Belgium

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde attend first session of final of Queen Elisabeth Competition

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde have attended the first session of the final week of the Queen Elisabeth Competition in Violin. The King and Queen saw the only Belgian finalist of this year’s edition of the prestigious music competition, Sylvia Huang play an extraordinary version of the Violin Concerto of Dvorak. King Philippe made a surprise visit to the first session of the final week of…
Read more
Belgium

Queen Mathilde attends semi-finals of prestigious Queen Elisabeth Competition

Queen Mathilde has attended the semi-finals of the Queen Elisabeth Competition Violin on Saturday evening. Her Majesty is the Honorary President of the world-famous music competition. Her Majesty Queen Mathilde of the Belgians stepped out on Saturday to attend the last semi-final of the Queen Elisabeth Competition at Flagey in Brussels. Previously, the Queen attended four other sessions of this…
Read more
Belgium

King Philippe meets with cancer patients

King Philippe of Belgium has visited the University Hospital of Antwerp to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the charity “Kom op tegen Kanker” (Fight against Cancer). There he met with cancer patients, volunteers, doctors and members of the organisation…
BelgiumEuropean RoyalsThe Netherlands

Queen Wilhelmina’s war time plan for Belgium’s royals

By the end of the Second World War, Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands tried to make a deal with the Nazis to save the Belgian royal family, according to newly published diaries of her foreign minister. By March 1945, both Belgium and the south of the Netherlands had been liberated by King Leopold III of the Belgians and his family were being held captive in Austria and it was feared that the…
Read more
Belgium

Must See: King Philippe celebrates birthday with comedian Philippe Geubels

King Philippe of Belgium celebrated his 59th birthday in a very special way. He invited the popular comedian Philippe Geubels, who also celebrates his birthday on 15 April, to the Royal Palace to share a birthday cake. The funny interview is a must watch. King Philippe of Belgium is often seen as a serious King who is a little stiff. However, yesterday on his birthday, the King showed off his…
Read more