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Queen Mathilde spreads Christmas cheer at Queen Fabiola Children's University Hospital

It might not have been Father Christmas, but another famous figure in a red suit made a visit to Queen Fabiola Children’s University Hospital this week when Queen Mathilde stopped by to lift the spirits of patients. She shared smiles, high fives, and handshakes with young people, chatting with them about their time at the hospital. The Brussels-based facility is the only university…
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King Philippe and Queen Mathilde share wedding day secrets

Belgium’s King and Queen have given a rare interview to mark their twentieth wedding anniversary. And speaking to RTBF, King Philippe revealed that the couple’s romance and marriage plans had left them ”on a cloud”. The couple spoke to Patrick Weber for a special programme celebrating the two decades since they became husband and wife. The interview was recorded at their…
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Queen Mathilde presented with Bambi Charity Award

On 21 November in Baden-Baden, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, Queen Mathilde of the Belgians received the prestigious German Charity Bambi Award from ‘Hubert Burda Media Holding’. The Royal Palace in Brussels said that the Queen was presented the award for “her many years of dedication and personal contribution to the debate on sustainable development and her commitment to social and…
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Gifts Princess Elisabeth received for her 18th birthday

Princess Elisabeth of Belgium, Duchess of Brabant turned 18 on the 25th of October. To mark the day, the Royal Court organised a unique birthday ceremony. Next to the Royal Family, the guests included the ministers of all governments, 18-year-olds from all Belgian provinces, the palace staff, the staff of the Princess Elisabeth Children’s hospital and family friends. But what does one give…
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