Belgium

Belgian Princess arrested in Trafalgar Square

Belgian media are reporting that Princess Marie-Esméralda was arrested in London earlier this week for her role in climate change protests. According to Belgium newspaper Le Soir, the Princess was arrested in Trafalgar Square for her role in the Extinction Rebellion protests which brought much of London to a standstill. She has been released from custody without charge. More than 1,100…
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Princess Elisabeth of Belgium to star on stamp marking 18th birthday

Princess Elisabeth of Belgium, Duchess of Brabant, is to star on a stamp marking her 18th birthday. The future Queen of Belgium will celebrate her birthday on 25 October. The new stamp will be released on 21 October – four days ahead of her reaching the age of majority. What the stamp will look like remains a mystery as only a blurred image of the stamped has been released. It appears to…
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Who is Queen Paola of Belgium?

Donna Paola Margherita Maria Antonia Consiglia Ruffo di Calabria was born on 11 September 1937 at Villa Claudia in Forte dei Marmi, Italy, as the seventh and youngest child of Prince Fulco Ruffo di Calabria, a First World War flying ace, and Countess Luisa Gazelli, a descendant of the Marquis de Lafayette, a hero of the American Revolution. Her grandmother on her father’s side, Laure…
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Queen Mathilde visits Venice Biennale

Queen Mathilde visited the Venice Biennale last week to view art at the Belgian Pavilion as part of the illustrious art festival. The exhibition, called MONDO CANE, is a display of artwork by Jos de Gruyter and Harald Thys and curated by Anne-Claire Schmitz, and…
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Queen Mathilde to promote music on national television

Queen Mathilde of Belgium will feature in a new programme about music for eight weeks on national television. In the programme, Her Majesty will receive young musicians at the Royal Palace and hear them play their instrument. Her Majesty Queen Mathilde has never hidden away her passion for music. As Honorary-President, she often attends the various sessions of the prestigious Queen Elisabeth…
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