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Which royals are buried at the Crypt at Laeken?

The Royal Crypt at Laeken (near Brussels) in Belgium is the final resting place of the Belgian royals. It is inside the Église Notre-Dame and was built in memory of Queen Louise of Belgium (born Louise of Orléans), who was the second wife of King Leopold I – who had previously been married to Princess Charlotte of Wales. The shared tomb of Louise and Leopold is the central point of the…
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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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BREAKING: King Albert loses appeal in paternity case

Former King Albert II of Belgium has lost his appeal against the order to undergo a DNA-test, the Court of Cassation, the main court of last resort in Belgium, decided today. The case will now return to the Court of Appeals which can decide that the DNA-test he underwent in May 2019 will be made public and can therefore also be matched to the samples given by his supposed daughter Delphine…
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Royal Wedding Rewind: King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of the Belgians

It was the last major royal wedding of the 20th century and it began a new chapter in a royal story that would lead to a throne. On December 4th 1999, the then heir to the Belgian throne, Philippe, married Mathilde d’Udekem d’Acoz before a host of regal guests. The couple became King and Queen of the Belgians in 2013. On the twentieth anniversary of their marriage, Royal Central…
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