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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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King Philippe of Belgium modernises Coat of Arms

King Philippe has made some changes to the Coat of Arms of the Belgian Royal Family. His Majesty also introduced a Coat of Arms for his father King Albert II, and Princess Elisabeth has now her own Coat of Arms. For the first time in over 100 years, a Belgian monarch has…
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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…
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King Philippe addresses the nation for Belgium's National Day

King Philippe of the Belgians has recorded an address to the nation on the occasion of Belgium’s National Day tomorrow. As is tradition, the speech was recorded in the three official languages of Belgium: Dutch, French and German. https://twitter.com/MonarchieBe/status/1152534203084476416 During the one-minute part of the speech released via Twitter, King Philippe said, “Two months ago…
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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 to be the heir to his uncle, King Baudouin, but after his death in 1991, Baudouin’s younger brother, Albert succeeded to the…
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