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King Philippe and Queen Mathilde visit ancestral castles during visit to German states

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde paid an official visit to the German federal states of Thuringia and Saxony-Anhalt this week. While in Saxony-Anhalt, they visited an ancestral castle where the head of the House of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha once lived, Friedenstein Castle. Accompanied by the Prime Minister of the German-speaking Community in Belgium, Oliver Paasch, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde visited…
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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…
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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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Security costs of Belgian Royal Family revealed

The Belgian Minister of Security and Internal Affairs, Pieter De Crem has published the security costs of the Belgian Royal Family from last year. The federal parliament usually asks for these numbers every year in light of transparency. The Belgian Ministry of Security and…
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King Philippe and Queen Mathilde en route to South Korea

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium are on their way to South Korea for their four-day state visit. The aim of the visit is to strengthen the ties between the two nations and promote economic, academic and cultural cooperation. Early this afternoon, the King and Queen boarded the A340 governmental aeroplane at the military airport of Melsbroek, close to Brussels. The King and Queen…
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70,000 concerned citizens write letter to King Philippe for action on climate change

70,000 Belgian citizens have written a letter to King Philippe in which they asked the King to urge the “incapable politicians” to take action on climate change. Greenpeace, the organiser of the petition, was received at the Royal Palace to hand over the letters. Earlier today, two representatives from the environmental organisation Greenpeace were received at the Royal Palace to hand…
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