Belgium

Princess Elisabeth invested with Order of Leopold for 18th birthday

Belgium’s future queen, Princess Elisabeth, Duchess of Brabant was invested with the Order of Leopold today during her 18th birthday celebrations at the Royal Palace in Brussels by her father, King Philippe. The Order of Leopold is the oldest and highest order in Belgium with the monarch serving as the Grand Master. The King told her, “The Leopold Order that I will hand over to you…
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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…
Belgium

Princess Elisabeth's coming of age to be broadcast live on Belgian TV

The first woman to be in line to rule Belgium in her own right will turn 18 later this week and her big moment will be shared across her country. For the coming of age celebrations of Princess Elisabeth, Duchess of Brabant will be broadcast live on Belgian TV. The official ceremonies marking the 18th birthday of the heir start at 11am on October 25th 2019 at the Royal Palace in Brussels. Her…
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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…
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Stephanie of Luxembourg steps in for her injured mother in law

The Hereditary Grand Duchess of Luxembourg took a central role in the latest stage of the Belgian State Visit to her country. Princess Stephanie accompanied Queen Mathilde to a series of events in place of Grand Duchess Maria Teresa who is recovering from a knee operation. Stephanie and Mathilde put the focus on education as Day Two of the State Visit got under way. They headed to the Belval…
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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 protests which brought much of London to a standstill. She has been released from custody without charge. More than 1,100…
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