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King and Queen of the Belgians go for a bike ride with their children for “day without a car”

Belgium’s Heritage Days coincided with Mobility Week and Car Free Sunday 2018 so Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde strapped on helmets, hopped on their bikes and led their children on a ride to one of Brussel’s local heritage sites. Taking place in Brussels and other cities across Europe from 16 to 22 September 2018, Mobility Week is an annual event which aims to enlighten…
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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…

Queen Mathilde celebrates the 20th anniversary of The Breast International Group

Queen Mathilde of the Belgians was present at the 20th anniversary of the Breast International Group (BIG) on Monday, 17 October 2016 at the City Hall in Brussels. This event aimed to bring together breast cancer specialists from around the world to conduct research in a structured way. Her Majesty, who is the Honorary President of the group, made a speech to the specialists present in English…
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