It was a very different National Day for Belgium’s Royal Family today. A day of celebration became a moment for commemoration as King Philippe, Queen Mathilde and their children paid tribute to those who have lost their lives to coronavirus and to those who have worked over the past months to fight the disease and support others. Masks and social distancing replaced the celebratory aspect of previous years while King Philippe had high praise for the way the country has worked together to overcome recent difficulties. It was a day of poignant and powerful images – here are some of the best from Belgium’s National Day 2020.
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