On Tuesday, July 5, 2022, Her Majesty Queen Mathilde of the Belgians visited the Antwerp branch of MicroStart, a microfinance institution that supports and grants Micro-Loans/Micro-Credits to future entrepreneurs who do not have access to financing from the traditional banking sector.
According to the Belgian royal court, Her Majesty participated in two roundtable discussions regarding “…the social impact of Micro-Loans/Micro-Credits with employees and clients of the agency. For several years now, Her Majesty has closely followed the development of microfinance in Belgium and abroad.”
On the morning of May 17, 2022, Her Majesty Queen Mathilde of Belgium held an audience with the President of the Federale Neutrale Beroepsvereniging voor Verpleegkundigen and the President of the National Federation of Nurses of Belgium, on the occasion of their organizations 100th anniversaries, at the Palais Royal in Brussels.
In the afternoon, Her Majesty The Queen met with new Patented Court Providers as well as several new Holders of Existing Patented Court Providers who were appointed in 2020 and 2021 at the Palais Royal. Due to Covid-19, the handing over of the patents could not take place in these two last years.
His Majesty King Philippe of Belgium was scheduled to participate in the meeting with new Patent Court Providers; however, due to the recent passing of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed bin Al-Nahyan, His Majesty The King traveled to Abu Dhabi to convey his condolences to the new Emir and President of the United Arab Emirates, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan.