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New pictures released by Belgian Royal Palace for King’s Day

The Belgian Royal Palace released new official images yesterday in celebration of King’s Day in the country (or Koningsfeest in Dutch; Fête du Roi in French; and Festtag des Königs in German – the official languages of Belgium).

The four new photos show Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of the Belgians in formal attire with their Grand Cordon of the Order of Leopold sashes. The Queen is also seen in “the Nine Provinces Tiara”, as well. They were taken at the Royal Palace in Brussels.

With the release of the pictures, the Belgian Royal Palace said simply, “On the occasion of King’s Day we share new official photos.”

King’s Day is celebrated each year on 15 November, but it is not an official public holiday. The Belgian Federal Parliament holds a ceremony each year to honour the King, with members of the Belgian Royal Family taking part with the exception of the reigning King and Queen.

This year, King Albert (King Philippe’s father), Princess Astrid, Prince Lorenz, Prince Laurent, and Princess Claire participated. Queen Paola (King Philippe’s mother) could not attend as she is still resting and recovering from a stroke.

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Brittani is from Tennessee, USA. She is a political scientist and historian after graduating with a degree in the topics from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in December 2014. She also holds a master's degree from Northeastern University. She enjoys reading and researching all things regarding the royals of the world. Her love of royals began in middle school, and she's been researching, reading, and writing on royalty for over a decade. She became Europe Editor in October 2016, and then Deputy Editor in January 2019, and has been featured on several podcasts, radio shows, news broadcasts and websites.