Belgium

Belgian King and his family won't take skiing trip to Switzerland

The Belgian royals are following in the steps of their Dutch counterparts and will not travel outside their country to take to the slopes this winter. The Royal Palace has confirmed that King Philippe, Queen Mathilde, Princess Elisabeth (19), Prince Gabriel (17), Prince Emmanuel (15) and Princess Eléonore (12) will not travel to Verbier, Switzerland, this year for their annual skiing trip. A…
Read more
Belgium

King Philippe's favourite pseudonym revealed

The world knows him as King Philippe of the Belgians, but when this monarch wants to go incognito, he prefers to be known as Monsieur Legrand. That’s the name on papers filed on the French Ile d’Yeu, off the coast of Brittany, where the king and his family have bought…
BelgiumCoronavirusEuropean Royals

Queen Mathilde's visit to teenage mothers praised for bringing their story 'out of the shadows'

Queen Mathilde has paid a visit to teenage girls receiving support from a youth care facility. Her visit to Le Tobbogan, a facility in Mons, took place on January 26th after a week’s delay when it was revealed that she may have come into contact with a staff member at the palace who had been exposed to the coronavirus. In the interest of public health and safety, her visit was…
Read more
Belgium

King Philippe caught up in Brussels demonstration

The Belgian monarch had a dramatic evening as he drove through his nation’s capital. King Philippe’s car, a black Mercedes with the famous royal number plate 1, drove straight into a violent demonstration and was briefly trapped in a crowd as young people took to…
Belgium

A new princess marks Belgium's royal year

January started with a focus on Delphine Boël, as King Albert II finally admitted that she was his child from an extramarital affair. What started as a hectic 2020 for the Belgian Royal Family ended pretty calm. Let’s take a look at the Belgian Royal Family’s…
BelgiumFeatures

King Philippe sends message to the young during Christmas Eve address

King Philippe of the Belgians has delivered his annual Christmas Eve address in Dutch, French and German – the three languages of Belgium. The King spoke of how this year the Christmas celebrations are different and how the world is facing challenges during this pandemic. However, he also spoke of the hope we have for the future where we can once again get out and spend time with our…
Read more
BelgiumFeaturesRoyal Weddings

Royal Wedding Rewind: King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of the Belgians

It was the last major royal wedding of the 20th century and it began a new chapter in a royal story that would lead to a throne. On December 4th 1999, the then heir to the Belgian throne, Philippe, married Mathilde d’Udekem d’Acoz before a host of regal guests. The couple became King and Queen of the Belgians in 2013. On the twentieth anniversary of their marriage, Royal Central…
Read more