His Royal Highness Prince Laurent of Belgium Presides Over the 2013 Trophée National du Mérite Sportif.
During today’s ceremony the prince presented the award to Mr. Frederik Van Lierde winner of the 2013 Ironman World Championship, Kailua-Kona.
His Majesty King Philippe of Belgium Celebrates the 75th Anniversary of the Koninklijke Academie voor Geneeskunde van België.
On December 6, 2013, His Majesty King Philippe of Belgium arrived at the Palais des Academies in Brussels to attend the 75th anniversary celebrations of the Koninklijke Academie voor Geneeskunde van België.
Supported by the Fondation Prince Laurent Plan Froid provides homeless people and their pets a place to stay during the cold winters in the city of Brussels. The shelter contains warm beds, heaters, bathrooms, and showers.
During today’s visit His Majesty toured the operations center and was briefed about the activities of the Belgian Armed Forces at home as well as aboard.
Guests in attendance listened as Mr. Peter Van Heyghen conducted Les Muffatti (Brussels Baroque Orchestra) perform George Frideric Handel’s cantata, Apollo e Dafne.
Upon their arrival at the Palais Grand-Ducal in Luxembourg City Their Majesties were warmly greeted by Their Royal Highnesses Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg as well as by hundreds of locals.
After the inspection of the guards Their Majesties were ushered into the palace where they posed for the press and then attended a gala luncheon held in their honor.
On the morning of November 30, 2013, Queen Paola of Belgium arrived at the Flagey Hall in Brussels to attend concert/musical theater performance of La Truite Romantique. Today’s performance was organized by the Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth and Equinox according to the Belgian royal court.
In the morning, His Majesty received credentials from the Ambassadors of Slovenia, Kuwait, Egypt, and Lithuania.
On November 20, 2013, Her Majesty Queen Mathilde of Belgium arrived at the Children’s Hospital at the Universitair Ziekenhuis in Brussels to attend a concert performed by the Brussels Children’s Choir on the occasion of “…International Day for Children’s Rights an initiative of Festival van Vlaanderen in collaboration with MET-X Moving Club…” according to the Belgian royal court.
Earlier in the day, Her Majesty participated in a roundtable discussion organized by UNICEF Belgium. Discussions focused on the “…social inequality in the education system in Belgium.”
On November 19, 2013, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium participated in a special ceremony at the Palais de Bruxelles for “…people who received in 2013 a nobility title by Arrêté Royal (royal decree)…” according to the Belgian royal court. If that makes any sense.
Their Royal Highnesses Prince Laurent and Princess Claire of Belgium View an Exhibition in Gembloux.
On Sunday, November 17, 2013, Their Royal Highnesses Prince Laurent and Princess Claire of Belgium arrived at the Gembloux community center in Gembloux to view the exhibition, Les Oiseaux des Jardins.
According to the Belgian royal court the exhibition was organized by the City of Gembloux and the Ligue Royale Belge pour la Protection des Oiseaux.