Belgian royals

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde take Belgian royal children to first day of school

It was the first day back to school for many children in Belgium and the royal family was no exception. Queen Mathilde took charge of her eldest son Prince Gabriel...

Prince Laurent of Belgium discharged from hospital

Prince Laurent of Belgium has been discharged from hospital after having spent three weeks under the care of doctors.The 50-year-old prince was rushed to hospital in Brussels with pneumonia at...

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde enjoy visit to panda zoo with Chinese president and wife

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium gave a warm welcome to Chinese president Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan, who were visiting the country as part of their...

Prince Laurent out of medically-induced coma

Prince Laurent of Belgium has been taken out of the artificial coma doctors placed him in two days ago.The prince, who was voluntarily put in a medically-induced coma after being...

Prince Laurent of Belgium placed in artificial coma

Prince Laurent of Belgium has been voluntarily placed in a medically-induced coma, according to new reports.The 50-year-old royal was rushed to hospital six days ago after suffering from pneumonia. The...

The Queen and her corgis welcome the Belgian royals to Buckingham Palace

King Philippe of Belgium and his wife, Queen Mathilde, met the Queen on Thursday on their first official visit to the UK.The Belgian royals touched down in the capital shortly...

Treats fit for royalty: what the Belgian king and queen will be served on their London visit

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde have recently been making their first official visits to European neighbours as King and Queen.They have enjoyed lunch at the Élysée Palace with President Francois...

Belgian royal family hit the slopes for fun-filled skiing holiday

The Belgian royals made the most of the school holidays as they travelled to Switzerland for a family skiing trip.King Philippe and Queen Mathilde gathered their children for their first...

Prince Amedeo of Belgium and Elisabetta Rosboch von Wolkenstein are engaged

Prince Amedeo of Belgium is engaged to his long-term girlfriend Elisabetta Rosboch von Wolkenstein.The happy news was announced by the Belgian Royal Court on Saturday."Their Royal Highnesses Princess Astrid and...

The top 20 most significant royal moments of 2013

For many royal watchers, one of 2013's highlights was the birth of Britain's future King, which took place midway through a year that saw both Belgium and The Netherlands welcome...

Europe's new queens Maxima and Mathilde turn heads in The Hague

Elegant Queen Mathilde joined her equally stylish royal counterpart Queen Maxima on Friday as the Belgian royals began an official visit to The Netherlands.This is the foursome's first official meeting...

Belgian royal children head back for first day of school

It's time to go back to school for most children and teenagers, and Belgium's young royals are no exception.King Philippe, who is father to Princess Elisabeth, Prince Gabriel, Prince Emmanuel...

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde take their children on idyllic French holiday

The Belgian royals have posed for their first family photographs since King Philippe and Queen Mathilde were made the country's monarchs. Philippe and Mathilde, who were crowned on Sunday 21...

Queen Mathilde takes style inspiration from Queen Maxima

Mathilde of Belgium was stunning in a dramatic, floor-sweeping blue gown that she wore in her first official portrait as Queen.But astute fashion fans were quick to notice the striking...

Queen Mathilde takes style inspiration from Queen Maxima

Mathilde of Belgium was stunning in a dramatic, floor-sweeping blue gown that she wore in her first official portrait as Queen.But astute fashion fans were quick to notice the striking...

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde release first official pictures as he ascends throne

King Philippe and his wife Queen Mathilde have released their first official portraits as the King and Queen of Belgium.The regal shots show a confident King posing in uniform before...

Belgium's new king and queen greet their subjects from the palace balcony

Newly crowned King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium stepped out in front of their subjects for the first time as Belgium's monarchs. Waving to the crowds of well-wishers, Philippe...