Belgium

King Philippe caught up in Brussels demonstration

The Belgian monarch had a dramatic evening as he drove through his nation’s capital. King Philippe’s car, a black Mercedes with the famous royal number plate 1, drove straight into a violent demonstration and was briefly trapped in a crowd as young people took to the streets against the Belgian police. The Belgian press published a photograph showing the car in the middle of the…
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A new princess marks Belgium's royal year

January started with a focus on Delphine Boël, as King Albert II finally admitted that she was his child from an extramarital affair. What started as a hectic 2020 for the Belgian Royal Family ended pretty calm. Let’s take a look at the Belgian Royal Family’s…
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Princess Delphine of Saxe-Coburg Fund created

Princess Delphine has shared her name with a cultural fund to support arts in health care, with the creation of the Princess Delphine of Saxe-Coburg Fund. Created by the Ghent University Hospital, Princess Delphine’s fund will promote the healing power of art and will support initiatives like “scientific research into the impact of art in healthcare, training and awareness-raising…
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Queen Mathilde and Queen Máxima speak about food security at UN webinar

Queen Máxima and Queen Mathilde spoke at a webinar on food security and nutrition during the pandemic on Wednesday, each highlighting the need for better policies during their speeches. The event, organised by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, acted as a call-to-arms to “transform agri-food systems to make them more sustainable and resilient in the face of COVID-19…
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Queen Mathilde visits food bank in Liège

Queen Mathilde paid a visit to the Food Bank of Liège on Thursday to learn more about how the coronavirus pandemic has affected the food supply for those in need and how it has affected Belgian food banks. “The Queen wanted a panorama of food aid, of which we are one of the first links,” the Banque Alimentaire’s President, Bruno Nève, told reporters about her visit. “The food bank…
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