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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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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh Attend the Opening of the Flanders Fields Memorial Garden. (VIDEOS)


On November 6, 2014, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh accompanied by His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge and His Majesty King Philippe of Belgium attended the inauguration of the Flanders Fields Memorial Garden at the Wellington Barracks in London, England.

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Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium Enjoy a Night at the Opera.

PMBelgiumOn the evening of Friday, October 24, 2014, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium arrived at the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels to attend the première of, Shell Shock, an opera by composer, Mr. Nicholas Lens and author and famous musician, Mr. Nick Cave (yeah, that Nick Cave).

The opera marks “…the centenary of World War I depicting the horrors of the conflict through the eyes of soldiers, deserters, a nurse and an orphan. [Shell Shock] depicts neither great battles nor heroism – instead it focuses on the traumatic effects war has on individuals…” according to Reuters.

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Her Majesty Queen Mathilde of Belgium Visits the Music Fund. (VIDEO)

princessmathildeOn Friday, October 24, 2014, Her Majesty Queen Mathilde of Belgium visited the Music Fund organization in Marche-en-Famenne.

Celebrating their 10th anniversary this year the Music Fund is a restoration atelier for musical instruments.

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His Majesty king Philippe of Belgium Celebrates 10 Years of Erasmus Belgica.

BelgiumOn Thursday, October 23, 2014, His Majesty king Philippe of Belgium attended Erasmus Belgica’s 10th anniversary celebrations in Brussels.

Established in 2004, Erasmus Belgica was created as an:

“…initiative of the Fondation Prince Philippe aimed at encouraging higher education student mobility within the three Communities in Belgium.

The program allows students to take part of their course (three months to a year) at a recognized institution in another Belgian Community, to experience linguistic and cultural immersion there and to adapt to a different environment, another living environment and a different mentality.”

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Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium Host a Reception at Château de Laeken. (VIDEOS)

belgiumOn Wednesday, October 22, 2014, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium hosted a reception at Château de Laeken in Brussels for high-level athletes (hence those who participated in the latest Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia and the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China).

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News Regarding Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium. (VIDEOS)

belgiumOn Friday, October 3, 2014, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium arrived in Antwerp to attend the inauguration of the replica of a World War I pontoon bridge across the Scheldt River.

According to the Associated Press, the original pontoon bridge was constructed at “…the start of the war in 1914 and played a major role in the defense of Antwerp. It was used by the Belgian army under King Albert I as well as the British Expeditionary Force under Winston Churchill.”

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His Majesty King Philippe of Belgium Holds a Meeting with NATO Secretary-General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg. (VIDEO)

BelgiumOn October 2, 2014, His Majesty King Philippe of Belgium held a meeting with the former Prime Minister of Norway and current North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Secretary-General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg, at the Palais Royal in Brussels.

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Her Majesty Queen Mathilde of Belgium Views an Exhibition at the Palais des Beaux-Arts.

MathildeOn Thursday, October 2, 2014, Her Majesty Queen Mathilde of Belgium arrived at the Palais des Beaux-Arts (BOZAR) in Brussels to view the exhibition, Sensation et Sensualité: Rubens et son Héritage (Sensation and Sensuality: Rubens and his Legacy).

According to the official website for the Palais des Beaux-Arts the exhibition:

“…in collaboration with the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp and the Royal Academy of Arts in London you can rediscover the work of this indomitable genius
[Peter Paul Rubens] that has withstood the test of time as well as that of his heirs. You can also see canvases by Van Dyck, Watteau, Delacroix, Manet and Kokoschka as well as engravings by Rembrandt and Picasso.”

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His Majesty King Philippe of Belgium Visits Actiris.

BelgiumOn Wednesday, September 17, 2014, His Majesty King Philippe of Belgium visited Actiris, an employment agency located in Brussels.

According to the official website for Actiris, the company:

“…implements with its partners, adapted solutions to enable employers to recruit fitting coworkers and jobseekers to find a job that matches their skills. Our ambition is to provide tailored solutions, free and efficient tools, adapted to the specific needs of our public.

With more than 150 partners in the field, Actiris coordinates and works closely with a cloud of public and private partners in order to constitute a dynamic exchanging platform for jobseekers who can thus use a wider range of services.”

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