Upon their arrival at the City Hall Their Majesties were warmly welcomed by thousands of people as well as by the mayor of Eupen, Mr. Karl-Heinz Klinkenberf and the Minister President of the German-Speaking community, Mr. Karl-Heinz Lambertz.
Prior to attending a welcoming reception held in their honor Their Majesties asked for a moment of silence in remembrance of the 11 people who died in a plane crash on October 19, 2013, in Gelbressée in the province of Namur.
After the reception, where several speeches were made and signing of the Livre d’Or, Their Majesties appeared on the balcony to wave to the crowds. Thereafter, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde participated in a walkabout through the city.
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