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Belgium's Queen Mathilda, Crown Prince Elisabeth to Visit Egypt in March

Tue 24 Jan 2023 | 09:27 PM
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Belgium's Queen Mathilda and Crown Princess Elisabeth will visit Egypt on March 14, the Royal Palace announced on Monday.

The two senior Royalties will have a three-day visit for work, and the journey will end on March 16.

The palace said in a statement: "The visit is part of the royal family’s historical interest in ancient Egypt and is a tribute to Queen Elisabeth, whose interest and passion are at the forefront of the flowering of Egyptology in Belgium."

Queen Mathilde and Princess Elisabeth will also visit the tomb of the Golden King, Tutankhamun, among other places.

They will also attend the opening of an exhibition on Queen Elisabeth and Belgian Egyptology in Cairo, in addition, they will visit the sites where Belgian missions are active. 

This will be the first visit by a Belgian Queen since the visit by Queen Elisabeth who attended the opening of the golden king's tomb in 1923.