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The highlights of the Belgian National Day

The Belgian Royal Family marked Belgium’s National Day on Sunday, and all eyes were directed towards Princess Elisabeth and her uncle, Prince Laurent. On Sunday, Belgium celebrated its National Day. On the 21st of July, the country commemorates the investiture of King Leopold I of Belgium in 1831, the country’s first monarch. Belgium used to be part of the Netherlands before gaining…
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King Philippe and Queen Mathilde visit ancestral castles during visit to German states

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde paid an official visit to the German federal states of Thuringia and Saxony-Anhalt this week. While in Saxony-Anhalt, they visited an ancestral castle where the head of the House of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha once lived, Friedenstein Castle. Accompanied by the Prime Minister of the German-speaking Community in Belgium, Oliver Paasch, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde visited…
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A look at the Belgian line of succession

Today we’re looking at the line of succession to the Belgian throne. Current Monarch: King Philippe, who succeeded his father, King Albert II, on 21 July 2013 after he stepped down for health reasons. Photo: Laura Dekkers King Philippe was considered by many…
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The Duchess of Brabant speaks to the press for the first time during Unicef visit

Princess Elisabeth, the Duchess of Brabant, spoke to the press for the first time today. She and her mother, Queen Mathilde of the Belgians have just finished a visit to Kenya for Unicef, and it was the Princess’ first major mission abroad. Princess Elisabeth said, “This is my first visit to a land in East Africa, and I have had many different impressions. It is a very intense and…
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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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