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Belgian royals vote in regional, federal and European elections

Several Belgian royals cast their vote today for the regional, federal and European elections. Only King Philippe and Queen Mathilde, who need to remain neutral and above politics, will not go vote today. They are exempt from Belgium’s compulsory voting system. Legal sanctions still exist for those failing to present themselves at the polling stations, but prosecutions are rare. Their four…
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Queen Mathilde: "I'm a strict mother"

Queen Mathilde has given a rare interview in connection with the final of the Queen Elisabeth Competition Violin 2019. In the exclusive interview with Canvas, Her Majesty talked about her love of music, her four children and the close relationship she had with Queen…
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Opinion: Prove you aren’t heartless, King Albert, and take the DNA test

Below is an opinion on the ongoing saga of Delphine Boël and her quest to have King Albert recognise her as his daughter, by our Deputy Editor, Brittani Barger. King Albert, by continuing to drag out this paternity suit, you only further damage your reputation. It makes you seem heartless and cruel not to take a simple DNA test. Delphine just wants her father to recognise her, which is entirely…
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Queen Mathilde visits University of Ghent to talk about UN goals

Queen Mathilde of the Belgians has visited the University of Ghent in her role as Advocate for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s). Queen Mathilde exchanged views with students and academic staff on ‘Agenda 2030’ of the United Nations. Mathilde was eager to learn more about the durability policy of the University of Ghent as she arrived at the institution on Friday. She was…
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King Philippe meets with cancer patients

King Philippe of Belgium has visited the University Hospital of Antwerp to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the charity “Kom op tegen Kanker” (Fight against Cancer). There he met with cancer patients, volunteers, doctors and members of the organisation…
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Surprise! The Duchess of Brabant joins her father King Philippe on visit to firefighters of Brussels

Princess Elisabeth of Belgium has unexpectedly joined her father, King Philippe on a visit to the firefighters of Brussels. The Duchess of Brabant seemed very interested and asked a lot of questions such as “Are there also many women here?” King Philippe of Belgium was scheduled to visit the firefighter formation centre on Friday morning. Surprisingly, he showed up alongside his…
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