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Queen Mathilde brings flowers and homemade cakes to senior residents under lockdown


By Martin Kraft, CC BY-SA 3.0, Wiki Commons

Queen Mathilde of the Belgians has brought flowers and homemade cakes to the residents of the OCMW Rusthuis Huis Heizel in Laeken. The elderly residents are under lockdown because they are most at risk where it concerns the coronavirus.

The official Twitter account of the Belgian Royal House added that Queen Mathilde wanted to “buck up the residents who are currently not allowed to receive visitors and support the staff who care for them.” Queen Mathilde brought along her youngest daughter Eleonore and her youngest son Prince Emmanuel to help deliver the several baskets of flowers and cakes.

Queen Mathilde and King Philippe’s three youngest children are currently home from school as all schools are closed in Belgium due to the coronavirus. Their eldest daughter Princess Elisabeth, Duchess of Brabant, is currently in Wales at the Atlantic College where she is due to take her final exams in May. If her return is demanded by her parents, she may not be able to return to Wales to take her exams. All first-year students at her school have been sent home to reduce the risk for the students who have to take their final exams. They will continue their education with online classes.