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The Royal 2010s: Looking back at the accession of King Philippe

The 2010s were a decade filled with many major royal events, including the accession of several new monarchs. One of the countries that saw that change was Belgium. After an almost 20 year reign, King Albert II announced on 3 July 2013 that he would abdicate in favour of his son, Philippe who was at the time the Duke of Brabant. On 21 July 2013, Albert formally abdicated. Approximately one hour…
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King Philippe appoints Belgium's first female Prime Minister

His Majesty King Philippe of Belgium has taken part in a historic moment for the country. The King has appointed Sophie Wilmès (MR) as Belgium’s first female Prime Minister. Prime Minister Wilmès will continue the day-to-day work of the resigning federal government. This afternoon, King Philippe received Sophie Wilmès in a private audience at the Royal Palace of Brussels. During this…
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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 “Kom op tegen Kanker”. King Philippe travelled north on Friday May 3rd 2019 to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the…
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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 Internal Affairs has responded to the parliamentary question about the costs of security of the Belgian Royal Family. For…
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