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Philippe at 60: The Unexpected Heir

Today, we’re looking back at King Philippe’s adult life until he became the King of the Belgians in 2013. Embed from Getty Images After Prince Philippe turned 18, he joined the Belgium Royal Military School and began training. Here, he’s pictured in camouflage during a training exercise, on 16 October 1978. Embed from Getty Images Prince Philippe in another training…
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April Sparkle: Belgium's Best Diamonds

The diamond is the birthstone of April. That most sparkling of gems features in many royal collections and today, Royal Central is looking at some of the Belgian Royal Family’s best diamonds. Brabant Laurel Wreath Tiara Embed from Getty Images The Brabant Laurel Wreath Tiara was presented to Queen Mathilde on her wedding day in 1999—when she became the Duchess of Brabant—by…
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Queen Mathilde brings flowers and homemade cakes to senior residents under lockdown

Queen Mathilde of the Belgians has brought flowers and homemade cakes to the residents of the OCMW Rusthuis Huis Heizel in Laeken. The elderly residents are under lockdown because they are most at risk where it concerns the coronavirus. The official Twitter account of the Belgian Royal House added that Queen Mathilde wanted to “buck up the residents who are currently not allowed to…
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Queen Paola takes part in Tintin treasure hunt at Art and History Museum

Queen Paola paid a special visit to the Art and History Museum in Brussels with a group of young people, completing a treasure hunt. The Queen was joined by Dutch- and French-speaking Belgian children, as well as unaccompanied minors from conflict zones, to take part in the Tintin in Belgium project hosted by Habbekrats, an organisation with the mission to “give vulnerable children and…
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