Belgium

King Philippe opens new tram line

It is back to work for King Philippe as he opened the new tram line 9 between Koekelberg and Jette (Brussels). The King was able to operate the tram on the first ride at the new line was completed. Yesterday King Philippe undertook his first official engagement after going on holiday with his family. The King opened the new tram line 9 in the capital of Brussels between Koekelberg and Jette. The…
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Belgium

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde head to New York to visit UN

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde will soon be leaving for New York to take on a 3-day visit. The Royal pair will be visiting the United Nations office in an attempt to acquire a Belgian spot on the UN Security Council. King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgian will take a 3-day visit to New York from April 23 to 25. Their Majesties will be accompanied by the Belgian Minister of Foreign Affairs…
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Belgium

King of the Belgians delivers annual Christmas Eve address

Yesterday afternoon, His Majesty King Philippe of Belgium delivered the annual Christmas Eve address. The speech was pre-recorded in the three official languages of Belgium: French, Dutch and German. His Majesty began by recalling a visit earlier in the month by a group of children to meet him in the Palace where he was able to show their curious minds the job of King and even spoke to them about…
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Belgium

King Philippe steps out "as a father, not as King"

King Philippe took over Queen Mathilde’s annual engagement today as he read to children during the Reading Week. This has a special reason behind it. Each year Queen Mathilde steps out as the Patron of the Reading Week, to read a book to children in an elementary…
Belgium

25% of the Belgians want a republic, claims new survey

The Walloon tv programme Place Royale has conducted a new survey in which several Belgians were asked questions about the current monarchy. The survey showed a quarter of the Belgians want to get rid of the monarchy and make Belgium a republic. After 1500 days of King…
Belgium

Burger King ends controversial campaign that angered monarchy

Burger King has dropped its challenge to the Belgian public to “crown” the true ruler of the country. Burger King launched a controversial advertising campaign which asked people to make a choice between King Philippe and Burger King. In order to place a vote for Philippe, you had to answer several questions. Following that, the yes button shrunk and became impossibly hard to select as…
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