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The Duchess of Brabant joins her mother, Queen Mathilde in Kenya for Unicef

The 17-year-old Duchess of Brabant – heir to the Belgian throne – has joined her mother, Queen Mathilde in Kenya for Unicef in her first major mission abroad. Queen Mathilde has been the honorary president of Unicef Belgium for ten years. She previously visited Haiti in 2012, Ethiopia in 2015 and Laos in 2017. Kenya currently houses around 200,000 unaccompanied minor refugees. Queen…
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Delphine Boël "relieved" after King Albert's decision to take DNA-test

Delphine Boël was “relieved” after her supposed father, the former King Albert II of the Belgians, decided to finally take a DNA-test in her paternity case. Her lawyer Marc Uyttendaeletegenover told RTBF, “She was relieved, but she was also relieved after the verdict from the Court of Appeals. She could not imagine that King Albert would not respect a judicial ruling.&#8221…
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Belgium's Queen Mathilde delivers address to WHO

Queen Mathilde of the Belgians has delivered an address to the World Health Organisation (WHO) in her native French. The Queen, who worked as a speech therapist and earned a master’s degree in psychology, spoke about mental health. “When I accepted to become an…
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BREAKING: King Albert II agrees to take a DNA-test in paternity case

According to his lawyer, former King Albert II of Belgium has agreed to take a DNA-test in the paternity case of his supposed natural daughter Delphine Boël. He decided to this, his lawyer said, because “he respects the legal system.” Embed from Getty Images However, the results will remain a secret until there is a verdict on the appeal the King made to the Court of Cassation. Late…
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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 Fabiola. On Saturday evening, the laureates of the prestigious Queen Elisabeth Competition Violin 2019 were announced. As Honorary…
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