Belgium

Queen Paola celebrates birthday quietly in Italy

Queen Paola of the Belgians celebrated her 81st birthday on Tuesday. She marked this special occasion together with her husband King Albert in her birth country of Italy, without her children. Queen Paola and King Albert of Belgium have not spent many days at their home, Castle Belvédère in Laeken, Brussels this summer. The pair has been spotted in at least three different countries over the…
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Royal German-speaking heads of state meet for annual meeting

The German-speaking heads of state have begun their annual meeting located in Switzerland this year as the 2018 host is Swiss President Alain Berset. King Philippe of Belgium, Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg, and Hereditary Prince Alois of Liechtenstein attended as the heads of state of their respective countries. Queen Mathilde of Belgium, Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg, and Hereditary…
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King Philippe opens new tram line

It is back to work for King Philippe as he opened the new tram line 9 between Koekelberg and Jette (Brussels). The King was able to operate the tram on the first ride at the new line was completed. Yesterday King Philippe undertook his first official engagement after going…
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Mass to be held to mark 25th anniversary of King Baudouin of Belgium's death

The Belgian Royal Palace announced yesterday that a mass would be held to mark the 25th anniversary of the death of King Baudouin of Belgium on the morning of 8 September at the Church of Our Lady of Laeken. In attendance at the Thanksgiving Mass will be King Philippe, Queen Mathilde, Princess Astrid and Prince Lorenz, Prince Laurent, Prince Amedeo and Princess Elisabetta, Princess Maria Laura…
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Princess Elisabeth heads to Wales for college

Princess Elisabeth of Belgium, Duchess of Brabant headed off to Wales to begin college yesterday at the United World College (UWC) Atlantic College in the Vale of Glamorgan. The Belgian Royal Palace posted two images of the future Queen of the Belgians on their Twitter…
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Princess Astrid to visit Morocco

The Belgian Royal Palace announced at the end of last week that Princess Astrid would lead an economic mission to Morocco in November. The mission will run from the 25th to the 30th of November and visit the Moroccan cities of Rabat, Tangier and Casablanca. She will be…
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Brussels' Royal Palace brings in 100,000 visitors over last month

Since its first official summer opening in 1965, the Belgian Royal Palace has continued the tradition that allows visitors to explore the site while the monarch goes on holiday. The summer opening begins on 22 July, which marks the day after the national bank holiday, and concludes on 2 September. New reports were released by the King’s press service, which stated that the Royal Palace in…
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