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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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Belgium's Queen Mathilde delivers address to WHO

Queen Mathilde of the Belgians has delivered an address to the World Health Organisation (WHO) in her native French. The Queen, who worked as a speech therapist and earned a master’s degree in psychology, spoke about mental health. “When I accepted to become an…
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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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Belgian royals attend memorial Mass for deceased family members

Most of the Belgian royal family was present in Laeken yesterday for the annual memorial Mass for deceased family members. The service took place in the Church of Our Lady of Laeken which also houses the royal family vault. The church was built in memory of Queen Louise-Marie (born of Orléans), the second wife of King Leopold I. He had previously been married to Princess Charlotte of Wales…
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Queen Mathilde begins 2019 duties in Paris

Queen Mathilde of Belgium began her 2019 duties in Paris, France, yesterday. Her Majesty was in the French capital to visit the “Fernand Khnopff (1858-1921). Le maître de L’énigme” (or “Fernand Khnopff (1858-1921). The master of the enigma&#8221…
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Belgian Royal Family hosts Christmas concert

The Belgian Royal family has hosted their annual Christmas concert this afternoon. The Royal Family organises the event annually to thank their staff. King Philippe, Queen Mathilde, their four children, King Albert, Princess Astrid and Prince Lorenz have attended the annual Christmas concert at the Royal Palace this afternoon. It was the first official engagement Princess Elisabeth, the Duchess of…
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