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The Belgian government has fallen: King Philippe to make the most important decision of his reign

On Tuesday evening, the Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel offered the resignation of the government to King Philippe. His Majesty has decided to keep his decision in deliberation. Last week King Philippe accepted the resignation of one party of the government, N-VA. The government then continued as a minority government with the remaining parties MR, Open VLD and CD&V. Coalition partner…
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Belgium's Queen Mathilde reads stories to babies to support childhood literacy

Once upon a time, there was a queen who tried to help children live happily ever after – by encouraging them to read. And this isn’t the stuff of fairytales. Queen Mathilde of the Belgians spent a day telling stories to babies and toddlers as she gave her backing to a literacy scheme focused on helping the very youngest to read. Mathilde visited a nursery in Boutersem in the province…
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Belgium's royals mark the centenary of the end of World War One

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of the Belgians have begun a series of tributes to those killed during the First World War as the centenary of the end of the conflict approaches. The King and Queen attended a special concert held to mark the 100th anniversary of the Armistice and to honour all those who died during the four years of the war. The musical tribute took place at the Royal Palace in…
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Belgian King and Queen to go on state visit to Portugal

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium are to pay a state visit to Portugal. Monday will begin their three-day journey that will last from 22 to 24 October. The visit is on the invitation of the President of Portugal. Their Majesties, who will be accompanied by various federal and regional government officials and entrepreneurs, will spend two days in the Portuguese capital, Lisbon, and one…
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