Belgium

Who is Princess Elisabeth, Duchess of Brabant?

Princess Elisabeth, Duchess of Brabant, celebrates her eighteenth birthday today, so let’s take a look back at the life of this future Belgian Queen. Princess Elisabeth Theresia Maria Helena (French: Élisabeth Thérèse Marie Hélène) was born 25 October 2001 at the Erasmus Hospital in Brussels. She is the first child of King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium, and the first heiress…
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Belgium

Who is Prince Laurent of Belgium?

Prince Laurent Benoît Baudouin Marie was born on 19 October 1963 as the third child of the Prince and Princess of Liège (later King Albert and Queen Paola) in Château de Belvédère in Laeken. At the time of his birth, he was third in the line of succession to the Belgian throne behind his father and older brother, Philippe. However, in 1991, the law of succession in Belgium was changed to…
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BelgiumLuxembourg

The Belgian State Visit to Luxembourg: Day One, in photos

It’s a State Visit with a difference. King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of the Belgians are making a three day trip to Luxembourg. And while their agenda includes all the usual State Visit attributes, including engagements linked to stronger economic, social and cultural ties between the two countries, this is also a family affair. For host, Grand Duke Henri, is the Belgian king’s first…
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Belgian Princess arrested in Trafalgar Square

Belgian media are reporting that Princess Marie-Esméralda was arrested in London earlier this week for her role in climate change protests. According to Belgium newspaper Le Soir, the Princess was arrested in Trafalgar Square for her role in the Extinction Rebellion…
Belgium

King Philippe introduces new phase in government formation

King Philippe of Belgium has announced the start of the second phase of the federal government formation on Tuesday. His Majesty has appointed two “preformateurs”, politicians who will have to find compromises on various political topics with the different political parties. On Monday, His Majesty the King thanked the “informateurs” Didier Reynders and Johan Vandelanotte…
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