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King Albert II of Belgium to receive treatment for narrowing of heart valve

King Albert II of Belgium is to undergo testing to determine treatment for the narrowing of a heart valve, the Belgian Royal Palace announced this morning. The Palace said in a press release, “His Majesty King Albert II is suffering from an aortic stenosis that requires treatment that will be adapted to his situation.” He was admitted to Saint-Luc University Hospital in Brussels today…
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Prince Laurent pens emotional letter in a bid to stop pay cut

On March 29, the Belgian parliament was to vote on a proposal by the Government to reduce Prince Laurent of Belgium’s funding. The government’s proposal came after Prince Laurent met with Chinese officials in July 2017 without the government’s permission which is against a 2013 law that states that member of the royal family can’t meet with foreign officials without the…
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Belgian Royal Family releases images from holiday

Several images of the Belgian Royal Family have been released this evening from their recent private holiday. The images were taken with the permission of the King and Queen by press photographer Yves Herman on behalf of Belgian photo agencies.  Their Majesties King…
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Royal Premier: Prince Laurent to defend himself in Parliament

Prince Laurent of Belgium is very likely to receive the opportunity to defend himself for his recent actions in the Belgian parliament. It is the first time that a member of the Royal Family will defend himself/herself before the politicians in the Belgian Federal Parliament. Last year it became clear that Prince Laurent had attended a reception of the Chinese Army at the Chinese Embassy in…
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Prince Laurent says his human rights are being breached after pay cut

Prince Laurent of Belgium, the younger brother of King Philippe of the Belgians, is claiming that the government is violating his human rights after Prime Minister Michel moved to cut his annual €308,000 (£280,000) government endowment. The meeting between Charles Michel and Prince Laurent was called in response to an unauthorised appearance by Prince Laurent in full naval uniform at a Chinese…
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