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Princess Elisabeth of Belgium to star on stamp marking 18th birthday

Princess Elisabeth of Belgium, Duchess of Brabant, is to star on a stamp marking her 18th birthday. The future Queen of Belgium will celebrate her birthday on 25 October. The new stamp will be released on 21 October – four days ahead of her reaching the age of majority. What the stamp will look like remains a mystery as only a blurred image of the stamped has been released. It appears to…
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Who is Queen Paola of Belgium?

Donna Paola Margherita Maria Antonia Consiglia Ruffo di Calabria was born on 11 September 1937 at Villa Claudia in Forte dei Marmi, Italy, as the seventh and youngest child of Prince Fulco Ruffo di Calabria, a First World War flying ace, and Countess Luisa Gazelli, a…
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Prince Gabriël of Belgium to attend exclusive international school

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium have decided to send their oldest son, Prince Gabriël to an exclusive, international private school close to Brussels. As of the 2nd of September, the Prince will continue his education in a new environment. As the summer holiday comes to an end, parents and children are preparing for the new school year. This is also the case for Prince Gabriël of…
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Prince Gabriël of Belgium quits hockey

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde’s oldest son, Prince Gabriël has decided to quit hockey. The 16-year-old Prince of the Belgians is said to be very talented. It has, however, become impossible for the young man to combine his school work with his demanding…
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The highlights of the Belgian National Day

The Belgian Royal Family marked Belgium’s National Day on Sunday, and all eyes were directed towards Princess Elisabeth and her uncle, Prince Laurent. On Sunday, Belgium celebrated its National Day. On the 21st of July, the country commemorates the investiture of King…
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A look at the Belgian line of succession

Today we’re looking at the line of succession to the Belgian throne. Current Monarch: King Philippe, who succeeded his father, King Albert II, on 21 July 2013 after he stepped down for health reasons. Photo: Laura Dekkers King Philippe was considered by many to be the heir to his uncle, King Baudouin, but after his death in 1991, Baudouin’s younger brother, Albert succeeded to the…
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Breaking: King Philippe appoints informateurs in process of government formation

The Royal Court has just announced that King Philippe of the Belgians has made his first important decision in the government formation process. His Majesty has appointed Johan Vandelanotte (SP.A) and Didier Reynders (MR) as informateurs. After the Belgian elections on the 26th of May, the King has now concluded his round of consultations. During the discussions, King Philippe spoke to the party…
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