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Surprise! The Duchess of Brabant joins her father King Philippe on visit to firefighters of Brussels

Princess Elisabeth of Belgium has unexpectedly joined her father, King Philippe on a visit to the firefighters of Brussels. The Duchess of Brabant seemed very interested and asked a lot of questions such as “Are there also many women here?” King Philippe of Belgium was scheduled to visit the firefighter formation centre on Friday morning. Surprisingly, he showed up alongside his…
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The teenagers who will one day assume the throne

Princess Elisabeth of Belgium: Also known as the Duchess of Brabant (the title of the heir to the Belgian throne), Elisabeth will come of age on 25 October. Elisabeth, as the eldest of King Philippe and Queen Mathilde’s four children, is first in line to the throne. Her three younger siblings are Prince Gabriel, Prince Emmanuel, and Princess Eléonore. Elisabeth currently attends school in…
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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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Queen Mathilde goes solo for a time in South Korea

From 24 March to 28 March, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde were on a state visit to South Korea. While they had a busy schedule together on the first two days of the tour, they had a separate agenda for most of their third day in the country. Queen Mathilde’s programme focused on sustainable development. She first attended the ‘Innovative solutions for the circular economy, sustainable…
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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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