Belgium

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde wrap-up State Visit to Canada

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde are back home in Belgium after a five-day State Visit to Canada. The King and Queen were invited by the Governor General Julie Payette. On day three of the State Visit to Canada, Their Majesties braved the cold in Ottawa as they boarded a plane to Toronto. Day one and day two of the State Visit took place in Ottawa. Photo: FPS Foreign Affairs After a short…
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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 Philippe, it was time for another survey in which the Belgians were able to comment and show their vision on the monarchy.
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Belgium

Burger King angers Belgian monarchy

There is trouble brewing between two monarchs; one is the Burger King the other the King of Belgium. Burger King has launched an advertising campaign in Belgium to herald the opening of the chain in the country. The campaign asks Belgians to vote online so they can…
Belgium

King Philippe releases statement to mark first anniversary of Belgian terror attacks

His Majesty King Philippe of Belgium has released a statement this morning to mark the first anniversary of the Belgian terror attacks that took place in Brussels. His Majesty said, “On 22 March 2016, we were at the centre of a particularly cruel action. We were victims of a double terrorist attack in our nation’s capital. “Today, one year exactly after the facts, we remember…
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Belgium

Nine-year-old gets to visit King Philippe at Royal Palace

A nine-year-old girl named Finn was given the opportunity to visit King Philippe of Belgium at the Royal Palace of Laeken (also called the Royal Castle of Laeken) in the Laeken neighbourhood of Brussels. Belgian news agency, Flanders News, released the one and a half minute video of Finn with the King of the Belgians on 23 December. With the video, they wrote, “It doesn’t happen very…
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