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News Regarding His Majesty King Philippe of Belgium.

BelgiumOn April 4, 2014, His Majesty King Philippe of Belgium received a delegation from the Commerçants et Artisans du Quartier des Abattoirs d’Anderlecht at the Palais Royal de Bruxelles.

During Friday’s brief meeting His Majesty was presented with the “…traditional Paschal Lamb…” according to AFP News.

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Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium Meets with the Secretary-General of the United Nations.

belgiumOn April 1, 2014, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium met with the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Mr. Ban Ki-moon, and his wife, Ms. Yoo Soon-teak, at Château de Laeken.

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

On Tuesday, April 1, 2014, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium accompanied by the President of China, Mr. Xi Jingping, and First Lady Xi Peng Liyuan, visited the Volvo Cars manufacturing plant in Ghent.

Whilst there Their Majesties and their guests met with the President of Volvo Cars, Mr. Hakan Samuelsson, employees of Volvo Cars, and toured the manufacturing facility.

Thereafter, Their Majesties and President Jingping and First Lady Xi Peng Liyuan arrived in the beautiful city of Bruges. Whilst there the reigning couple and their guests visited the Collège d’Europe where President Jinping gave a speech.

And, that’s it.

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Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium Host a Gala Banquet at Château de Laeken.

belgiumOn the evening of Monday, March 31, 2014, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium hosted a gala state banquet at Château de Laeken in honor of the President of China, Mr. Xi Jinping, and First Lady Xi Peng Liyuan, three-day state visit to Belgium.

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King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium Welcome the President of China to Brussels. (VIDEOS)

On Sunday, March 30, 2014, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium welcomed the President of China, Mr. Xi Jinping, and First Lady Xi Peng Liyuan, to Belgium. The purpose of President Jinping’s three-day state visit is to strengthen bilateral and economic ties between Belgium and China.

After the official welcoming ceremony, Their Majesties along with President Jinping and First Lady Xi Peng Liyuan arrived at the Palais de Bruxelles to pose for official photos for the press. His Majesty also presented the Order of Leopold to President Jinping during yesterday’s photo-op.

Thereafter, Their Majesties and President Jinping visited Pairi Daiza Zoo and Botanical Garden in Brugelette.

This morning, Her Majesty Queen Mathilde and First Lady Xi Peng Liyuan visited the Musée des Instruments de Musique in Brussels while President Jinping visited the European Union headquarters.

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News Regarding Her Majesty Queen Mathilde of Belgium.

MathildeOn March 27, 2014, Her Majesty Queen Mathilde of Belgium attended the presentation of the 2014 federal directory entitled, Pauvreté en Belgique 2014, at the Palais de Bruxelles.

According to the Belgian royal court this year’s edition of the federal directory:

“…again shows the diverse and multidimensional aspects of poverty, and the importance of considering the situation in Belgium as a whole. The main findings of the federal directory on poverty 2013 remain topical: the deep and persistent crisis has an impact on the problems of poverty and social exclusion in our society.”

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His Majesty King Philippe of Belgium and President Barack Obama Visit the Flanders Field American Cemetery and Memorial. (VIDEOS)

BelgiumOn Wednesday, March 26, 2014, His Majesty King Philippe of Belgium, The President of the United States of America, Mr. Barack Obama, and the Prime Minister of Belgium, Mr. Elio Di Rupo, visited the World War I Flanders Field American Cemetery and Memorial in Waregem.

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His Majesty King Philippe of Belgium Welcomes The President of the United States to Brussels. (VIDEO)

BelgiumOn the evening of March 25, 2014, His Majesty King Philippe of Belgium accompanied by the Prime Minister of Belgium, Mr. Elio Di Rupo, welcomed the President of the United States, Mr. Barack Obama, to Brussels, Belgium.

During his two-day visit to Brussels, President Obama will attend the 2014 EU-US Summit held at the European Headquarters as well as visit the Flanders Field American Cemetery and Memorial in Waregem alongside His Majesty King Philippe of Belgium on Wednesday, March 26, 2014.

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News Regarding King Albert II and Queen Paola of Belgium. (VIDEO)

BelgiumAPOn the afternoon of Wednesday, March 19, 2014, King Albert II and Queen Paola of Belgium visited the Habbekrats Association and their project, Surplas, at the Grand Place in Brussels.

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His Majesty King Philippe of Belgium Attends the Opening of the 2014 Science Centre World Summit. (VIDEO)

BelgiumOn Monday, March 17, 2014, His Majesty King Philippe of Belgium arrived at the Technopolis Education Center in Mechelen to attend the opening of the 2014 Science Centre World Summit (SCWS).

According to the official website for the 2014 SCWS the summit “…brings together CEO’s, managers, decision makers, experts from within and beyond the science centre field to explore together the global challenges and to focus on long term strategic issues.”

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TMs King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium Visit London, England. (VIDEOS)

On Thursday, March 13, 2014, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium accompanied by the Belgian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Didier Reynders, arrived in London, England for a one-day official visit.

The day began with a visit to the Houses of Parliament where they met with various British government officials.  Thereafter, the reigning couple attended a private luncheon meeting with Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace.  In the afternoon, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde arrived at Westminster Abbey where they were given a tour of the lovely church and placed a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Solider.

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News Regarding Her Majesty Queen Mathilde of Belgium.

MathildeOn the morning of Tuesday, March 11, 2014, Her Majesty Queen Mathilde of Belgium participated in a meeting “…with leading women from various sectors in the province of Antwerp…” according to AFP News.

Today’s meeting was held on the occasion of International Women’s Day.

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His Majesty King Philippe of Belgium Visits Technifutur. (VIDEOS)

BelgiumOn February 28, 2014, His Majesty King Philippe of Belgium visited Technifutur in Seraing.

According to the Belgian newspaper, SudPresse, Technifutur is a “…skills and training center devoted to industry and the techniques of communication and information…”

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