Belgium

King Philippe of Belgium modernises Coat of Arms

King Philippe has made some changes to the Coat of Arms of the Belgian Royal Family. His Majesty also introduced a Coat of Arms for his father King Albert II, and Princess Elisabeth has now her own Coat of Arms. For the first time in over 100 years, a Belgian monarch has changed the Coat of Arms of the Royal House. King Philippe has signed a new Royal Decree in which the changes to the Coat of…
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The Belgian Royal Family privately bids farewell to Grand Duke Jean

King Philippe, Queen Mathilde, King Albert and Princess Astrid have driven to Luxembourg to bid farewell to Grand Duke Jean this afternoon. The Belgian Royal Family is closely related to the Grand Ducal Family of Luxembourg. Only hours after the announcement of the death of Grand Duke Jean, the Belgian Royal Family has paid a private visit to the Grand Ducal Family of Luxembourg to express their…
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Belgium

Belgian Royal Family hosts Christmas concert

The Belgian Royal family has hosted their annual Christmas concert this afternoon. The Royal Family organises the event annually to thank their staff. King Philippe, Queen Mathilde, their four children, King Albert, Princess Astrid and Prince Lorenz have attended the annual…
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King Albert II ordered to undergo DNA-test to determine paternity

The Court of Appeals in Brussels has ordered King Albert II of Belgium, who abdicated in 2013 in favour of his eldest son, to undergo a DNA-test in order to determine if he is the father of Delphine Boël. The court had already settled that Delphine Boël’s legal father Jacques is not her biological father. King Albert will have three months to undergo the test. In those three months…
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Belgium

Delphine Boël given go ahead to seek recognition as King Albert II of Belgium's daughter

Delphine Boël has been on a mission to be recognized as the daughter of King Albert II of Belgium. She was born in 1968 as the daughter of Baroness Sybille de Selys Longchamps and was officially recognized by her mother’s husband Jonkheer Jacques Boël (of which the English equivalent would be Esquire). The King made a reference to a crisis ‘thirty years ago’ in the 1999…
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