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 Royal Highness Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands Celebrates the 200th Anniversary of the Koninklijke Marechaussee. (VIDEOS)

Queen Beatrix 2012On October 24, 2014, Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands arrived at the Paleis Het Loo in Apeldoorn to attend the 200th anniversary celebrations of the Koninklijke Marechaussee (Royal Military Police).

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