Belgium

King Albert has successful heart procedure, recovering at home

King Albert II of Belgium has undergone two successful heart procedures in the past couple of weeks. The first was on 19 April with the Belgian Royal Palace saying that it had been successful. A second surgery, which was said to be a minimally invasive procedure, took place on 30 April; the 83-year-old King had a new valve put in place. The procedures took place at the Cliniques Universitaires…
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King Philippe and Queen Mathilde head to New York to visit UN

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde will soon be leaving for New York to take on a 3-day visit. The Royal pair will be visiting the United Nations office in an attempt to acquire a Belgian spot on the UN Security Council. King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgian will take a 3-day visit to New York from April 23 to 25. Their Majesties will be accompanied by the Belgian Minister of Foreign Affairs…
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Royal Birthday Celebrations: Who is King Philippe of the Belgians?

Philippe of the Belgians was an unlikely king. Although born second in line to the throne, he was never expected to succeed. In fact, his whole royal life has been filled with surprises. Yet since his accession, in July 2013, he has been praised as a successful sovereign, a royal who has given his dynasty strong foundations for the future. The man who would, unexpectedly, be king was born on…
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King Philippe and Queen Mathilde wrap-up State Visit to Canada

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde are back home in Belgium after a five-day State Visit to Canada. The King and Queen were invited by the Governor General Julie Payette. On day three of the State Visit to Canada, Their Majesties braved the cold in Ottawa as they boarded a plane to Toronto. Day one and day two of the State Visit took place in Ottawa. Photo: FPS Foreign Affairs After a short…
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