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Rio Olympics

5 August 2016

In the morning the King and Queen of the Belgians met representatives of KIYO, a Belgian ngo that works with street children in Rio de Janeiro. 

The visit had been initially planned in a favella where more than 100 children prepared a musical. However the Brazilian authorities vetod the visit shortly before it was to take place. 

In the end Philippe & Mathilde talked to a delgation of KIYO in the yard of the Museum for Modern Art.


In the evening they attended a reception for the heads of state, hosted by president Michel Temer.

Mathilde talking to Executive Director of UN Women Phumzile Mlambo. Behind her: crown princess Mary of Denmark and John Kerry.

Afterwards the Belgian royal couple attended the official Opening Ceremony at the Maracana Stadion.

6 August 2016

In the morning the king anq queen watched judo in the company of princess Anne and her husband, Timothy Lawrence.

Later they visited the olympic village and met Belgian athletes.

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