How does a King unite three peoples and three languages? …With much prayer

November 18, 2013

According to Expatica:

Belgian King Philippe and Queen Mathilde wave to the crowds in Brussels after Philippe's swearing in as new Belgian monarch. Photo by Michael Thaidigsmann

Belgian King Philippe and Queen Mathilde wave to the crowds in Brussels after Philippe’s swearing in as new Belgian monarch. Photo by Michael Thaidigsmann

King’s Day traditionally includes a Te Deum mass… The celebration takes place in the Saint Michael and Saint Goedele cathedral in central Brussels…

…the retired King Albert and his wife Queen Paola attended the mass… In his address, the Arch Bishop…talked about the role that King Filip will play, claiming the king is facing a very complicated task in a country divided by different regions (Flanders, Brussels and Wallonia) and language communities (Dutch, French and German).

King Albert and Queen Paola were welcomed by some 100 fans outside the cathedral, which gave them great pleasure.

To read the entire article on Expatica, please click here.

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