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King Philippe addresses the nation for Belgium's National Day

King Philippe of the Belgians has recorded an address to the nation on the occasion of Belgium’s National Day tomorrow. As is tradition, the speech was recorded in the three official languages of Belgium: Dutch, French and German. https://twitter.com/MonarchieBe/status/1152534203084476416 During the one-minute part of the speech released via Twitter, King Philippe said, “Two months ago…
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BREAKING: King Albert II agrees to take a DNA-test in paternity case

According to his lawyer, former King Albert II of Belgium has agreed to take a DNA-test in the paternity case of his supposed natural daughter Delphine Boël. He decided to this, his lawyer said, because “he respects the legal system.” Embed from Getty Images However, the results will remain a secret until there is a verdict on the appeal the King made to the Court of Cassation. Late…
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King Albert II of Belgium refuses to give a DNA sample in paternity case

King Albert II of Belgium, who abdicated in 2013 in favour of his eldest son, has refused to give a DNA sample in the paternity case of his supposed natural daughter Delphine Boël. Late last year the Court of Appeals in Brussels ordered King Albert to undergo a DNA-test in order to determine if he is the father of Delphine Boël. The King has now decided to take his case to the Court of…
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Prince Laurent contests reduction in endowment

Prince Laurent of Belgium, the younger brother of King Philippe of the Belgians, has announced that he will contest the reduction of his endowment. The reduction of 15%, or around 46,000 euros, was imposed on him after he participated in a reception at the Chinese Embassy in full uniform without informing the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Didier Reynders. In a statement his lawyer, Laurent…
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