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(VIDEOS) TMs King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium Visit Institutions of the European Union.

On Wednesday, February 25, 2015, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium visited the institutions of the European Union in Brussels.

The reigning couple began their visit at the European Parliament where they met with its President, Mr. Martin Schulz, and held a meeting with several leaders of various political groups according to the Belgian royal court. Thereafter, the reigning couple visited the European Commission as well as met with members of the Council of the European Union including its President, Mr. Donald Tusk.

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(VIDEO) Her Majesty Queen Mathilde of Belgium Visits a Day Center in Jambes.

BelgiumOn Wednesday, February 11, 2015, Her Majesty Queen Mathilde of Belgium visited the Perce-Neige, a therapeutic day center for children with disabilities, in Jambes.

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His Majesty King Philippe of Belgium Visits the Project, OpBoksen.

On Wednesday, February 11, 2015, His Majesty King Philippe of Belgium visited the project, OpBoksen, in Genk.  The purpose of the project, created by former Olympic boxer Mr. Abdel Wahhabi, is to empower socially vulnerable young people through the sport of boxing.

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Her Majesty Queen Mathilde of Belgium Views the Film, Disconnect.

MathildeOn Tuesday, February 10, 2015, Her Majesty Queen Mathilde of Belgium arrived at the Kinepolis in Brussels to attend the screening of the 2012 film, Disconnect, directed by Mr. Henry-Alex Rubin.

The film “…explores the consequences of modern technology and how it affects and defines our daily relationships…”

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Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium Attend the 45th Edition of the WEF.

belgiumOn Wednesday, January 21, 2015, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium arrived in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, to participate in the 45th Edition of the World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting.

The WEF is an international institution committed to improving the state of the world through public-private cooperation.  The event “…engages political, business, academic and other leaders of society in collaborative efforts to shape global, regional and industry agendas.  Together with other stakeholders, [the forum] works to define challenges, solutions and actions, always in the spirit of global citizenship.”

Other royals attending this year’s four-day meeting include His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco, His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan, and His Royal Highness Prince Faisal bin Turki Faisal bin Turki Al Saud to name a few.

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Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium Host a Reception.

monarchie belgeOn Tuesday, January 20, 2015, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium hosted a reception at the Palais de Bruxelles for members various European institutions.

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Photo courtesy of Monarchie Belge

Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium Host a New Year Reception.

belgiumOn Thursday, January 8, 2015, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium hosted a New Year reception at the Palais Royal in Brussels for members of the international Diplomatic Corps.

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 Photo courtesy of Monarchie Belge

Her Majesty Queen Fabiola of Belgium Has Passed Away. (VIDEOS)

On Friday, December 5, 2014, the Belgian royal court announced that Her Majesty Queen Fabiola of Belgium had passed away at Château du Stuyvenberg in Brussels. She was 86 years old.

Fabiola Fernanda Maria de las Victorias Antonia Adelaïda de Mora y Aragón was born in Madrid, Spain, on June 11, 1928. The Spanish-born aristocrat and devout Catholic was married to the late King Baudouin of Belgium on December 15, 1960. The couple had no children.

The funeral for the late Queen Fabiola will take place on December 12, 2014, at Saints Michel et Gudule in Brussels.

Last evening the Belgian television network, VTM Nieuws, aired a special about the late beloved queen entitled, In Memoriam: Koningin Fabiola.  Please click here to watch the 36:00 minute program.

Her Majesty Queen Mathilde of Belgium Attends a Ceremony at the Palais des Académies.

 On the evening of Monday, December 1, 2014, Her Majesty Queen Mathilde of Belgium arrived at the Palais des Académies in Brussels to attend the Fondation Contre le Cancer’s Grants 2014 ceremony.

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Members of the Belgian Royal Family Attend Te Deum Mass at the Cathédrale Saint Michel in Brussels. (VIDEOS)

On Saturday, November 15, 2014, Their Imperial and Royal Highnesses Princess Astrid of Belgium, Archduchess of Austria-Este and Prince Lorenz of Belgium, Archduke of Austria-Este, Queen Paola of Belgium, and Her Royal Highness Princess Claire of Belgium attended the traditional Te Deum Mass at the Cathédrale Saint Michel in Brussels on the occasion of Fête du Roi 2014.

Unfortunately, King Albert II (who is recovering from surgery), Queen Fabiola of Belgium and His Royal Highness Prince Laurent of Belgium (he was in Vienna, Austria) did not attend this afternoon’s Mass.

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His Majesty King Philippe of Belgium Attends a Solemn Ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. (VIDEOS)

On Tuesday, November 11, 2014, His Majesty King Philippe of Belgium attended a solemn ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Solider at the Colonne du Congrès in Brussels on the occasion of Remembrance Day.

Remembrance Day commemorates the ending of World War I and the ceasefire that went into effect in 1918 as Germany signed an armistice agreement with the Allies.  Today’s ceremony also commemorates the victims of World War II and of the humanitarian and peace operations after 1945 according to AFP News.

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Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium Attend a Concert in Brussels.

belgiumOn Sunday, November 9, 2014, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium attended the Thousand Voices for Peace concert held at the Basilique Nationale du Sacré-Cœur in Brussels.  The concert, organized by the Festival van Vlaanderen, was held in commemoration of World War I.

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His Majesty King Philippe of Belgium Visits the Musée Juif de Belgique. (VIDEO)

BelgiumSecurity was on high alert this morning, Friday, November 7, 2014, as His Majesty King Philippe of Belgium visited the Musée Juif de Belgique (Jewish Museum of Belgium) in Brussels.

Last May 24, a crazed gunman from Marseille, France, stormed the Musée Juif de Belgique killing four innocent people. In a statement released by the Belgian royal court immediately after the horrific event, His Majesty noted that he was “…shocked to learn that the shooting took place this afternoon at the Jewish Museum of Belgium. He extends his condolences to the relatives of the victims. The King is outraged by this act of violence that affects very much the Jewish community “

During today’s visit His Majesty met with employees and was given a tour of the museum’s various exhibitions by its president, Mr. Philippe Blondin.

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