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King Philippe addresses the nation for Belgium's National Day

King Philippe of the Belgians has recorded an address to the nation on the occasion of Belgium’s National Day tomorrow. As is tradition, the speech was recorded in the three official languages of Belgium: Dutch, French and German. https://twitter.com/MonarchieBe/status/1152534203084476416 During the one-minute part of the speech released via Twitter, King Philippe said, “Two months ago…
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A look at the Belgian line of succession

Today we’re looking at the line of succession to the Belgian throne. Current Monarch: King Philippe, who succeeded his father, King Albert II, on 21 July 2013 after he stepped down for health reasons. Photo: Laura Dekkers King Philippe was considered by many to be the heir to his uncle, King Baudouin, but after his death in 1991, Baudouin’s younger brother, Albert succeeded to the…
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The Duchess of Brabant joins her mother, Queen Mathilde in Kenya for Unicef

The 17-year-old Duchess of Brabant – heir to the Belgian throne – has joined her mother, Queen Mathilde in Kenya for Unicef in her first major mission abroad. Queen Mathilde has been the honorary president of Unicef Belgium for ten years. She previously visited Haiti in 2012, Ethiopia in 2015 and Laos in 2017. Kenya currently houses around 200,000 unaccompanied minor refugees. Queen…
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Delphine Boël "relieved" after King Albert's decision to take DNA-test

Delphine Boël was “relieved” after her supposed father, the former King Albert II of the Belgians, decided to finally take a DNA-test in her paternity case. Her lawyer Marc Uyttendaeletegenover told RTBF, “She was relieved, but she was also relieved after the verdict from the Court of Appeals. She could not imagine that King Albert would not respect a judicial ruling.&#8221…
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