BelgiumFeatures

Belgian Royals send Christmas greetings with new family photo

The Belgian Royal Family has released their Christmas photo for 2019. The image, shared on their official social media, shows King Philippe and Queen Mathilde alongside their four children. Princess Elisabeth, Duchess of Brabant stands alongside her two brothers, Prince Gabriel and Prince Emmanuel, and her sister, Princess Eleonore, surrounding their father. The photo was taken by Bas Bogaerts.
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British RoyalsFeaturesThe Queen

The Queen's role as UK elects new parliament

Boris Johnson will return to Number 10 Downing Street today after winning a big majority in the snap General Election held on December 12th 2019. But as he’ll make his way to the famous address via an even better known London landmark. Like all Prime Ministers, he needs to see the Queen before getting down to the political business of a new administration. Here, Royal Central looks at the…
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Which colour will the Queen wear for the 2019 Christmas Day Speech?

With just two weeks to go until Christmas, minds turn to the important matters of the season. Will the General Election provide a parliament before the turkey is cooked? How many times will the always sugar laden phrase ‘royal cuties’ feature in reviews of the year? And perhaps most pressing of all, which colour will the Queen wear for her Christmas Day Broadcast to Britain and the…
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Royal Wedding Dresses: Queen Mathilde of the Belgians

All royal wedding dresses are keenly anticipated but there is always slightly more interest and slightly more pressure when the gown on show belongs to a queen in waiting. On December 4th 1999, Mathilde d’Udekem d’Acoz walked into the Town Hall of Brussels for the start of her marriage celebrations to the heir to the throne of Belgium, Philippe. Mathilde’s marriage turned her…
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