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Prince Gabriel of Belgium gives first public speech

Prince Gabriel of Belgium made his first public speech during the ceremony for the opening of the new academic year at the Royal Military Academy in Brussels. After the moment in which he received his blue bonnet, indicating that he had concluded the mandatory five-week training camp, the Prince made his appearance alongside his colleagues for the opening ceremony.  It was the first…
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A look at Belgium's royal wedding tiaras

Belgium recently had a royal wedding when Princess Maria Laura wed William Isvy in Brussels in September. We are taking a look at the two main options for royal wedding tiaras that the Princess had on her wedding day. Queen Elisabeth’s Diamond Bandeau Tiara It…
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Pharmaceuticals, news and wine: King Philippe and Queen Mathilde's first day in Germany

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of the Belgians began their visit to the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate on the southeastern border with Belgium.  The royal couple arrived in Germany on the evening of Tuesday, 4 October, accompanied by the Belgian Minister of the German-speaking community, Oliver Paasch.  Their first engagement was a small reception with the founders of BioNTech, the…
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The Laws of Succession in...Belgium

King Philippe is nearing the end of his first decade as King of the Belgians, and the line of succession to the throne includes Belgium’s first queen regnant. The laws of succession are very straightforward in Belgium. The country introduced absolute primogeniture—the…
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A Cinderella moment and a wet bride: Princess Maria Laura marries in Brussels

Princess Maria Laura of Belgium and Mr William Isvy celebrated both their civil and her religious weddings on Saturday, 10th September, in Brussels. The civil ceremony took place in the morning, at Brussels’ City Hall. The entire Belgian Royal Family was in attendance. The bride was wearing a pale pink Gucci dress which fell to just above her knees. The front portion of the…
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Belgium's modern royal weddings

As Princess Maria Laura of Belgium prepares to marry her British investment banker fiancé William Isvy in Brussels, her nuptials become the latest Belgian royal wedding. There’s a short history of modern royal weddings in Belgium: only four have occurred since 1980. Today, let’s look at the previous Belgian royal weddings to see if we can find any hints at what’s to come. Princess…
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