Belgium

Queen Mathilde of the Belgians to receive Bambi Award

Queen Mathilde of the Belgians is to receive the prestigious German Charity Bambi Award from ‘Hubert Burda Media Holding’. The ceremony will take place in Baden-Baden, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, on 21 November. The Royal Palace in Brussels said that the Queen is being presented the award for “her many years of dedication and personal contribution to the debate on sustainable…
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Beautiful new family photos released after Princess Elisabeth of Belgium's 18th birthday

The Belgian Royal Palace has released seven new images of the Belgian Royal Family to celebrate Princess Elisabeth, Duchess of Brabant’s 18th birthday. The selection of images were taken by Bas Bogaerts in the Royal Palace of Brussels’ Louis XVI Salon after the official birthday celebrations had taken place in the Throne Room. © Koninklijk Paleis, Brussel/Palais Royal…
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Who is Princess Elisabeth, Duchess of Brabant?

Princess Elisabeth, Duchess of Brabant, celebrates her eighteenth birthday today, so let’s take a look back at the life of this future Belgian Queen. Princess Elisabeth Theresia Maria Helena (French: Élisabeth Thérèse Marie Hélène) was born 25 October 2001 at the Erasmus Hospital in Brussels. She is the first child of King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium, and the first heiress…
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Who is Prince Laurent of Belgium?

Prince Laurent Benoît Baudouin Marie was born on 19 October 1963 as the third child of the Prince and Princess of Liège (later King Albert and Queen Paola) in Château de Belvédère in Laeken. At the time of his birth, he was third in the line of succession to the Belgian throne behind his father and older brother, Philippe. However, in 1991, the law of succession in Belgium was changed to…
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