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Amedeo and Elisabetta introduce Belgium's new royal baby

Prince Amedeo of Belgium and his wife, Elisabetta, have announced the name they’ve picked for their new son. The little boy, who was born on September 6th 2019, has been called Maximilian. His name was made public as the couple introduced their second child to the world. Maximilian takes centre stage in a new photo of the family, sitting on his father’s lap while his big sister…
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Who is Queen Paola of Belgium?

Donna Paola Margherita Maria Antonia Consiglia Ruffo di Calabria was born on 11 September 1937 at Villa Claudia in Forte dei Marmi, Italy, as the seventh and youngest child of Prince Fulco Ruffo di Calabria, a First World War flying ace, and Countess Luisa Gazelli, a…
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Queen Mathilde visits Venice Biennale

Queen Mathilde visited the Venice Biennale last week to view art at the Belgian Pavilion as part of the illustrious art festival. The exhibition, called MONDO CANE, is a display of artwork by Jos de Gruyter and Harald Thys and curated by Anne-Claire Schmitz, and…
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Prince Amedeo of Belgium and wife, Princess Elisabetta welcome second child, a son

Prince Amedeo of Belgium, Archduke of Austria-Este – nephew of King Philippe of Belgium – and his wife, Princess Elisabetta have welcomed their second child, a son. The baby boy was born on 6 September at 9:05 pm in the UMC Saint-Pierre Hospital in Brussels. He weighs 3.3 kg and measures 50 cm. The Royal Palace said, “Both mother and child are doing well. Their families share…
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Queen Mathilde to promote music on national television

Queen Mathilde of Belgium will feature in a new programme about music for eight weeks on national television. In the programme, Her Majesty will receive young musicians at the Royal Palace and hear them play their instrument. Her Majesty Queen Mathilde has never hidden…
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Dutch and Belgian royals mark start of '75 Years of Freedom'

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima joined their Belgian counterparts, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde in Terneuzen yesterday to mark the start “75 Years of Freedom.” This will be followed by a year of commemorations for the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War. These will continue until 2020 to mark the founding of the United Nations. Embed from Getty…
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A look at the Queen Paola Foundation

The Queen Paola Foundationwas created in 1992 as an initiative of Belgium’s Queen Paola to promote the integration and training of socially vulnerable youth. Her husband, King Albert II abdicated the throne for health reasons in 2013, but Queen Paola continued to focus on her work with the foundation, which operates autonomously and employs a small team of full-time staff and…
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