Belgium

Belgian sibling meeting photo sets social media record

A photo of the meeting between a king and his newly-styled half-sister quickly became the most popular post on the Belgian Monarchy’s social media accounts. The photo of King Philippe and Princess Delphine was taken at their first meeting at the Castle of Laeken on 9 October. The caption simply read, in Dutch, French and English: “On Friday 9 October, we met each other for the first time at…
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Prince Laurent vows that Princess Delphine can count on him

Princess Laurent of Belgium has vowed that his younger half-sister, Princess Delphine, can depend on him. The Prince spoke to Belgian journalist Wim Dehandschutter on the phone and told him that Delphine could count on him. He told Niewsblad: “Delphine needs to know she can count on me. But she undoubtedly knows that. We have known each other for a long time.” He also said…
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Belgian monarchy launches virtual tour of the Royal Palace

You can now visit the Royal Palace of Brussels without moving away from your computer screen. Earlier this week, the Belgian Royal Palace launched a new website on which you can discover the Royal Palace at 360°. Each summer, the Royal Palace of Brussels opens its doors to visitors so they can discover the main workplace of the Belgian Royal Family. Traditionally, the Royal Palace is open for…
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A muted reaction from Belgium's press on the appearance of a new princess

In the end, it was a good day to bury controversial royal news. The decision of a court to convert the illegitimate daughter of King Albert II into HRH Princess Delphine of Belgium came on a day the country finally got a new government and that’s reflected in the press coverage of this regal surprise. For while Delphine Saxe-Coburg makes headlines, they are muted and well down the news…
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