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King Philippe's nephew diagnosed with coronavirus

Prince Joachim, the 28-year-old nephew of King Philippe of the Belgians, has tested positive for the Coronavirus after attending a private party in Spain last Tuesday. Embed from Getty Images Spanish newspaper El Confidencial obtained an internal document from the Andalusian government which states that 27 people held a private party in a residence in Cordoba. Gatherings of over 15 people…
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Duchess of Brabant brings the "Kate Effect" to Belgium

Call it the Elisabeth Effect! When the Belgian Royal House announced that 18-year-old Princess Elisabeth, Duchess of Brabant, would be attending the Royal Military Academy starting this fall, the photo to accompany the press release on the royal website featured Princess…
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The Duchess of Brabant to attend military academy

Princess Elisabeth of Belgium, known as the Duchess of Brabant as the heir to the Belgian throne, will graduate from the UWC Atlantic College in Wales. The Belgian Royal House has announced that the heir to the throne will start the next phase of her education at the Royal…
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King Philippe takes his youngest child back to school

The King of the Belgians is back on the school run. King Philippe accompanied his youngest child, Princess Eleonore, as she made her way to classes on Friday as Belgium’s educational establishments began a partial reopening following months of closures caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Philippe was driven with 12 year old Eleonore to her school in Brussels on Friday morning and the two…
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Queen Mathilde thanks grocery workers during the pandemic

Honouring our health workers has been at the forefront of many of the European royal families’ efforts, but on Wednesday Queen Mathilde took the time to thank some other unsung heroes on the frontlines of the coronavirus crisis: grocery store workers. The Queen, wearing a mask and protective gloves along with a bright red trouser suit, offered support and well wishes to employees working…
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Philippe at 60: The King of the Belgians

As King Philippe celebrates his 60th birthday, let’s look back at another important day in his life: 21 July 2013, the day he became King of the Belgians. Prince Philippe was born 15 April 1960, the eldest son of Prince Albert and Princess Paola in the reign of his uncle, King Baudouin. Albert succeeded to the throne in 1993 when his older brother died without an heir. Philippe was now first…
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