Belgium

King Philippe introduces new phase in government formation

King Philippe of Belgium has announced the start of the second phase of the federal government formation on Tuesday. His Majesty has appointed two “preformateurs”, politicians who will have to find compromises on various political topics with the different political parties. On Monday, His Majesty the King thanked the “informateurs” Didier Reynders and Johan Vandelanotte…
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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…
Belgium

King Philippe holds consultations with key political figures to form new government

After yesterday’s elections, King Philippe of Belgium is currently holding consultations with the various political party leaders and the Presidents of the Senate and Chamber of Representatives to form a new federal government. The King, who will later appoint an “informateur” and/or “raporteur”, plays a crucial role in the new government formation. Yesterday, the…
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Belgium

King Philippe meets with cancer patients

King Philippe of Belgium has visited the University Hospital of Antwerp to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the charity “Kom op tegen Kanker” (Fight against Cancer). There he met with cancer patients, volunteers, doctors and members of the organisation…
Belgium

Surprise! The Duchess of Brabant joins her father King Philippe on visit to firefighters of Brussels

Princess Elisabeth of Belgium has unexpectedly joined her father, King Philippe on a visit to the firefighters of Brussels. The Duchess of Brabant seemed very interested and asked a lot of questions such as “Are there also many women here?” King Philippe of Belgium was scheduled to visit the firefighter formation centre on Friday morning. Surprisingly, he showed up alongside his…
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Belgian Royal Family celebrates National Day - See all the best photos

The Belgian Royal Family were out in full force yesterday, though some looked a bit reluctant, to celebrate Belgium’s National Day and the five year anniversary of King Philippe’s accession. The National Day celebrated 21 July 1831 when Prince Leopold of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, who had previously been married to King George IV’s only legitimate child, Princess Charlotte of Wales…
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