Belgium

Belgian King Philippe addresses nation following terror attacks

King Philippe of Belgium has addressed the nation in televised speech in which he calls the recent terror attacks “cowardly and odious.” More than 30 people died in the attacks which took place in Brussels’ main international airport and a city metro station. The King said that from now on “March 22 will never be a day like any other”. He continued by offering his…
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Queen Fabiola of Belgium's Inheritance Settled

The inheritance of Queen Fabiola of Belgium has been settled. Queen Fabiola died on 5 December 2014 after a widowhood of 21 years. Her husband had reigned as King Baudouin of the Belgians from 1951 until his sudden death in 1993. The couple had no children and Queen Fabiola spoke of her five miscarriages in 2008, with the words ‘ Her husband had reigned as King Baudouin of the Belgians…
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Belgium's king pays a surprise visit to a centre for asylum seekers

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Prince Philippe becomes King of the Belgians

The former Prince Philippe, Duke of Brabant has now taken the oath for the throne of Belgium and has become King Philippe of the Belgians. The new King and Queen of the Belgians: King Philippe and Queen Mathilde. His father, King Albert II, abdicated shortly before and due…
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King of the Belgians prepares to abdicate

His Majesty The King of the Belgians has begun his final preparations for his abdication this Sunday when he will formally hand over Kingship to his son, who will become King Philippe. King Albert II has been King of the Belgians for almost 20 years and announced earlier…
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10 important facts about the Belgian Monarchy

King Albert will abdicate on 21st July. With the Belgian Abdication just announced (and happening in just a few weeks’ time), we thought we’d give you 10 of the most need-to-know facts about the Belgian Monarchy. The Belgian Kings and Queens are known as ‘King/Queen of the Belgians’ rather than King/Queen of Belgium – this title convention is mean to show that the…
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