On Thursday, April 28, 2022, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium visited the 36th Edition of the Floraliën Gent Flower Show in Gent.
According to the Floraliën Gent official website, the theme of this year’s show is, My Paradise, My Worldly Garden:
“In our modern society people increasingly go looking for quiet, peace, their inner selves, and their own personal paradise. That paradise is different for everyone. For some it’s a plant-filled living room, for others it’s green space in the city, a park, a nature reserve, or maybe their own backyard.
This edition of the Floraliën Gent chimes with the Van Eyck year 2020-2021. The Ghent Altarpiece by the Van Eyck brothers and an image of bishop Triest’s garden are the starting point and source of inspiration for “My Paradise, a Global Garden”. The flower exhibition portrays the migration of flowers and plants. It also draws the visitors’ attention to the past and the present of Gent; still a green, liveable and malleable city.”
Floraliën Gent Flower Show will open to the public from April 29 to May 8, 2022. For more information about the show pleaseclick here.
On Wednesday, April 20, His Majesty King Philippe of Belgium met the Vice-President of the European Commission and the European Commissioner for Promoting the European Way of Life, Mr. Margaritis Schinas.
The meeting was held at the Palais Royal in Brussels.
On the morning of Wednesday, March 30, 2022, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium began their visit to the province of Namur, Belgium.
The day began at the Provincial School of Agronomy and Science (EPASC) in Ciney. Whilst there King Philippe and Queen Mathilde participated in a round table discussion on the profession of tomorrow’s farmer, with former students, students, and parents. Their Majesties also visited various classes including science, agricultural mechanics, environment and horticulture laboratories.
Thereafter, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde visited Anseremme where they went on a boat trip with the Compagnie des Croisières Mosanes to the Castle and Gardens of Freÿr-sur-Meuse in Hastière.
Overall, it was a wonderful day and the reigning couple had a fabulous time.
On Wednesday, March 23, 2022, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium accompanied by their eldest daughter, Her Royal Highness Princess Elisabeth of Belgium, Duchess of Brabant, participated in a meeting with four academicians regarding the current situation in Ukraine.
According to the Belgian royal court, the “…triggers of the conflict and its repercussions were at the heart of…” today’s meeting.
On Wednesday, March 16, 2022, His Majesty King Philippe of Belgium presided over the opening of the roundtable meeting Business Uniting Talents 2030 held at the Palais Royal in Brussels.
Established by the Fond Prince Philippe with the support of the Fondation Roi Baudouin and CSR Europe the project Business Uniting Talents 2030 aims to reduce discrimination in hiring and stimulate diversity in the job market, by encouraging companies to develop and implement inclusive managerial practices. The participants this afternoon’s discussion included various CEOs, representatives of companies in Belgium, employers’ and employees’ federations. Each of the participants shared their experiences and identified what “…courses of action is needed in the future, in particular with regard to the role that employers’ organizations are likely to play in stimulating diversity in the labor market…” according to a press release via the Belgian Royal Court.
On Wednesday, March 16, 2022, His Majesty King Philippe of Belgium accompanied the Mayor of Brussels, Mr. Philippe Close, visited a registration center for Ukrainian refugees inside Hall 8 at the Brussels Expo. The registration center was established by the FEDASIL, and is open to all Ukrainian refugees who fled their homeland due to the Russian invasion.
During this morning’s visit, His Majesty King Philippe was briefed about the situation at the registration center by the Belgian Prime Minister, Mr. Alexander De Croo, the State Secretary for Asylum and Migration Policy, Mr. Sammy Mahdi, representatives from FEDASIL, and the Foreigners’ Office. After the briefing, His Majesty met with dozens of Ukrainian refugees who recently registered at the center, listened to their stories about the situation in Ukraine and more.
To view photos from today’s visit please click the link below: