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Princess Delphine of Saxe-Coburg Fund created

Princess Delphine has shared her name with a cultural fund to support arts in health care, with the creation of the Princess Delphine of Saxe-Coburg Fund. Created by the Ghent University Hospital, Princess Delphine’s fund will promote the healing power of art and will support initiatives like “scientific research into the impact of art in healthcare, training and awareness-raising…
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Queen Mathilde and Queen Máxima speak about food security at UN webinar

Queen Máxima and Queen Mathilde spoke at a webinar on food security and nutrition during the pandemic on Wednesday, each highlighting the need for better policies during their speeches. The event, organised by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, acted as a call-to-arms to “transform agri-food systems to make them more sustainable and resilient in the face of COVID-19…
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Queen Mathilde visits food bank in Liège

Queen Mathilde paid a visit to the Food Bank of Liège on Thursday to learn more about how the coronavirus pandemic has affected the food supply for those in need and how it has affected Belgian food banks. “The Queen wanted a panorama of food aid, of which we are one of the first links,” the Banque Alimentaire’s President, Bruno Nève, told reporters about her visit. “The food bank…
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Belgian sibling meeting photo sets social media record

A photo of the meeting between a king and his newly-styled half-sister quickly became the most popular post on the Belgian Monarchy’s social media accounts. The photo of King Philippe and Princess Delphine was taken at their first meeting at the Castle of Laeken on 9…
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King Philippe shows he is not like his father as he embraces his secret half-sister

The Belgian Royal Palace revealed a welcomed surprise announcement on Thursday – King Philippe of the Belgians had met his half-sister, Princess Delphine (formally known as Delphine Boël) for the first time. The newly discovered siblings had a three-hour meeting to get to know one another and released a joint statement and photo about their time together. Philippe and Delphine said…
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