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German speaking heads of state meet in Linz

The German-speaking heads of state have held their annual meeting, this time in Linz, Austria. His Excellency Alexander Van der Bellen, Federal President of The Republic of Austria, was the host.  These heads of state include Belgium’s King Philippe, Liechtenstein’s Hereditary Prince Alois, and Luxembourg’s Grand Duke Henri. The royals met with the presidents of Austria…
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Belgium's Queen Mathilde delivers address to WHO

Queen Mathilde of the Belgians has delivered an address to the World Health Organisation (WHO) in her native French. The Queen, who worked as a speech therapist and earned a master’s degree in psychology, spoke about mental health. “When I accepted to become an Advocate for the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, I decided to make mental health one of my priorities. I am…
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Belgian royals vote in regional, federal and European elections

Several Belgian royals cast their vote today for the regional, federal and European elections. Only King Philippe and Queen Mathilde, who need to remain neutral and above politics, will not go vote today. They are exempt from Belgium’s compulsory voting system. Legal sanctions still exist for those failing to present themselves at the polling stations, but prosecutions are rare. Their four…
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Queen Mathilde: "I'm a strict mother"

Queen Mathilde has given a rare interview in connection with the final of the Queen Elisabeth Competition Violin 2019. In the exclusive interview with Canvas, Her Majesty talked about her love of music, her four children and the close relationship she had with Queen…
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Opinion: Prove you aren’t heartless, King Albert, and take the DNA test

Below is an opinion on the ongoing saga of Delphine Boël and her quest to have King Albert recognise her as his daughter, by our Deputy Editor, Brittani Barger. King Albert, by continuing to drag out this paternity suit, you only further damage your reputation. It makes you seem heartless and cruel not to take a simple DNA test. Delphine just wants her father to recognise her, which is entirely…
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