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Biotech, Navy, art and a sad goodbye as the Dutch State Visit to Belgium draws to a close

Thursday marked the last day of the State Visit that King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima are paying to Belgium – but last doesn’t mean less busy. The day began in Leuven, where the four royals visited Imec. This facility works in research for the chip tech sector, which is assuming an increasing strategic relevance for the independence of Europe in the semiconductors…
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King Felipe privately pays homage to King Baudouin on 30th anniversary of his passing

King Felipe completed another engagement in Granada last weekend, after the military parade that marked National Armed Forces Day. Still in his military uniform, but no longer wearing the orders, His Majesty took part in a small commemorative ceremony for King Baudouin of the Belgians, in the year that marks the 30th anniversary of his death.  On Saturday, 3rd June, His Majesty…
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Princess Elisabeth to undergo summer training with the military

Princess Elisabeth will spend part of her summer at a military camp, the Belgian Royal Palace announced earlier this week. The future queen, currently studying at Oxford in the United Kingdom, will take part in a military training camp after learning to use a new version of the Special Operations Forces Combat Assault Rifle at a training weekend in March. The Belgian Royal Palace announced…
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A King on a skateboard! King Philippe tries his luck on a board as Queen Mathilde watches on

A sight you don’t see every day: a King on a skateboard. Yet, that happened during a visit that King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of the Belgians undertook to Skateistan.  Their Majesties were in Johannesburg, South Africa’s capital, and were visiting the skate park during their ongoing state visit to the country.  The park is part of a project by Belgian company Skateroom aiming to…
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