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King Philippe and Queen Mathilde "deeply saddened" by Prince Philip's death

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde, the King and Queen of the Belgians, have sent their condolences upon the death of Prince Philip, saying that they are “deeply saddened.” The full statement in English reads, “Deeply saddened by the passing away of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. We wish to express our deepest condolences to Her Majesty The Queen, the…
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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…
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King Albert and Queen Paola wait in line for their Covid vaccine

The former Belgian monarch, Albert II, and his wife, Paola, have been photographed waiting in line as they received their coronavirus jabs in Brussels. Embed from Getty Images Albert, 86, and Paola, 83, were given the injections at the Heysel vaccination centre near their home at Belvedere Castle. As both are over the age of 80, they are in a priority group for the jabs. Embed from…
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Queen Paola to speak of her life on TV programme

Belgium’s Queen Paola has been filmed for a documentary which will chart her life and touch on the problems she experienced in her long marriage to King Albert II. The programme will be the first time that Paola, now 83, has spoken at length in public since her husband…
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King and Queen of Belgium visit pharmacy to see effect of COVID

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of the Belgians visited a pharmacy on Wednesday to see the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic on the industry. Their Majesties spoke to employees at the Pharma Haelvoet pharmacy in Evere, as well as pharmacists from Eeklo in East Flanders and Tertre in Hainaut, about the crucial role they have played in combating the pandemic. They also discussed pharmacists…
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King Philippe's favourite pseudonym revealed

The world knows him as King Philippe of the Belgians, but when this monarch wants to go incognito, he prefers to be known as Monsieur Legrand. That’s the name on papers filed on the French Ile d’Yeu, off the coast of Brittany, where the king and his family have bought a holiday home. As Philippe Legrand, he applied for planning permission for an annex for his security staff at his new…
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