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Royal reactions and condolences for Barcelona stream in

After yet another deadly terror attack, this one in Barcelona, Spain, royals have reacted on social media and sent their condolences. At least 13 have been killed and over 100 injured after a terrorist ran over pedestrians with a van in the Las Ramblas district of Barcelona. Later, five terrorists were shot dead, and one was wounded by Spanish police in the nearby tourist town of Cambrils. Police…
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Belgium

Prince Laurent's Twitter account deleted

It was discovered yesterday that Prince Laurent of Belgium’s Twitter account (@Laurent_of_B) had been deleted. Members of the Belgian media made the discovery yesterday morning. Many had wondered if King Philippe had pressured his younger brother to delete his account…
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European and international royals send their condolences after terror attack in Manchester

After the deadly attack in Manchester, European royals have shared their condolences to the victims, their families and the British people. At least 22 have been killed with another 59 injured in a terrorist attack believed to be carried out by an ISIS associated single suicide bomber that occurred at the conclusion of the Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena. Many of those in attendance…
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Who is Princess Claire of Belgium?

Claire Louise Coombs was born on 18 January 1974 to Nicholas John Coombs, a British-born businessman, and his Belgian wife, Nicole Eva Gabrielle Thérèse (née Mertens). She has an older sister, Joanna and a younger brother, Matthew. The family moved to Dion-le-Val, near Brussels in Francophone Wallonia in 1977 when Claire was 3-years-old. After completing her primary and secondary education…
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Belgium

Round up of King Philippe and Queen Mathilde State Visit to Japan

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde have ended their 5-day state visit to Japan today. Emperor Akihito invited the royal couple. Here’s a summary of all the most important activities. Close Ties The ties between Belgium and Japan are very close. But it is not only the two nations that are close. The Belgian Royal Family and the Japanese Imperial Family are known to have a very good…
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