuesday June 7, a six-day official visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo. The Royal Couple, arrived in early afternoon at the airport of the capital Kinshasa, was welcomed by President Tshisekedi, First Lady Denise Nyakeru and members of the government. The … Continue reading

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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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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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