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Queen Mathilde's advice to young people about coronavirus revealed in open letter

Queen Mathilde of the Belgians has shared a touching open letter addressed to young people in which she stresses the importance of following the guidlines announced by the country’s government to prevent the further spread of coronavirus. Mathilde also acknowledges the difficult situation this creates, especially for young people and she shares some words of advice she has also given to her…
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April Sparkle: Belgium's Best Diamonds

The diamond is the birthstone of April. That most sparkling of gems features in many royal collections and today, Royal Central is looking at some of the Belgian Royal Family’s best diamonds. Brabant Laurel Wreath Tiara Embed from Getty Images The Brabant…
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Charity Spotlight: Queen Mathilde Fund

Focusing on vulnerable young people in Belgium is the main goal of the Queen Mathilde Fund, which was created from the donations received as gifts for the wedding of the King (then Prince Philippe) and Queen Mathilde (then known as Mathilde d’Udekem d’Acoz). The Fund is managed by the King Baudouin Foundation and “supports exceptional initiatives in Belgium, which are…
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Duchess of Brabant unable to return home from school due to Coronavirus measures

Princess Elisabeth of Belgium, also known as the Duchess of Brabant as the heir to the Belgian throne, will be unable to return home from her school in Wales due to measures against the spread of the Coronavirus. Princess Elisabeth is attending the Atlantic College in Wales and will soon be graduating from there. She is currently not allowed to leave the campus unless there are…
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King Philippe reveals details of his special birthday celebrations

The King of the Belgians turns 60 in April and to mark this big birthday, he’s hosting a very special party. Philippe and his wife, Queen Mathilde, will throw open the doors of Laeken Castle to one hundred people born on the same day as the monarch. Their guests will be treated to an afternoon of celebrations at the famous Belgian royal residence. To be invited, you have to be Belgian and…
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